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Private and Shared Accommodations and Group Lodging

We are currently temporarily closed for summer break. The home page will have updates on when we will be reopening.


Private and shared accommodations available. All accommodations have free wi-fi and heating/air conditioning. Bathrooms, kitchens, and living areas are all shared. Reservations are encouraged, but not required. Walk-ins welcome. Payment is required at time of booking in order to complete the reservation (we accept all major credit cards and Venmo).

How to Make a Reservation

Book your stay in advance online on our Booking Page.

​Getting Here

We welcome walk-ins and drive-ins! We are located just 0.6 miles from the parking area at Dicks Creek Gap (off mile marker 69.2 NOBO).

We provide free scheduled shuttles to and from Unicoi Gap and Dicks Creek Gap for hostel guests with reservation. For outfitter guests, we offer free pickup and drop-off at Dicks Creek Gap.

Getting here from DICKS CREEK GAP? Feel free to walk in (we are just 0.6 miles West of Dicks Creek Gap). We also provide free shuttles for hostel and outfitter guests to and from Dicks Creek Gap, on the hour upon request. Due to limited cell service at the gap, please TEXT us with the time you expect to reach Dicks Creek Gap when you are 1 mile out.

Getting here from UNICOI GAP? We pickup upon request at Unicoi at 8:30am - please TEXT us before 8:00am on day of pickup to confirm. 

Checking In

Check-in time is from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm for reservations for shared rooms.

Cut-off check-in time for shared accommodations (bunks) is no later than 8:00 pm out of respect for other guests. If your expected arrival time will be after 8:00 pm, please reserve a private room and call or text us on the day of your arrival for self-check-in instructions.

Early arrivals before 3:00 pm are welcome! Guests may relax in common areas, grab a shower, or get a head start on laundry while we get their room ready.​

* If you need to make any changes to your reservation,

please call the hostel at 706-389-9668 and speak to hostel staff directly

(we do not accept requests to change reservations via email). *


Private Rooms

At Around the Bend, we offer guests a variety of room configurations to suit their needs. Choose from private rooms with single beds, queen beds, king beds, or combinations of different bed configurations, all of which are fully made to ensure a comfortable stay. Our hostel is perfect for solo travelers or groups both large and small. Travelling with a pet? Two of our private huts are pet-friendly for well-behaved, housetrained pets. With our cozy atmosphere and comfortable beds, you'll feel right at home.


Private Room with

King Bed


Private Room with Queen Bed


Private Huts with

2 Single Beds

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Some Rooms Can Sleep 3 or 4 Guests

Shared Rooms

Our hostel is designed to offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere that encourages interaction between guests. Our shared bunkroom is ideal for travelers who are looking for an affordable and fun way to enjoy their stay. Each bunk comes with curtains for privacy, personal lights and power outlets, and comfortable bedding with fitted sheets and pillowcases (guests may bring their own sleeping bag, quilt, or blankets). We provide all the amenities you need to feel at home and rejuvenated after a long day of adventures.


All bunks have privacy curtains


Each bunk has its own light and outlet


Bunkroom can comfortably sleep 6


Entrance to Bunkroom

Group Lodging

If you’re looking for a unique place to host your next group event, Hostel Around the Bend is the perfect choice. Our entire hostel property is available for rent, with flexible check-in and check-out times to accommodate your group. We offer a range of spacious accommodations, including private rooms and dorm-style bunks, to sleep up to 22 guests. With plenty of communal areas indoors and out, our hostel is perfect for family reunions, parties, retreats, and more. Contact us today to plan your group's stay at Hostel Around the Bend.


Private huts can each sleep up 2 to guests


Guest house and attached bunkroom


The hostel has three full bathrooms 


Different bed configurations available

Hostel Common Areas

We believe that the best part of travel is the people you meet along the way, and our hostel is designed to foster community and connection. At Hostel Around the Bend, we provide a welcoming atmosphere for hikers and travelers alike. Our hostel is the perfect place to connect with fellow adventure seekers in a comfortable and communal environment. Grab one of our guitars and join in on a music session, or cozy up around the fire pit and swap stories with other guests. With two indoor common areas and an outdoor fire pit area, there is always a space to unwind and make new friends.


View from the firepit area


Communal kitchen in the main house


Patio area in front of the guest house


Living area inside main house

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