Serving AT Hikers since 2003

Additional Information

Below are a few of the common hiker information questions that many Thru Hikers are looking for.

If you have any questions that are not answered here, feel free to contacts and we will be more that happy to help you.

You can reach us by email at or by phone at (866) 772-9494

Pet Friendly Hostel

Shipping Info

If sending items ahead by United States Postal Service (US Mail), UPS or FedEx send it as follows:

Your Name
c/o Hiker Hostel
9151 Hwy 19E
Roan Mountain, TN 37687

Shipping Gear Home

Many hikers find, after arriving at the hostel, that they have over-packed and need to send some items home or to a trail town further north.

We’ll be happy to do that for you.

We only use USPS flat rate boxes.

We charge the USPS fee plus a small handling charge.


We keep white gas and denatured alcohol at the hostel.
We charge for this fuel, at the rate of $.30 an ounce
Hikers who require canister fuel can also purchase fuel at the our General Store. We carry JetBoil canisters.


Well-mannered, house-broken and “relatively” clean pets are allowed at the Hiker Hostel. Please have a leash available in case there is a need for it. The dog-owner is solely RESPONSIBLE for the actions of his/her dog. If any damage is done to the hostel or other hikers’ gear, compensation will be expected.  Pets cannot be left on the property unattended.