Chica & Sunsets Hostel

Hostel is open!  Please text us (715-315-0876) to reserve!


If you’re interested in our books or Chica’s Arm Candy –> CLICK HERE.

We are Chica & Sunsets (aka Jen & Greg). We thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2017 and have subsequently thru-hiked several other trails: Camino de Santiago, Bartram, Colorado, Ice Age, Foothills, New England (and individually the TRT & BMT). This will be our 5th year of running our hostel! We are located in Franklin, NC, and do shuttles from mile 110 of the AT (Winding Stair Gap).

Our hostel model is a bit different than others in that we have chosen to prioritize comfort and space over higher capacity. Our hostel is co-ed and holds 4 people max (2 bedrooms that contain 2 twin beds each — no bunks!). Our price is $55 CASH ONLY per person, and is all inclusive — this includes laundry with loaner clothes, pick up & drop off at Winding Stair Gap (or Rock Gap), full kitchen and living room, shuttle to town for resupply (grocery, outfitter and restaurants are all in walking distance downtown). We also have good wifi and a stamp for the AT passport! Please text above number to reserve your spot (no walk-ins). 

A few details:

  • We love animals, but for various reasons do not allow pets.
  • We cannot accommodate additional hikers for hammocking or tenting (our car only allows for 4 passengers at a time).

We are in the The A.T. Guide and the FarOut app. Text (above number) to reserve a spot.

For Chica’s Arm Candy Shop, CLICK HERE.