Chica & Sunsets Hostel

Our hostel is temporarily closed, as we are out hiking and “seeing more sunsets”! We will reopen in September, 2020, just in time to welcome the SOBO crew and any other hikers. Hike on! – Chica & Sunsets


Hello, we are Chica & Sunsets! We thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2017 and the Camino de Santiago in 2018.
We first had the thought of opening a hiker hostel while on our own Appalachian Trail hike; and after much dreaming, planning and hard work — here we are!

We are in Franklin, NC, mile 110 of the AT (Winding Stair Gap pick-up).

Our hostel model is a bit different than others in that we have chosen to prioritize comfort and space over higher capacity. We are small (4 hikers max) and have 2 bedrooms with 2 twin beds in each room (no bunk beds!). Our charge is $45 per bed and is all inclusive — this includes laundry with loaner clothes, pick up & drop off at Winding Stair Gap, full kitchen for your use, shuttle to town for resupply (with options to visit Lazy Hiker Brewery and Outdoor 76 Outfitter) and continental breakfast. We also have good wifi and a stamp for the AT passport!

A few details:

  • We love animals, but for various reasons do not allow pets.
  • We cannot accommodate additional hikers for hammocking or tenting (as our car only allows for 4 passengers at a time).
  • If you want a private room it’s $90 (with two twin beds); otherwise price for one twin bed is $45 (in a shared room). There are two bedrooms with two twin beds in each room.

We are in the 2020 Awol’s Guide (The A.T. Guide) and the Guthooks app. We will take reservations only one day prior to arrival. Contact:  715-315-0876 (text preferred) or