Chica & Sunsets Hostel

OPENING FEB. 15, 2020!

Hello! We are Chica & Sunsets who thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2017. We have been dreaming about opening a hostel for hikers, and so excited that it is finally coming to fruition!

Our grand opening date is February 15, 2020, just in time for the NoBo hiker season. We are in Franklin, NC, mile 110 of the AT. 

Our hostel model is a bit different than others in that we have chosen to prioritize comfort and space over higher capacity. We will be small (4 hikers max) and will have 2 bedrooms with 2 beds in each room (no bunk beds!). We will charge $45 all inclusive, and this will include laundry with loaner clothes, pick up & drop off at Winding Stair Gap, shuttle to town for resupply (with options to visit Lazy Hiker Brewery and Outdoor 76 Outfitter), and breakfast in the morning made by Chica. We’ll also have good wifi and a stamp for the AT passport!

We will be in the 2020 Awol’s Guide (The A.T. Guide) and the Guthooks app. We will take reservations only one day prior to arrival.


Want to be involved in a hiker’s AT journey from the comfort of your own home? It’s easy! You can buy a 1-night $45 stay at Chica & Sunsets Hostel for a thru-hiker! They will be picked at random, and receive a coupon like this (which will include your name on the line):

We will take a picture of the hiker and email it to you (and also give your email to the hiker if they’d like to contact you personally).

Go HERE to purchase.