Hostel Around The Bend


7675 U.S. Hwy 76
Hiawassee GA 30546


Hostel Around the Bend is the same location where Top of Georgia Hostel and Hiking Center used to operate. The property was renovated in 2020. 

  We offer free pick-up and drop-off at Unicoi Gap, Dicks Creek Gap, and Blue Ridge Gap for guests. Please contact us in advance with estimated pickup time.  

We offer one free town shuttle per guest per day stayed. We shuttle to either Hiawassee, GA or Clayton, GA - schedule and location may vary.

Free slackpacking options for Unicoi Gap and Blue Ridge Gap with 2 night minimum stay. Other paid-for slackpacking options available - please contact us for details and availability.

In addition to the free guest shuttles, we also offer long-distance shuttles to locations ranging from   Amicalola Falls to Fontana Dam for AT hikers.

AT Section Hikers: you can park your vehicle at the hostel, stay with us, and ride our shuttle to your starting point. We offer a 50% discount on parking with stay and/or paid-for shuttle ride!

Shuttle service for the Bartram Trail also available.

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