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Takoda
06-06-2006, 11:48
:confused: Anyone stayed here? Comments?

Thanks!

Shiraz-mataz
06-06-2006, 11:58
A few months ago our Boy Scout troop did a bike/hike down the C&O Canal from Antietam to Harpers Ferry and we stayed at the hostel. Being fairly new to hiking, etc, this was the first time I'd ever stayed at ANY hostel. Being scouts, we of course camped out on the lawn but we had access to the building and used the well-equipped kitchen. Everything looked pretty good to me: laundry, beds, common room with a library and a computer... I'd give it two thumbs up, but then again I have no other hostel experience to compare it against.

Crazy Larry #1
06-06-2006, 12:07
good enough place to stay..........

Newb
06-06-2006, 15:08
If you fill your Nalgene from the hose beware...the water tastes like hiker feet

Footslogger
06-06-2006, 15:21
Are you talking about the AYH (American Youth Hostel) just outside the city off the tow path ?? If so, I stayed there in 2003 on my thru and was treated well. The caretakers shuttled hikers back and forth into the town area and also had a great picnic on the 4th of July while we were there.

'Slogger

Crazy Larry #1
06-06-2006, 16:40
Are you talking about the AYH (American Youth Hostel) just outside the city off the tow path ?? If so, I stayed there in 2003 on my thru and was treated well. The caretakers shuttled hikers back and forth into the town area and also had a great picnic on the 4th of July while we were there.

'Sloggerif you stayed there before the fourth of july then the caretakers were ray and loretta johnson, i don't think this one shuttles hikers...............

Footslogger
06-06-2006, 17:12
if you stayed there before the fourth of july then the caretakers were ray and loretta johnson, i don't think this one shuttles hikers...............
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YUP ...it was Ray and Loretta.

'Slogger

veteran
06-06-2006, 17:20
Harpers Ferry Hostel Web Site (http://www.harpersferryhostel.org/)

Spiritual Pillgrim
07-02-2006, 12:37
The facility itself was everything a hiker needs. However, there was no thru hiker discount (every dollar saved means more piggin out somewhere else!) and even though there was a bicycle on the porch, I couldn't use it to ride into town (Harpers Ferry, the hostel is actually in Maryland). There was a good restaurant within walking distance. Don't recall the name.

fredmugs
04-24-2007, 19:49
I stayed there Friday evening and even though there was a large group staying there it was a good nights rest. There is a discount for thru hikers and ATC members ($17). The hostel is a good 2 miles from Harpers and the trail going from the canal sucks. What I didn't like is there are no restaurants in the area that deliver so if you are going NOBO make sure you eat in HF if you need food. And I will also concur that the water sucks. I would have been better off pumping it thru my filter from the toilet. There is a restaurant about .25 miles away but after a 22 mile day that was no sounding very good. Fortunately I was able to yogi some spaghetti from the group staying there!!!

Lone Wolf
04-24-2007, 22:28
I stayed there Friday evening and even though there was a large group staying there it was a good nights rest. There is a discount for thru hikers and ATC members ($17). The hostel is a good 2 miles from Harpers and the trail going from the canal sucks. What I didn't like is there are no restaurants in the area that deliver so if you are going NOBO make sure you eat in HF if you need food. And I will also concur that the water sucks. I would have been better off pumping it thru my filter from the toilet. There is a restaurant about .25 miles away but after a 22 mile day that was no sounding very good. Fortunately I was able to yogi some spaghetti from the group staying there!!!

you pretty much suck.:)

Fannypack
04-25-2007, 06:48
I stayed there Friday evening and even though there was a large group staying there it was a good nights rest. There is a discount for thru hikers and ATC members ($17). The hostel is a good 2 miles from Harpers and the trail going from the canal sucks. What I didn't like is there are no restaurants in the area that deliver so if you are going NOBO make sure you eat in HF if you need food. And I will also concur that the water sucks. I would have been better off pumping it thru my filter from the toilet. There is a restaurant about .25 miles away but after a 22 mile day that was no sounding very good. Fortunately I was able to yogi some spaghetti from the group staying there!!!
this sounds like u had a hard day and want to tell us about it!

A "restaurant about .25 miles away" sounds pretty good to me... I guess I have to be a thru-hiker to understand where u r coming from, oops I am a thru-hiker... Btw, I believe i got some finger lickin' good chicken at this restaurant & I think they serve breakfast.

so all in all I believe u r saying that the HF Hostel is a good stop...

Enjoy the AT north of HF, there r many places to eat but not all of them r on the trail....