Updated May 21, 2013
Stay in this rustic hostel with great views of the Wayne National Forest for only $10 per night per person (in the mixed gender dorm room, with room for 6). Two private rooms are available for $20 per night per room or $90 per week per room.
The hostel has a pool table (with free games), a library, high speed internet and cable TV. It has a full bathroom and kitchen. A washer, dryer and clothes line are also available to hostel guests with prior permission. The hostel is located on the second floor of environmental author Chad Kister's home, and his homestead is a paradise for nature lovers with diverse wildlife and hand dug ponds. Thousands of acres of national forest are near the hostel, with a hiking trail starting from the hostel. You can book here:
Or call: 740-
Contact: Environmental Author and Film Maker Chad Kister at (740) 753-
Payments and donations can be made here:
Other Hostels in Ohio: www.wayfaringbuckeye.com
The Go Bus goes to Nelsonville four times per day (twice coming from Athens, and
twice coming from Columbus). The bus stop is at Hocking College, about two miles
from the hostel. Those staying for a week or more get a free copy of the Hostel
Owner's first book, Arctic Quest: Odyssey Through a Threatened Wilderness about his
Hostels are similar to Motels and Hotels but they offer shared rooms and lower prices. The Bessemer Hostel also offers private rooms.
About the Bessemer Hostel
While they are popular throughout the world, and in much of the United States the Bessemer Hostel is the only hostel in Athens County. The pleasant neighborhood also has a nice forest setting.
The hostel has a kitchen, and a full bathroom. Like most hostels, the bathroom and kitchen are shared with other hostel guests. Free high speed internet is available.
The Hocking River is two miles away with superb smallmouth bass fishing, canoeing and kayaking.
Thousands of acres of the Wayne National Forest and miles of hiking trails are near the hostel.
The hostel does not have any upper age limit, but those under the age of 18 must be accompanied with an adult.