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The Hostel In The Forest

3901 U.S. 82, Brunswick, Georgia 31523 USA

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Sat 12a-11:59p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    not Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
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“awesome geodesic domes & 9 tree houses!”

The Hostel in the Forest has operated as an International Youth Hostel for 35 years. We are world renowned for our geodesic domes and 9 tree houses, which were built and have been sustained entirely by volunteers. Hundreds of loving hands have gone into making the Hostel what it is today, a fact that is evident as soon as one steps on the property.The Hostel sits on 133 acres of forest and wetlands, 2 miles from H.W.95 in Brunswick, Georgia. It is located short distances from the famous “Golden Isles” of St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island. There are also many prisitne coastal barrier islands including the famous Cumberland National Seashore close by.The area is unique in every way, with lush, dense sub-tropical forests containing palms, saw palmettos, magnolia, cedar, holly, pine, and myrtle. Huge live oaks draped with moss contrast with the broadleaf evergreens that are the dominant trees of the forest. Well over three hundred species of birds visit this coastal region annually and dozens of species of reptile and amphibian make this their home. Contrasting the forests and the coastal savannahs are the wetlands and swamps where alligators, river otters and wading birds are prolific.

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Reviewed by
roger.misteli

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
January 08, 2015

Today, January 8th 2015, i startet organizing my thousands of Pictures and slides from my various trips to the US.
I found a picture of the HOSTEL IN THE FORREST where i stayed in Oktober 1977!
In the Mainhouse they played music from Fleetwood Mac's Album RUMORS the whole Day and i prepared a Swiss Meal for everybody. We / I had a great time even if there was a 6 foot rattlesnake one day on the road from the mainroad to the hostel. I stayed in my car for 1 hour untill she movedaway!

Greetings from Switzerland - Roger ( misteli@hotmail.ch)

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Reviewed by
abbylovett

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
January 16, 2020

The Hostel has a very special place in my heart. It's definitely a place of acceptance, love, and shared wonder at the beauty of nature. Everyone is so welcoming. It is a calm, relaxing escape from society.

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The Hostel In The Forest

3901 U.S. 82
Brunswick, Georgia
31523 USA

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  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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