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Open Arms at the Edge of Town Hostel & Inn

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1260 E Main St, Luray, VA 22835-1626
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#8 of 19 Specialty lodging in Luray
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A lovely home at the edge of the town where you can get cleaned up and rested after time on the trail, a bike race, or triathlon! We are a shared-room, pet-friendly space. Bed and bathing linens are provided. Kitchen access is offered. The house sleeps 8 with all twin beds.
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Patrick from Maryland wrote a review Jul 2019
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Allison is a very welcoming guest. Her place has all the charm of a small town, but she goes out of her way to make you sure you are comfortable and rested, so you can enjoy Luray and all it has to offer. I've been in hostels before, but I can say even if you haven't, Allison's place really gives you a good idea of all the good aspects of being in one. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Dante B wrote a review Apr 2019
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Hi my name is Steps with StepsTrailPhptography or STP . I’m a thruhiker going south and stopped by here yesterday, and am still here today. It is truly an open arms hostel. And I felt welcomed by the owner Allison.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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ProfaNatalie wrote a review Sep 2018
Pennsylvania10 contributions2 helpful votes
Alison does not just offer all that a hostel should be, she is very knowledgeable about hikers and their stories as evidenced by the map of the handmade Appalachian trail on her wall with key points marked and a gallery of photos to the left of it. This was the best location to stay before hiking Old Rag.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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giniajim wrote a review Aug 2018
King George, VA89 contributions34 helpful votes
This is a private home with three guest bedrooms, with multiple single beds in each (3 or 4). It's very clean and well kept. All the amenities that you would expect. Usual hostel rules such as no smoking, clean up after yourself, quiet hours, etc. The owner/host is very helpful and will shuttle folks to and from the Appalachian Trail at Thornton Gap (Rt. 211). I've stayed here several times and highly recommended it.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Room Tip: One or two of the rooms face an active train line, not many trains, but a few.
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auroraarielella wrote a review Jul 2018
Pennsylvania76 contributions54 helpful votes
When looking for a shuttle service from Swift Run Gap to Thornton Gap - Alison was quick to respond, reasonably priced, and prompt. She was also very friendly, and the hour-long ride after four days of hiking was pleasant. We stopped at the hostel on the way, so that she could pick up a guest who also wanted to go to Thornton Gap, and we were treated to a mini-tour of the hostel. Everything was clean and well thought out for the hikers- I would recommend it for any through hikers or young travelers. Alison seems to ‘mother’ them all - in a good way.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from OpenArmsLuray, Owner at Open Arms at the Edge of Town Hostel & Inn
Responded 9 Jul 2018
Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to meet, transport, and converse with you all. Come on back anytime.
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Erin D wrote a review Mar 2018
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I spent a night off-season at Open Arms Hostel to go hiking after a work trip in the area. The hostel was clean and cozy, and the host Alison offered me some needed positivity. The hostel offers kitchen privileges and a relaxing environment to recharge.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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giniajim wrote a review Sep 2017
King George, VA89 contributions34 helpful votes
I've stayed here before. It's a really nice place and Alison is a great host. She's present and helpful. The rooms are large and spotless. Shared bath, as expected in a hostel. The beds are not double-bunks as are found in most hostels, which is helpful for those who don't like to climb into an upper bunk (when I was younger and more agile, the upper bunk was my choice!). Nice restaurants with carryout nearby (try Dominicos Italian). All in all, a great choice!
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Room Tip: A train track is just across the street, not a main line, but active. Might ask for a room away...
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Response from OpenArmsLuray, Owner at Open Arms at the Edge of Town Hostel & Inn
Responded 3 Oct 2017
Thanks for coming back and glad to know you enjoyed your stay!
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CTscribe wrote a review Jun 2017
Stratford CT117 contributions34 helpful votes
We did not stay on this visit. I went to check out the location as Open Arms was recommended by a friend, who stayed with here a couple times. Allison the host was very helpful. The rooms are affordable for hikers and weary travelers. For under 35.00 you get a clean bed, shower and kitchen privileges. The hostel has an area for tent and hammock hikers. Plus, two large porches for resting and socializing. Open Arms provides trailhead pick up hikers. Showers and laundry facilities. She had picked up three hikers the day I visited. A large thunder storm had just passed through on the Shenandoah’s. It a very good place to recharge after a long trek on the Appalachian Trail. Open Arms is a very appropriate name.
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Date of stay: May 2017
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Response from OpenArmsLuray, Owner at Open Arms at the Edge of Town Hostel & Inn
Responded 5 Jun 2017
Thanks for stopping in taking the tour. I appreciate the outside description and review. Alison
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KFoutch wrote a review Jun 2017
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma27 contributions15 helpful votes
Allison was so great shuttling us from Swift Run Gap to Thorton Gap. Everything went so smoothly, and she'll tell you some great stories about hikers she has shuttled or housed. Would definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: May 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from OpenArmsLuray, Owner at Open Arms at the Edge of Town Hostel & Inn
Responded 5 Jun 2017
Thanks so much for the kind words. It was lovely to meet you! Alison
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Linda D wrote a review May 2017
Amarillo, Texas40 contributions13 helpful votes
Alison is great. She was on time and communicated well. she was a great help in planning our trip and making suggestions. If you are interested in doing some hiking on the AT and need shuttle service, I definitely recommend Alison.
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Date of stay: May 2017
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Response from OpenArmsLuray, Owner at Open Arms at the Edge of Town Hostel & Inn
Responded 19 May 2017
Thanks so much for your kind review. We try to help out our hikers & guests! Alison
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Frequently Asked Questions about Open Arms at the Edge of Town Hostel & Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Open Arms at the Edge of Town Hostel & Inn?
Nearby attractions include Skyline Drive (6.4 km), Luray Caverns (4.6 km), and The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum (4.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Open Arms at the Edge of Town Hostel & Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Is parking available at Open Arms at the Edge of Town Hostel & Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Open Arms at the Edge of Town Hostel & Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Triple Crown BBQ, West Main Market, and Gathering Grounds Patisserie & Cafe.
Does Open Arms at the Edge of Town Hostel & Inn have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Open Arms at the Edge of Town Hostel & Inn offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Open Arms at the Edge of Town Hostel & Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.