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What? When? Where?
The Mountain Xpress is the end-all be-all of what's going down in this town.
Go ahead and click the Technicolor Animal Doohickey on the left and instantly be taken to their events page for current events.
Have a date in mind that you are thinking about visiting? Simply click the pic to be taken to the events page and enter the date you plan on visiting to see what musicians are playing and what events will be occurring.
Craft Beer Capital
Asheville has more breweries per capita than any other city in the United States.
Good luck finding a Bud Light in this town. When you explore Asheville , you must explore a few of the 11 breweries and find your new favorite. Lagers, IPA, Stout, they have it all. Click the Scottish fellas face to learn the thirsty details. Cheers!
Rich in History
Did you know that the first School of Forestry was Started here in Asheville?
Or that during World War II, many paintings from the National Gallery of Art were hidden at the Biltmore Estate?
Perhaps you caught wind that F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife was killed in a fire while being housed in a mental facility in town?
If history is your forte, you would likely enjoy the trolley tour through town. It stops off at many major historical sites and allows you to hop on and off at your own pace while you take in the rich history of Asheville.
Click the water fountain to see more staff suggestions.
Of the Earth
Asheville is an earthy town. It is home to many Eastern Medicine and herbal schools. It is also a mecca for those interested in sustainable living, permaculture, and other green life initiatives.
If this is your intrigue, we can GUARANTEE you will meet many people here during your stay that can share insight into where to go to learn more, become part of, or help create a balanced mind/body/green lifestyle.
Asheville is one of the most unique cities you will ever have the pleasure of experiencing. Authentic, eclectic, and vibrant are three adjectives that describe this culturally rich town.
Go ahead and click on our uni-cycling friend to the left to get a list of the staff's favorite places to check out while you're visiting this great city!
The River Arts District
The River Arts District is an extremely dense, mixed-media district that has evolved over the last ten years from abandoned industrial warehouses that have been converted into artist studios. You name your medium, you will find someone who works with it. Perfectly located about two miles from the hostel, just a $1 bus ride away.
Thrift Store Mania
Within a ten mile radius, in my head I can count TEN Goodwill stores!
That's not to mention the countless others scattered around the city, two of which are less than a five minute walk from the hostel!
Have fun, look good, save money. And, if you ever see a red checkered vest, buy it and Zack will reimburse you two fold!!!
Music Every Night
Whether your flavor is heavy metal, bluegrass, techno, jazz, or zydeco, we have you covered here in Asheville.
In fact we can guarantee if you are looking for music, it doesn't matter whether it's Friday night or Monday night in this town. There is always a place in town that is letting it loose. Click on the upright base to see what we recommend.
With the Smoky Mountains to our West, Pisgah National Forest to our South, and Mount Mitchell to our North, you have endless options when it comes to hiking.
Click on the water, or the exuberantly happy half naked man to your left to see staff picks for outdoor adventure. If a lazy day on the river, barhopping via canoe, or a casual hike to some spectacular views and waterfalls, or even some intense overnight treks is your thing, we've got you covered.
A buck a ride, all day, everyday, expect for Sunday.
With a convenient pickup one block from the hostel, you can literally go anywhere within EAST, SOUTH, NORTH, or WEST Asheville. It even goes to the airport and the Greyhound station. For all the details click on the bus wheels to be transported to the bus website and schedule.