Banana Patch Hostel


Have you ever dreamed ....

of sleeping in a Banana Patch, next to the national forest, within hearing of a cascading mountain stream, and without the hassle of mosquitoes? If so, this is your fantasy come true. Banana Patch is a little bit of the South Pacific in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, just 35 minutes north and east of downtown Asheville and six miles from Barnardsville, NC.

With steep tropical roofs, the five full size beds sitting on stilts are named after the Pacific islands of Bora Bora, Morea, Kauai, Rarotonga and Samoa. Set in  semi-circle and separated by banana trees, each bed is curtained with burlap made from coffee sacks from around the world, which provide both privac and an exotic ambience. With the nearby sound of the mountain creek it's easy to imagine the ocean surf of a tropical island.

Banana Patch is a great place just to chill for a few days.  But if you are the adventurous type we are within minutes of many recreational opportunities that include hundreds of miles of hiking trails, mountain biking, rock climbing, waterfalls, a zip line adventure, historical sites and panoramic mountain top vistas.  One of the most interesting trails starts just across the bridge from the hostel and follows along the creek, winding through the national forest.

Banana Patch is a part of Mountain Light Sanctuary and Elfhaven Lodge which offers a common kitchen, indoor toilets, showers and a wrap around porch with rockers for hostel guests and high speed wifi.

The average donationa we receive for the Banana Patch beds is $20 per person, per night based on guests bringing their own bedding and towel. We also offer short term work/exchange opportunities by prior arrangement for those who are on a limited budget and enjoy outdoor work.



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