This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Atlanta. To help you make friends with Atlanta before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Atlanta, Georgia is one of the largest cities in the southern United States and proves that southern hospitality is not a thing of the past. Home to both the world's busiest airport and the world's largest aquarium, Atlanta has something to offer each type of traveler. The music industry has settled here, producing artists of all genres, from hip-hop and rap artists like Usher, T.I. and TLC to country groups like Sugarland to rock groups like the B-52s. Award-winning film The Blindside was filmed here and some of the country's top chefs, like Kevin Rathbun, Richard Blais, and Kevin Gillespie, call the city home. Atlanta is the setting for Gone with the Wind and has survived the Civil War. It was also the host city for the 1996 Summer Olympics, which has influenced much of the city's development.
There may not be an abundance of hostels in Atlanta, but the ones here are worth visiting. Atlanta has many diverse neighborhoods, any of which would be a great place to stay in a hostel. Buckhead is the city's arts district, but also has the most bars and nightlife. Decatur, further out of town, has the hip university crowd found near Agnes Scott and Emory. Little Five Points is home to the city's alternative stores, with vintage clothing shops, record stores and smoke shops lining Euclid Avenue. All of these neighborhoods can be accessed through Atlanta's public transportation system, MARTA, which has both buses and trains. Each ride is around $3.00 USD.
Atlanta hostel prices are quite reasonable for the city. Be sure to book well in advance for big events like the college bowl games and New Year's Eve.
Written by local enthusiast for Atlanta hostelsCair