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Reviewed 11 March 2015 via mobile

The hostel to me is a place you go if you would like to have some time without technology and just relax for a while. The view is very serene and the people their are super friendly. Dinner their was amazing even for non-vegetarians I highly recommend the hostel if you don't mind roughing it a little and becoming one...

1Thank alep925
Reviewed 12 February 2015

It sure is a VERY different experience! The environment is so clean and tranquil that the whole place is free of pesticides, and they grow their own vegetables for food. The outdoor showers after dipping in the lake is another relaxing joy! The dinner is also great for people to talk to each other and to build a stronger connection...

1Thank yjmh
Guatape, Colombia
Reviewed 2 December 2014

Stayed here on a whim. The best place I have been, I want to go back! Amazingly chill place to hang out. Yes there are mosquitoes and it is in the swamp in the south but this is what makes this place amazing. Candle lit yoga in an all glass room in a forest/wetland that you access by boardwalk -...

1Thank Upcycledbliss
Reviewed 1 November 2014 via mobile

Yes there are more rules, but there's probably a good reason for that. I used to stay/live here quite a lot through the '90's and early 2000's. It has changed, but the staff was nice, the treehouse was clean, the dinner delicious and plentiful, and free fresh chicken eggs for breakfast. Lovely. This is not a hotel guys! If you...

1Thank sarah w
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Do you like mosquitos? This is the forest, I mean swamp, you want to visit. You have my personal guarantee that you will be swarmed with dung-fed mosquitos as soon as you step out of your car. Do you like to swim in stagnant, amoeba-filled, mosquito-breeding ponds? They provide one of those for your swimming pleasure. Do you like to...

17Thank steve m
Savannah, Georgia
Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

We came here after hearing amazing things. I love going to hippie/yogi events and places to stay and heard about this place from an acquaintance. After hearing that you could stay in a treehouse I was deeply intrigued but wanted to check the place out first before making any overnight commitment. We got out of the car finally after driving...

5Thank photobugave
Hemmingford, Canada
Reviewed 8 March 2014

I stayed here 14 years ago on a road trip with my husband as newly weds, and always wanted to return. This time, I brought my sons (ages 9 and 11) with me to experience the Hostel in the Forest. It is a magical place that deeply resonates with who I am as a person. After checking in, we were...

5Thank Dawn-Marie T
Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 29 January 2014

If you can totally let go of the "other" world-take off your watch, stow your cell and computer, eat when hungry, sleep when tired, you owe it to yourself to experience the Hostel In The Forest. The staff is very hardworking and loving. The food at dinner is out of this world. Peace and quiet prevail for inner inspection and...

4Thank ChrisSH5408S
Reviewed 30 July 2012

As you drive down the long, potholed driveway to the Hostel in the Forest you feel like you are entering a different world - albeit on our part only for 1 night (those pesky mozzies). Having stayed at hostels throughout Europe and Asia I had some pre-convienved ideas of what to expect and the best advise I can give is...

6Thank Lottie172
st augustine, fl
Reviewed 19 June 2012

What I see from the reviews is most of the negative ones come from people who 'don't get it'. One of them made a comment about getting the Palapa, or Corrale, as opposed to a treehouse, and Tom said they were thinking of changing the price structure to accommodate that. But the Forest hostel is so much more than a...

8Thank capnconrad

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Address: Highway 82, PO Box 1496, Brunswick, GA
Region: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Golden Isles of Georgia > Brunswick
Number of rooms: 11
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“Ask for private treehouse no one above or beneath you if you like quiet”
 of 5 bubbles 77dinas, 29 Jun 2015 | Read review
“All the treehouses are one of a kind, so enjoy which ever one you got!”
 of 5 bubbles yjmh, 12 Feb 2015 | Read review
“I stayed in Elmo, the chickens roosted in the tree next to me but were kind of loud. It was really high and a great view but maybe ask for something more secluded.”
 of 5 bubbles Upcycledbliss, 1 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Be aware of the idea that most of the tree houses are at least partially open and screened. There are considerable stairs to some of the tree houses that are available. Ask the staff about something lower to the ground if you need to.”
  • TREE HOUSE!!!!!!!
  • Tranquility Bath
 of 5 bubbles ChrisSH5408S, 29 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Apparently the tree houses are allocated on a first come, first served basis so try to arrive early to avoid dissapointment - you may end up in the dorm if you arrive late.”
 of 5 bubbles Lottie172, 29 Jul 2012 | Read review
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