This hostel in Pearisburg is located a few miles from the AT, but there are blue blazes when you reach town that direct you from the grocery stores on the south side of the New River Bridge. It is hosted by the Catholic Church in Pearisburg. The hostel has all the standard stuff like a pay phone, a shower, kitchen, and a loft for sleeping. There is also a nice yard for pitching a tent and a pavilion for eating outside. It is run from contributions and Bill tends it with help from the hikers staying there. Rules include no alcohol (it is a church), giving a contribution, and a two day limit on stays. Things to consider are that there aren’t laundry facilities at the hostel, but there are some in town. Super Wal-Mart is visible across a large field, and a good grocery store is about 1 mile walk from the hostel. Bill offers rides and you can find his phone number at the pay phones where the trail crosses by town.Macon will call again later in the week to discuss details for meeting up with Missy and Cole next weekend. Stay tuned.