The Crash Pad

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People who play outside in the dirt still deserve a spotless and comfortable place to stay when they come home at night.



Welcome to The Crash Pad. We fused a boutique hotel setting, inexpensive hostel budget, and a community atmosphere. We have a full kitchen and living room area designed to foster a communal spirit and encourage our guests to share their adventures and make new friends.

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There are separate men’s and women’s bathrooms on each of the two floors; each bathroom has a pair of private toilet and shower stalls and two sinks. The entire building is professionally cleaned seven days a week.

We offer five types of accommodations to best suit your budget, travel preferences, and the size of your party.

Our most basic lodging is a Super Bunk. Each of our six Super Bunk areas feature four beds, making a total of 24 beds throughout the hostel. We use the term “bunk” lightly, as these Haskel Sears Design handcrafted beds offer a sturdy and quiet wrap-around wooden enclosure with privacy curtains. Each bed also has a reading lamp and a fan, plus two extra outlets. There is ample, lockable storage space beneath each bed (Locker dimensions: 40″ deep, 36″ wide, 16″ tall). Please keep in mind that these bunk areas are co-ed! Give us a call or shoot us an email if you don’t feel comfortable with that and we’ll do our best to accommodate you!

If you want more privacy, we also have five private rooms. Each of these features a handcrafted queen bed with built in nightstand, and a beautiful, unique concrete sink courtesy of Set In Stone. All private rooms will be equipped with a reading lamp, a ceiling fan, and plenty of extra outlets.

If you want the best of both worlds, our Super Queen is it. The same handcrafted queen bed sits beneath a vaulted bunk bed. The room comes with all of the amenities that you’d find in one of our private rooms, including your own private sink and a view of our beautiful pavilion.

Want a little more room? We’ve got the Chatt Room. It’s perfect for the business traveler, or really just for anyone looking for space to stretch out. Comfort meets practicality with a queen sized pillow-top mattress, desk, couch, small dresser, and handcrafted sink. Whether you’re preparing for tomorrow’s presentation or tomorrow’s climb, the Chatt Room has ample space to work, chill, store gear, and crash.

Need way more room? Our newest addition, The Hemingway Suite, accommodates up to four. This 529 square foot suite rises over the revitalized Southside of Chattanooga and sister business, Flying Squirrel. The Hemingway Suite is the perfect balance of privacy and community experience that only The Crash Pad provides. Equipped with a Galley style kitchen, private bath, hangout lounge, queen sized sofa sleeper, and queen sized master bed, The Hemi is a boutique accommodation done The Crash Pad way.


The Crash Pad features all of the amenities you’d expect to find at a business hotel, including free 24-hour computer access and free WiFi throughout the building. Locally roasted coffee and do-it-yourself breakfast are included in the bed price, as well as 24-hour use of our fully-equipped kitchen. We have limited free private parking and plenty of storage space for outdoor gear, making us the ideal hostel for climbers, backpackers, and adventurers.

– Central heating/cooling throughout the entire building
– Spotless bathrooms
– Limited free parking is located behind the hostel. Free parking passes are provided upon check-in. A $5 replacement fee is charged for any parking passes that are not returned upon check-out.
– Bed linens included
– Free WiFi and computer access
– Free do-it-yourself breakfast (eggs, Niedlov’s bread, spreads) and Mayfly Coffee
– 24 hour secure keycard access
– Walking distance to breakfast, lunch, dinner and nightlife. Check out our recommendations here.
– Outdoor hangout space with gas firepit, speakers, and gas grill
– Crash Pad Rentals – $12/day for large Organic Crash Pads – $8/day for small Organic Crash Pads



Let the Crash Pad host your next big event. Whether it be a wedding, family reunion, company retreat, triathlon/marathon training camp, or fundraiser, we’ve done it all. Our pavilion provides the perfect outdoor setting for any event, and with 31 beds at your disposal, we provide an accommodation experience that can’t be matched.

If you’d like more information, please download our Crash Pad Event Packet (pdf). For booking or any additional questions, please email our Events Manager, Jordan. (

Also, please be aware that all event bookings are subject to availability. Here are some dates that are already booked up in our system. This calendar isn’t an end-all, be-all, but it will definitely help guide your way to choosing a date.