Hostel guest have their own kitchen complete with dishes, pots and pans. There's a stove, microwave, full-sized refrigerator and coffee pot. The kitchen has the basics as far as condiments go and the coffee bin is always full. If you would like to have us "stock" the fridge, just let us know. We ask that everyone clean up after themselves. Sometimes two different groups are using the kitchen, so please be considerate of others staying at the Hostel.
The Hostel has two baths with showers in both bathrooms. There are towels for guests use in the bathrooms and if you have forgotten something, look through the cabinets and take what you need.
Most of our guest have their own cellular phones and the reception is generally good inside and out. If you need a landline phone, there is one in the gift shop adjoining the hostel and in the office. Please be prepared to put all long distance charges on a credit card. WIFI is available to all guests. The password is on the kitchen table as well as by the phone through the "Office" door and on the end table in the Common Area between the bunkrooms.
Irwinton & Middle Georgia
We have two bunk rooms. Bunk Room One has four bunk beds. Bunk Room Two has three sets of bunk beds and sleeps six. Between the bunk rooms there is a common area with a fireplace and sitting area. Linens, pillows and extra blankets are provided.
We have one private bedroom upstairs with a queen bed and an attached bath. The bath has a shower/tub.
Check-in is after 2 p.m., but if you want to park in our parking area and ride before check-in, just let us know. Check out is 11 a.m. If you want to ride on the day you check-out, feel free to use our parking area.
We offer a $5 discount per night for self-supported (not part of an organized group) bicycle tourists. This means you must be riding your bike into and/or out of Irwinton.
Blue Goose on Main
128 East Main Street
Irwinton, GA 31042
Outside Common Area
There is a fenced in courtyard just for Hostel guests. It has a grill, picnic table and some adirondack chairs around an outdoor fire area. Please feel free to use the wood that is available. There is also an herb/tomato raised bed garden in the outside common area. Feel free to snip an herb or pick a tomato if you are cooking and would like some fresh ingredients.We also have a front porch and a large deck for gathering and kickin' back.
There is a small grocery store nearby, a Dollar General, and a great little diner...don't miss Maebob's. We're happy to stock the fridge or provide meals. Let us know what you need and we'll try to accommodate! We take AMEX, Visa, MC, Discover, Check, Cash...and barter!
We love dogs and have them ourselves. If you plan on bringing yours, please let us know. Often times our dogs are in the office area and they love the company. Please understand that you are responsible for your dog and we would prefer that the dogs not be left alone in the Hostel. We do have a local place that boards dogs for our guest. Please ask if it is something that might work for you.
THE BLUE GOOSE
Single Bunk Rates: $25
$20 for unsupported, ride-in cyclists
Group Rates/per night:
Bunk Room 1 (sleeps 4) $75
Bunk Room 2 (sleeps 6) $125
Both Bunk Rooms (sleeps 10) $200
Hostel Suite Queen Bed and Bath $50 per night