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About Us

Our mission is to further establish Chattanooga as an ultimate outdoor destination by providing a base camp and community hub for adventurous travelers.

This has led us to our dream of opening an uncommon hostel in the heart of downtown, combining the affordability and camaraderie of a traditional hostel with the charm and cleanliness of a boutique hotel. While The Crash Pad welcomes all travelers, we’ve taken special care to maximize the experience of those who come to play in the mountains and rivers that surround our city.

Detailed information will be readily available for the wealth of climbing, biking, running, kayaking, and all other sports accessible by a short drive from the hostel.

As outdoor adventurers, we pursued construction and operation techniques built on reclaimed and renewable resources in order to minimize our impact on the environment. New construction ensures the highest standards of craftsmanship and energy efficiency. For more information on our commitment to sustainable business, please view our certifications below.

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Leed Platinum Certification

A distinction that no other hostel currently holds. We are also one of four buildings in Chattanooga to attain it. If you’re looking to save a little green yourself, book your reservations now at The Crash Pad hostel.

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Our Team

Learn about our guys’ favorite local things.

Max Poppel

Max Poppel

Co-Owner

Local Favorites

Climb: Golden Locks, T-Wall
Boulder prob: Dodge Swinger, LRC
Hike: Stringers Ridge, North Chattanooga
Beer: Any variety of Kush IPA by Heaven and Ale
Cocktail: Hennen’s Pomegranate Martini
Bar: Flying Squirrel
Burger: MP Wagyu Beef Burger, Meeting Place
Fine dining dish: Beeler Farm’s Pork, Meeting Place
Rainy day activity: TBA
Ethnic dish: Pad See Ew, Alex Thai
Breakfast dish: Korean BBQ Burrito, Flying Squirrel (Sunday)

Elliot Stahl

Elliot Stahl

Happiness Ambassador

Local Favorites

Climb: Tall Boy Castle Rock
Boulder prob: Making Waves Rocktown
Hike: Pigeon Mountain highpoint
Outdoor activity (other than climbing): caving
Beer: Igneous IPA Hutton and Smith
Cocktail: mojito
Bar: Flying Squirrel
Burger: Tremont
Rainy day activity: caving
Fine dining dish: Chicken Parm @ The Feed
Ethnic dish: Pad Thai
Local breakfast dish: Main Street Meats bacon
Downtown attraction: High Point Gym

Dan Rose

Dan Rose

Co-Owner

Local Favorites

Climb: The Prow @ Sunset Rock
Boulder prob: Damn Yankees @ Suck Creek
Hike: Signal Point to Edwards Point
Outdoor activity (other than climbing): trail running
Beer: Hutton & Smith Promenade
Cocktail: tiki drinks @ The Fix
Bar: Bitter Alibi
Burger: Main St Meats
Rainy day activity: TN Aquarium
Fine dining dish: anything at St. John’s
Ethnic dish: Chana Saag @ India Mahal
Local breakfast dish: portobello hash @ Bluegrass Grill
Downtown attraction: Riverwalk

Corey Banks

Corey Banks

Assistant GM

Local Favorites

Climb: Spawn, Obed
Boulder prob: Grooverider, Horse Pens 40
Hike: North Chickamauga Creek Section
Outdoor activity (other than climbing): Creek hopping, hiking, trail running
Beer: Heaven & Ale Love Supreme
Cocktail: Orange Theory, Meeting Place
Bar: The Bitter Alibi
Burger: Coltrane Burger, Tremont
Rainy day activity: Training at TBA
Fine dining dish: Duck Breast, Butternnut Squash, Alleia
Ethnic dish: Pad Woon Seen 6 Star, Alex Thai
Local breakfast dish: BAT with Egg, Mean Mug
Downtown attraction: Walnut Street Bridge

Jordan Haag

Jordan Haag

Co-Owner

Local Favorites

Climb – 3 Star Salad Bar 5.10a
Boulder prob – Freed’s Fall V4, Rocktown
Hike – West Rim Loop (Cloudland Canyon)
Beer – Hutton & Smith Tectonic IPA
Cocktail – Queen of Darkness, Meeting Place
Bar – The Bitter Alibi
Burger – Main Street Meats
Fine dining dish – Kobe Wagyu Set, St. johns
Rainy day activity – TN Aquarium
Ethnic dish – Pad See Ew Chicken
Breakfast dish – Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit + Avocado, Bluegrass Grill

Drexel Bakker

Drexel Bakker

Happiness Ambassador

Local Favorites

Climb: Sport Climbing is silly
Boulder prob: Western Gold, Dayton Pocket
Hike: Craven’s House Trail
Beer: Something Dark & Creamy, Flying Squirrel
Cocktail: Whiskey Neat
Burger: Any Burger, Tremont
Rainy day activity: Videogaming Hard AF
Ethnic dish: Anything at Sawasdee
Local breakfast dish: Burrito, The Bitter Alibi

Local Partners

We’ve had the wonderful opportunity to offer local goods to our hostel guests. Check out the companies below to get an idea of some of Chattanooga’s small business flavor.

mayfly
setinstone
niedlovs
haskel
riverstreetarchitecture
riverrocks
organicclimbing
mandyrhoden
andrewkornylak
collierconstruction
duncansculpture
coyotecove

Friends

We’re thankful to have support from the best organizations around. Please take a moment to read about some of the people that have helped make The Crash Pad a reality.

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zingtrain
sterlingrope
triplecrown
scc
rootsrated
sorba
Fennec Marketing
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Featured In

these (and plenty of other) magazines and newspapers.

Money
New York Magazine
atlanta magazine
Outside
Nooga
Travel Leisure
Gothamist
nextcity
RootsRated
afar
wutc
SouthernLiving