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The Crash Pad

  • 29 Johnson St.
  • Chattanooga, TN 37408
Have you ever stayed in a hostel? They exist in cities great and small, all over the globe (since the 1930s!), and offer visitors a dynamic, social environment where meeting fellow travelers and exploring the city is a welcome alternative to flipping channels.

At The Crash Pad, we've taken many cues from traditional hostels: prime downtown location; full kitchen, living room, and free computers; a mix of dorm-style and private sleeping options with great price points; a warm, welcoming atmosphere and plenty of solid local advice to help you make the most of your visit.

However, unlike many hostels and hotels which occupy renovated buildings or are simply quite old, The Crash Pad is a new construction, designed with smart layout and extreme energy efficiency in mind.

All our furniture and many fixtures are handmade here in the Southside art district; the hostel is a showcase of original architecture, woodworking, custom concrete, metalwork, and glassblowing, plus inspiring images from several talented local nature/adventure photographers.

We're proud to be the first LEED Platinum certified hostel in the world and the fifth such project here in Chattanooga, thanks to our highly efficient wall system, green roof, solar array, heavy use of reclaimed materials in our furniture and fixtures, and a handful of other interesting and highly visible green initiatives.

We live and breathe the Chattanooga experience, and take our roles as tour guides and concierges quite seriously! We provide unfiltered, honest insider information on the best our city has to offer. Excellent dining and nightlife, arts and culture, great public transportation, and mega outdoor adventure opportunities are all around us. Ditch the car and explore!

Please feel free to contact us or stop by for a tour. Thanks, The Crash Pad staff
Accommodations - Hotel General
  • Free Wifi:
Accommodations - Parking/Transportation
  • Free On-Site Parking:
Accommodations - Meal/Entertainment Information
  • Free Continental Breakfast:
Facility Info
  • Number of Rooms 30
  • Classroom Capacity 25