The Crash Pad named one of the coolest and most unusual places to stay in U.S.

The Crash Pad named one of the coolest and most unusual places to stay in U.S.

July 10th, 2015 by Staff Report in Business Around the Region

The Crash Pad

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The Scenic City has once again been recognized as a top destination for discerning vacationers.

The Crash Pad, a boutique hostel in Chattanooga's Southside, was featured in Dream Vacation Magazine's article "16 of the Coolest & Most Unusual Places to Stay in the United States."

The article describes The Crash Pad as "a unique, LEED Platinum-certified hostel located in the heart of Chattanooga's Southside neighborhood the lodge provides a comfortable, home-away-from-home abode where you can relax among friends."

Owners Max Poppel and Dan Rose, college roommates and climbing enthusiasts from Boston, opened The Crash Pad in 2011.

Robbie Boberg, manager of The Wayfaring Buckeye in Columbus, Ohio, puts on his shoes in the common room at the Crash Pad hostel.

Photo by Doug Strickland /Times Free Press.

Tracee Limb, who owns the Nashville Downtown and Music City Hostels in Nashville, works on her laptop in the common room of the Crash Pad.

Photo by Doug Strickland /Times Free Press.

Hostel owners from across the country meet at the Flying Squirrel, a restaurant adjacent to the Crash Pad hostel. The owners gathered at the Crash Pad for a seminar to discuss how to attract a wider audience of customers.

Photo by Doug Strickland /Times Free Press.

Crash Pad owner Max Poppel carries his 6-month-old daughter, Hattie, down the outside stairs.

Photo by Doug Strickland /Times Free Press.

The hostel cat wanders Tuesday, April 14, 2015, outside of the Crash Pad hostel in Chattanooga, Tenn. Hostel owners from across the country gathered at the Crash Pad for a seminar to discuss how to attract a wider audience of customers.

Photo by Doug Strickland /Times Free Press.

Dave Walsh, who is looking to start up a hostel in Lexington, Va., works on his laptop in his private room Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at the Crash Pad hostel in Chattanooga, Tenn. Hostel owners from across the country gathered at the Crash Pad for a seminar to discuss how to attract a wider audience of customers.

Photo by Doug Strickland /Times Free Press.