House Rules

We are so glad that you chose to stay with us in our home. There are a few things you should know.

Our House Rules are few and they are extremely important.


We define it as, “Doing the right thing, all the time, no matter what, and no matter who’s watching.”



  • Call or text a day or so before getting to Thornton Gap/ Rt 211/ Lee Highway to secure a bed or tent spot.
  • (540) 244-5652
  • No packs or hiking shoes inside. Hang packs on the back porch.
  • Quiet hours are 10 pm – 7 am. Be courteous of early sleepers.
  • Early risers will do the same. Right? ♥
  • If you mess it up… clean it up. Kitchen access is a privilege; please treat it as such.
  • Smoking is allowed… outside. The porches are lovely any time of year!
  • NO drugs!

We are conservationists, which means . .

  • We recycle – Bins on the back porch.
  • Reuse your linens (towels & sheets) for the duration of your stay.
  • Hang towels on the wall pegs in your room to dry.
  • Close the doors to the sleeping rooms if the AC or heat is on.
  • Turn off the lights and electronics when not in use.


  • Bed/ shower / kitchen access: $35
  • Laundry: $5/ load (See if others want laundry done, too, and share the cost.)
  • Limited tent camping: $20 (Shower and kitchen access included.)

This town is quaint. This space is awesome.

This hostel is wonderful. Let’s keep it that way!!

Click here to print Open Arms at the Edge of Town House Rules

Guest Book at Open Arms Hostel Luray Va