The Crash Pad: An Uncommon Hostel

The Crash Pad: An Uncommon Hostel


The Crash Pad: An Uncommon Hostel is a small, 31-bed hostel in bustling Southside Chattanooga. It is the first LEED Platinum certified hostel in the world. Its building shell uses precast concrete panels for a highly efficient envelope, with poured concrete floors to bolster energy efficiency. Five solar panels - placed right over the front door - lower energy costs as well as constantly remind their guests to make smart, eco-friendly choices.

  • 100% native or adaptive plant species
  • Brownfield redevelopment (foundry sand onsite piled up and made into landscaping berms)
  • Greenroof captures 95% of stormwater requirement
  • Diverted 99% of demolished materials from landfill by reclaiming materials from the existing structures

Project Name: The Crash Pad: An Uncommon Hostel

Owners: Max Poppel and Dan Rose

Architects: River St. Architecture

Builder: Collier Construction

Solar Installer: Tennessee Solar Solutions