A view of the sunset at the Appalachian Mountain Club Fire Island Cabin. (Aug. 2, 2013) (Credit: Barbara Alper)
Budget travelers expect to see hostels in foreign locales such as Italy and Brazil. But they might be surprised to learn there's hostel-style living on Fire Island. In
, one of the barrier beach's 17 communities, a dormitory-style cabin hosts 24 people in two bedrooms flanking a communal kitchen. Three bunk beds line one wall of each dorm, guests sleeping head-to-toe. Luckier...
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