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Hostel of Maine

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3004 Town Line Rd, Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947-5851
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On Sugarloaf's shuttle route, a half mile through the trails from the Outdoor Center, across the street from the Narrow Gauge Pathway and the Carrabassett River, Hostel Of Maine (H.O.ME) is truly in the center of Maine's High Peaks region. We are your perfect spot for the bluebird days, wind holds, hot summer trail rides, swimming hole excursions, and more.

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Deborah G wrote a review Aug. 2020
Montreal, Canada5 contributions
This is one of the nicest lodging experiences I’ve ever had. It offers beautiful rooms with private baths, which are perfect for older hikers, x-country skiers, families with young children and tourists. It also offers upscale bunk-style rooms for hikers on the Appalachian Trail who want to enjoy a special night off the trail. They can relax, do their laundry, catch up on their mail, get clean, while enjoying a complimentary can of soda. The wonderful Amelia, who's completed the AT herself, sees to everyone's needs. Everyone is welcome around the bonfire in the evening and to enjoy the fireplace, common areas, beautiful, well-kept grounds and porch. Obviously, AT hikers will find it more expensive than camping on the trail (I found the name “hostel” misleading, as the owners are focused on providing a comfortable experience, not a dirt-cheap one); nevertheless, given the amenities, a night here is good value for money. If you’re visiting the area for vacation, the price is more than competitive with your other local options (corporate-style hotels and bargain-priced motels). A special note about COVID-19. The owners, Justin and Melanie, have put in place reasonable, effective protocols to keep everyone safe and anxiety levels low. Breakfast is not currently served, but they have vetted local options for breakfast and dinner take out (they also allowed me to cook on my camp stove in the garden). Masks are required in common indoor areas. Outdoors, chairs are plentiful, but placed at safe distances. Check-in instructions for AT hikers and "regular guest" are posted in a clear and friendly manner. The entire facility is kept exceptionally clean, and hand sanitizer and surface wipes are available throughout, just where you need them. This is a very secure option for those wishing to avoid exposure to the virus while traveling – that alone is reason for many of us to stay there!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Sally P wrote a review Feb. 2020
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I can't say enough about this hostel! First of all, check in was a breeze and they were preparing homemade granola for our breakfast the next day (which smelled incredible). The room was comfortable and very clean, as was the bathroom - a rarity in a hostel from my experience! There is a free shuttle that is easy to use, tons of board games, delicious beer and ice cream available for a reasonable price - all the amenities you need! Finally, the beds were incredible - I have never slept so well in a bunk bed, nor did I think it was possible but here we are! Justin and Melanie are kind and accommodating, as are their staff. I'd 100% come back!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from justinsteele, Owner at Hostel of Maine
Responded Mar. 17, 2020
Thanks, Sally! Look forward to seeing you all another time!
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Bradford wrote a review Feb. 2020
Seoul, South Korea1 contribution
What a wonderful place to spend a few days skiing Sugarloaf. We were welcomed warmly by the staff. Guests chat by the fireside in the cozy living room, stocked with books and games. We stayed in a wonderful king room with a daybed for our son. Breakfast got us started, and we made dinner in the kitchen and shared a bottle of wine with new friends. What a wonderful time. The owners have done a great job.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from justinsteele, Owner at Hostel of Maine
Responded Mar. 17, 2020
Thank you for the review, Brad! We love having y'all stay with us and look forward to a time when we're able to again!
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Echodog1 wrote a review Feb. 2020
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These people are great. It has a very comfortable and classy aesthetic...beautiful orientals and knotty pine. They are friendly and attentive, professional and casual. It a family business and the warmth and passion shines through.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from justinsteele, Owner at Hostel of Maine
Responded Feb. 15, 2020
Thanks for the review! Glad you had a good time and look forward to seeing you next time!
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WunderlustTraveler wrote a review Dec. 2019
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Before you make your reservation, better read the cancellation policy. You won't get your full refund if you cancel after you made the reservation. I had an issue and they stuck to their policy which is not fair and no other hostel I stayed at did that to me. Second, before I wrote this, read other comments. That thing about the kitchen use is a LIE. Maine has food codes based on handling. So funny the owner joked about the use of a restaurant kitchen since this ain't no restaurant. Funny how other hostels in Maine allow cooking in full kitchen and provide pots and utensils. Something stinks about that comment from the owner. Yup, this hostel is one of the most expensive too. Single private at Shaws is around $50 and private double is around $60. This place charges $139. You do the math.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from justinsteele, Owner at Hostel of Maine
Responded Dec. 30, 2019
Unfortunately since you did not provide your name I'm unable to recall the situation with your cancellation. We do follow our cancellation policy - that is the whole reason to have a clear and honest policy that our guests are provided during booking. Regarding the kitchen there is no lie that I'm aware of, Maine food code for commercial kitchens disallows personal use, and thus we provide a well stocked kitchenette. I'm sorry we did not provide the experience you were hoping for.
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US$151 - US$202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesMaineCarrabassett Valley
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostel of Maine
Which popular attractions are close to Hostel of Maine?
Nearby attractions include Sugarloaf Mountain (3.0 km) and The Rack (1.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostel of Maine?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Hostel of Maine?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hostel of Maine?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hostel of Maine?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tufulio's Restaurant & Bar, 45 North, and Bag and Kettle.
Are pets allowed at Hostel of Maine?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Hostel of Maine accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.