The Notch Hostel is located in North Woodstock, New Hampshire and offers shared and private rooms. An array of activities can be enjoyed in the surrounding area. Skiing and snowboarding at Loon or Cannon Mountain and hiking at Franconia Notch are all less than 15 minutes' drive away. Some units include a seating area for your convenience. The rooms have a private or shared bathroom. There are two full shared kitchens at the property. Guests can eat meals in the spacious communal dining area, or relax in the indoor and outdoor common space.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

The Notch Hostel has been welcoming guests since Aug 21, 2015

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
1 queen bed
1 futon bed
1 full bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 1
This property is taking steps towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for North Woodstock
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  • Thomas
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Pretty clean place with awesome and helpful staff. Would definitely stay here again.
  • Mitchell
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Everybody staying there hiking and trekking were all upbeat with a very positive vibe. The folks running the place are top notch and the place is immaculate. The Notch is what hostelling is all about!
  • Lisa
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Super clean, super fun super chill. Great for the Appalachian Trail hiker, wandering through the white mountains or just anyone who wants an economical fun choice.
  • A
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The property owner Serena and Phil were very warm and inviting, making us feel at home right from the start. They went out of their way to assure we had everything we needed and answered any questions we had. The Notch was well equipped to make...
  • Daniel
    Its huge has a lot of facilities like sauna, guitars kitchens soaps in shower..
  • Dan
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great hostel, felt very safe with the covid restrictions. Facilities are good and a nice homely vibe to the place.
  • Silvia
    Ruhige Lage. Im Vergleich zu anderen Hostels, die ich schon erlebt habe sehr sauber, was wohl daran liegt, dass es auch Geschirrspüler gibt. Viele Wanderer vom Appalachian Trail unterwegs, sodass man unterschidlichste Leute kennen lernt.
  • David
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Las instalaciones, lugar, cercanía para hacer muchos hikings…
  • Claire
    L' accueil était sympathique. La chambre était grande et confortable. L'auberge est bien située près de toutes les activités. La cuisine commune est bien équipée et grande table pour manger ensemble.

Property questions and answers
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The property usually replies within a few days

  • Is there a real kitchen with the stove

    Yes, there is a full kitchen with a stove and oven.
    Answered on 12 September 2021
  • Are sheets and towels included?

    Yes they are.
    Answered on 12 September 2021
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?

    We provide locks for free.
    Answered on 12 September 2021
  • How much does it cost to rent a lock?

    We provide locks for free.
    Answered on 12 September 2021
  • Can I use my own sleeping bag?

    We provide all bedding. No outside linens or bedding are allowed in the building.
    Answered on 12 September 2021
  • Is it quiet at night?

    Quiet hours are 10pm - 7am.
    Answered on 12 September 2021
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Amenities of The Notch Hostel
Great facilities! Review score, 9.3

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Patio
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Pet bowls
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Lockers
    • Private check-in/out
    • Baggage storage
    Entertainment & Family Services
    • Board games/Puzzles
    • Board games/puzzles
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Smoke alarms
    • Air conditioning
    • Smoke-free property
    • Heating
    • Fan
    Languages Spoken
    • English

    House rules

    The Notch Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


    Until 11:00 AM



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children not allowed.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18


    Pets are not allowed.

    Mastercard Visa Discover The Notch Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print

    Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

    In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

    In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Please inform The Notch Hostel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    FAQs about The Notch Hostel

    • The Notch Hostel is 1 miles from the center of North Woodstock. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • The Notch Hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • The prices at The Notch Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

      • Check-in at The Notch Hostel is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.