592 State Route 2, Shelburne, New Hampshire 03581, United States

603.466.5049 // info@rattleriverhostel.com


Located on the Appalachian Trail, we're the place for outdoor enthusiasts!

Located on the Appalachian Trail, we're the place for outdoor enthusiasts!

Located on the Appalachian Trail, we're the place for outdoor enthusiasts!Located on the Appalachian Trail, we're the place for outdoor enthusiasts!



*A single bed in a mixed gender dorm room is $37 + tax. Private rooms start at $90 + tax. All stays include clean beds with fresh linens, pillows and comforters, laundry, coffee and tea, and hot showers.

*Always check our booking page for any changes in prices.

*Staying for (5) or more days? Ask about length of stay discounts!


*Check-in is 4 PM-9 PM. Check-out is 10 AM. (Late checkouts are available upon request.)

*The front desk is CLOSED between 10 PM and 7 AM. Unless you have made prior arrangements with the Hostel, there may not be staff present for check-in. You will be charged the full amount of the first night even though you are not able to get in.

*Bunk Room guests MUST check-in before 10 PM to protect the sleep of everyone in the bunk rooms who arrived on time.  (Arrangements can be made for late entry to private rooms.)

*Any after hours arrival MUST call ahead, irrespective of their type of reservation. This is so we may respect the sleep of all our guests. There is no self-service check-in!

*To respect the sleep of all our guests, we may require any late arrival to book a private room, if one is available.

*We reserve the right to refuse ANY unconfirmed check-in after 10 PM.


*A self-serve pancake breakfast is available between 6 AM and 8 AM.


*Guests 17 years of age and older are allowed use of the kitchen. (Please rinse, then put dirty kitchenware in the dishwasher. Staff will take care of them.)

*The kitchen stove is disabled to protect the safety of our guests; instead, guests may use our hotplates.

*Please respect the sleep of fellow guests. Quiet hours are 10 PM-7 AM.


*If you have a sleep condition (as snoring or sleep apnea) that may disturb others, you are REQUIRED to book a private room. (You may be asked to leave if the snoring disturbs others.)


*A group is (6) or more persons.

*To make a group reservation, directly contact the Hostel either at info@rattleriverhostel.com or by calling 603.466.5049.

*There is a 30% nonrefundable deposit due at the time of reservation.

*Groups must book with one credit card.

*To reserve the whole Hostel, contact us directly.


*Cancellation is by phone only. (If you have to leave a message, that's okay too!)

*Group cancellations must be made at least (7) days before check-in.

*Private room cancellations must be made at least (7) days before check-in.

*Any otherwise cancellation must be made at least 24 hours before the reservation check-in.

*We understand you may need to cancel your reservation due to unforeseen circumstances; however, without appropriate notice, you may be subject to the full cost of the reservation!


*No hard alcohol. Beer or wine in moderation are okay. Please enjoy responsibly.


*Our Hostel is a smoke-free environment. Smoking is not allowed in the house or its amenities; it is only permissible in designated areas.


*No minors under 16. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and stay in a private room.

*If you intend to make a reservation and there is a minor in your group, call and speak with Erik directly BEFORE making a reservation; otherwise, we reserve the right to refuse the whole of the reservation.


*Because of the common use areas we do not allow pets. We love pets! They just don't work well at the Hostel. If you believe your pet is the best well trained pet on trail, clean, free of ticks, and won't harass guests, then find Erik and we can talk about it. 


*Non guests are positively NOT allowed in the house; hiker boxes are only for guests.

*Please confirm any special needs or requests with staff over the phone.

*Grandma's Rules for Thru-Hikers: shoes and sticks outside, a hot shower before coming inside!


Owner's Understanding

Please read over these guidelines so between us there is a basis of understanding.

Information may be subject to change without notice but my staff and I are very flexible and easy to deal with. We want to make each White Mountains adventure an enjoyable experience. The most important rule is respect, and, as long as we have that, you will always be welcome! We are the outdoor enthusiast's retreat. Many guests come here to separate from the outside world, and that is something I encourage. The everyday grind is tough, and everybody who works hard deserves a break. Let my Lodge and Hostel be that break! Enjoy our smart TVs and awesome WiFi. Drive safe, watch for moose, have a plan, and leave no trace, only footprints.  

May the spirit of travel fill your soul with a new outlook of this beautiful world we live in.