Lodging & Rates

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 we will NOT be accepting lodging guests.  This saddens us greatly, BUT Shaw’s Hiker Hostel is excited to house all guests wishing to stay in Monson for the 2020 season!

Please call 207-997-7069 for reservations for the 2021 season…


Our rates are extremely reasonably priced! Our rooms are “clean, uncomplicated and authentic”, according to one of our favorite, regular lodging guests! Our rooms are generally rented by the “bed” not the room unless you are requesting and paying for a private or semi-private.  This is to allow for the most rentals possible during our busy seasons and the most cost effective sleeping arrangement for our guests.  We are not the Hilton, but you will feel right at home in our fully furnished private and shared rooms. Hostel-esque is a good way to describe the lodging area: all bedrooms share the common area with couches and some basic kitchen facilities as well as three shared bathrooms.  We have three stacked washer/dryers as well ($5 per wash/dry, includes soap)

We have three bedrooms total.  The bunk style room is $25 per person plus tax. A Semi private room for two people is $70 and a private room for one person is $50 also plus tax (9%). We only have two private rooms so please inquire early.  Scroll down to see the configuration of each of our rooms!

Wifi is free and a loaner laptop is available. Printing can be arranged as well. The cell phone coverage can be spotty, but is getting better all the time. Monson has high speed fiber optic internet now;  let’s put it to the test AT class of 2021!!

We have three lodging bedrooms, three shared baths, a shared living room and a shared kitchenette area. The kitchenette offers a refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, basic dishes and utensils.  The living room has a television with a DVD/VCR player, cable and numerous videos from all genres. The shelves are lined with books, puzzles and games. There are ample cozy spots for reading and relaxing.

There is a house laptop for lodging guests ONLY (free of charge) and the entire building is wireless!!

Each room is unique and offers the comforts of home for the active vacationer. All our rooms have cable TV available and we also have plenty of fans!


We have one bathroom on the second floor where the bedrooms are and then two more full baths on the first floor where the restaurant is.  All are available for use with a few exceptions (one shower freezes in the winter, for example).  We take pride in having clean, well stocked bathrooms that include all towel sizes, shampoo, conditioner, soap, hair dryer, epsom salt and foot baths.

Common Area

The common area is long and skinny, but has great comfy seating, a TV and an epic VHS collection (we’re really proud of this…).  We have lots of sewing stuff, games, puzzles, cards, books, and great conversation.  We want you to feel right at home in this space!  We recently put in all new carpets so we will have a “no hiking boot” rule in effect for the 2018 hiking season.  There is a nice long porch you can sit on with a very long clothes line you are welcome to use.

Sitting spots

There are good places to hang out and rest both in and outdoors.  Feel free to ask and/or explore!  There are kayaks, a paddle boat and two stand up paddle boards free for our lodging guests and by donation for others not staying with us.

Room 4

This can be rented privately or semi-private and sleeps up to 4.  Each twin bed is $25 per person and the Queen bed is $35 plus $15 for an extra person.

Room 5

This room has four twin beds (one set of bunks) and each bed is $25 each.  If you wanted to rent this room privately you would need to rent out all four beds.

Room 6

This room can be rented Semi-private or private with 2 double beds.

$50 1pp, $70 2 pp, $85 3 pp,  $100 4 pp

Yes, there used to be rooms #1, #2, and #3!  We could explain that when you get here…