Here in Stratton, Maine a lovely hostel sits right on Main Street, across the road from the Pines grocery store. Its very clean and friendly, with great beds and firm mattresses.
The kitchen has everything you need, including a microwave and refrigerator. There's a big screen t-v and books, WiFi and laundry facilities. The rooms are quiet and you can get a great nights rest. If you don't like sharing a room, there are private rooms too.
I love the small town atmosphere, post office right down the street, good restaurants right next door.
These three hiking bears are carved from wood. You can't miss it as you head down Hwy 16/ Hwy 27.
Sue, the owner, thru hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2004. Many thanks to her for establishing a great place along the AT.