where to go
IME (International Mountain Equipment) is a great store that has all your climbing gear and rack needs. They also have a climbing and mountaineering school! Their selection of outdoor consignment gear is amazing! EMS (Eastern Mountain Sports) is a great store for outdoor gear and clothing. They too have a climbing and mountaineering school. LL Bean has an outlet right in North Conway if you’re looking for some great quality outdoor clothing, or a canoe! Ragged Mountain Equipment is another wonderful local store that makes their own outdoor clothing and some gear. They also have a great consignment section!
Just south of the White Mountains on Rt 16 there are two Laundromats. Jem Coin Laundry is right next to the Fire Station set back off of the road. The second one is also set back off of the road called Acorn Wash and Dry. It is located between the Cumberland Farm’s gas station and the Post Office.
Walking distance from the White Mountains Hostel there are a few restaurants. Sweet Maple Cafe is great for breakfast and lunch. If you’re looking for a breakfast and lunch classic diner there’s one right around the corner called Bea’s Cafe. For a fun lunch and dinner option with a full bar try Cafe Noche Mexican Restaurant just around the corner from the hostel. Another great restaurant walking distance from the hostel is Jonathan’s Seafood Restaurant and Fish Market! They have wonderful food from steamed lobster, to a fresh lobster roll to a big plate of fried seafood! If you would rather bring back some fresh fish to the hostel to grill outside or cook in our big shared kitchen they have a great selection of fresh seafood!
There are many more restaurants just a five minute drive from the hostel, here are some of our favorites in the area:
Moat Mountain Smokehouse and Brewery has a fantastic menu with great options from their nachos to their brisket you can’t go wrong and if you’re a beer connoisseur this is the place for you!
Our favorite Thai restaurant in the area is Bangkok Cafe in North Conway village. It’s a cozy little restaurant with authentic thai dishes and friendly service!
If you’re looking for pizza we have a couple great options! Elvio’s Pizzeria has “The Best Pizza North of the Bronx”! It’s true! We love it! Their menu isn’t up on their website but we have takeout menus at the hostel! Another great option for pizza is Flatbread Company. The restaurant has a fun atmosphere and it’s always great to see your pizza headed into a brick oven! Their seaweed salad is great, their pizza is fantastic and save room for the delicious brownie sundae for dessert!