Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel

Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel

7.76 reviews
Ranked #29 in Portland hotels
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3031 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214
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Free Breakfast
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Free Parking
Laundry Services
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New Orleans

When I'm in Portland for Chris Guillebeau's World Domination Summit each year (More about that later in the guide!), I usually stay at Hawthorne Hostel. The first visit was out of necessity (I was broke as a joke), but the pals from all over the world that I bunked with here transformed a one-off weekend into an annual tradition. As with all hostels, pack a padlock and a pair of sandals for the showers, along with an open mind and a willingness to make friends. Trust me, you'll be back!

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Local from Portland

You feel like you're home as you approach the hostel, even before you walk in the front door. The front of the home is abundant with plants and flowers and the feeling is a welcoming one. This is a perfect place for young, old, young at heart, or simply folks with a sense of adventure and wonder to stay. Very budget friendly as well. All the rooms are bright with natural light and the rooms are painted light and fun colors like pink and yellow. There are women's, men's, and co-ed dorm rooms with multiple bunk beds in each. I just LOVED the kitchen and the backyard. The backyard is quite large, shaded with lots of big trees and benches and tables for hanging out and getting to know your fellow hostel mates. The hostel definitely has a communal, artist, adventure vibe to it. I really dug it.

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In the heart of Portland’s East Hawthorne street, this eco-friendly hostel is constantly in high-demand for both its location and its excellent rates. It has dorms and priavte rooms with shared bathrooms.

Although the rates and the convivial hostel atmosphere are some of the biggest draws of this place, plenty of people seek it out because of its eco-friendliness. The hostel ahs bike rental available and offers discounted rates to people who are on self-supported bicycle tours. They also have an eco-roof (essentially a garden on the roof that helps absorb rainfall), a cob oven, and a rainwater harvesting system. They have laundry facilities onsite (evening use only) and are across the street from a Laundromat. They also have secure bike storage and there’s plenty of free, on-street parking in the area. However, the hostel is on one of Portland’s busiest bus lines, so if you’re looking to keep your carbon footprint low or save money on a car rental, then it’s better to bus it.

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Seattle

Fantastic hostel, run by a friendly staff. Good sense of community and the facilities are spartan but well maintained.

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Local from Portland

The location on Hawthorne is perfect for the young (or young at heart) traveler. The hostel is in the heart of the “Hollywood District” and offers great music, cheap eats, and lots of shopping. The woman in charge, wearing an engineer hat, showed me around this well-oiled machine. I loved the backyard that has it’s own composting station and a large stage for open mic nights- with all the traveling musicians through Portland during the summer, it’s be really fun to be at. Even more unique is their workshop room with workshops like how to travel alone. They are environmentally friendly and have a chance to showcase it through their “living roof” and rainwater efforts. There are separate boy and girl dorms and co-ed rooms, bathrooms with showers, a communal kitchen, lockers and laundry, cheap bike rentals, its close to public transit, and they offer tons of information on attractions, nightlife, events, etc. It is an older house though, so make sure to bring something warm to sleep in at night.

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Local from Portland

My first impression of this hostel from the outside was that it was a house that needed some work.

That fleeting thought vanished on entering the house which I found to be warm and caring. The staff were superb in welcoming their clientele into what is after all a hostel mainly for the young traveler.

The decor was not rough but utilitarian and clean, and both staff and clientele were very courteous and respectful. They clearly had considerable pride in the hostel as seen by the cleanliness and appointments of the private rooms, and its green business. The hostel also provides wifi and information to help the traveler see Portland.

The hostel's location on SE Hawthorne puts it within easy reach of downtown Portland and the amenities, makes it a great place to stay and a hub for events it hosts.

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Amenities

Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Computer station
Dining & Drinks
  • Free breakfast
Parking
  • Free parking nearby
Pets
  • Pets not allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Laundry facilities
  • Front desk (limited hours)
Bath
  • Hair dryer (on request)
In-Room Dining
  • Microwave
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Shared/communal kitchen
Other Room Amenities
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 34
Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel

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