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Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel

3031 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-4120
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#8 of 56 Speciality lodging in Portland
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HI-Portland Hawthorne Hostel is a non-profit travelers lodge that offers an affordable, clean and fun place to stay. It has recognized been around the world as being a sustainable and green business. Also known as "Your Eco-Home Away From Home". Our mission is "To Help All Especially the Young Gain a Greater Understanding of the World and it's People Through Hostelling". Free wi-fi and internet access, free long distance phone use, free parking, free kitchen use, free coffee/tea, free all-u-can make pancake breakfast and bagels/bread and cream cheese(when available), free towel and lock rentals (with deposit).We have men's, women's, and coed dorm room as well as 2 private rooms. Reservations are recommended. Must have out-of-town i.d. to stay to here.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Self-serve laundry
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Steve B wrote a review Feb. 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Place was clean and the bed was OK. I stayed there because the hostel was near to where I needed to go. I am in my fifties and would not share a room with a bunch of strangers again even though no one caused any problems.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Response from Talbot W, Manager at Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel
Responded Feb. 25, 2020
Thanks Steve fore leaving your review. We are glad you were satisfied with your stay. Seems like you may not enjoy the dorm rooms, which they aren't for everyone. Take Care, Talbot
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FaaabiCruz wrote a review Sep. 2019
Curitiba, PR109 contributions79 helpful votes
I found this hostel to be a bit far from major points, but the staff was quick to help me out and I was able to walk around the city. if you don't mind walking, this is a nice place to stay. The main building of the hostel has a small restaurant, but the prices a bit high, so not really worth it. I would recommend checking the surrounding area because the neighborhood it adorable!
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Date of stay: March 2019
Michael M wrote a review Sep. 2019
Ennis, Ireland112 contributions69 helpful votes
My first time in a hostel in a long number of years. Normally I would stay in economy hotels when travelling on my own. On this occasion the location of the hostel suited both where I was coming from and where I was going. The staff were accommodating both in pre arrival communications and instruction for my late arrival. Everything was as promised even if they did leave me holding on the phone for 4 minutes 23 sec while they went to find someone to explain the instructions. Not a worry for a local caller but I was at international rate. The place is eclectic in appearance but entirely functional in opperation. The male dorm was clean and tidy as were the bathroom and toilet. The basement stairs is steep and the key code annoying after breckie. Speaking of breakfast.....free food provided....ie....cereals,sugar, milk, breads and in hostel style use of food donated by other guests that have moved on. This place very obviously prides itself on its strong green credentials which is to be applauded as they have managed to intergrate GREEN into the day to day use of the building seemlessly which is an achievement in an old building. Well done!
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Date of stay: August 2019
DennisAlabaso wrote a review Aug. 2019
Carson, California83 contributions56 helpful votes
On July 3, 2019, after I took the Amtrak Cascades Train going southbound from Seattle, Washington to Portland, Oregon, it was another good challenge of staying for 5 nights at the Portland Hawthorne Hostel, thanks to my 3rd year as a volunteer serving the Portland Waterfront Blues Festival, and it was a very good challenge for myself.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Room Tip: Best views on the 1st floor, with quitter rooms on the basement when I slept at the dorm room.
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133pollyj wrote a review Jul. 2019
Northwich, United Kingdom87 contributions64 helpful votes
Stayed quite recently, the staff take an interest in the guests and their adventures. Ready also for a good conversation. Found the events laid on, including the explanation of how to get around Portland itself, very helpful. The open mic and barbecue were a great way to break the ice and introduce people,but no pressure. Plenty of seats to relax in or outside. Only one comment is the bed fixings possibly need tightening to stop the squeaking, not a problem in the day but noticeable at night. Really good place to stay and the 14 bus route is almost on the doorstep. Safeway store is a few minutes walk, very useful but get the card to save the dollars. Don't forget it's a hostel. If you can't cope with others snoring go to a hotel. Don't make a big deal over something totally beyond someone's control. It's what humans do, get over it. Reiterate... It's a hostel. As hostels go it's very good. Enjoy!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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US$42 - US$96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Bagdad Theatre (0.7 km), Throw Snakes Tours (1.1 km), and Hawthorne Bridge (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Salt & Straw, The Waffle Window, and Bamboo Sushi.
Are there any historical sites close to Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Portland Center Stage at The Armory (3.9 km), Old Church (4.0 km), and Japanese American Historical Plaza (3.1 km).