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Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel

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3031 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-4120
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#8 of 54 Specialty 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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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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Responded 25 Feb 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
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Michael M wrote a review Sep 2019
Ennis, Ireland112 contributions92 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
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DennisAlabaso wrote a review Aug 2019
Carson, California82 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
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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 Kingdom89 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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Patrick Tran wrote a review May 2019
4 contributions8 helpful votes
I've been travelling for quite some and being in the city does get to you, so this was a very nice change staying at this hostel. I checked in and was in a 6 person dorm, it was very spacious and had lots of room to move around. The staff were very friendly and held my luggage well after check out time. They have an outdoor area which is great, and they also have hostel activities (when I was there it was pizza night!). Great neighbour to escape to the city.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Response from Talbot W, Manager at Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel
Responded 11 Jun 2019
Hello and thanks for your kind words, We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and glad you had a chance to take advantage of our activities that make the hostel more of an experience than just a place to stay. Take Care, Talbot HI- Portland Hawthorne Hostel
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Dresden d wrote a review Feb 2019
Portland, Oregon12 contributions1 helpful vote
The Hawthorne Hostel has an atmosphere closer to a home than temporary lodging. And the cozy community vibe extends to the area it's located in: the Hawthorne District! This strip is Portland's most relaxed and bohemian neighborhood for a traveling Millennial to explore. Personally, there isn't a better place to stay or a better neighborhood to be in!
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Courtney wrote a review Dec 2018
Vacaville, California16 contributions3 helpful votes
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Very comfortable and cozy. I stayed in a women’s room on a Wednesday night and there were only two other guests. Lots of amenities, very functional kitchen and within walking distance to downtown or light rail to PDX! Lockers are located in the basement, not bedside like most others although I felt comfortable leaving my things under the bunk. Thanks for the great stay!
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
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Ryan S wrote a review Aug 2018
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This is the first hostel I’ve stayed in and I was thoroughly impressed. It feels safe and comfortable, with all the doors having locks on them. Met so many great people from abroad. Hope to come back in the future. The only thing that surprised me was that the desk people aren’t all that nice, or inviting, but everything else made up for it.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Talb0tW, Manager at Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel
Responded 31 Aug 2018
Thanks Ryan, We are super pleased that you enjoyed your stay! Sorry if the front desk wasn't very welcoming. I will take this and pass it on to my staff and we will work on it. Take Care,! Talbot HI- Portland Hawthorne Hostel Manager
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IvyD-L wrote a review Aug 2018
Farnborough, United Kingdom348 contributions131 helpful votes
The check in was great. The guy was very helpful and friendly. It was my first time in Portland. The hostel was clean. The help yourself breakfast worked relatively well - even though the kitchen is quite small. The only downside is it could do with an extra couple of bathrooms / got slightly noisy outside our room (off the kitchen) in the morning. However for the price it's great. The room was clean and the bunks were very comfortable. It was so good I'm staying again this Summer.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Talb0tW, Manager at Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel
Responded 6 Aug 2018
Thanks taking the time to leave a review! We are excited that you are giving us return business! FYI- we are working on the bathroom situation and doing a remodel in the off-season that should help. Happy Travels!
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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 Throw Snakes Tours (1.1 km), Bagdad Theatre (0.7 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).