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Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel

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Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I stayed two nights at this hostel. Great staff, cool backyard plus a kitchen with breakfast included. It's pretty easy to access by bus and the neighborhood is supposed to be a cool one. You do get lots of restaurants nearby. There is a grocery store very close. On the negative side, I was in the Bagby single room which...

Thank madmaxQc
HI-Talbot W, Manager at Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel, responded to this review

Hello Madmax, Thanks for your leaving a review. I appreciate your feedback. FYI- we have repaired that door closure, so it is closing much less hard now... Also we have redone the signage on the front porch, so people shouldn't be smoking out there. Glad you can recommend us though! Happy Travels, Talbot HI- Portland Hawthorne Hostel

Reviewed 20 November 2016

i stayed here for two nights and loved it. It is comfortable and value-for-money. the beds and bathrooms are all clean and well-maintained, and the hostel has several eco-friendly features. Hostel staff Michelle was very helpful with a number of questions I had, and the hostel staff also took care my suitcase, which arrived late from the airport. the location...

Thank bleachedquasar
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I had a good stay here. Hostel was clean, staff were friendly. Location is in a hipster part of town id say. There is some good bars and restaurants nearby including a Cuban restaurant over that road we particularly enjoyed. It's easy enough to get downtown as a bus goes past the hostel which takes you right there in 10/15...

Thank Ross C
Reviewed 27 May 2016

I LOVED this hostel. The staff were incredibly friendly, the people staying there provided a real sense of community, and the hostel was close enough to downtown that it was easy to get to but not so close that the noise of downtown got in the way of the peace. Free breakfast, great common areas, lots of information available to...

Thank knittingwithT1
Talbot W, Guest Relations Manager at Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for all your kind words. We are happy to hear you had such a positive, inviting, and peaceful experience here at HI-Hawthorne. Hope to see you again!

Cronulla, Australia
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Good location, friendly staff. Clean tidy rooms with some great shared areas. A great front porch to watch the World go by. Was fully booked the night I stayed and from talking to staff, is pretty much always that way. Book well in advance to secure your bed - definitely not one to turn up at without a booking.

Thank JasonProsser
HI-Talbot W, Manager at Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel, responded to this review

Hello Jason, Thanks for your review, we're happy that you had a good stay! That's excellent advice, because we do book in advance so much of the time! Thanks and take care, Talbot HI-Portland Hawthorne Hostel Manager

Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

The hostel was in a really nice neighbourhood with convenient transit, and a good noise level. The staffs were very helpful with transportation and touring tips. It was under HI and had all the traveling information of other HI hostels as well. Rooms and washrooms were very clean. The common room was nicely kept with computer access. The kitchen was...

Thank Jenny P
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

I stayed here while attending a conference. The staff were exceptionally helpful and welcoming. The light breakfast was s nice added bonus and the coffee was excellent. This place was in a great location and made my trip affordable. The only thing is that the bathrooms were not as clean as I have witnessed in other hostels

Thank nsummer2
HI-Talbot W, General Manager at Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel, responded to this review

Greetings and thanks for taking the time to make a review! We appreciate your perspective and we're pleased that you enjoyed your stay here. Sorry if the bathrooms weren't up to par, we'll definitely work on that and make sure they are acceptable in the future. Honestly, we haven't had many complaints regarding that, we are an older building, so...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 11 January 2016

My review is a little late, I stayed here last summer with my husband and 10 year old son in a private room. Everything was clean, safe, and it's affordable. Met other travelers during our stay and had interesting conversations (which we would probably not have in a regular hotel). Good area for shops/restaurants/coffee. Hostels are not just for 20...

1Thank Azar1017
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

I very much liked staying at the hostel as it felt like staying in a house, something that feels good when you are travelling for a long time. The interior was nice and colourful. The rooms had wooden beds with OK mattresses and were spacious. Breakfast was ok and they have free tea and coffee all day long, which was...

Thank Fifi T
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

This hostel is a small cozy cute one. The vibe is very relaxed and the staff very welcoming and helpful. Free breakfast every day till 10am!! Hawthorne street is great, a lot of bars and restaurant and downtown is just a 20min bus ride. The bus stop is just in front of the hostel. A tv room with netflix is...

Thank Matteo A

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel

Address: 3031 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214
Region: United States > Oregon > Portland
Price Range: $49 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Private rooms face the main road, so there's some traffic noise from there”
bleachedquasar, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“6-bed mixed dorm has windows and easy access to bathrooms”
knittingwithT1, 26 May 2016 | Read review
“Book early to guarantee the private room”
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“There are dorm rooms which are very inexpensive if price is an object.”
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“Book well in advance, it's a popular place!”
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