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The Hobo Inn

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

They have several different train cars you can rent for the night, 3 of which are caboose's, we stayed in caboose #7, the yellow one at the end. First of all, if youre contemplating staying here, its obviously for the experience of something different, not for a five star hotel experience. With that said, its a fun little place to...

Thank carlmY5109FR
Yuma, Arizona
Reviewed 16 January 2017

a nice place to spend the night near mt rainier. old train station within walking distance. pizza plaace across the street. summer is of course the best time to isit which means higher prices. two lane raod getting here so expect delays from all the tourist.

Thank Noel E
Leominster, Massachusetts
Reviewed 17 August 2016

a great experience -- very unique. however - no tv or wifi - and wasn't told that until we checked in. although right along the road - it was pretty quiet for sleeping which surprised me. very little around - so you pretty much eat at their restaurant as well. very close to national park

Thank oelfkedad
Issaquah, WA.
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We did a secret adventure with our three grandchildren, so rented the #1 and 2 cabooses. It was a good one night experience and not a place where you would want to spend multiple days. Everyone loves to sit in the cupola. The red caboose bathroom is not for tall people. One has to sit sideways on the latrine, but...

Thank GrandmaGoldwing
Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Made reservation 30 days in advance for 2 rooms, when I asked for confirmation I was informed that this was not something they did and they would call me to confirm a week prior to arrival. I received a call the Monday before to confirm my Friday arrival I told the young lady my reservation was for Saturday , she...

6Thank smcmahon5877
Anaheim, CA
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This place is a little over 1/2 hour away from Tacoma area, yet its in rural part of Washington, at the east end of Alder Lake, about 20 miles from Mt. Rainier. Technology is not their strong point, as you have to call to make a reservation. You don't get an email confirmation but a verbal one, so you just...

Thank callmemochelle
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

We had a great stay in one of the cabooses. The beds were very comfortable and the train car was clean. We loved it!!! But we are an adventurous group. The only thing bad was it was musty when we entered but that quickly went away. We had a great stay.

Thank Karen C
Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 10 May 2016

It has a novel uniqueness to it (they are old cabooses/box cars) but it ends there. The cars are located right off the highway so if the AC is not running most likely you will hear the growl of trucks and passing traffic, although more annoying than unbearable. The rooms are tight given the pure nature of the dimension of...

Thank 8ric
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Had to check in, in the lounge in which that was weird, then had to wait for 10 mins while he was taking orders from other guests. Then finally came to check me in then after he checked me in he asked How I was going to pay the Maid with credit card or cash? Really!?....for 1 we just checked...

2Thank Amy S
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 20 November 2015

I agree with many other reviewers that this is just an OK place to visit. The caboose sleeping quarters were small but fine for a one night stay while we visited the NW Trek up the road a bit. The dining was on the pricey side, and was mostly just bar food (chix nuggets, burger and fries, etc.). The person...

Thank Christine D

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Hobo Inn

Address: 54106 Mountain Highway East, P.O. Box 921, Elbe, WA 98330
Region: United States > Washington > Elbe
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
The Hobo Hotel Elbe
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“The caboose's are on the street side, cars on the lake side might be quieter.”
  • View from the cupola
  • The cupola
carlmY5109FR, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“ask about wifi and tv --”
oelfkedad, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are along the highway with lots of logging trucks going by in the early morning. We had caboose one and two and liked them.”
GrandmaGoldwing, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Caboose 4 has hot tub, no extra charge”
  • View from the front door, Caboose 4
  • Caboose 4
  • Caboose 4
  • Caboose 4 has an upper berth
  • Towels
  • Tiny soap
  • No tv reception but they give VHS tapes
  • Basic coffee
callmemochelle, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“NOTE: No cell service unless Verizon and it's weak No Phone No TV”
8ric, 9 May 2016 | Read review
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