Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Party Hostels in Portland: Portland might not be the destination for you if you’re looking for party hostels – there aren’t any! Instead, we recommend staying at Traveler’s House for a quiet rest, and join their staff-led pub crawls for a good time.
It started out as a cute 36 bed hostel. Now it has become a 6 building village, all in the same block and most built in the late 1800s.
So now you can choose from 160 dorm beds, 32 private rooms and 2 apartments!
Let’s have a look at the main highlights:
Outdoor courtyard & garden w/ BBQ
Free breakfast (bagels, locally roasted coffee)
Of course there is also free WiFi and laundry facilities. Added perks we know you love.
What’s also handy to know is that there is free luggage storage on the day of arrival and departure if you need it.
For every guest there is an array of fun and social events to get involved in.
From walking tours and music in the cafe, to tap tasting and communal pasta dinners.
Because of the nature of these calmer, more intimate activities, we rate this a great stay for couples and families. Having said that, as it’s such a large property, almost every traveller type you can imagine stays here.
Groups are welcome, as are solo travellers and the younger bunch. It’s diverse, and we like that.
Location: In a quiet neighbourhood in the Nob Hill District. It’s an Instagrammer’s dream with artisan cafes, craft breweries and picture-perfect streets. The nearest Greyhound staton is a 15-minute walk. It’s also the closest hostel to Pearl District.
A relatively new hostel on the block, yet with consistently high reviews so far, we just had to include KEX Hotel here.
Don’t let the name throw you off! For this is a hotel-hostel hybrid, with a great collection of both shared and private rooms.
In fact, there are also female-only rooms and rooms that come with an ensuite, too. As long as you’re in a shared room you can enjoy a private partition as well as personal power sockets, reading light and a lockable sliding drawer.
There are 28 rooms in total, all of which are non-smoking and come with towels and a daily housekeeping service. Lovely!
Overall the design of this accommodation is impressive.
Modern amenities, sleek design and attractive details certainly support the hotel element of this place.
Walk around and discover lots of spaces, including:
Rooftop terrace with 360° views
Onsite restaurant, Dóttir
Relaxed common spaces
As you can see, there are plenty of places to relax, socialise and enjoy different vibes.
Happy Hour is well worth joining if you fancy enjoying some live entertainment and DJs alongside your affordable drinks.
To top it off, there is even a guest-only kitchen which is ideal if you’re looking to save money on food.
What is seriously the best hostel in Portland for solo-travellers?
For ladies going solo, we have to say that Traveler’s House is one of the best options for you.
They offer lovely cosy 4-bed rooms for female solo travellers, and the atmosphere is super friendly and intimate. Getting around is easy, and the activities will make it even easier to meet people.
Similarly, Lolo Pass is a wonderful option for solo travellers in general. This hostel has a collection of female, male and mixed dormitories that have between 4 and 8 beds. It’s a brand new, modern accommodation with an awesome rooftop with views of downtown Portland.
Update: Unfortunately, HI Portland Hawthorne Hostel has permanently closed its doors.
Cosy stay #3 is in the form of an eco-friendly home-away-from-home at HI Portland Hawthorne Hostel.
This converted house is the perfect base for exploring the culture, art, food and music of Portland. Sorted.
Hats off to their Eco efforts.
Check out the living roof, rainwater collection system and green cleaning practises.
No matter what the weather decided to do during your stay, it’s impossible to feel bored or trapped.
Stay inside and enjoy the TV room and kitchen. And when the sun in shining, rent a bicycle or sit on the porch and watch the world go by.
Personally, we vote for reading a book in the backyard with a complimentary cup of tea!
Other things to enjoy:
FREE breakfast (DIY pancakes)
Free (and cheap) activities
Sometimes in the evenings the backyard transforms into a movie theatre. Other times there are open-mic nights and story-telling soup nights.
What about the rooms, we hear you ask.
6-bed mixed dorm
8-bed male dorm
8-bed female dorm
Double bed private (shared bathroom)
Note: Groups are accepted, just make sure you contact them in advance.
Each room is spacious and basic in design. And luckily for you, each bed has a socket to charge your phone.
Location: Situated in Portland Hawthorne district, it’s just a quick bus or bike ride to the downtown sights.
This is one of the best hostels in Portland for
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