- Bike Rentals
- Complimentary Water
- Self-Serve Repair Station
- Floor Pump
very good for what it is
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.
Distant, but nice
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!
Basic bed night in Portland
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!
Another good challenge of staying for 5 nights at the Portland Hawthorne Hostel.
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.
A warm welcome and great pancakes.
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!