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HI - Portland Hawthorne Hostel

3031 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, Oregon, 97214, United States

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Overall Rating 91%

From 55 Reviews

Hostel rating (55)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 92%
Cleanliness 90%
Location 94%
Security 92%
Service 94%
Comfort 85%
Green rating 97%

The HI-Portland Hawthorne Hostel is a unique, relaxed, communal, and charming eco-hostel with air-conditioning, free kitchen use, lockers, free breakfast (all- u- can make pancakes, cereal w/ milk, and oatmeal) with free tea and coffee, wi-fi internet, free phone and linens and towels. Bike Rentals are available for a small fee.

  • Dorm
    From €29.40
10 or more people?

Portland Hostel

Hostel Portland

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Situated in one of Portland's most popular destinations, Portland Hawthorne Hostel offers quaint eateries, coffee houses, pubs, unique shops and the famous Bagdad Brewpub and Theatre. It's the perfect blend of urban pulse and friendly attitude.

The hostel offers a spacious kitchen and common rooms, comfortable beds and free Wi-Fi. Free Breakfast includes coffee/tea, all-u-can-make pancake, cereal or oatmeal with milk.
Outside there are front decks and a side yard for relaxing and people watching.

Discounted bike rentals are available as well as tours from the hostel to the Columbia Gorge, Mount St. Helens, whale watching and historic Portland. A quick trip to city attractions such as Powell's Books, the Old Town, weekend market, Washington Park and Willamette River Promenade are also recommended.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 15:00 and 22:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • A maximum stay of 7 nights applies at this hostel.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 7 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 7 stay free.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of USD 3 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Additional tax of 13.3% is payable at check-in.
  • Accommodations are available only to guests from outside a 60 mile radius of the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Playground
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Car parking nearby - At or next to the hostel
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 08:00 to 22:00
From 15:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-503-236 3380

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area (More than 10km)
  • Mt. Hood - Timberline Lodge Ski Area (More than 10km)
  • Oregon Coast - Ecola State Park (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Great location, super friendly staff. Super experience for (almost) first time hostel stay.


Avatar for Charles


Sun 09 Oct 2016

Yay, glad your (almost) first hostel stay was wonderful! We hope to see you again some day. Enjoy all your future hostel stays around the world :D -Leah, Hostel Staff

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Portland - Hawthorne District,

Tue 11 Oct 2016

I understand this is a Hostel, but I won't ever stay in this place again. Dorms are closed, dark and not ventilated, people come and go as they please, not being mindful of others sleep. Girls dorm is right next to kitchen, so they won't let you sleep. If you want to pay for an inexpensive stay but not sleep, then this is the right spot for you. Also bathroom cleanliness, not so good.


Avatar for Maria Pilar

Maria Pilar,

Thu 29 Sep 2016

We're sorry to hear you were so unhappy with your dorm experience and had trouble sleeping due to inconsiderate guests. We encourage guests to contact the night manager or staff on duty if there are issues in the dorms. We're always happy to help resolve matters when they are happening. Again, we apologize for the discomfort you experienced here. We hope you enjoyed your time in the city. -Leah, Hostel Staff

Manager avatar

Portland - Hawthorne District,

Sat 01 Oct 2016

an enjoyable stay, not exceptional.


Avatar for ron


Wed 21 Sep 2016

It would be better to have lockers in rooms instead of in coomon/laundry area out back.


Avatar for Sarah


Wed 21 Sep 2016

Thanks for your feedback. We agree about the lockers, but unfortunately we are a small hostel and just don't have the space for personal lockers in the rooms. -Hostel Staff

Manager avatar

Portland - Hawthorne District,

Fri 23 Sep 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (2 to 3km)
  • Beach (More than 10km)
  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (2 to 3km)
  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Golf course (2 to 3km)
  • Gym (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (1 to 2km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (More than 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (500m - 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (500m - 1km)
  • Restaurants (500m - 1km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (500m - 1km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (1 to 2km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (2 to 3km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Theatre (500m - 1km)
  • Water park (3 to 5km)
  • Wooded Area (2 to 3km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Buy a ticket ($2.50) from one of the ticket machines. Take the Light Rail MAX Red Line (will say City Center & Beaverton TC on it Stop ID 10579) to downtown. Get off at Pioneer Square North MAX Station (Stop ID 8383) and walk back to SW 6th (downhill). Turn right on SW 6th and walk 4 blocks to SW Main. Board a 14-Hawthorne bus (Stop ID 13169) and show the driver your MAX ticket (it works as a transfer). The bus will take you onto Hawthorne Blvd. Get off at the 30th Ave stop. We are between 30th and 31st on the left side of the street.
MAX Yellow/Green Line train > Get off at City Hall/SW 5th & Jefferson St MAX Station stop > Short walk.
See separate entries for directions to the hostel via transit from bus depot train station and airport.
Onsite parking and street parking.
Walk south on NW 6th Ave towards the Greyhound Station. Turn left onto Irving then right onto NW 5th. On NW 5th Ave behind the Greyhound station purchase a ticket ($2.50) from the ticket machine at Union Station/NW 5th & Glisan St MAX Station (Stop ID 7601). Board a MAX Yellow or Green Line light rail train. Get off at City Hall/SW 5th & Jefferson St MAX Station stop. Walk north on SW 5th (in the opposite direction of where the train’s going) turn right on Madison and walk to SW Madison & 4th (Stop ID 3639) . Board a 14-Hawthorne bus (show the driver your MAX ticket—it works as a transfer!) The bus will take you onto Hawthorne Blvd. Get off at the 30th Ave stop. We are between 30th and 31st on the left side of the street.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Basketball
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skateboarding
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Whale Watching
  • Windsurfing

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