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HI - Portland Hawthorne Hostel

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.

90 %

  • Dorm
    From €23.19
10 or more people?

What travellers think

Travellers that stayed here think this hostel is best for

  • Unique atmosphere
  • Eco-tourism
  • Socialising
  • Relaxing

Hostel rating (68)

90 %

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 89%
Cleanliness 89%
Location 95%
Security 92%
Service 92%
Comfort 85%

Green rating



Really enjoyed the evening conversations with my younger roommates! However we all commented that, "Steve" the staff in charge was kind of weird. Though efficient, he is not friendly at all and very focused on the rules. There are signs all over the hostel about do this and don't do that.


Avatar for Catherine


Wed 03 Feb 2016

Thanks for taking the time to make a review. I'm sorry you felt you had an unfriendly interaction with one of my staff. Is it possible that you were dealing with a different staff member? Steve works the maintenance/cleaning usually doesn't check folks in. Thanks for your feedback! You can email me back too, Take Care, Talbot HI-Portland Hawthorne Hostel Manager

Manager avatar

Portland - Hawthorne District,

Fri 05 Feb 2016

This hostel offers nice, cozy and calm place to stay in Portland. Very useful is to rent a bike there for 20$ a day. It's very good experience to explore city by bike since it is "bike capital of US". They also offer breakfast, which lately I found quiet common in US! What I love on this hostel most is their living roof which collect rainfall water which is later used for toilet flushing! I can definitely recommend this hostel. Had a great time there!


Avatar for Vaclav


Tue 26 Jan 2016

I wish they had better door locks in the bathroom and shower (especially the shower had a huge gap between the frame and the door, which made me a little anxious what if someone passes by), and some more railings for the top of the bank beds (I'm glad I didn't fall), but overall I liked the eco-friendly concept and the facilities including the kitchen and the living room (although the living room was often occupied by a large group of youngsters). The staff were mostly nice and helpful, too.


Avatar for Ayaka


Sat 16 Jan 2016

I had a pleasant stay at the Hawthorne hostel. Couple of things I liked about this hostel were the green initiatives live the rain water harvesting (didn't mind the colored water in the toilet), the nearby bus stops, discounted tickets to walking tours, the patio ( especially that I woke up to see snow falling) and the plump black cat. A few inconveniences were, trying to spread the fitted sheet on the top bunk and not getting any transit to the airport at 3am (I know it was quite late).


Avatar for Sowmya


Tue 12 Jan 2016