Northwest Portland Hostel is centrally located in Portland's historic and vibrant Northwest/Nob Hill district. Guests can walk downtown to Amtrak/Greyhound, Washington Park, Powell's City of Books, local markets, the Pearl Arts district, Chinatown and much more. Nearby is Forest Park, the country's largest urban wilderness. The airport MAX train stops 5 blocks from the hostel.

The hostel is housed in two historic buildings and features dorms and private rooms, free Wi-Fi, outdoor gardens, a courtyard with barbecue, kitchen, dining room, coffee bar, common areas, free maps, free artisan breads and free parking.

Northwest Portland Hostel provides regularly scheduled free events for guests including walking tours and pub crawls. Van tours can be booked to Mount St. Helens, Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and the Oregon Coast. During the summer, free weekly music concerts are held in local parks.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Socialising
  • Relaxing
  • Food-lovers

Green rating



I really liked the group events (live music in the Secret Garden, pub crawl) bc they give a chance to interact with other travelers. The staff is friendly and helpful. I like that there is plenty of room to store food and dishes and appliances to cook with. The only thing that I think could use some improvement is the beds, as they squeak a lot, which can wake up the other people in the room. I will def recommend the hostel to anyone going to Portland! Thanks for a great stay! :)


Avatar for Alicia


Thu 27 Aug 2015

There are no individual outlets or night light in the dorm. I don't want to wake everyone up at night. There are not enough outlets to recharge devices. There are no drying lines to hang clothes outdoor. The breakfast finished a bit earlier than expected. Thanks.


Avatar for Sylvia


Sat 22 Aug 2015

Travel tips...

Nightlife & entertainment tip

Powell's book store opens until 11pm.

Avatar for Sylvia


Sat 22 Aug 2015

Nightlife & entertainment tip

River Pig Saloon on 529 NW 13th Ave

Avatar for Gerald


Sat 01 Aug 2015