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Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel

3031 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Oregon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I live nearby in Eugene, and I come up to PDX routinely for weekend getaways. For me, the Hawthorne Hostel is a destination in itself. It's very comfortable and relaxed, with a big expansive kitchen that can accommodate lots of people at once. But what I love most about it is that it's set up to facilitate social interactions. I... More

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Kingston, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When we first arrived at the hostel, we loved the look of it. Such a great building, very cosy and environmentally friendly! The girl at the front desk was quite nice and suggested some activities for us. However, our stay here quickly went downhill. The front desk rep informed us that I would be in a female dorm, and my... More

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Talbot W, Manager at Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, My name is Talbot Wallace and I'm the manager of the HI-Portland Hawthorne Hostel. I apologize if you had a problem with your reservation. I'm sorry I can't do anything to remedy your situation now, since you are checked out. If it was that much of an issue, perhaps if you convened that when you checked, we could have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We had such a nice stay here! The hostel is super cute and cosy--very homey. The staff had excellent recommendations for things to do around the neighbourhood and you can rent bikes here too! Would definitely recommend it. Everything around here is adorable and fun to explore.

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Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I loved this hostel and have stayed at many however, because this hostel was so Eco friendly I enjoyed my stay even more! The staff was so friendly and helpful! The service was great and we had such a lovely stay. They also have an adorable cat!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Gosh I love the Hostel concept, and the HI's in particular as they usually enforce *very strictly* a bedding policy which requires hostellers not to use their own bedding/bags and instead utilize linens provided in order to keep the possibility of bedbug infestation to a minimum. Alas, during my stay in my room, several individuals not only slept in their... More

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Talbot W, Manager at Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to make a review of the hostel. We appreciate your perspective regarding your stay and hope you enjoyed your time here. Kind of surprised with the observation of the the sheets policy not being enforced ? Every single guest is givien a set of sheets and bedding. Whenever staff has noticed a sleeping bags,... More

Denver, Colorado
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

This place is so cozy and cute. The staff was great. The beds were comfortable. The snoring was minimal. But the atmosphere was the best! A common space area was overflowing with board games (and I was sorry to see we missed game nights on Mondays); the decor was colorful, clean and inviting; and all their sustainable design implications were... More

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Stayed here 2 times in the past and always had good experiences with the staff. But this time... needs new management or ownership or something. Only 2 of the staff made me feel welcome. The rest were rather cold, short, friendlyless, and I constantly had the feeling that the guests were an annoyance to them, including the manager. Cleaning is... More

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Talbot W, Manager at Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that your interaction with staff wasn't the best. We really pride ourselves on providing good customer service and making people from around the world feel welcomed. With a smaller hostel, it is a more intimate experience with staff, so we work really hard to accommodate our guests' needs and concerns. I've been a manager here for almost... More

Vancouver, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

I have nothing but good memories from this hostel. My partner, two friends and I filled up the family room. The cost per person was low, and the hostel was acceptable. The walls are all painted with different colours (to use up left over paint), and the hostel has an amazing committment to sustainability. I imagine this place gets noisy... More

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hadley rille
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255 reviews 255 reviews
59 hotel reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

this is one of my fav. hostels. stayed there 6 nights,. mixed dorm is downstairs. was able to reserve a lower bunk. clean bathrooms. nice kitchen, albeit small. converted house. easy street parking. interesting hostel mates. cat. will return

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Qualicum Beach, BC
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

I stayed earlier this month...first in the upstairs private room, then moved to the female dorms due to a busy weekend at the hostel. I loved the private room at the top of the stairs. It was very large, bright, cheery and clean. The bathrooms were right across the hall. It was easy to sleep. The days were very hot... More

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Address: 3031 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214
Location: United States > Oregon > Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
HI-Portland Hawthorne Hostel is a non-profit travelers lodge that offers an affordable, clean and fun place to stay. It has recognized been around the world as being a sustainable and green business. Also known as "Your Eco-Home Away From Home". Our mission is "To Help All Especially the Young Gain a Greater Understanding of the World and it's People Through Hostelling". Free wi-fi and internet access, free long distance phone use, free parking, free kitchen use, free coffee/tea, free all-u-can make pancake breakfast and bagels/bread and cream cheese(when available), free towel and lock rentals (with deposit).We have men's, women's, and coed dorm room as well as 2 private rooms. Reservations are recommended. Must have out-of-town i.d. to stay to here. ... more   less 
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