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The Hobo Inn

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54106 Mountain Highway East, P.O. Box 921, Elbe, WA 98330
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Victoria, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Definitely a unique place to stay. We stayed in a red caboose. Comfortable, clean. Convenient to Mount Rainier. The bathroom is a little cramped, but it is a train car after all. The shower stall could have used a caddy for soap, razer, etc. There is not really much flat surface space for bags, suitcases. Breakfast in the restaurant is... More 

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Victoria, B.C. Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

First of all if you are heading to Mt.Rainer, have some where to stay booked in advance. Secondly, if you are looking for unusual accommodations, this is it. We stayed one night in the yellow caboose. Very basic. Double bed which was too small for a 6'3" person. No TV, no wiFi. Expensive for what you get unless what you... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

finding where to check in is confusing, you check in at the smoky cramped bar in the dining caboose-even though it says restaurant parking only. The hotel room (train car) was hot and stuffy and windows didn't open. The furnishings are from the 70's. I asked for a fan and they said they had none. Charming it was not--just keep... More 

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Tenino, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Staying in a caboose had never been on my bucket list but we thought it might be fun. We had to register at the bar. The bartender said he was new on the job. He had to interrupt our registering three times to go get help. One time was when I refused to give him my drivers license number. That... More 

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Bremerton, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

well what can i say but my partner wanted to stay here.. it was not done up verry well. we thought breakfast was complimentrary for 130 a night but nope. lots of cobwebs leading up to the door disguiting , no tv , nointernet recepton . even my cell phone didnt work. lol we had many choices but for tyhe... More 

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10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This trip was as much about my train loving 4 year old grandson as having a high quality hotel experience,still the Caboose we stayed in was clean and comfortable.The one complaint I might have is that the bathroom was somewhat smallish but then again it is a real caboose. Over all I would rate this a fun place to stay.... More 

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Ukiah, California
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We like to stay in unique places for the experience. Caboose lodging concept is unique. Booked 2 nights for birthday. Upon arrival, as directed, went to "lounge" car to check in. First impression of "lounge car" is run down, dirty and old carpet, old seating & tables. No real decor. One person in bar. Bartender not in bar. Wandered around... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Staying with my son's who were very excited about the caboose. When we registered we were told that breakfast was no longer included. After a few minutes in the room the toilet would not work. They came and rigged it with a rubber band. Later that night it overflowed so I had to shut the water off. 8:30pm and no... More 

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Washington State, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We booked a night here on a romantic weekend, my wife and I try to get away every few months. We've stayed in some very different places so don't expect perfection in themed places, but I think we would have enjoyed a hotel room more. The cars are made-over and kind of a hodge-podge. Not dirty but not really clean,... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Our stay at the Hobo Inn was a really enjoyable one. The "inn" is comprised of eight separate train cabooses that have been refitted to make separate lodging units. Each unit (caboose) is different, but all have full bathrooms, coffee makers, and so on. Just what actually works in each unit is a crap shoot. Our unit was missing an... More 

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Address: 54106 Mountain Highway East, P.O. Box 921, Elbe, WA 98330
Location: United States > Washington > Elbe
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
The Hobo Hotel Elbe

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