We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel

Show Prices
GreenLeadersGold level
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 56: English reviews
Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

I had a good stay here. Hostel was clean, staff were friendly. Location is in a hipster part of town id say. There is some good bars and restaurants nearby including a Cuban restaurant over that road we particularly enjoyed. It's easy enough to get downtown as a bus goes past the hostel which takes you right there in 10/15... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ross C
Canada
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

I LOVED this hostel. The staff were incredibly friendly, the people staying there provided a real sense of community, and the hostel was close enough to downtown that it was easy to get to but not so close that the noise of downtown got in the way of the peace. Free breakfast, great common areas, lots of information available to... More 

Helpful?
Thank knittingwithT1
Talbot W, Guest Relations Manager at Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for all your kind words. We are happy to hear you had such a positive, inviting, and peaceful experience here at HI-Hawthorne. Hope to see you again! More 

Cronulla, Australia
Level Contributor
74 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Good location, friendly staff. Clean tidy rooms with some great shared areas. A great front porch to watch the World go by. Was fully booked the night I stayed and from talking to staff, is pretty much always that way. Book well in advance to secure your bed - definitely not one to turn up at without a booking.

Helpful?
Thank JasonProsser
HI-Talbot W, Manager at Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel, responded to this review

Hello Jason, Thanks for your review, we're happy that you had a good stay! That's excellent advice, because we do book in advance so much of the time! Thanks and take care, Talbot HI-Portland Hawthorne Hostel Manager More 

Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

The hostel was in a really nice neighbourhood with convenient transit, and a good noise level. The staffs were very helpful with transportation and touring tips. It was under HI and had all the traveling information of other HI hostels as well. Rooms and washrooms were very clean. The common room was nicely kept with computer access. The kitchen was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jenny P
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here while attending a conference. The staff were exceptionally helpful and welcoming. The light breakfast was s nice added bonus and the coffee was excellent. This place was in a great location and made my trip affordable. The only thing is that the bathrooms were not as clean as I have witnessed in other hostels

Helpful?
Thank nsummer2
HI-Talbot W, General Manager at Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel, responded to this review

Greetings and thanks for taking the time to make a review! We appreciate your perspective and we're pleased that you enjoyed your stay here. Sorry if the bathrooms weren't up to par, we'll definitely work on that and make sure they are acceptable in the future. Honestly, we haven't had many complaints regarding that, we are an older building, so... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

My review is a little late, I stayed here last summer with my husband and 10 year old son in a private room. Everything was clean, safe, and it's affordable. Met other travelers during our stay and had interesting conversations (which we would probably not have in a regular hotel). Good area for shops/restaurants/coffee. Hostels are not just for 20... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Azar1017
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

I very much liked staying at the hostel as it felt like staying in a house, something that feels good when you are travelling for a long time. The interior was nice and colourful. The rooms had wooden beds with OK mattresses and were spacious. Breakfast was ok and they have free tea and coffee all day long, which was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Fifi T
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

This hostel is a small cozy cute one. The vibe is very relaxed and the staff very welcoming and helpful. Free breakfast every day till 10am!! Hawthorne street is great, a lot of bars and restaurant and downtown is just a 20min bus ride. The bus stop is just in front of the hostel. A tv room with netflix is... More 

Helpful?
Thank Matteo A
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
189 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Stayed here over the weekend and was rather surprised at this hostel. I usually avoid HI Hostels as they always contain strange guests (children etc.) and have daft rules (no drinking alcohol) but this hostel was nice. The rooms are big, clean with comfortable beds and plenty of bathrooms and showers. The location is out of Downtown but all the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Steve M
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Portland's Hawthorne hostel is most definitely one of the bets hostels I've ever stayed in. It's a really small hostel with a big concern for the environment. The hostel has a really homely feel. The hostel is located on Hawthorne Blvd which is the coolest street ever, filled will awesome stores and cafes, including some of the best thrift stores... More 

Helpful?
Thank AnneCutajar
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

10 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (7)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Other (4)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (3)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Portland hotels
Downtown
Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel
Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel
#1 of 137 in Portland
4.5 of 5 stars 1,544 reviews
Downtown
Sentinel
Sentinel
#5 of 137 in Portland
4.5 of 5 stars 1,095 reviews
Inn at Northrup Station
#6 of 137 in Portland
4.5 of 5 stars 932 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Jupiter Hotel
#63 of 137 in Portland
3.5 of 5 stars 501 reviews
Downtown
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland
Downtown
Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland - Downtown
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
GreenLeadersGold level
Room types
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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 

Additional Information about Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel

Address: 3031 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-4120
Location: United States > Oregon > Portland
Price Range: $36 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Expedia, Travelocity, Booking.com, Hotels.com, HostelWorld, Odigeo and Hotwire so you can book your Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hostelling International Portland Hawthorne Hotel Portland
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay