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Hi Portland Hawthorne District - Hostel - Portland - Building
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HI - Portland Northwest Hostel - Portland
HI - Portland Northwest Hostel
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Northwest District$177+

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When to book a hostel in Portland

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Top tips for finding Portland hostel deals

  • Travelers looking to experience the liberal, artistic atmosphere that Portland is famous for may wish to opt for a hostel instead of a hotel. With a few exceptions, most hotels are relatively standard, while the blossoming hostel scene provides plenty of options for unique, social, and inexpensive accommodations. It is not uncommon for a hostel in Portland to be built into a period house, which creates a unique atmosphere and helps travelers to feel at home in the city. Many hostels distinguish themselves from the crowd with memorable themes, such as the Hi Portland Hawthorne District Hostel, which has created a name for itself by being eco-friendly, or the Tropical Guesthouse, which features lush tropical gardens and a fishpond.
  • The majority of hostels in Portland are not located downtown, which can be a good thing for travelers who want to get to know the city: the best bars, restaurants, shops, and microbreweries in Portland are to be found in neighborhoods such as Hawthorne, the Pearl District, and the Mississippi District (all approx. 10m drive from Downtown). Some hostels, such as Travelers House, offer bike rentals so that guests can explore the city at leisure.
  • Solo travelers looking for a hostel in Portland will love the social vibes at properties such as HI – Portland Northwest Hostel and Travelers House. Both offer small dormitories that can sleep up to four guests, and both have numerous facilities ideal for getting to know other people, such as shared kitchens and common room areas. Hostels like these regularly host events, including movie nights, BBQs, themed dinners, and bike tours.
  • Female travelers have plenty of options when looking for a hostel in Portland, since most properties offer female-only rooms. The Hi Portland Hawthorne District Hostel and HI Portland – Northwest Hostel both contain female-only dormitories, and the latter also provides a 24h front desk for added security. Private double rooms can also be booked here.
  • If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in Portland, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in Portland in February and April.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Portland if you stay on a Sunday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Thursday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book at least 90 days before your stay to get the best price for a Portland hostel.

FAQs when booking a hostel in Portland

  • What are the best hostels near Oregon Convention Center?

    Oregon Convention Center is a popular area in Portland and there are many hostels closeby. Check out HI - Portland Northwest Hostel or Hi Portland Hawthorne District - Hostel for hostels recommended by KAYAK that are within walking distance of Oregon Convention Center.

  • How much does a hostel cost in Portland?

    Hostel prices in Portland can vary depending on a number of factors. The average price for a hostel in Portland is $100 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as $52 in the last 3 days.

  • Is it cheaper to stay in a hostel than in a hotel in Portland?

    The average price for a night in a hostel in Portland is $100 compared to $186 for a night in a hotel.

  • Are hostels in Portland safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis?

    Hostels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hostels in Portland. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.

Where to find the best hostels in Portland?

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