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Reviews of HI - Portland Hawthorne Hostel

Hostel | 3031 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, Oregon, USA 97214

81.8% Overall Rating

105 out of 118 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (13/08/2014)

"The location was good, the kitchen was well stocked with basic cooking items/ingredients, couldn't complain about the free breakfast, and overall the hostel was probably the most peaceful hostel I've ever stayed at…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Bicycle hire
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Please note: Rates quoted on this website are Hostelling International member rates. Those without a member card add $3. While linens are included, Oregon Lodging Tax (12.5%) will be charged upon arrival. OFFICE HOURS ARE 8 AM TO 10 PM PACIFIC TIME. NO CHECK INS AFTER 10 PM.

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81.8%

Overall Rating

105 out of 118 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'HI - Portland Hawthorne Hostel'

Atmosphere
79.2%
Location
81.6%
Facilities
74.4%
Cleanliness
84.0%
Staff
86.4%
Value
80.8%
Safety
86.4%
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91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

13 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was good, the kitchen was well stocked with basic cooking items/ingredients, couldn't complain about the free breakfast, and overall the hostel was probably the most peaceful hostel I've ever stayed at (though I guess that also depends on fellow guests)

Disliked: The only sort of annoying thing was that lockers weren't inside the bedrooms.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

15 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location. Lots of sitting options. Outdoor patios.

Disliked: No beer drinking inside or outside on patios.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Had a very laidback feel to it and the other guests were on the most part friendly.

Disliked: There was a variety of age ranges and the lockers, while secure, weren't in the rooms which was weird.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

29 June 2014

Liked: Location.

Disliked: No lockers in the rooms, really?

91.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Austin Evans

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

23 April 2014 Austin would recommend this property

Liked: The location was absolutely perfect. Within walking distance of many shops, restaurants, and bars. You can take a short bust trip to the city from right outside the hostel.

Disliked: No complaints.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

26 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked that it's located in a great area in Pdx with easy walking access to multiple shops, bars ects.

Disliked: parking is a challenge

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

15 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location -- 20 minute walk from train station, close to lots of local restaurants and shops on Ave 21st and 23rd, 10-20 minute walk to other parts of the city. Light offering of breakfast (bread, PB, Jelly, Coffee) was perfect to start the day before search for the many delicious brunch places Bathrooms were kept pretty clean to my surprise, never had to wait to shower or use the restroom Bed were clean and fresh linens and towels were given upon arrival The wall of the hostel is decorate with the many activities/restaurants/events of Portland, you will never be left without something to do/explore!

Disliked: Staff was a bit stand offish

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Courtney Smith

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 July 2013 Courtney would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice hostel - free pancake breakfast and you can pick berries in the front yard :)

Disliked: Courtney left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Franka Martin

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 April 2013 Franka would recommend this property

Liked: Best hostel I ever stayed at! Super friendly staff, beautiful house, spacious dorms, comfy bed, amazing people staying there, relaxed atmosphere.

Disliked: I would have liked lockers in the dorms and/ or more storage space but everything else made up for that.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

21 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very simple and easy going hostel environment. Friendly staff members.

Disliked: The dorm room can get a little warm and stuffy at night when the window is closed.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked how green the hostel was, with the rainwater washed toilets and good recycling.

Disliked: The hostel was very cold. There were not enough electricity outlets in the dorm. You have to take a bus to get into Downtown, so the location isn't the best if that's where you want to spend your time. However, if you like the Hawthorne area, this won't matter.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Faith Radford

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

08 September 2012 Faith would recommend this property

Liked: Great place: very friendly vibe among the hostel guests with everyone hanging out on the patio at the start and end of the day; also the most helpful staff I have ever encountered in a hostel. Blackout curtains in the dorm - blissful sleep. Lots of free information given out. In the Hawthorne district, my favourite area of the city, although be aware it's a 20 min bus ride downtown. Impeccable environmental practices, which don't compromise services or facilities. The hostel engages with the local community which is nice, for example by hosting workshops and a weekly brunch.

Disliked: Nothing

68.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location on Hawthorne Boulevard was really cool. It's a great street full of cafes, some vintage shops and a few second hand bookshops. You can easily jump on the regular number 14 bus to get to the centre of town, or else walk 45 minutes over one of the bridges. The house itself was really nice. Very eco-friendly.

Disliked: Although there is supposed to be free breakfast, through the entirety of my stay (4 nights) there were no free bagels available. I wasn't keen on the room that I stayed in. It was in the basement where there were no windows. It was very hot and stuffy down there. I had to go through the male dorm in order to get into the mixed dorm.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Warren Yee

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 July 2012 Warren would recommend this property

Liked: A nice cosy place, very environmentally concious, it had a roof garden and used rain water to flush their toilets. Cooking facilities were excellent and great amount of information for visitors. Friendly staff and friendly fellow travellers.

Disliked: Was a bit far from downtown, but only took a short bus ride, which I already knew from looking at the map. Had no lockers in the room, but my belongings felt safe and secure anyway.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

27 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very nice and knowledable about public transit. The place was very clean and green. Close to safeway and restaurants/food carts.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Malin Busch

Alone

City break

30 May 2012 Malin would recommend this property

Liked: I loved th fact that it is in the middle of heart of the Hawthorne area, close to good shopping, restaurants, bars ect. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I had a fun night at the pub crawl on friday night.

Disliked: Malin left no negative feedback.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 May 2012

Liked: The atmosphere and the location. Beeing in this part of portland makes it!!!

Disliked: the staff

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 March 2012

Liked: Staff were friendly and the local bars and restaurants are really nice.

Disliked: There seemed to be a lot of people at the property who were living there longer term than the average traveller and all seemed to know each other. If you were travelling with people this hostel would be fine but I was travelling on my own and I didn't meet anyone to hang around with and there isn't a huge amount to do by yourself in the local area.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Anne-Marie Simard

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

20 February 2012 Anne-Marie would recommend this property

Liked: Feels like home

Disliked: Female dorm located almost '' in the kitchen ''. Noisy in the morning.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Charlotte Glab

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 February 2012 Charlotte would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were stellar - very friendly and a couple went out of their way to make my prolonged stay super enjoyable. Courtney, Happy - here's looking at you! The community vibe the place has is also really wonderful - the hostel connections going on (Danny, Matt, Pete etc) means that people are popping in and out with all sorts of things to do, and are truly generous. The Hawthorne district is great - a fair way from Downtown but if you enjoy a walk, it's only 30 blocks and then the bridge! Make sure you head to Oui Presse down near about 20th, go to Danny's games night on a Tuesday, and if you're there within the next month, I URGE YOU to attend Ez's Nia Dance class. It's held right there at the hostel!

Disliked: Charlotte left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Sara Saghaei

Alone

Business / conference

14 November 2011 Sara would recommend this property

Liked: cool people, character, free bagels, awesome neighborhood

Disliked: little privacy, with 8 people in the room and the no light policy after 10pm. neighborhood was chil and very well representative of portland, but getting to other parts of the city, specially downtown could be troublesome with buses don't following the schedule..

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

peichi tsai

Alone

City break
Shopping

03 November 2011 peichi would recommend this property

Liked: you will felly like in your home!

Disliked: no~!

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

25 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: home like atmosphere

Disliked: Rooms were too crowded

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break

21 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very comfortable and they thought of all needs anyone could have.

Disliked: I liked it very much. There was nothing I did not like.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break

28 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great homely feel to this hostel. It was really comfortable and Hawthorne is a great neighbourhood to stay in!

Disliked: n/a