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Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through Hostelworld.com you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by Hostelworld.com and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • Hostelworld.com are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

We are proud to be the first hostel to open in Portland, Maine! We offer a communal kitchen and very funky and comfortable lobby. Our dorms, rooms and bathrooms are super clean. We truly believe in affordable travel and love the social environment that hostels create. It is not just where you travel to - but who you meet along the way and the experiences you have together. We strive to provide a comfortable and creative living space for all travelers, young and old.

Our location cannot be beat! We are one block outside of Old Port and nestled among some of the finest eateries, shopping, and entertainment in Portland. We are close to all major transportation and are just a few blocks from The Cat Ferry which, in the summer months, will whisk you away to Nova Scotia.

We have the perfect accommodation. We have 12 rooms - 6 private and 6 dorms - 3 of the dorms can be rented out as privates. Children 14 and up are welcome to stay in a private room with a parent but you must be at least 18 to stay in a shared dorm.

The Black Elephant Hostel Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.

Front Desk open from 7:30 to 11 AM and 3 to 8 or 10 PM for check in - depending on the season
High Season - April 15 to December 1st - 3 to 10 PM
Low Season - December 1 - April 15th - 3 to 8 PM Sunday through Thursday and 3 to 10 PM Friday & Saturday (Doors to hostel open at 3 PM)

Check out from 07:30 to 10:30.

Payment upon arrival. You must have a credit card in your name to stay here.

This property may pre-authorize your card before arrival.

Taxes not included - 9.00%

Breakfast not included.

General:

No curfew.

No smoking.

The maximum period of stay is of 7 days. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.9

  • Facilities 9.6


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    16 Nov 2019
    Absolutely wonderful place to stay! Super clean & the best vibe!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    26 Oct 2019
    Loved the decor and the outdoor fire pit and the wes Anderson theme! Would definitely go back!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    15 Oct 2019
    Great hostel with a really nice vibe and mixed crowd. Staff were really friendly and helpful. I had a brief but great stay :)
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    15 Oct 2019
    It is such a lovely Hostel, perfect for staying in Portland.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    13 Oct 2019
    Really great hostel with great staff great location and super clean
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    13 Oct 2019
    Great location, impeccable facilities, clean comfy bed & bedding. Favorite features included the funky decor in the common area, bathrooms that felt like 5-star hotels (including hand towels instead of paper waste), duvets on the beds, & ceramic mugs for the free coffee in the morning. I’ve stayed in hostels all over the world, & some in the US—Black Elephant stands out as one of the best.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    24 Sep 2019
    Have stayed @ many hostels & this place is a jewel! It was opened in June of 2018 & decorated with lively bright interesting colors & designs. Old Port is just down the street if you want to ride the ferry. Even got a good night's sleep! Recommend it & would go back.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    28 Oct 2019
    One of the best hostels I've ever stayed at. Super clean and beautifully designed with thoughtful touches like a free food shelf and delicious coffee. Would highly recommend.
    Ireland, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    13 Oct 2019
    Black Elephant Hostel was way better than I expected. Great location. I felt very secure since each room had room keys that only those staying in the room had and there were lockers. Great atmosphere too. I thought the price seemed a bit high for a hostel but after staying there I felt good about it. It is worth the price. I'd definitely stay here again!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    22 Oct 2019
    Lovely small hostel with parking a car being the biggest challenge but is manageable.
    Australia, Female, 41+
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Utensils
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi


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