This hostel is committed to following WHO and local government guidelines for Covid-19 sanitation. This includes increased cleaning routines, better hygiene measures and social distancing when required.
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Northwest Portland Hostel

Free Cancellation Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.

4190 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

• Rated 3rd Best Hostel in the World! (Hostelworld: 3rd Best Medium Size Hostel in the world, by 1.1 million travelers among 17,500 hostels, 2020)
• Portland’s Best Location with FREE Breakfast!

Welcome to our centrally located hostel in Portland's historic and vibrant Northwest District. For over 25 years we have been dedicated to creating a welcoming community for travelers from around the globe. Explore downtown, the Pearl Arts District, Powell's City of Books, Portland’s outdoor markets, museums, MLS Soccer Stadium, train/bus, and more—all within walking distance.

Our hostel serves as a social hub for travelers and locals alike! Enjoy a craft beer or cider, paired with a delicious meal freshly prepared at our Hostel Café. Gather around our open flame firepit in the courtyard or connect in one of our many inviting social spaces. Experience our weekly live music nights and join one of our most popular events– trivia night! The café is open early morning to late night, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner: local beer, cider and kombucha on tap! Our free breakfast includes coffee roasted locally, Smith Tea, juices, freshly baked bagels with healthy spreads, or upgrade to a full American Breakfast!

Immerse yourself in a neighborhood bustling with coffee shops, restaurants, microbreweries, shops, theaters, galleries, and vibrant nightlife. Stroll to Forest Park, the country's largest urban wilderness, ideal for hiking and biking enthusiasts. For convenience, catch the bus, streetcar, or MAX train—all easily accessible, with the airport MAX just 5 blocks away. Discover Oregon's highlights with recommended tours to Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls, picturesque wineries, and the stunning Oregon Coast.

Parking is available at an affordable rate of $5 per day (free on evenings & Sundays). Take advantage of our relaxed noon checkout, free luggage storage, maps, WIFI, and breakfast. Engage in our free live music, tap tastings, and walking tours.

Features Include:
• Dorms and private rooms
• On-site café/pub
• Outdoor gardens and BBQ area
• Covered courtyard with an open flame firepit
• Guest kitchen, dining room, and common areas
• Laundry facilities

Lodging tax of 16% will be added to all overnight fees on arrival.

Reviews & Ratings

4190 Total Reviews
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  • Location
  • Staff
  • Atmosphere
  • Cleanliness
  • Value for Money
  • Facilities

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Latest Reviews

Feb 15, 2024
Most everything was incredibly nice. Very interesting setup with multiple houses converted into dorm spaces, which gave a very home-y vibe. When I stayed, there weren’t many travellers near my age. Seemed like most of the people here were 45+. But everyone was friendly and caring and very social!
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Male, 25-30
Feb 09, 2024
I had a fantastic time at this hostel. Great location close in a nice neighborhood. Super friendly and helpful staff, and so many fun free and cool activities are hosted by the hostel on different days of the week. The complementary breakfast is a great touch. Also, dorm room is very clean and bathrooms are spotless. Definitely the best hostel I have ever stayed in. Room was warm even in the dead of winter. Each bed also is very nicely individually set up with lights, fans, and charging stations
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Female, 18-24
Feb 02, 2024
One of the best hostels I stayed in all my life! The facilities are amazing, a cozy and good feel vibe, nice events, incredible staff and a walkable distance of many Portland cool places.
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Male, 25-30


  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Air Conditioning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Parking
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Card Phones
    • Washing Machine
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Luggage Storage
    • Fax Service
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi



3rd, Worldwide Medium Hostel


3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain


2nd, Hostel Chain


3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain


3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain


3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain


2nd, Hostel Chain

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