Overview of Hostel
Make like a local in Portland at HI Portland Hawthorne hostel, your eco-friendly home away from home in one of the city’s prettiest neighborhoods. This converted house is a cozy spot to hang out with other travelers from around the world, and a perfect base for exploring the food, art, music, and cu
From Greyhound/Amtrak by Public Transit:
On NW 5th Ave, behind the Greyhound station, purchase a ticket ($2.50) from the ticket machine at Union Station/NW 5th & Glisan St MAX Station (Stop ID 7601). Board a MAX Yellow or Green Line light rail train. Get off at City Hall/SW 5th & Jefferson St MAX Station stop. Walk north on SW 5th (in the opposite direction of where the trains going), turn right on Madison and walk to SW Madison & 4th (Stop ID 3639) . Board a 14-Hawthorne bus (show the driver your MAX ticketit works as a transfer!) The bus will take you onto Hawthorne Blvd. Get off at the 30th Ave stop. We are between 30th and 31st on the left side of the street.
From BoltBus by Public Transit:
Boltbus: The Bolt Bus drops you off downtown at NW 8th Ave and NW Everett St. Walk east on Everett (going with the direction of the one way traffic on Everett) to NW 5th Ave. Take a right on NW 5th Ave to the NW 5th & Couch MAX Station (Stop ID 9303). Buy a transit ticket ($2.50) from the ticket machine. Board a Max Yellow Line or Max Green Line light rail train. Get off at City Hall/SW 5th & Jefferson St MAX Station stop. Walk north on SW 5th (in the opposite direction of where the train’s going), turn right on Madison and walk to SW Madison & 4th (Stop ID 3639). Board a 14-Hawthorne bus (show the driver your MAX ticket—it works as a transfer!) The bus will take you onto Hawthorne Blvd. Get off at the 30th Ave stop. We are between 30th and 31st on the left side of the street.
From the Airport (PDX) by Public Transit:
Buy a ticket ($2.50) from one of the ticket machines. Take the Light Rail MAX Red Line (will say City Center & Beaverton TC on it, Stop ID 10579) to downtown. Get off at Pioneer Square North MAX Station
(Stop ID 8383) and walk back to SW 6th (downhill). Turn right on SW 6th and walk 4 blocks to SW Main. Board a 14-Hawthorne bus (Stop ID 13169 ) and show the driver your MAX ticket (it works as a transfer!) The bus will take you onto Hawthorne Blvd. Get off at the 30th Ave stop. We are between 30th and 31st on the left side of the street.
For more info on transit, go to http://trimet.org/ or call (503) 238-RIDE.
Driving South on I-5 from Washington:
Take exit 300B (the Omsi exit). Stay left at the fork in the ramp onto Belmont Street. Take Belmont to 20th Ave, turn right, and then left on Hawthorne. The hostel is just past 30th Ave.
Driving North on I-5 from Eugene/California :
Take exit 299B onto I-405, a left-lane exit. Immediately take exit 1A, another left lane exit, to Naito Pkwy. Follow ramp to Front Ave, & turn right. Get on the Hawthorne Bridge going over the river. Head up Hawthorne Blvd to 30th Ave. We are between 30th and 31st.
Driving from the Airport:
Exit the airport onto I-205 South, then take I-84 West. Exit at 43rd Avenue (exit 2). At the ramp stoplight turn left. Take another left on 39th Ave. This will take you over the freeway. Continue down 39th until you reach Hawthorne (Jiffy Lube on the corner), and take a right. We are between 31st and 30th..
Conditions & Policy
Credit Cards Accepted
• We do not accept bookings of 5 or more people between the dates of May 1st to Oct 1st. We retain the right to cancel your booking should a group larger than 5 people book. • We do not accept Portland Metro residents, guests must have a valid non-Portland area photo ID to check-in (see below for details about ID types accepted). • Check-in is available between 15:00 hrs and 22:00 hrs. Government-issued photo ID is required to check in. Passports are only accepted from non-US citizens; US citizens must provide a state issued ID (drivers license or state-issued 'non-driver ID'). • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay. Children under the age of 7 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories. • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association. A non-member supplement of USD 3 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel. Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel. • Government tax is payable at check-in. Pets are not permitted in the hostel. • There is a maximum nights stay policy of 7 nights in a 4 months season. Keep in mind a few things: Dorm Beds-We need a notice of 24 hrs in advance if you need to cancel (by 12pm (noon) Pacific Time the day prior to your arrival) or your card will be charged for the first night. Private Rooms-We need a notice of 48 hrs in advance if you need to cancel (by 12pm (noon) Pacific Time two days prior to your arrival) or your card will be charged for up to two nigthts. Check-in is between 15:00 (3 pm) - 22:00 (10pm). No arrivals are allowed after 10pm. There is no curfew or lockout period once you are checked in. There is a neighborhood cat that hangs out mostly outside but occasionally comes into the foyer. It does not go anywhere else in the hostel.