Top 7 of the Best Hostels in Portland, Oregon

The city of Portland has a fun, cool and youthful vibe so a perfect place to also find some awesome budget and sociable accommodation. From trendy and fun to something more traditional, here are the best hostels in Portland, Oregon…

1. Lolo Pass – an amazing hostel for a great travel experienceLolo Pass - PortlandLolo Pass1 - Portland

 The best perk of staying at Lolo Pass besides their cocktail bar is that you can customize your hostel experience. If you are traveling alone and not comfortable around other people you do not know, you can book a private room. A shared room will help you to meet new friends during your travels. If you are traveling in a group, you can all rent a group hostel room during your stay. 

Lolo Pass is located in the Buckman district and is always staffed the entire day to serve your needs. Check-in time is 3 pm and check-out time is 11 am. 

Address: 1616 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

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2. KEX Portland – an excellent hostel that features an Icelandic touch and offers a great vibe  KEX Hotel - PortlandKEX Hotel1 - Portland

Visit KEX Portland and enjoy their sauna during your stay on top of their other amazing amenities. 

Your stay at KEX Portland will be even more exciting by visiting the restaurant Dottir, where you can enjoy a cup of coffee and breakfast in the morning or enjoy a family meal if you are traveling with them. Their rooftop bar called Lady of the Mountain offers brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. 

KEX Portland is located in the Kerns district with a 3 pm check-in time and 11 am check-out time. Staff is always on duty throughout the day and night. You can reach them via guest messaging for room service. 

Address: 100 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

3. The Society Hotel – a funky hostel located in a historic neighborhood of Old Town Chinatown

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The Society Hotel offers hostel-style shared bunk rooms and offers many premium amenities such as a lockbox to store valuables, earplugs to drown out noise for relaxation, and even rooftop access for a wonderful view of the Portland nightlife. 

For all these premium amenities and more, you will surely enjoy your stay at The Society Hotel for accommodations as low as $55 per night. 

Located in the Old Town district, you can check-in at 3 pm and check-out at 11 am during your last day’s stay. 

Address: 203 NW 3rd Avenue, Portland, Oregon

4. HI Portland – Northwest – known to be the 3rd best hostel in the world

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HI Portland-Northwest is known as the third best medium-sized hostel worldwide out of 1.1 million travelers that have rated over 17,000 hostels. 

You will enjoy the HI Portland-Northwest because of its many tourist attractions that are just a short walk down the road. These attractions include the Japanese Garden and Rose Garden located at Washington City Park and the Pearl Arts District. 

Community events at the hostel such as board game nights on Mondays, folk music on Tuesdays, American old-time music jams on Thursdays, and communal pasta dinners on Saturdays will make your stay at this hostel extra special. 

Located in the Nob Hill/Northwest district, you can check into HI Portland-Northwest at 3 pm and check-out time is 11 pm. However, the staff is on-site all day to serve your needs any time of the day or night. 

Address: 479 NW 18th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

5. Portland Pensione – a lovely hostel with a charismatic character that will make you feel at home

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Portland Pensione’s location makes it easily accessible no matter the type of transportation you are using whether walking, light rail, bike, car, or streetcar. 

You will love staying at the Portland Pensione hostel because of the many attractions nearby such as the Moda Center for sports and entertainment down the road and the Oregon Zoo which is only 5 miles away from the hostel. Take a 15-minute stroll down to the Oregon Convention Center for special events and exhibits in the area.

Portland Pensione is in the Eliot neighborhood. You can arrive at any time for check-in, but you must call the hostel in advance if you are planning to arrive after 9 pm on the day of your stay. 

Address: 109 NE San Rafael St, Portland, OR 97212

Phone Number: (503) 288-4489

6. Portland International Guesthouse – a top hostel that offers European-style accommodations based in the heart of Portland

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Portland International Guesthouse offers an experience a little different from other hostels because of its European-style setup. While no televisions are in the hostel rooms, you can enjoy television in their tv/sitting room. 

You get to enjoy a 20-minute walk of Downtown Portland if you stay at the International Guesthouse since it is conveniently located nearby there. Rent a bike from Biketown which is a block away from this hostel for a more enjoyable trip down this route.  

The Portland International Guesthouse is located in the Northwest district of Portland with a check-in time of 2 pm for guests and 3 pm in the Flanders apartment. If you want to arrive before these times and your room is not ready yet, the hotel staff can store your bags until your room is ready. 

Address: 2185 NW Flanders St, Portland, OR 97210

Phone Number: (503) 224-0500

Beth was born under a wandering star, with drama in her veins and ink in her pen. After stints studying theatre in Dublin and Utrecht she used her creative streak to see as much of the world as she could on as little money. She toured Italian Schools with a children's theatre troop, lived as an au-pair in both Rome and Washington DC, explored the British countryside, worked her way through much of Europe, Salsa'd in Cuba and road tripped down America's west coast where she discovered her spiritual home; Portland, Oregon. In between adventures she resides peacefully with her cat and ukulele amid the misty valleys and rolling hills of beautiful South Wales.

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