Exactly as described… clean, minimalistic, and good value. Only stayed one night, and the private room had all we needed. Note that the rooms are small and parking is in the surrounding neighborhood only.
I loved my stay at Lolo pass. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The space was set up really well and kept very clean. There are two major bus lines that pick up right in front of the hotel and you’re about a ten to fifteen minute walk from a few neighborhood areas if you’re looking for more options. Overall fantastic spot. They are new so a small suggestion would be to add a few hooks in the dorms - especially for damp clothes during the rainy season but other than that it was just what I was looking for. -Maureen
I am writing this review based on cumulative stays with Lolo Pass. My first time staying here was in October of 2021, and I have stayed here 4 or 5 more times since then. For context, I am from Washington state so whenever I come to visit Portland, this has been my go-to spot. I first found Lolo Pass on Airbnb, and booked each time through there until this last time where I booked through the website. We'll get to that later. I have stayed in an 8-person co-ed dorm, private queen rooms and a 4-person single gender, female dorm. Pros - 1. Contrary to the 1-star reviews, I have NEVER had issues with the staff. The check-in folks are very kind and patient, the café and restaurant staff are top-notch, and my interactions with cleaning staff are neutral at best, but never negative. I have worked many years in the service industry (still do if you count teaching amongst that) and it's important for me to maintain pleasantries and a calm demeanor, even when upset. Every time I've communicated my needs to staff (such as the need to switch rooms, use of the projector for when I wanted to watch Dune, asked permission to put out marketing for local PDX events, or when needing a bandage) I have had all of my needs met. 2. The food from the café and bar is inspired and consistently delicious. Even if you don't plan to stay at Lolo Pass, you must visit these places at the very least. And yes, PDX has a very robust gastronomy scene, but I'M TELLING YOU, you will make no mistakes visiting Lolo Pass just for food and drinks. 3. The private rooms are generally quiet and in my experience, people would have to be quite noisy for you to hear them. And yes, the doors slam, but they are heavy, fire doors so they're actually there for your protection. NEITHER PRO NOR CON 1. If you stay in a private room, put out your Do Not Disturb sign, but checkout is still 11. 2. Lolo Pass is a community space, so you will meet local people who are just there to chill, work or study. 3. Most people generally have low affect, lack empathy or are simply inconsiderate, so if a Lolo Pass guest is basically following the rules but they treat the dorm like a hovel, you can't blame the hostel. 4. Rates, just like any hotel, fluctuate based on the season, so in the spring and summer, when travel is more frequent, you should expect to pay more for your stay. Cons - 1. The cleanliness is hit and miss. The 4 and 8 - person dorms are generally clean, but there could be more attention to sweeping and/or mopping, dusting surfaces and, I don't know... vacuuming popcorn out of the fan units by the windows? 2. The private rooms have nice clean beds, but the rest of the room is about 80-85% clean. It would be nice to not find crumbs on the counters (no food in the rooms by the way), hair in the shower or sand on the floor. 3. I think Lolo Pass could better emphasize the decorum required of guests in shared spaces. I moved out of a dorm because of the STRONG pot smell, and in my last visit (checked out today) my dorm mate splashed like a duckling all over the bathroom sink area and shed hair all over the bathroom. It was enough to make a makeup brush, and I'm not being hyperbolic. PEOPLE NEED TO CLEAN UP AFTER THEMSELVES FULL STOP. 4. Do not book through the website. It has errors and incorrectly booked me for a night that I had no intentions of staying. I reported this to management because I was charged for that stay, for which they indicated that it was "user error" and would not provide any form of a refund or approve the amount for the stay that I actually wanted. They chose to follow conventional hospitality industry standards rather than be reasonable. So management is also a con. Just book through Airbnb. Stat tuned while management writes back to refute my claim. All in all, 3:5 stars isn't bad. Lolo Pass is where I met a pretty amazing friend who ended up moving to PDX. I don't believe in coincidences, so Lolo Pass has a very special place in my heart. Improved cleaning will definitely move them to a 4-star review. Prudent management may also help.…
We loved the rooftop patio!! The rooftop bar wasn’t open however we ordered drinks from the bar downstairs and took them to the upstairs patio to enjoy. The sunset views were incredible! We shared a 4 person dorm, the beds were comfortable and made private with the curtain that pulled across. We had electrical outlets with USB charging ports and a little shelf to put things on. We enjoyed having coffee in the morning on the outdoor patio downstairs. Overall a fantastic stay! Would recommend!
Economical, CLEAN and comfortable with helpful friendly staff. Large reception/lounge area with European style bar and cafe. Good WiFi. And their espresso and cappuccino are quite respectable (excellent compared to any Starbucks), said by someone who lives in Italy. Highly recommend!
Picked this spot because it was close to a venue for a work conference. And because it was much less expensive than other spots. How do they have a great place for less $$. It is a new so there is no "funk" built up from past visitors--which is very nice. There are no TVs in the rooms and very little furniture. That said, I had plenty of room for myself in a private twin. One bed was the bed and the other was my staging area/work area. I found it to be quiet most of the time. I was on the 4th floor on an inside corner. Like most hotels post COVID, there's no cleaning service while you are staying in the room. Windows open, which is lovely on a nice day. If you like a washcloth, remember to bring a scrubby sponge or your own washcloth--they do not supply. The roof top restaurant is lovely -- the sunset gets rented out a bit to private parties, but that's okay. I found the staff quite nice and helpful. It is right along a convenient bus line and I was able to take transit the entire time. Easy walking distance to the great restaurants on 28th street.…
This place is anew building and that's all it has going for it. It's way overpriced where during COVID a private room is over $200 a night with all their stupid fees, which they also add on later. The cleaning staff yell nonstop all morning, from REALLY early to after 2 pm, and they will not clean your room no matter how much your request. I stayed for 10 days and the 20 year-old who "work" here do nothing, not even the bare minimum. Other people steal the food from the communal fridge, they're really cheap and say they're "eco-friendly" but really they're too scammy and stingy to put a fridge, kettle/coffeemaker, TV, or ANY amenities in the rooms. This place is an overpriced scam, avoid it! It sucks, the staff and cleaners are rude, snooty, judgmental, and entitled, and barely do any work. The coffee-people and bartender are rude and cruel as well. Not a good or kind place, hateful cleaning staff that say awful things when they think you don't speak Spanish. This place was a TOTAL waste of money, a complete scam. And with NO trash cans anywhere, and no place to put your garbage, it just accumulates, and the cleaning staff bang on your door in the AM and yell Spanish curse words at you I you leave it outside your door. The staff as always do NOTHING about this.…
It's not worth your time and energy to stay in a hotel where the staff are rude, entitled, unkind and judgmental. No Fun at All . It was also, very dirty and if you are all concerned with covid don't stay there. They put everyone in one room, when there are many other empty rooms available. The energy of the staff, is too cool for school. Never Again.
I got in terribly late--3:30 a.m!--and was greeted warmly, quickly checked in and trundled off to sleep. As hostels go, this is the creme de la...de Lolo. 😄 Clean, comfy, towels & bedding provided. The staff are friendly and efficient. My only complaint--and this is not a big deal--is that the place was kept at about 71° F. I prefer a cooler interior. It was snowing outside, so maybe I'll just appreciate a warm, "clean, well-lighted place" in the city in the dead of night. Thanks to Tatiana and crew!
Great place to stay. Staff was very nice. Rooftop deck was great to relax on. Rooms and hostel were clean. This is the nicest hostel that I have stayed at in the world. Highly recommend. Easy transit access and things to walk to around the hostel