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Hostelling International - Northwest Portland Hostel
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

- great location within a 10 minute walk to Powell's books, Whole Foods, loads of bars and restaurants. Felt safe in this area.
- staff were generally super friendly and helpful

- I was in a dorm room with an extremely uncomfortable bed (thin and hard mattress) that was also super noisy whenever I moved. Not a great combination for a good night's sleep.
- The free breakfast consists of a single bagel and a tea/coffee. Better than nothing, but every other hostel I have stayed at on this trip has offered unlimited bagels/bread, plus boiled eggs and fruit salad. No comparison.
- There are only 3 or 4 activities offered during the week. And they are not very appealing at that. There's so much great things to do in this town! How they do not have decent activities organised for every single day is beyond me!

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Really nice place with some great little additions like free bread and pastries from a local Bakery and little towels to dry your hands with, nice communal areas and staff. Organise some good trips, I went on a walk to some waterfalls with a local guide which was interesting and great value. Would definitely go back!

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

The picture attached is one of 3 houses attached to the newly completed hostel that has its own cafe attached to the buildings. The hostel is located close to public transportation and you have easy access to pubs and food nearby. They also have activities that are run by volunteers which can help you explore the city. The hostel offers bagel and coffee for free or $3 off any menu item. The facilities are clean and offer a kitchen/fridge/lockers/laundry facilities (does cost for doing laundry). Plus you can meet people from all over the world who are traveling

Stayed: September 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

This Hostel/Guesthouse offers a range of rooms. I stayed in a small private room with a single twin bed. It was clean, comfortable, and no frills. The shared bathrooms were also private/single use with locks, so it felt like staying at a private residence. Towels are included.

It is located near popular shopping and restaurant areas. Very little wait for an Uber and walking distance from the train.

I highly recommend for the value!

I was only there one night, but if I had stayed longer, I might have participated in the regular group activities they have planned during the week.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Stayed in a 4 bed dorm for 3 nights. Good private setup - much prefer 2 bunks end to end rather than 2 bunks next to each other where you can stare into your bunk neighbours eyes upon waking up. Breakfast was regulated with 1 bagel and coffee/tea/juice + 1 refill. On site bar/cafe, but you were also able to drink your own alcohol in the courtyard out back. There were crates of free baked goods in the kitchen one day (pastries, breads etc) which may be a regular thing. Quiet and clean place to stay, one of the better hostels in the US.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hostelling International - Northwest Portland Hostel

Address: 425 NW 18th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-2217
Region: United States > Oregon > Portland
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Ranked #4 of 25 Speciality Lodging in Portland
Price Range: ₹ 2,185 - ₹ 8,033 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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