Ashland Commons


Unit 423 kitchen
Unit 423 Common area/kitchen
Unit 419, Room #2
Unit 423, Room #1
Unit 423, Room #3
Ashland Commons solar
Unit 423, Room #2


The Review

Ashland Commons is one of the few hostels in Southern Oregon. It is located in the midst of mountainous trails, local shops, diverse restaurants, and high-end performances. This hostel caters to a variety of guests, so it will likely fit your needs perfectly!

The Location

Ashland Commons are located within walking distance of downtown, but far enough away to provide a quiet and secluded atmosphere. There are some spaces available in the parking lot for guests, and you can also park alongside the street, which sees very little traffic. This hostel is a popular for Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers, as Ashland Commons is only a few miles away from the last PCT access until Crater Lake. You can also reach Ashland by taking the Rogue Valley Transportation Department bus from Medford. From Medford, you can access the Greyhound bus and the airport.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Each room is so unique, you could stay multiple times and get a different living experience each time! The hostel was formerly an apartment complex, so each apartment unit has two to three rooms and at least one private bathroom, along with a kitchen and living area. Unlike many hostels that display blank walls, each room is beautifully decorated. Keys are given to guests for their unit and room. Bunk beds, single beds, full beds, and queen beds are offered. Private rooms are also available.

Common Spaces

Ashland Commons is ideal for groups, as they can rent out an entire unit for themselves, but it is also good for individual stays. Although there are no common spaces where everyone can gather, each unit has a kitchen and living area with television, games, books, and local travel information. Wi-Fi is available and free. There are a variety of people who come to stay at Ashland Commons, many who come to see a play at the famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival. During the school year, there are many students on extended field trips, as well as Pacific Crest Trail backpackers and more urbanized backpackers from across the United States and around the world.


A stay at Ashland Commons not only guarantees a restful night's sleep, but also the opportunity to experience a unique culture found only in Ashland, Oregon!
by Jessica Lippe Staff Reviewer
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One of the kitchens
Dorm Room
Room Closet


(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Ashland Commons" at 437 Williamson Way.)


437 Williamson Way, Ashland, Oregon, USA
42.200865, -122.704904 (accuracy not guaranteed)
+1 (541) 482-6753
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Kim, the owner, is just magical. She's really helped to keep this space warm, welcoming and wonderful. The kitchen has everything from a blender to cupboard filled with food items that have been left over by other hostel visitors. In my room I have been given a huge bed and my own closet space for me to hang my clothing (which is not guaranteed for you if you stay here but is unheard of in the world of hostels). The one warning I have for you is that this hostel allows small children and families with children to stay here. There was a screaming one year old baby here for 2-3 days and this was quite unpleasant for everyone in the hostel. Even with this, I am so incredibly happy with this hostel. It is the best one I've experienced in the world thus far when it comes to price, amenities and spaciousness. Definitely will stay here again if (when) I return to Ashland.
Age 29, Canada
This Hostel is the best!
This hostel is clean and modern, with double pane windows and central heat pump heating. I am assuming that the heat pump will work for cooling in the summer as well as heat in the winter. It can get really hot in Ashland. This facility has no mold or dumpiness at all. It's real nice, clean, and "fixed up." It is nearer the food co-op than downtown, so it's quiet outside. I have stayed at this hostel twice and both times it has been a pleasure to be with the others here. It is a nice fifteen-minute walk through a field to the central business district. There are dorm rooms and private rooms, and lots of common area with a great kitchen. The landlords are very friendly and helpful and can even arrange an inexpensive ride from/to the Medford airport if desired. This is the accommodation of choice in Ashland!
Garth McMurtrey

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