Ashland Commons, Ashland

3 Reviews

Ashland Commons Reviews


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

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!

Jessica Lippe
United States
One of the kitchens Restroom Dorm Room Room Closet

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


Ashland Commons is located in Ashland, Oregon, home to the Tony Award winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival. We are a 15 minute walk to downtown and theaters.
There are three units: the upper unit 423 has a large fully-equipped kitchen and common area with 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The rooms have bunk beds (singles and doubles), futons and one has a queen bed. The common area also has futons and bunk beds- plus there are extra pads/mattresses. This unit can sleep 30+ guests. The expansive kitchen is fully-equipped with all appliances, cookware, etc.
The upper unit 419 has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and 2 futons in the common area. Both bedrooms have a set of bunk beds with single above and double below plus a double bed. The compact kitchen is complete. It can accommodate 12+ guests.
The lower unit 437 also has a roomy kitchen (no oven) with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths (1 is in laundry room adjacent to parking area). One bedroom has a queen bed, the other has 2 bunk beds. The common area also has 2 bunk beds, double futons and extra pads/mattresses as well and can sleep 10+ guests.
Ashland Commons is homey, comfortable, and affordable with games, videos, artwork. The mountain views are spectacular any time of year. There is an on-site laundry, 7 off-street parking spaces, AC, cable TV, and free Wireless internet access..
We are perfect for groups, families, retreats, clubs, as well as individuals.
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Location and Contact




Address: 437 Williamson Way, Ashland, Oregon, USA

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Website Ashland Commons Ashland
Phone Number: +1 (541) 482-6753
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Facilities and Amenities

+50 Traveller

Digital Nomads

Family-Friendly Hostel

Groups (10+ people)

Quiet Rest

Solo Traveller

Luggage Storage


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Bedsheets ($4)

Bike Rental ($25 / day)

Towels ($1)

Air Conditioning

Book Collection/Exchange

Clothes Dryer

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Outdoor Seating

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms


Wheelchair Accessible

Airport Pickup


Lockers in Rooms

Service Animals


Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 18

Checkout: 11:00 (11 AM)

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: no reception desk- call proprietors; office hours 8 a.m.-10 p.m. daily

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)


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