You are looking for hostels in Oregon? Good news, you have come to the right place.
On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. Hostelz.com helps you to find your Oregon hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com. So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Oregon.
All Cities in Oregon
We list every single hostel in Oregon and the world. In total, we have 9 cities in Oregon for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.
Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.
Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Oregon. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.
Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Oregon
Oregon is a very open minded and lovely state in the US. It's capital city is Portland and here you will find plenty of great hostels and a range of different things to do, especially of the alternative nature. Get among the many markets here, stop in on the worlds largest book store and get lost among the shelves, or take in one of the spectacular parks scattered throughout the city. Make sure that you definitely stop in on the Grotto and Washington Park. If the weather is rubbish, then there are quite a few interesting museums that you can take in as well.
Pendleton is a great place to get a hostel if you are planning on doing some very thorough investigation into the Walla Walla wine region. While it is not overly easy to get here without a car, it is worth your while in wine season. Thoroughly recommend spending a couple of days chilling out at a hostel here and taking in the beautiful farm lands and if you have friends you can even divide up designated driver duty. Also out this way you can travel to the Mount Hood National Forrest for some beautiful hiking and to get among the outdoors. Oh and to work off all of the wine!
To get around Oregon, you will ultimately need a car to experience some of the national parks and state parks within the area. There are not too many hostels in these regions. The hostels are mainly scattered in towns along Highway 5 running down into California. The Greyhound bus will frequent many of the major towns along the highway as it heads south and you can use this to get around if you don't have your own car, just double check that the bus will actually stop in the destination of your hostel. If it is a busy time of year make sure that you also book your bus in advance.
If you want to drive the Pacific Coast Highway, know that the only hostel along the coastline in Oregon is at Seaside in the northern part of the state. There are no other hostels along this route down into California but if you are driving it so that is something to keep in mind when budgeting for your trip through Oregon.
Handwritten by local expert for Oregon hostels Globetrotter
Travel Tips for Oregon - from the Community
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Portland... it isn't a big tourist destination really, but there may be no better example of the ideal small American city. It's a young town and the locals are some of the most genuinely friendly people you'll find anywhere. It has a lively downtown and nightlife. And it's surrounded on all sides by great outdoor …
The town of Bend is great with first class slopes nearby and big city amenities with a small town feel. It's a touch of Colorado in the Pacific Northwest without the high prices. You can get here from Portland or Eugene by bus in about 3 hours. There also an Amtrak shuttle from a stop about an hour away.
Eugene is a great city, filled with personality. The hippy-ness gets to me a little sometimes, but other than that, I have a wonderful time in Eugene.
FAQ on Hostels in Oregon
There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:
Finding Hostels and Prices
What hostel booking sites are best to use?
There is several hostel booking sites, such as Hostelworld.com, Hostelsclub.com and Booking.com. While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.
This is where Hostelz.com comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.
For you as a traveler, Hostelz.com is the best booking site to actually save money.
How much are hostels in Oregon?
Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.
You can search for exacty hostel prices in Oregon here on Hostelz.com. Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.
When to book hostels?
If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.
Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.
What to pack when staying in hostels?
There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.