Welcome to your detailed guide for Portland hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Portland, USA. Compare prices for Portland hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.
Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Portland, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Portland? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Portland alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Portland. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
Now, that is a bummer. At the moment we do not have any super cool information on things to do in Portland. We guess this means we better book a flight to Portland soon. We are working on it!
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Portland. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Portland. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
A hostel in Portland costs on average $34 for a dorm. A hostel in Portland with private rooms costs on average $76.
Hostelz.com shows all 5 Hostels in Portland. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
HI - Portland, Hawthorne Neighborhood Hostel is the best hostel in Portland for families.
HI - Portland, Hawthorne Neighborhood Hostel is the best hostel in Portland for groups.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 5 hostels in Portland, USA.
Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Portland. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Portland. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!
I lived in Portland for two years and then came back to Texas. Wow -- what a mistake I made. Portland is absolutely beautiful and I'm going back. It's all about PDX!
Everyone should get a chance to visit Portland! I initially went to visit colleges in the area (Lewis and Clark was amazing, so was Reed), but the culture is really what captured me. Everyone in the area is so involved with the environment and nature, it's extremely refreshing. Don't be surprised to find that many people use bicycles or public transportation as their main way to get around -- that's just the kind of place it is!
We had the best time in Portland. We just love that city and people. We will always hold Portland close to our hearts. Thanks to the many nice people in Portland and Oregon who made our visit a nice one.
michael & carmen
There are amazing restaurants here -- in particular a vegan and a Greek restaurant right smack in downtown. There are lots of gardens in and outside the city and tons of parks where you can see both Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens.
Portland is a liberal, hippie town that doesn't deserve to have consumers' hard-earned cash. Everywhere I went people were rude and stuck up. It is beautiful but the people make it not worth going back. It's not a recommended stay unless you go out of the city, maybe then you will have a better time than I did!
If you want to know what heaven looks like, just visit Portland, then you'll realise by yourself after seeing it. It is a great place to live peacefully, no crime and a safe place from natural disaster. Wonderful angels are living here, don't miss it.
I have never been to a better city. Its full of fun, history, art, music, good food and tone of micro-brewery beer, culture, and parks, and great libaries and shops! I have been to all the big and small cities in the United States AND WILL NEVER COME ACROSS A CITY THIS AMAZING! Bring a rain coat! -Amos
Portland may feel small, which is part of its charm, but it is not a "small American city". The metropolitan area population ranks 22nd in the USA at about 2.2 million people.
One word: Beautiful. Portland is not a big tourist city, but that is because people don't know what a gem it is. Come for a weekend. If you have a car you can drive to Mt. Hood and Multnomah falls, or if not just enjoy downtown. Be sure to visit Powell's, the biggest bookstore in the world, encompassing an entire city block.
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 hiking areas, including the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. Mt. St. Helens is a short drive away, and if you're into skiing, check out nearby Mt. Hood. It's the only mountain in North America with year-round snow skiing.
Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Portland and USA.
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.