This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Seaside. To help you make friends with Seaside before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Seaside, Oregon, USA, is a beautiful Pacific Northwestern coastal town. It makes a great side trip from Portland or an ideal stopover on a road trip down the scenic Highway 101. Driving a car to Seaside, Oregon, will allow you more opportunities, but there are also bus and train services available between Seaside and Portland. Seaside, Oregon, USA hostel beds are more limited than they are in Portland, so if they are booked up when you want to visit, you can try staying in Portland and visiting Seaside as a long day trip.
The entire Oregon coastline is open for public use, and Seaside is the proud home to several miles of these beaches. Visitors come here primarily for walking in the sand, whale watching, and taking part in other oceanside activities. But be aware that with the windchill and Pacific Northwest weather, you will probably need a jacket, even in the height of summer. Swimming may even require a wetsuit.
There is a lot of sightseeing to do in Seaside, Oregon. Stroll past the art depicted on sides of buildings. Spend several hours at the Seaside Aquarium. Take photos of the picturesque offshore Rock Point Lighthouse.
While Seaside, Oregon, is a popular tourist destination known throughout Oregon, the town's population itself is fairly small. You can definitely enjoy the small-town feel, but in return you'll get what you get with Seaside, Oregon, USA hostels. Fortunately, Seaside, Oregon, USA hostel beds are much more affordable than surrounding hotel rooms.
Hostels on the Oregon Coast are few and far between, so Seaside, Oregon makes for an ideal affordable stop along an iconic Pacific Coast road trip. Alternatively, take day trips to nearby coastal towns. To the north is Astoria, known for being the on-location setting of "The Goonies." South is Tillamook, home to the factory that produces delicious cheese and ice cream. Plenty more beaches are open for you to explore as you head down Oregon.
Written by local enthusiast for Seaside hostelsJessica Lippe