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“Awesome! Music, art, books, great neigborhood, and cool people.”

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Eugene Whiteaker Hostel
Bellingham, Washington
1 review
“Awesome! Music, art, books, great neigborhood, and cool people.”
Reviewed 13 January 2014

The perfect place for anyone who appreciates art, music, books, affordable prices, and meeting interesting people... The Eugene Whiteaker Hostel has won a piece of my heart, and I know I will always stop in and stay awhile whenever I pass nearby.

Of the hostel's two properties, one is more active and centered around socializing. It has a rec room, extensive musical instrument collection, outdoor sitting area/stage with a one-of-a-kind transformable roof, large kitchen/dining room room/living room area, and a fantastic collection of local art ranging from small sketches to huge murals.

The other property is overall quieter and more conducive to chilling out by yourself and exploring the awesome house collection of books and vinyl records.

Guests and employees are made up of a wide range of people. The workers are very friendly, helpful and accommodating. They form a community that is close-knit, but not closed off.
The whole Whiteaker neighborhood is a quirky cavalcade of fascinating and bizarre places and people. An overall attitude of acceptance makes the colorful community here uninhibited and interesting.
The Whiteaker Hostel, and surrounding neighborhood is the perfect taste of Eugene to make you fall in love with the town.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Jasper, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

Absolutely, this is the best hostel I've ever used.
Unfortunately, many people don't know this hostel because this is located in Eugene.
If you have a chance to stay there, definitely book here. I recommend you so strongly and I'm sure that you must enjoy spending time.
Price is also reasonable compared other hostels, that is located each big city.
Thanks this hostel, I like this city too.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Mac H, Manager at Eugene Whiteaker Hostel, responded to this review, 5 November 2013
Thank you so much for the visit and the great review! I hope your bike trip is going wonderfully...

Cheers,

Mac and Crew
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Seward, Alaska, United States
1 review
Reviewed 21 October 2013

I stayed two great nights at the Whiteaker Hostel and when the time came to leave I felt like I was saying goodbye to a new family. The Sunday potluck brought out the best in the neighborhood chefs and the well stocked and cleaned kitchen made it easy to buy groceries and prepare a proper meal. The bathrooms and beds were clean, the music room equipped and the fire pit stocked. It was a great stay with wonderful people and I look forward to coming back.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Eugene, Oregon
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

Very friendly community, we feel welcome. Would recommend the experience. Very interesting books and conversations, well prices, nice kitchen and sleeping spaces. woeds words words words words words words words words weords words wor dsow rdos werod

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Coos Bay, Oregon, United States
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

the whiteaker hostel seemed to be a nice warm quiet place to relax. i had a great stay here i even got a bottom bunk next to a window,my favorite it's better to ask for one when you check in or call early. i alway's book with www.hostelbookers.com the staff do keep the place up to standards and it is clean to. they have free wifi and everything is walking distance. buses, restaurant's a good place to eat at is papa's soul food right around the corner great BBQ. it's even in a quiet neighborhood with tree lined street's it's perfect for a walk on a sunny day. i only stayed for 5 day's this time, it doesn't seem to be a party hostel either, so that's good. i will stay here again in my travel's.!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Portland, Oregon, United States
1 review
Reviewed 30 August 2013

This place is eclectic and fun, just like the city it's where it's located. Full of friendly people who are willing to help you out, the Whiteaker Hostel is clean, quirky and affordable. If you're looking for a casual, low-key place to crash for a night where you feel safe and comfortable plopping down on a couch to meet some new people and listen to them make music on one of the many instruments provided, this is the ideal location for you.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

No doubt, this is going to be different from your typical hostel expereince. Its more like staying at a friends house then it is a hostel. But this by far is my faviorte place to stay when I visit in Eugene. The staff is always willing to help you with anything you need. As a runner, I sometimes need a little more extra time in my room if an event is going to run up against the check out clock and they always take care of me.

It is always kept clean and the kitchen is full of stuff for you to use. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The back yard is all multi purpose with places to sit and eat, or places to have a bond fire, or to park your bike.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Eugene Whiteaker Hostel
Address: 970 West 3rd Ave, Eugene, OR 97402-4994
Region: United States > Oregon > Eugene
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Speciality Lodging in Eugene
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Eugene Whiteaker Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A unique, art-filled and friendly Hostel located in the Whiteaker, Eugene OR. Dormitory beds & private rooms available for travellers. ... more   less 
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