Spend a couple of nights in the men's dorm which could use some upgrades. No problems but nothing all that great.
Reminded me of the early 1970's and it looked like nothing has been updated since then. The eco-friendly aspects seem a bit dated and not current technology.
Basically, an old house that has been changed into a hostel with some quirky results. As another reviewer mentioned, the bathroom off of the kitchen is a little odd without a full door.
Location is good and is on the same block as a bus stop that takes you right into to downtown. The Hawthorne district itself isn't nearly as cool as is promoted. It is fairly expensive for the budget traveller. It is filling up with boutiques and pricy eateries.
Staff was business-like but not overly pleasant. Not rude, but certainly not very friendly.
This hostel is nonethess is bargain lodging in Portland. Also, there are few other lodging options in the SE Portland area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- HI-Portland Hawthorne Hostel is a non-profit travelers lodge that offers an affordable, clean and fun place to stay. It has recognized been around the world as being a sustainable and green business. Also known as "Your Eco-Home Away From Home". Our mission is "To Help All Especially the Young Gain a Greater Understanding of the World and it's People Through Hostelling". Free wi-fi and internet access, free long distance phone use, free parking, free kitchen use, free coffee/tea, free all-u-can make pancake breakfast and bagels/bread and cream cheese(when available), free towel and lock rentals (with deposit).We have men's, women's, and coed dorm room as well as 2 private rooms. Reservations are recommended. Must have out-of-town i.d. to stay to here. ... more less
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