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Norblad Hotel And Hostel
Ranked #11 of 14 Hotels in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence
Portland, Oregon
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Clean, Friendly, Good Value”
Reviewed 23 February 2013

I believe the Norblad is undergoing a complete renovation in 2013. We stayed in a newly renovated suite room. The Norblad is a bit of a hostel/shared facilities place with some private rooms that have their own bathroom. That said everything was very clean. Things were a little bit on the spartan side but I attribute that to the fact that our room only became 'finished' a week or so prior. But even so, if it were to remain as spartan I think it goes with the type of lodging it is. The bed was comfy and the covers and comforter very soft and plush. Shower was nice overhead type rain-shower style for a person under 6'. Wood floor was nice, TV had full cable channels. Given it is right next to Ft. George brewery it is an excellent spot. Our room had a view to see the river and bridge actually, looking out across the tops of other buildings. I think it was an excellent value. The front desk person was also very helpful and cheerful.

I cannot speak to how the shared facilities are or how it may be if there were other people there and how their behavior would be with shared accommodations but that is a challenge as one drunk or loud person can be a bad apple that the staff will have to manage.

This would be a great place for people looking to crash after an event at Forge George Brewery, who were on a bike or hike trip looking for cheaper accommodations and to do laundry or other things like that. Probably would not consider it a specifically good place for a family to stay but you could. There was some street noise but it tailed off around midnight. But I believe the hotel discloses this as a potential issue when you book--its just part of staying there as they cannot be responsible for drunk people being loud out on the street.

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

Showed up with my bicycle. They gladly gave me a room at a decent price. Room was good(comfy bed, tv, refrigerator). The problems arose as the sun went down. Quiet hours were not enforced and many guests were drunk and hollering in the halls well into the night. The kitchen also had few or any cookware.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

We are long-distance cycle tourists and this hotel (now called Norblad) is great for backpackers and cyclists. There is a kitchen, a locked room in which you can store your bikes, a laundry on site, good clean shower, a fairly spacious bedroom and the price is good.

Don't be put off by the fact that you have to carry your bike up just 1 flight of stairs; the locked upboard is right there on the landing, and I don't think you could do better than this hotel when travelling on a budget.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2009

When we got to the address of the Astoria Hideaway Hotel we found a hotel named The Norblad. They had our reservations, so perhaps there has been a name change along the way(?). This place definitely has a hostel feel to it. It's a place you can find a tattooed and pierced young man talking to guy visiting from Europe. Many rooms you have to share a bedroom and a bathroom, but there are four rooms that have a private bath and two that share a bath. We stayed in the York room, which had a private bath, refrigerator, sofa, air purifier, and TV. I didn't see any AC, but when we were there, opening a window was all we needed. There were no screens, but the blinds kept out any bugs.

The hotel had a community feel to it and we found it was quieter than expected, the sheets and towels were clean, and the bed was soft.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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vancouver, bc
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Reviewed 27 February 2009

This is a good place for young people on a budget or passer-bys. The city is a charming one and this hostel is right in the heart of it. Got a bit of a weird vibe from the people there, but got a private room and it was clean and has a view of the river. I wouldn't want to take my family there or stay for an extended period of time, but its cheap and clean and in a good location. They have dorm rooms, and private rooms. The private room was simple it had a fridge and a sink, but the bathrooms were shared.

  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Norblad Hotel And Hostel

Property: Norblad Hotel And Hostel
Address: 443 14th St, Astoria, OR 97103-3911 (Formerly HideAway Inn and Hostel)
Region: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Astoria
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Astoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 15
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