Portland is known for its cool crowd, hip art district and incredible food truck scene. It’s also known to be an expensive city, so if you’re looking to travel on a budget, staying in a hostel is the perfect option for you. From eco-friendly hostels, through to budget options located next to the city’s free tram route, we’ve rounded up the best cheap hostels in Portland:
HI Portland Hawthorne is an eco-friendly hostel located in Hawthorne, one of Portland’s most popular neighborhoods. The hostel is set within a converted house, providing a homely feel to the place, and it’s known to draw a fun backpacker crowd. The surrounding neighborhood is full of cool restaurants, bars and quirky shops. It’s known for its location to the city’s awesome food truck scene, so be sure to arrive in Portland with a big appetite. The eco-friendly hostel features a sustainable garden and a water collection system, meaning you can feel better about your stay. It provides a free, light breakfast including cereals and the ingredients for all-you-can-make pancakes. It’s one of the best cheap hostels in Portland, so be sure to book with plenty time in advance.
HI-Portland Northwest follows in the footsteps of its popular sister-hostel, Hi Portland Hawthorne. Like it’s sister hostel, it also draws a cool crowd, looking to explore the city and party. The hostel boasts a great location, right in the heart of Portland’s historic Northwest and Nob Hill neighborhood. The hostel is within walking distance to cozy cafés, shops, pubs, galleries and some of the city’s top nightlife spots. It’s also known for its proximity to downtown, where you can walk on foot and explore some of the city’s best sights such as Washington Garden, farmers’ markets, museums and the city’s buzzing Chinatown. Guests love the hostel’s clean rooms and friendly atmosphere.
Travelers’ House Hostel is a small, social hostel that draws in a friendly crowd. It’s centrally located, within walking distance to Historic Mississippi and the Williams District. The hostel is known to attract travelers who are keen to explore the city and its culture and is ideal for guests looking to get a decent night’s sleep. So if you’re looking to avoid party hostels, this is the place for you.
The AAE Portland Downtown offers both private and dorm rooms. It’s a good budget option located on the city’s free tram route, taking you to the top spots in the city, without denting your pocket. The hostel has a mixture of mixed dorms and private rooms.
The Society Hotel offers up budget accommodation in a historic building, formerly a sailor’s hotel. The hotel boasts a great location in China Town, known for its rich history, culture and, of course, delicious food. You’ll be spoilt for choice with places to eat authentic Chinese cuisine. The boutique hotel offers rooms with bunk beds for those traveling on a budget. It also features custom-built triple-tall bunks, which each come with a storage locker, personal charging station, reading light, and privacy curtain.
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