$22 per night
$22 per night
HI-Portland Hostel, Northwest, East Portland, Oregon

HI-Portland Hostel, Northwest

East Portland, Oregon - 425 NW 18th Ave

2 Total reviews

  • Notably clean
  • Great prices
  • Attractive rooms
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PDX NW Hostel a good choice ... Within walking distance of the trendy Pearl district as well as "downtown" (including the fare-free square). Giant 3-ring binder in the lobby with information on tons of local businesses. No house cat and while staff wasn't unfriendly, I liked ...

Description - Hostel

We are centrally located in the heart of Portland. You can walk to downtown, Amtrak/Greyhound, Washington Park (Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, Oregon Zoo), Powell's City of Books, museums, downtown, the Pearl, Chinatown and more. Only 3 blocks to Portland's fareless zone: all buses, trams, and street cars are free in downtown. The airport MAX train stops only 5 blocks from hostel (get off at PGE Park).

We are located in the heart of Portland's historic and vibrant Northwest/Nob Hill neighborhood. Cafés, shops, brew pubs, theatres, galleries, and nightlife create a happening district. Just one block away is the Mission Brew Pub theatre ($3 movies), and Forest Park, the country's largest natural park, is a short walk away and offers great hiking and biking.

In 2006, we expanded and now have two buildings. The Elliston building, a historic landmark, built in 1889, features dorms and private rooms, outside courtyard with BBQ, kitchen and dining room, small coffee bar, common areas, laundry facilities, Internet kiosk, free local phone calls, free wireless internet for laptops, free lockers and luggage storage, free parking lot and free on-street parking, and free pastries, bread and bagels.

Registered guests have 24 hour access. Registration hours are from 8am-11pm. Starting June 1, registration hours will be from 8am - 12midnight.

Helpful and friendly staff offer great information on things to see and do, and we provide free maps. Our information boards are updated every week. Van tours can be booked to Mt. St. Helens Volcano, Columbia River Gorge, Cascade Mountains, and the Oregon Coast. Ask for our self-guided itineraries. During the summer months there are free weekly summer music concerts in neighboring parks.

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The space
  • Property type: Hostel
  • Year built: 1889
  • Renovated: 2006
Hostel accommodations

Lowest price available: $22

Double Female Dorm Male Dorm Mixed Dorm Quad Single Triple Twin
  • Check-in: 8:00am
  • Check-out: noon

Hostel amenities

Our hostel features 24-hour access for registered guests, common lounge and deck areas, kitchen facilities, coin-operated laundry facilities, Internet access and a small coffee bar. Our registration hours are 8am-11pm. If you will be arriving after 11pm we need to know in advance.

BBQ area Concierge Free local phonecalls Laundry/valet service Linen included Meeting facilities Multi-lingual staff No Smoking No curfew Open 24 Hours Parking (free) Pets not allowed Tour/sightseeing assistance Wireless internet

Room amenities

Our dorms are small with 4-8 beds. Our 8-bed dorms are separated in room with 2-4 beds each.

All of our private rooms have a full size bed, and many have a single bed or a set of bunks as well. One private room at the hostel has its own bathroom, all others are shared baths. The rates range from $36 to $59 per night plus lodging tax (add $3 per person if you are not a member). Linen and towels are included.

Backpacker facilities Clock radio Coffee/tea maker Fax machine Hairdryer Internet access Iron/ironing board Kitchenettes Lockers Microwave Refrigerator Shared bathroom Telephone Television not available WIFI


We are located in the Northwest/Nob Hill neighborhood, just a few blocks from many popular shops, cafes, pubs, cinemas, and some of the city's best restaurants. We are also walking distance to many area attractions, including downtown Portland, Saturday/Sunday market, the famous Powell's Bookstore, numerous art galleries, the Classic Chinese Garden, museums, and Pioneer Square. The Rose Gardens and Japanese Gardens are a short bus ride or a 30-minute walk away. The Greyhound bus and Amtrak train station are also nearby, catch a free bus or walk 12 blocks (10 minutes) to the hostel. From the airport there is a regular light rail (MAX) service to downtown. The MAX only stops 6 blocks from the hostel.

Points of interest
  • Powell's City of Books - 10-minute walk
  • Saturday Market (& Sunday's too) - 15-minute walk
  • Mission Theater and Brew Pub - 1-minute walk
  • Rose Garden and Japanese Garden - 20-minute walk
  • Classical Chinese Garden - 15-minute walk
  • Forest Park - 15-minute walk
  • Portland Art Museum - 20-minute walk
  • Pearl District - 3-minute walk

Food and drink
Eating out
Cha Cha Cha
Mexican restaurant
Blue Moon
Great pub food and micro-brew beer
Thai restaurant
Indian restaurant with lunch buffett
Escape From New York
Pizza by the Slice

Price details

$22 per night

Taxes: 12.50%
Prices shown here are without tax. Tax will be added to your final payment.

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Available discounts

Rates quoted on this website are Hostelling International member rates. Non-members may join on arrival or pay $3 extra per night, per person.

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

Please note that we have a 24-hour cancellation policy for dorm space, 48-hour for private rooms. You must cancel any reserved date 24/48 hours beforehand. We charge the full amount of the first night of your reservation for late cancellations.

Location - Hostel

425 NW 18th Ave
East Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon  US  97209

Latitude: 45.52611, Longitude: -122.6896

How to get there

From South: Take I-405 (exit 299B), exit on Everett St., left on Glisan St., 3 blocks to hostel.

From North: Take I-405 (exit 302B), exit on Everett St., follow signs around block to Glisan, hostel is 3 blocks, on left.

From Airport: Take red line MAX train to PGE Park, walk north on 18th Avenue 5 blocks, Flanders Street & Glisan Street.

From Train or Bus: walk south 1 block, then right on Glisan, 12 blocks to hostel (10 minutes) or ride #17 bus free by exiting at 14th & Glisan and walking 4 blocks west and turn left on NW 18th Ave.

Nearest airport: Portland International Airport (PDX), 5 miles