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Featured Hostels in Portland

HI Portland Hawthorne District - Hostel
1.5 out of 5
3031 SE Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland, OR
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Located in Sunnyside, this eco-friendly hostel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Hawthorne District and within 3 mi (5 km) of Oregon Convention Center and Moda Center. ...

4.2/5Very Good! (56 reviews)

"I liked the communal spaces (kitchen, dining room area, outdoor spaces)"…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

HI Portland Hawthorne District - Hostel
KEX Portland
2 out of 5
100 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR
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Located in the heart of Portland, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Oregon Convention Center and Moda Center. Powell's City of Books and Pioneer Courthouse ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)

"This unique hotel is located in an old, but modernized building. The bottom floor is a very nice bar and lounge area. They also serve food with Icelandic theme. We stayed in a queen Suite. It was SMALL and I would say three rooms are a bit overpriced considering the size and lack of modern amenities. ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

KEX Portland
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Red Lion Hotel on the River Jantzen Beach

Red Lion Hotel on the River Jantzen Beach

3 out of 5
909 N Hayden Island Dr, Portland, OR
The price is $81 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
4/5Very Good! (1,348 reviews)

"The property location is nice with a very large pool (which was closed due to Covid) and nice access to trail around the dock/bridge view. Property looked little old but decently maintained. Rooms with 2 queen bed were spacious."…"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Red Lion Hotel on the River Jantzen Beach
Radisson RED Portland Downtown

Radisson RED Portland Downtown

3.5 out of 5
1455 S.W. Broadway, Portland, OR
The price is $109 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,212 reviews)

"It was a pleasant stay! Enjoyed the hospitality and the room had a great view and it was clean and professional."…"

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Radisson RED Portland Downtown
River's Edge Hotel

River's Edge Hotel

4 out of 5
0455 Southwest Hamilton Court, Portland, OR
The price is $103 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14
3.8/5Good! (975 reviews)

"The staff were great, love the location, right by the water's edge. noisy A/C Heat"…"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

River's Edge Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

What Is a Hostel?

If you're hoping to find an affordable place to stay in Portland, there are 611 accommodations here to pick from, including hostels. No two hostels look exactly the same, but these dormitory-style accommodations all have the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms)
  • Low prices
  • A social environment

Hostels are a great way to stay in Portland for a good value, so you can save more for sightseeing. We've heard good things about this destination's natural setting, including its river views and gardens.

Hostels in Portland

Ready to book a hostel in town? These top picks have the best reviews from our guests and could be a good place to start looking:

Travelers House - Property features include free WiFi, free parking, and a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with lockers.

HI Portland Hawthorne District - Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a shared/communal kitchen.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Portland?

Good weather's definitely a plus when you want to venture out and explore, so here's some information that might be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically August and July, while December and January are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 58° F and nighttime temperatures average 32° F
  • April-June: 75° F is the daytime average and 39° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 80° F and nighttime averages are around 44° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 70° F during the day and 31° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 41.65 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Portland?

Depending on your interests, you might enjoy these places:

Top Sights
  • Moda Center
  • Pioneer Courthouse Square
  • Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Natural Features
  • Portland Japanese Garden
  • Simon and Helen Director Park
  • Lownsdale Square
Cultural Attractions
  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
  • End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
  • Portland Center for the Performing Arts

Generally, Portland is known for its:

  • Parks
  • Riverfront
  • Biking
  • Theater
  • Gardens
  • Shopping
  • Live music
  • Art
  • Entertainment
  • Restaurants

How to Get to Portland and Around the Area

You can fly into the nearest airport in Portland, OR (PDX-Portland Intl.), located 6.7 mi (10.7 km) away from the city center. An alternative is Salem, OR (SLE-McNary Field), located 45 mi (72.5 km) away. After you've arrived, you may want to make use of public transit. You can walk to nearby metro stations including SW 6th-Madison Street Station, City Hall-SW 5th and Jefferson Street Station, and Pioneer Square South Station. To explore more of the surrounding area, catch a train at Portland Union Station, Beaverton Hall-Nimbus Station, or Tigard Transit Center Station.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Portland?
By choosing a hostel you can spend less on lodging and save more of your trip funds for sightseeing during your trip. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its theaters and live music venues.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dorm-style accommodations all feature shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too), budget prices, and a social environment.
What are the best hostels in Portland?
Ready to book a hostel? These options have the best reviews from our customers and might be a good place to start: HI Portland Hawthorne District - Hostel - Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Rooms come with towels, lockers, and linens. KEX Portland - Located within a 5-minute walk of Oregon Convention Center. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar. Rooms come with towels, showers, and lockers.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Portland?
Good weather’s definitely a plus when you’re discovering new places, so here’s a little information that may be helpful: The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 63°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 42°F. Average annual precipitation for Portland is 42 inches.
What is there to see and do in Portland?
Overall, Portland is known for its parks, rivers, and biking trails. Major attractions include Moda Center, Veterans Memorial Coliseum, and Oregon Zoo. Get out into nature with places like Pioneer Courthouse Square, Tom McCall Waterfront Park, and Portland Japanese Garden. Cultural attractions include Portland Art Museum, Keller Auditorium, and Roseland Theater.
What's the best way to get to and around Portland while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in and around Portland in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is Portland Intl. Airport (PDX), 6.7 mi (10.7 km) away. An alternative is Salem, OR (SLE-McNary Field), situated 45 mi (72.5 km) away. After you’ve arrived, you may want to use public transit to get around. You can access metro transit at SW 6th-Madison Street Station, City Hall-SW 5th and Jefferson Street Station, and Pioneer Square South Station. To explore more of the surrounding area, hop on a train at Portland Union Station, Beaverton Hall-Nimbus Station, or Tigard Transit Center Station.