Black Elephant Hostel

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Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Black Elephant Hostel

Black Elephant Hostel

2 out of 5

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
33 Hampshire St, Portland, ME, 04101

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCharles Q. Clapp House14 min walk
  • Popular LocationPortland Museum of Art16 min walk
  • Popular LocationVictoria Mansion17 min walk
  • AirportPortland, ME (PWM-Portland Intl. Jetport)9 min drive

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About this area

Portland

Located in Portland, Black Elephant Hostel is in the city center and near the beach. Maine Jewish Museum and Merrill Auditorium are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Casco Bay Lines Ferry Terminal and Riverside Municipal Golf Course. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Cross Insurance Arena or Fitzpatrick Stadium.

What's nearby

  • Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception - 2 min walk
  • Monument Square - 9 min walk
  • Charles Q. Clapp House - 14 min walk
  • Portland Museum of Art - 16 min walk
  • Victoria Mansion - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Portland Transportation Center - 4 min drive
  • Portland Intl. Jetport Airport (PWM) - 9 min drive

Restaurants

  • Sebago Brewing Company — 3 min walk
  • Micucci Grocery Store — 3 min walk
  • Fore Street Restaurant — 4 min walk
  • Standard Baking Co. — 4 min walk
  • The Corner Room Italian Kitchen & Bar — 6 min walk

About this property

Black Elephant Hostel

Portland hostel in East Bayside
Express check-out, a garden, and a picnic area are available at this hostel. WiFi in public areas is free. All 12 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and stovetops. Premium bedding, dishwashers, and showers are among the other amenities available to guests.
Black Elephant Hostel offers 12 air-conditioned accommodations with shared/communal kitchens. Beds feature premium bedding. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided.

Bathrooms include showers. This Portland hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
At check-in, guests must provide either a negative COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
Guests providing a negative COVID-19 test result must have been tested no more than 72 hours prior to check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Limited onsite parking

Conveniences

  • Lockers available
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Outdoor entertainment area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop

More

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10:30 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open Sunday - Thursday (7:30 AM - 8:00 PM) and Friday - Saturday (7:30 AM - 10:00 PM)
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
At check-in, guests must provide either a negative COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
Guests providing a negative COVID-19 test result must have been tested no more than 72 hours prior to check-in

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Black Elephant Hostel Portland
Black Elephant Portland
Black Elephant Hostel Portland
Black Elephant Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Black Elephant Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Portland

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Overall score and ratings

4.9

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 40 out of 45 reviews
5 - Excellent 89%
Rating 4 - Good. 5 out of 45 reviews
4 - Good 11%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 45 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 45 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 45 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.9/5

Staff & service

4.7/5

Amenities

4.9/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Overall a very nice and friendly hostel. although, the bunk bed can use some upgrade.... the entire bunk shakes violently when on person moves, especially the lower bunk movements effect the top bunks. Coffee and tea can be put out late at night so some early travelers can have something warm for the road.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Friendly and helpful, in a great location, easy affordable parking. Nice backyard space. Small room with private nice clean bath down the hall. Bright freshly decorated community space. Very pleased with accommodation
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Because I stayed here the first week of July in multiple rooms I will leave reviews for each accomodation. The Nathaniel Hornblower dorm where I slept for my third night in Portland is unique in that it has an ensuite bathroom and is slightly larger in comparison to the other dorm. All of the bathrooms in the Hostel have a bottle of castile soap for use which came in handy because I forgot to pack my own. As for the overall experience, excellent. The late night instructions were not delivered to me because my reservation was filtered through Expedia so my first night of two in a private suite was spent at the Airport. Moriah offered her apologies even though it was no fault of the Hostel staff. In fact it worked to my benefit because my first night was waived. They have an outside garden area that allows marijuana use but discourages tobacco use, I prefer smoking areas that prohibit tobacco but I'm not sure how that rule can be properly enforced in a private business or anywhere really. Judging by the cigarettes in the ashtray I see a few guests of the property overlooked the rule. Also, do not play heavy metal on your phone in the lobby without headphones lol
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
No complaints
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021