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Overview of Black Elephant Hostel

Black Elephant Hostel

2.0 star property

4.9/5 Exceptional

Top rated for eco-friendliness (4.9/5)

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Housekeeping
Map
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)14 min drive

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About this area

Portland

Black Elephant Hostel is located in East Bayside, a neighborhood in Portland, and is in the entertainment district and near the beach. Merrill Auditorium and Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum 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 - 7 min drive
  • Portland Intl. Jetport Airport (PWM) - 13 min drive

Restaurants

  • Eventide Oyster Co - 2 min walk
  • Ribollita - 2 min walk
  • Sebago Brewing Company - 3 min walk
  • Micucci Grocery Store - 3 min walk
  • Fore Street Restaurant - 4 min walk

About this property

Black Elephant Hostel

Hostel in the heart of East Bayside
Consider a stay at Black Elephant Hostel and take advantage of a garden, a library, and an outdoor entertainment area. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks at this hostel include:
  • Swimming pool
  • Express check-out, outdoor furniture, and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the location
Room features
All guestrooms at Black Elephant Hostel have thoughtful touches such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi.
More amenities include:
  • Communal kitchens with refrigerators, dishwashers, and microwaves
  • Ovens, stovetops, and cookware/dishes/utensils

Languages

English

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

Things to do

  • Swimming pool

Conveniences

  • Library
  • Lockers available

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage

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.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • 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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Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - 9:00 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 daily from 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
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 are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

This property does not allow children

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
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 credit cards; 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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
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

Frequently asked questions

Does Black Elephant Hostel have a pool?

Yes, this property has a pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Black Elephant Hostel?

As of Sep 27, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Black Elephant Hostel on Oct 26, 2022 start from $129.8, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Black Elephant Hostel pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Black Elephant Hostel?

Limited spots are available.

What time is check-in at Black Elephant Hostel?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Black Elephant Hostel?

Check-out is at 10:30 AM.

Where is Black Elephant Hostel located?

Located in East Bayside, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Casco Bay Lines Ferry Terminal, Merrill Auditorium, and Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum. Monument Square and Portland Observatory are also within 10 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Black Elephant Hostel and receive a full refund?

Yes, Black Elephant Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Black Elephant Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

4.9

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 56 out of 65 reviews
5 - Excellent 86%
Rating 4 - Good. 9 out of 65 reviews
4 - Good 14%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 65 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 65 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 65 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.9/5

Staff & service

4.7/5

Amenities

4.9/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.9/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Elise
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Ty BE!
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Anne
Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very, very clean everywhere; nice outdoor space; friendly folks. Had a lovely stay.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Lori
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Best hostel ever. Clean, friendly, funky! Great vibe and amazing how they accommodate so many in a small space. Wonderful aesthetics, kitchen to use and book collection!!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Daniel
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Really fun unique spot with lots of character and helpful staff.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Margaret
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Was so convenient to everything we walked everywhere. Highly recommend for anyone visiting Portland
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Julian
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Thank you to the great staff of Black Elephant! Will definitely return soon!
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

4/5 Good

Jessica
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Carly
Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

4/5 Good

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

4/5 Good

Jessie Yuan-Chun
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