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HI Portland Hawthorne Hostel

About

HI Portland Hawthorne Hostel

The HI Portland Hawthorne hostel is a mainstay Portland’s Hawthorne District and is one of the most eco-friendly hostels a traveler can find. The 35 bed eco-hostel provides 3900 global and domestic travelers annually with GOTS-certified linens and locally made mattresses. The staff help guests experience the best of the neighborhood and the city, including local discounts, brewery crawls and hikes.

Achievements
Gold Certified

  • Certified Bike Friendly hostel offering $5 nightly discount for touring cyclists, on-site community fix-it station, cycling maps and tours.
  • On-site rainwater harvesting system collects an average of 56,000 gallons per year which is re-used in the hostels toilets. 
  • Permeable space thrives in the form of living walls, eco-roofs, bioswales, edible and native gardens and a large back-yard.
  • Green built meeting room provides free meeting space for local non-profits, community groups and spontaneous yoga sessions.
  • On-site composting, recycling and donation center prevents 85% of waste from entering the landfill.
  • Public transit info center provided for guests.
  • Hosts annual community events for Earth Hour, Earth Day, and UN Days; World Environment Day and World Peace Day.
  • Voluntary participant in all local opt-in sustainable energy programs at the 100% level.
  • Global Sustainable Tourism Council and EPA Green Power Partner with 90% RECS.
  • Hostelling International - Vice Chair of the UNWTO Affiliate Program.
  • Triple bottom line Board of Director reporting and member of 40+ network wide green team.
  • Annual guest sustainability rating of 96% or higher and two-time winner of the global HI Five! Greenest Hostel Award.
  • Our Great Hostel Give Back and Community Hostelling Fund offers free overnights and travel scholarships.

HI Portland Hawthorne Hostel exterior

Staff helping guest

Location

3031 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97209
http://www.portlandhostel.org/
503-236-3380