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HI Portland Hawthorne Hostel


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.

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


3031 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97209