Travelers' House



-Why us? Travelers' House hostel in Portland delivers a community approach that challenges the status quo of American hosteling. We believe in a harmonious community of diverse individuals united by the thread of Portland. Not to mention that we are the best reviewed hostel in Portland. We are also the top rated hostel in Portland.
-We believe that all hostels must have EXCEPTIONAL PUBLIC TRANSPORT access...we do!
-The #4 bus stop right around the corner from our front door and offers frequent service. It takes 15 minutes to transit downtown and with only one transfer to/ from the airport.
-Super BIKE FRIENDLY hostel! We are a Bike Friendly Business and have exceptional access to bike routes, cheap bike rentals, free bike route maps, have bike tools, have many Portland bike books, and are in the process of developing a new bike workshop so stay tuned.
-GREAT LOCATION! Three blocks south of our Portland hostel is the vibrant Mississippi Avenue. 1/2 mile SE is the Williams District. 1 mile east is Alberta Arts District. This area has enough shopping, pubs, microbrews, cafes, restaurants, and food carts to keep you busy!


  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine



Traveler Reviews

“The place ill always return! ”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on March 11, 2018

This jewel stole our hearts! No way we'll go anywhere else except here. The hosts are like a family and each time they make our stay more than perfect. Very helpful, very friendly... they know their...

“One of the best places i have stayed during a vacation.”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on February 01, 2018

This hostel is not 5 star at all , it deserves infinite stars. It is extremely comfortable , cheap and cozy !. The Staff are more than fantastic ( I remember one of them who was Igor ) , It is very...

“Economical& Great Location”

Rating: 3 Reviewed on November 19, 2017

Location is great, good option for backpackers, do not expect too much, though. Staff is soooo helpful and reliable. Sometimes the elevator may got stuck, careful to use it. They do not accept credit...


Once at the airport, transportation into the city is easily managed by the Max Light Rail system for $2.50-5.
-Take MAX Red Line towards City Center & Beaverton TC for 30 minutes.
-Get off at Rose Quarter TC MAX Station and walk to 30 feet to the not cross the road.
-Take the #4 bus (Fessenden/St Johns) for about 10 min (Goes up Williams, Mississippi, and get off at the Alberta cross street)
*If in doubt tell the bus driver you want to get off at Alberta and they will help guide you. Ah, the love of travel...engage!
-Walk 40ft (12m). Head north on N Albina Ave turning right at the Corner Market onto N Alberta St. Look for TH on the right.

Union Station (Greyhound & Amtrak)
-Walk southwest on NW 6th Ave toward NW Everett and 5th.
-Board bus number 4 to Fessenden/St Johns.
-Get off at N Albina & Alberta (the bus driver will know Alberta)
-Walk 40ft (12m). Head north on N Albina Ave turning right on N Alberta St. Look for sign.

BoltBus Terminal - Hostel
-From stop go to SW 6th towards SW Taylor
-Corner of SW Taylor and SW 6th board bus number 4 towards St Johns.
-Get off at N Albina & Alberta (bus driver will know Alberta St)
-Walk 40ft (12m). Head north on N Albina Ave turning right on N Alberta St. Look for sign.


If you need to cancel your reservation we require a 7 day advance notice of your arrival date. If you fail to show up on the arrival date, we will charge your card for the total reservation amount. As well, you will be required to do the Portland equivalent of the "cinnamon challenge" and drink 8 shots of espresso when/if you arrive (just kidding of course!). Any changes to bookings must be approved by a Travelers' House staff member. If you arrive a day late without informing us via email or phone, your reservation was probably cancelled but we will try and find you a bed. We have a NO refund policy. If you arrive and pay for three nights and decide that you need to leave early you will not be issued a refund. If you pay a phone deposit and cancel your reservation you will not be issued a refund.

The comfort, safety and security of our guests is of paramount importance to us. Any guest(s) who, in the opinion of our staff, compromise the comfort, safety or security of other guests, staff or local residents will be requested to leave the premises and will not be offered a refund. Guests are expected to respect other guests, staff, local residents and property. We are not your average hostel in Portland.
-Engage in our community. Introduce yourself around — Travelers’ House is a great place to meet people.
-Clean up after yourself, and remember to take your shoes off. Recycle. Compost. Help conserve energy (turn off lights) and water.
-We have 24hr video surveillance in all communal areas (reception, kitchen, living rooms, etc.)
-Follow quiet hours of 10pm-8am with integrity. Look, this is simple and it is still the most violated guideline of the Travelers’ House community. From 10pm to 8am, people are generally using our facilities to sleep. We don’t have a curfew for guests and we would like to keep it that way.
-We really shouldn't have to say this, but no sex in the dorm room - yes, your roommates can hear you.
-We shouldn't have to say this either, but don’t steal anything.
-No smoking. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on Travelers’ House property. Please enjoy your tobacco products on the sidewalk.
-We are not a party hostel. If we wake up to you moaning and vomiting in our toilet from your night out start packing your bags.