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Black Elephant Hostel: bed in 8 bed FEMALE DORM

Heather is a superhost.

Black Elephant Hostel: bed in 8 bed FEMALE DORM

Room in hostel
1 guest1 bedroom1 bed2.5 baths
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
2.5 baths
Sparkling clean
19 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Heather is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.

Go Boutique on a Budget!

The Black Elephant Hostel is a very vibrant and comfortable space with unique decor. We pride ourselves on being super clean, affordable and friendly. Our LOCATION CANNOT BE BEAT! We are one block outside of Old Port and nestled among some of the finest eateries, shopping, and entertainment in Portland.


Air conditioning

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
4 bunk beds



73 reviews
Ariel User Profile
December 2019
Heather is rad, and so is her place. Do yourself a favor and just stay there. Also, THE 27 DIFFERENT WALLPAPERS, ALSO ALSO, make sure to check out the book she made that tells the origin story of The Black Elephant.
Cynthia User Profile
December 2019
The hostel is absolutely amazing. It's so stylish, comfortable, and well-organized. I didn't cook, but it would have been easy to do so with plenty of fridge space, dishware, and an awesome gas stove. It's also close to some of the best spots in Portland. The food co-op around…
Jesa User Profile
December 2019
Spunky, sweet, and affordable. We need a hostel like this in every city
Janice User Profile
November 2019
Heather's hostel is everything as described and so much more. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and I got great tips on where to go and what to see. Had some really nice housemates as well. I would absolutely stay here again. Thanks again for everything : )
Natalie User Profile
November 2019
Everyone was super friendly, great suggestions, amazing coffee!
Lauren User Profile
November 2019
This hostel nails convenience, cleanliness and creative charm right smack in Downtown. Perfect for anyone who just needs the basics of shower, sleep, and wifi, but also above and beyond for anyone who could appreciate a kitchen for cooking, the comradery of other guests and their…
Karlee User Profile
November 2019
The Black Elephant was exactly what I was hoping it would be -- a friendly, fun, safe place to stay and keep my things while I was at a conference in Portland. It's even better in real life than it is in the photos...super cool, funky vibe that makes you smile! Great place to…

Hosted by Heather

Joined in October 2018
Heather User Profile
364 Reviews
Heather is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I have spent most of my life living and farming in New England. I have spent the past many years homesteading, training young horses, and raising my girls alongside my trusty husband of 23 years, James. As a young parent I gave up my career path to be home with the children, but…
Interaction with guests
Our front desk is staffed between 7am-11am, and 3pm-10pm (1500-2200) every day, but we're always just a phone call away if you need us! We're around to recommend places to eat, activities to do, or tourist traps to avoid. You can also just do your own thing!
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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The neighborhood

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM

House Rules

  • Not suitable for children and infants
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • Parties and events are allowed