Portland Oregon is one of the most diverse cities in the United States. Outdoor enthusiasts love taking advantage of the numerous hiking trails and bicycle paths, and the city’s proximity to the mountains, rivers and coast offer an abundance of open-air activities. Additionally, Portland offers a diverse cultural scene including art galleries rose gardens, performing arts such as theatre and live music. The best news is there are plenty of varied places to stay when visiting this intriguing city and a cheap hotel is not hard to find.
TravelPortland.com is a great resource for discovering all that the city has to offer. It is a great guide for visitors who want to learn more about the various neighborhoods that make up Portland. Additionally, it describes all the art and culture that the city has to offer. You can find all types of information regarding cultural tours of the city, culinary arts, museums and galleries, and current events that are happening during your visit. There is a lot to see and do in this exciting Pacific Northwest city.
Another alternative for a cheap stay in Portland, is booking a room in a hostel. The Northwest Portland International Hostel and Guesthouse is located in one of the best locations the city has to offer. The hostel offers low rates for group lodging which includes a fully-equipped kitchen and dining area as well as a courtyard with a deck and BBQ. Also available at the hostel are dorm-style accommodations and private rooms for singles, couples and families.
Additional amenities and benefits to staying at the hostel include:
- Dining room facilities
- Laundry facilities
- Lockers and luggage storage
- 24-hour access for registered guests (no curfew)
- Late check-in
- Access to tours departing from the hostel which include trips to Mt. St. Helens, the Columbia River Gorge and the Oregon Coast
The philosophy behind The Northwest Portland International Hostel and Guesthouse is “a hostel for travelers designed by travelers.” The staff here wants you to feel welcome in their city and they are friendly, courteous and offering clean and cheap accommodations in the “City of Roses.” Staying in a hostel may be a new experience for you if you are used to booking a room in a hotel. But not only does it make sense financially to give this hostel a try, you will gain an entirely different perspective of the city of Portland by staying here. You will also have the opportunity to meet people from around the country and around the world as this hostel draws many visitors from all over the globe.
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