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1 room, 2 adults

Black Elephant Hostel, Portland

2-star2 stars
33 Hampshire St, Portland, ME, 04101, United States of America

City-center hostel within easy reach of Cross Insurance Arena
  • Free WiFi
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  • Everything about this place is unique and special. It was a fantastic experience and I…Nov 23, 2019
  • Great experience!Oct 21, 2019

Black Elephant Hostel, Portland

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What’s around Black Elephant Hostel, Portland


  • In East Bayside
  • Cross Insurance Arena - 10 min walk
  • Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception - 2 min walk
  • Maine Jewish Museum - 4 min walk
  • Casco Bay Lines Ferry Terminal - 5 min walk
  • Merrill Auditorium - 6 min walk
  • Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum - 8 min walk
  • Monument Square - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Portland Intl. Jetport Airport (PWM) - 13 min drive
  • Auburn, ME (LEW-Auburn - Lewiston Municipal) - 42 min drive
  • Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional) - 41 min drive
  • Portland Transportation Center - 7 min drive
  • Freeport Station - 19 min drive
  • Saco Transportation Center - 20 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 12 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
  • Express check-out
The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Daily housekeeping

Black Elephant Hostel, Portland’s small print

Also known as

  • Black Elephant Hostel Portland
  • Black Elephant Portland
  • Black Elephant Hostel Portland
  • Black Elephant Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Black Elephant Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Portland


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Black Elephant Hostel, Portland

  • Does Black Elephant Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Black Elephant Hostel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Black Elephant Hostel?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Black Elephant Hostel.
  • Are pets allowed at Black Elephant Hostel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Black Elephant Hostel?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Black Elephant Hostel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Eventide Oyster Co (2-min walk), Fore Street Restaurant (4-min walk), and Gilbert's Chowder House (6-min walk).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.8 From 30 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
When I told my wife we were staying in a hostel she was not happy. After being at Black Elephant for only 5 minutes she was thrilled. Extremely friendly staff and the cleanest hotel/hostel we have ever visited. The location can't be beat with easy walks to all points in the beautiful city of Portland. A great value. We can't wait to return!
Michael, us2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Service hours are a little weird and inconvenient but staff was super friendly and helpful.
Andrew, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hostel
The staff is incredibly helpful and friendly. The location cannot be beat as far as convenience to downtown Portland area.
Teresa, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Super clean, comfortable bed, great location. Everything you need for a great price!
Allison, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best Local ~ Amazing Facilities!
This is an incredible place to stay and is a great addition to the neighborhood! Perfect location, a laundry mat 2 blocks away, some top bars/restaurants in viewing distance of the hotel and an amazing kitchen and lounge!
Matthew, us1 night trip

Black Elephant Hostel, Portland

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