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5.0 out of 5

"Good bed, clean bathrooms, quiet, comfortable place to have coffee and a bagel in the morning. " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 07 Sep 2019

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Hotel Description

Hostel near Cross Insurance Arena in Portland

City center stay

A stay at this East Bayside hostel places you within half a mile (1 km) of Cross Insurance Arena and 2 miles (3 km) of Portland Museum of Art. Eastern Promenade and University of Southern Maine are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Property Amenities

Free WiFi in public areas, a garden, and a library are available at this hostel. A picnic area, express check-out, and luggage storage are also on offer.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 12 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and stovetops. Premium bedding, dishwashers, and showers are also available.

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Black Elephant Hostel ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

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Guest reviews for Black Elephant Hostel

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5 out of 5
Good bed, clean bathrooms, quiet, comfortable place to have coffee and a bagel in the morning.

Posted by on Sep 7, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 15, 2019 by Hostel Heather

We are glad you enjoyed your stay :)

About the Black Elephant Hostel

Location 33 Hampshire St, Portland, ME 04101

Property Features

As a guest of Black Elephant Hostel, you'll find a library, a garden, and a picnic area. WiFi is free in public spaces. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Portland hostel.

  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Library
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Lockers available

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Train station: Portland Transportation Center (4.4 km / 2.8 mi)

Room Amenities

Black Elephant Hostel offers 12 air-conditioned accommodations with shared/communal kitchens. Beds feature premium bedding. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include showers. This Portland hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Communal kitchen access
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Air conditioning

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Sunday - Thursday: 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday - Saturday: 7:30 AM - 10:00 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. At check-in, guests must provide either a negative COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination. Guests providing a negative COVID-19 test result must have been tested no more than 72 hours prior to check-in.

This property's front desk is open during the following times:

  • Sunday - Thursday: 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday - Saturday: 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 8:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas. At check-in, guests must provide either a negative COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination. The negative COVID-19 test must have been administered no more than 72 hours prior to check-in. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Guests must provide health documentation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guests must provide a negative COVID-19 test result
  • Guests must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Negative COVID-19 test result must have been issued within a specific period before check-in: 72 hours
  • Property follows sanitization practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.