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Overview of Black Elephant Hostel

Black Elephant Hostel

2.0 star property
In the heart of Portland

9.8/10 Exceptional

66 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared kitchen
Map
33 Hampshire St, Portland, ME, 04101

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In East Bayside

Getting around

  • Portland, ME (PWM-Portland Intl. Jetport) - 14 min drive
  • Auburn, ME (LEW-Auburn - Lewiston Municipal) - 40 min drive
  • Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional) - 41 min drive
  • Portland Transportation Center - 9 min drive
  • Freeport Station - 20 min drive
  • Saco Transportation Center - 22 min drive

Restaurants

  • Eventide Oyster Co - 2 min walk
  • Ribollita - 2 min walk
  • Sebago Brewing Company - 3 min walk
  • Micucci Grocery Store - 3 min walk
  • Fore Street Restaurant - 4 min walk

About this property

Black Elephant Hostel

Located in the entertainment district, Black Elephant Hostel is a great choice for a stay in Portland. Fellow travellers say great things about the nice bathrooms and location.

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
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 information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions
  • At check-in, guests must provide either a negative COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • 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

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

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • Swimming pool

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Step-free path to entrance

Languages

  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils
  • Dishwasher

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

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 sanitiser; 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.

Guests providing a negative COVID-19 test result must have been tested 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).

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Black Elephant Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Black Elephant Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Black Elephant Hostel?
This property confirms that guests must provide documentation related to COVID-19 at check-in. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Black Elephant Hostel?
Yes, there's a pool.
Are pets allowed at Black Elephant Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Black Elephant Hostel?
Yes. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Black Elephant Hostel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Express check-out is available.
What is there to do at Black Elephant Hostel and nearby?
Black Elephant Hostel has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Black Elephant Hostel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Fore Street Restaurant (4-min walk), Ri Ra's Irish Pub (5-min walk) and Gilbert's Chowder House (6-min walk).
What's the area around Black Elephant Hostel like?
Black Elephant Hostel is in East Bayside, a short 6-minute walk from Merrill Auditorium and 10 minutes' walk from Cross Insurance Arena. Travellers love the hostel's prime location.

Overall score and ratings

9.8

Exceptional

9.7/10

Cleanliness

9.7/10

Staff & service

9.4/10

Amenities

9.7/10

Property conditions & facilities

9.8/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Katherine, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Awesome! An absolute 10!!! Love the place!!!
Aida, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Ty BE!
Elise, 4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Completely worth it and a great find!
My stay at Black Elephant was quite comfortable! All shared spaces, especially the bathrooms, were clean. Staff was friendly and helpful. Having access to a kitchen with a refrigerator was great, and I loved the free coffee in the lobby in the morning. There was sufficient parking in the area, however it was one or two hours if you didn't want to pay, but I was rarely unable to find something within a few blocks. Maybe it was just the routine I had during my stay, but I didn't actually see very many people around, although I knew that the hostel was booked and busy, so I didn't get much of the social/shared living experience.
Jillian, 4-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very, very clean everywhere; nice outdoor space; friendly folks. Had a lovely stay.
Anne, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay in the middle of Portland
Great location, quiet, clean, friendly staff, safe. Very happy to have chosen it for my stay.
Mario, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Best hostel ever. Clean, friendly, funky! Great vibe and amazing how they accommodate so many in a small space. Wonderful aesthetics, kitchen to use and book collection!!
Lori, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Really fun unique spot with lots of character and helpful staff.
Daniel, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Was so convenient to everything we walked everywhere. Highly recommend for anyone visiting Portland
Margaret, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Thank you to the great staff of Black Elephant! Will definitely return soon!
Julian, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review