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A room for 2 in Old Port! No cleaning Fees!

SuperhostEast End, Portland, Maine
Room in hostel hosted by Heather
2 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
Clean and tidy
13 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
100% 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.
The Buddies Double - This room consists of 1 twin bunk bed, sleeping up to 2 people. This is a small private room and is ideal for a couple or traveling friends.

The space
Our hostel is a home away from home where you can kick your shoes off and relax on the couch after a long day. Our funky decor and fun vibes will leave you feeling energized and inspired. Don't forget to peruse our guestbook and add your drawing to our chalk wall before you leave!
Please note - If you are booking a private room - the room is all yours - but the lobby, garden and kitchen are shared common spaces.

Guest access
24 hour access via keypad entry
Full access to our well equipped kitchen until 9:30pm
You receive a keycard that accesses your room, and your room contains a locker (with key supplied!) to store your luggage.

Other things to note
PANDEMIC RULES -
• Guests should not come to the lodging facility if they have a fever or cough. • Guests should maintain 6 feet physical distance and wear cloth face coverings when in any general gathering place. • Guests should wear face coverings when checking into a lodging establishment or on the property where social distancing is difficult. • Guests should supervise children so that they remain with their family/party.
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.
The Buddies Double - This room consists of 1 twin bunk bed, sleeping up to 2 people.…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 bunk beds

Amenities

Iron
Laptop-friendly workspace
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Air conditioning
Smoke alarm
First aid kit
Carbon monoxide alarm
Heating
Kitchen

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33 Hampshire St, Portland, ME 04101, USA

East End, Portland, Maine

The Old Port area is packed with plentiful dining opportunities! We were named the '2018 Restaurant City of the year' by Bon Apetite! Just steps from the hostel's doorway, you'll find everything from early-morning cafés to popular weekend brunch spots and highly rated restaurants where you may find a varying global cuisine for lunch and dinner. There is simply not enough time to explore all that the Portland dining scene has to offer... but it's worth a shot, right?!

From lively local Bars and Pubs to craft breweries and distilleries, Portland's nightlife is vibrant, artistic, and varied. Whether it be good drink and conversation at a pub, a night out dancing, a look into some of Portland's own breweries and distilleries, or a more refined cocktail in town to end the day, you are sure to find plenty of options within a short walking distance!

Excellent dining and nightlife aside, Portland offers a variety of activities for both lone travelers and families. Year round or seasonal this can be anything from a ride on the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad to a Historical tour via horse and carriage. With Maine College of Art (MECA) nestled at its heart, Portland is overflowing with artistic individuals, culture, and entertainment. From galleries and museums to theatre and concerts, the city has plenty to offer in the way of artistic ventures!
The Old Port area is packed with plentiful dining opportunities! We were named the '2018 Restaurant City of the year' by Bon Apetite! Just steps from the hostel's doorway, you'll find everything from early-morn…

Hosted by Heather

Joined in October 2018
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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 two girls. As a young parent I gave up my career path to be home with the children, but now they have gone off to college- one in Scotland and the other in Savannah, Georgia- and my husband works remotely as a tech consultant. There is a void that happens in one’s life when the children leave the nest. I wanted to add some meaning to my life, set a solid example for my girls- that we ladies can do anything we set our minds to - and to contribute to the greater good in some way. So… we moved to Portland and I decided to open a hostel. Yes! I do believe that hostels contribute to the greater good. They are a melting pot of different cultures and a place to make connections with others. They inspire community and open you up to endless possibilities and inspiration…if you will allow. When I took my girls college touring we stayed in hostels- I wanted to expose them to the benefits of communal travel as they prepared to go off on their own. The tours turned out to be pretty epic as we traveled all over the country! It did indeed open their eyes and it inspired us all; my love for hostels was renewed while theirs was born. - Heather Loeber ​ Our goal at The Black Elephant is to create an open minded and safe space with those who choose to explore the world around them and, ultimately, to inspire a global sense of community.
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 two girls. As a young parent I…
During your stay
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!
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, act…
Heather is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly-rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm