We are closed for a long winter's nap until February 20th, 2023
Voted #1 budget place to stay in Portland Maine!!!
see you next season!
Visit Portland. Without breaking the bank.
Hot off the press:
We are temporarily closed for a winter's nap until February 20, 2023.
While our 2023 Calendar is open for bookings, the weekends through June remain blocked to allow for larger Group Bookings and Hostel Takeovers.
Summer weekends will be open for booking by Mid- February :)
We are proud to be the very first hostel to open in Portland, Maine! (Read all about it!)
We truly believe in affordable travel and LOVE the social environment that hostels create. It is not just where you travel to - but who you meet along the way and the experiences you have together. We strive to provide a comfortable and creative living space for all travelers, young and old in a unique, clean, and super fun environment.
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.
LGBTQ-Friendly? We got you.
We offer a communal kitchen and funky lobby that are shared by all guests. The hostel sleeps just about 60 people, and is available for Hostel Takeovers. Our rooms are in the following configurations:
One of which is Female Only and one of which is ADA complaint
A few Private Rooms
Two Triples with a Twin Over Full bunk
Three Doubles - two with Full Beds one with a Twin Bunk
Private with two bunks sleeping four guests
Private with two full sized bunk beds - ADA Compliant - sleeping up to eight guests
Two full studios with Queen beds
What we offer:
Enjoy excellent, locally-roasted coffee every morning. Yum!
Enjoy strong wifi throughout the building because it's the 21st century.
Come chill in our beautiful marijuana-friendly and lovely garden!
Staff Picks & Recommendations
Don't know what to do? We have some ideas for you and would love to chat
We offer random spontaneous activities and opportunities to come together & explore
We provide comfortable, soft quality linens that are always clean!
Clera - May 2022
I loved everything about this amazing place. The super kind, thoughtful people, the location, the whimsy, the colors, the vibe, and how well run and clean it is. Thank you for the comfortable, safe space from which to explore.