What's Happening Now

The state of Maine is offering on site COVID-19 tests for travelers.  The test center is located in Portland's Jetport.  If interested, schedule an appointment at :


($25 for a rapid test)

Testing is available to anyone interested in receiving a test. You do not need to be a ticked airline passenger

Those who receive a negative test result will avoid the states mandatory quarantine!

Winter 2020/21 Weekly and Monthly Rentals

We will  be renting out our two studio apartments for longer term stays.

“The Sweet” - located on the third floor -   will be available as a weekly rental between November 1st and March 1st at a rate of $550 per week (plus taxes)

The Studio – located on the 4th floor – will be available as a monthly rental between November 1st and March 1st at a rate of $1500 (plus taxes)

** Please note - We will require a $150 refundable credit card deposit for any long term stay in any of our accommodations**

In order to be considered for a rental n the Sweet or Studio, please send an email answering the questions below and Heather will get back to you.  You cannot book on line.  Preference will be given to those that have stayed with us previously and have demonstrated that they are responsible humans.


Why are you in need of a place to stay? Are you  ____in between housing?  _____moving? ____ just checking out Portland? _______ other? (if so why?) _________________________________________________

How long do you need accommodations?  ___ week (s) ?  ___ month (s)? 

Are you interested in the _____studio style accommodations or _____shared dorm accommodations?

Please provide a reference – preferably from a former landlord:

Name ________________________________  Phone ______________________

What dates are you looking to stay? ________________

Please consider purchasing a gift card or making a donation to help our hostel through these VERY difficult times!

Covid - 19 and our Cancellation Policy

We are trying to adhere to recommendations, which change daily.  If you have booked through an OTA - Air bnb, expedia or booking.com - we must follow their recommended policies.  If you would like to cancel your reservation, please do so through them directly and we will refund your deposits accordingly.

If you book directly through us, please know that we have a 48 hour cancellation policy.  If you must cancel we will either refund you, re-book you to a later date, or will issue a credit for your stay that can be used on a future reservation within a year of your original stay date.

33 Hampshire Street,

Portland, Maine 04101      



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