Northwest Portland Hostel

Centrally Located – in the Heart of Portland

Renting a Car While in Portland

Friday, April 7, 2017

When in Portland there are a lot of ways to rent a car! Getting out of town is one of the best parts of visiting the Pacific Northwest. From where we are in the NW you can reach a number of hiking spots (Hoyt Arboretum, Forest Park, Lower McLeay Park, 4T Hike, Hike to the Pittock Mansion) just by walking or busing from the Hostel. However, getting into the Gorge, the Cascades, to the coast are all just within reach – one of the best things about our little pocket of the state! These locations require some sort of transport – whether by greyhound (to the coast) or by car.

Probably the most popular pick is Enterprise on 16th and Burnside. Just a few blocks from hostel this car rental location gives Hostel and Guesthouse guests a 10% discount when your hostel key card is shown. Ranging from $25 per day to $100+ per day you can rent exactly the car you want and return it just a 5 minute walk from your home away from home.

If you need a ride, or have a ride but are looking for buddies, you can also post on our ride share board. With a column for those seeking a ride and a separate space for those looking for passengers you can find just what you are looking for.

Car rentals by the airport can be appealing as there are several companies right next to one another making it easy to compare and pick the price or car that is right for you. Getting to the airport is easy – just take the max (between a 5-10 minute walk from the Hostel) and get off at the Airport. From baggage claim, right near where the MAX drops you off, are shuttles to the various car rental areas. Hertz, Alamo, Enterprise, Dollar, Avis and National are all located right nextdoor to one another.

Other popular car rental spots in our area are Avis and Budget. Both located downtown (anywhere from a 15-25 minute walk) they offer cars in the $25-$100+ range.

Some guests have had success with Turo, a person-to-person car sharing website.

We haven’t tried all of these places, so let us know how they were for you!



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