The Eugene Whiteaker International Hostels are located in the historic Whiteaker district of Eugene, OR and just a few blocks from some of the best food and live music in the area. If this is your first visit to Eugene, our accommodations are an ideal location to start your exploration.
Built in 1930, upgraded in the mid-60′s and newly remodeled in the spring of 2006, the S.S. Whiteaker is the largest of the two hostels. There are many great sights to see and things to do within the area and around the town. Within walking distance is the Willamette River which offers a biking and pedestrian path. You can also visit the Owens Rose Garden along the way. The Skinner’s Butte Park has nice hiking and a great view of Eugene. Enjoy the arts and crafts at the Saturday Market, listen to live music, and try some tasty food from the various vendors.
You can also check out the farmers market which offers locally grown produce and herbs. Every last Friday of the month, the Whiteaker neighborhood shows it’s artistic side with the “Last Friday Art Walk”. We participate with a variety of artists skilled in music, glass, painting, poetry, film-making and many others. There will be food, fun, and possibly some of the best locally brewed beer around from Ninkasi Brewery. Great day trips include a visit to Willamette Valley wineries, swimming and fishing in the McKenzie River and the sand dunes on the Oregon coast. Many different hiking trails with waterfalls, rivers, scenic lakes and hot springs.
The S.S. Whiteaker, at 970 West Third Ave, is the location of our main reception office.
- S.S. Whiteaker Entrance
- Master Dorm
- Master Bath
- The S.S. Whiteaker Office
- The S.S. Whiteaker Kitchen
Built in the 1930′s and renovated in the spring of 2006, this hostel has a spacious, fully equipped kitchen with two full sized refrigerators and cabinet space for guest food storage. Enjoy your meals or just hang out in one of our large common areas.
- S.S. Whiteaker Common Area