Greetings, Worldpackers! First, let us introduce you to Bend, Oregon. Bend is an international, tourist destination along the Deschutes River on the eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountains about 3.5 hours drive from Portland, Oregon. The New York Times recognized Bend as a "place to go" in 2015 among top global destinations for "great outdoors" and "craft brewing". Our top outdoor destinations are only 0.5 hour drives from Bend: Smith Rock, a major hiking and climbing destination; and Mt. Bachelor, a major biking and skiing destination. Tourists also frequent Bend to and from Crater Lake National Park, a 2.0 hour drive south of Bend. Tourists can then grab a "passport" and earn prizes at the VisitBend tourist center for touring dozens of micro-breweries along the "Bend Ale Trail”. 2.5 blocks from the Bend Ale Trail, our hostel is also Bend’s first and oldest brick building. Guests can book a room (or bunk), grab a free check-in beer, and catch a ride to Smith Rock Mt. Bachelor on our “Dirtbag Express”. Our mission is to provide high-quality, low-cost community-based, short-term lodging to the "adventure" traveler in Bend, Oregon. Our vision is to integrate the adventure-focused tourist and local communities in Bend, Oregon, by creating a social environment around food, beer, events, and activities. Our team is looking forward to meeting you. Cheers. Bunk+Brew Crew
Our four (4) cultural exchange guests, like you, all live together in the private, top-floor, mixed-gender, four-bunk penthouse bedroom of our historic, three-floor brick home in downtown Bend, Oregon. You'll share a bathroom with live-in management, staff, and other extended guests. You'll be entitled to your own bunk bed (with power and WiFi), individual wardrobe and drawer space, laundry, a light breakfast (including coffee/tea/juice/cocoa/milk, eggs, bananas, and fresh local bread), kitchen use, a free beer during every shift, and other staff discounts on food, drinks, etc.