From Port Angeles:
Take Hwy 101 South. Look for mile marker 170. The hostel is 7/10 of a mile past it on the left. Also there are two hostel signs along the highway. The first one says; "HOSTEL 1/4 mile". The second one is 300 feet befor the driveway, so turn left 300 feet after the second "HOSTEL" sign. The last place to shop for food is at Forks.
distance from Port Angeles: 79 miles driving time: 1hr, 45min
From Seattle (Northern route):
Take the Bainbridge Island ferry from downtown Seattle. Take route 305 out of the ferry terminal to the intersection with Hwy 3. Turn right to Hwy 104. Turn left across the Hood Canal Bridge and continue to the intersection of Hwy 101. Turn right and drive to Port Angeles; follow the direction above (From Port Angeles) to arrive at the hostel.
distance to Port Angeles: 77 miles driving time: 1hr, 15 min
From Seattle (Southern route):
Take Highway I-5 South to exit 104 (Aberdeen). Drive directly to Aberdeen. Once in Aberdeen take Highway 101 North. At milepost 169 you will see a sign that says, "HOSTEL !/4 mile". Turn right 300 feet after the second "HOSTEL" sign. The last place to shop for food is in Aberdeen.
distance: 195 miles driving time: 4 hours
From SeaTac Airport:
Use the same directions as for Seattle (southern route)
distance: 180 miles driving time: 4 hours
From Portland, Oregon:
Take Highway I-5 North to exit 88 (route 12 west, Aberdeen). Once in Aberdeen, follow the signs for Highway 101 north. At milepost 169 you will see a sign that says "HOSTEL 1/4 mile". Turn right 300 feet after the second "HOSTEL" sign. The last place to shop for food is in Aberdeen.
distance: 227 miles driving time: 4.5 hours
From Seaside, Oregon:
Take Highway 101 North. At milepost 169 you will see a sign that says "HOSTEL 1/4 mile". Turn right 300 feet after the second "HOSTEL" sign. The last place to shop for food is in Aberdeen.
distance: 190 miles driving time: 3.5 hours
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Easy and inexpensive public transportation to The Rain Forest Hostel from:Seattle to The Rain Forest Hostel Southern Route- via Tacoma, Olympia and Aberdeen:Beginning at 9th and Stewart, 2nd and Virginia, or 2nd and Union in Seattle,board the Pierce Transit #594
Northern Route- via Bainbridge Island (or Bremerton), Port Angeles & ForksSeattle to Port Angeles
Monday Through Friday - via Bainbridge Island
Saturday - via Bremerton
*The Seattle to Bainbridge ferry runs every 30 to 50 minutes. Times listed are those which provide the most convenient connections with buses connecting to Port Angeles.**The Olympic Hostel (Hostelling International) is located in Port Townsend. To stopover there, transfer to Jefferson County bus #5 and ride to the hostel in Fort Worden State Park.Port Angeles to the Rain Forest Hostel
From SEATAC Airport to The Rain Forest HostelSEATAC to TacomaTo travel to the Rain Forest Hostel via Tacoma, Olympia, and Aberdeen.Pierce Transit #574 runs from SEATAC to the Lakewood Mall Transit Center in Tacoma. Boarding the bus at 10:20 (or 11:20 for a tight connection) allows you to connect with Pierce Transit #620 and continue on to the Rain Forest Hostel as described in the Seattle to the Rain Forest Hostel, Southern route, described above. SEATAC to Seattle Ferry TerminalTo travel to the Rain Forest Hostel via Seattle and Port Angeles.From the roadway outside the lower level baggage claim at SEATAC airport, board King County Metro Route #194 to downtown Seattle. This bus leaves every half hour (approximately 5 and 35 minutes after the hour) for the 30 minute trip into Seattle. Get off the bus at the Pioneer Square tunnel station. From the bus stop, walk 5 blocks west to the waterfront, then two blocks north to the Washington State Ferry terminal at Pier 52. A McDonalds sign located at the ferry terminal is a conspicuous landmark at the pier.To continue on to the Rain Forest Hostel via Port Angeles and Forks, board the Bainbridge Island ferry (Bremerton Ferry on Saturdays) and follow the directions From Seattle - Northern Route above.Victoria to The Rain Forest HostelVictoria to Port AngelesMV COHO Ferry Schedule - $7.50 USD each way - approx. 90 minute crossing
Port Angeles to the Rain Forest Hostel
Seaside Oregon to The Rain Forest HostelBeginning at Halladay at Broadway, 5 blocks south of the Seaside Hostel (Hostelling International), board Empire Sunset Transit