I was searching for hostels in Portland and came across this gem of a place. Traveler's House does everything is says on it's website. It's a quiet hostel and and quiet hours are strictly quiet hours - no question about it. The hostel also has a funky edge to it. The vibe is very relaxed and I had some great conversations over a few drinks with the other guests.
As an older traveler (40 plus!) I am always a little nervous about staying in hostels and don't want to be perceived as "the older person!" You feel right in your skin in Traveler's House. The majority of the other guests were traveling alone also and everyone wants to strike up a conversation and get to know you.
This hostel is impeccably clean and the common areas are beautiful. You feel like you're staying in a home, not a hostel.