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Tenino, Washington
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Staying in a caboose had never been on my bucket list but we thought it might be fun. We had to register at the bar. The bartender said he was new on the job. He had to interrupt our registering three times to go get help. One time was when I refused to give him my drivers license number. That...

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Bremerton, Washington
Reviewed 10 August 2014

well what can i say but my partner wanted to stay here.. it was not done up verry well. we thought breakfast was complimentrary for 130 a night but nope. lots of cobwebs leading up to the door disguiting , no tv , nointernet recepton . even my cell phone didnt work. lol we had many choices but for tyhe...

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1Thank bubba2400
TACOMA WA.
Reviewed 27 July 2014

This trip was as much about my train loving 4 year old grandson as having a high quality hotel experience,still the Caboose we stayed in was clean and comfortable.The one complaint I might have is that the bathroom was somewhat smallish but then again it is a real caboose. Over all I would rate this a fun place to stay....

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1Thank TacomaWa_Webby
Ukiah, California
Reviewed 26 July 2014

We like to stay in unique places for the experience. Caboose lodging concept is unique. Booked 2 nights for birthday. Upon arrival, as directed, went to "lounge" car to check in. First impression of "lounge car" is run down, dirty and old carpet, old seating & tables. No real decor. One person in bar. Bartender not in bar. Wandered around...

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4Thank Cleo20132013
Klickitat, Washington
Reviewed 5 April 2014

Staying with my son's who were very excited about the caboose. When we registered we were told that breakfast was no longer included. After a few minutes in the room the toilet would not work. They came and rigged it with a rubber band. Later that night it overflowed so I had to shut the water off. 8:30pm and no...

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4Thank coachtk
Washington State, United States
Reviewed 16 October 2013

We booked a night here on a romantic weekend, my wife and I try to get away every few months. We've stayed in some very different places so don't expect perfection in themed places, but I think we would have enjoyed a hotel room more. The cars are made-over and kind of a hodge-podge. Not dirty but not really clean,...

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5Thank Mark C
Corvallis, Oregon
Reviewed 16 October 2013

Our stay at the Hobo Inn was a really enjoyable one. The "inn" is comprised of eight separate train cabooses that have been refitted to make separate lodging units. Each unit (caboose) is different, but all have full bathrooms, coffee makers, and so on. Just what actually works in each unit is a crap shoot. Our unit was missing an...

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2Thank mcnicolb
Atlanta, GA.
Reviewed 5 October 2013

We came to Elbe to ride the Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad steam locomotive. What a treat it was to also stay in a historic railroad caboose outfitted with the modern conveniences you expect in a hotel room. Our stay was perfect overall and the caboose hotel room was very comfortable and clean. First they called and confirmed our reservation about...

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Thank TLinATL
Palouse, Washington
Reviewed 3 October 2013

The Hobo Inn is convenient for those taking a trip on the Mt Rainer Scenic Railroad in Elbe. We stayed one night and the wonderful check-in staff moved us to Caboose #2 with useable vestibule. Clean and tidy is the best way to describe the rental. Fun to stay in a Caboose for a night.

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1Thank Mary E
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Converted cabooses were fun as rooms. I sat in the cupola and took in the scenery. Beds are not plush but we had a good time and it took me back to my young days when my grandfather worked for the railroad. Cute decor in caboose, plenty of coffee, tea, towels, and interesting items in the room to look at....

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Hobo Inn

Address: 54106 Mountain Highway East, P.O. Box 921, Elbe, WA 98330
Region: United States > Washington > Elbe
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
The Hobo Hotel Elbe
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“ask about wifi and tv --”
 of 5 bubbles oelfkedad, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are along the highway with lots of logging trucks going by in the early morning. We had caboose one and two and liked them.”
 of 5 bubbles GrandmaGoldwing, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Caboose 4 has hot tub, no extra charge”
  • View from the front door, Caboose 4
  • Caboose 4
  • Caboose 4
  • Caboose 4 has an upper berth
  • Towels
  • Tiny soap
  • No tv reception but they give VHS tapes
  • Basic coffee
 of 5 bubbles callmemochelle, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“NOTE: No cell service unless Verizon and it's weak No Phone No TV”
 of 5 bubbles 8ric, 9 May 2016 | Read review
“Ask if they have bigger beds then a Full.”
 of 5 bubbles A3055GVamys, 21 Jan 2016 | Read review
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