Ratings based on 89 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
99% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Nashville, TN

Cool location, great experience

Posted May 18, 2015
Pros: Friendly helpful staff, great facilities, and a comfortable stay.
Cons: No need for any major improvements.
Location: Great area for bars, night light, restaurants, etc.
My girlfriend and I recently stayed for a weekend in the Vonnegut Room at Indy Hostel. Not only was the stay a pleasant one, but it is one I'll be repeating next time I'm back in Indianapolis. The staff was great. They stuck around a little later than typical their closing time for when I was able to arrive after our long drive into the city. Which was awesome. They offered up information on good local places to check out, and made us feel welcomed immediately. Additionally the room was clean and well decorated; the bathroom spotless; and the bed was reasonably comfortable. The fellow patrons were respectful which made the whole experience all the more pleasant.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Urbana, IL

Best hostel I've ever seen!

Posted Mar 24, 2015
Pros: It was so clean, and the staff was very friendly and accommodating.
Location: Broad Ripply Village has so many restaurants and breweries to visit. I highly recommend the Brugge Brasserie!
My boyfriend and I had a great time at the Indy hostel. We stayed in the Monument room (which actually has a full size bed, not a queen like Expedia says) for one night, which was a private room with a small private bathroom inside. Both the room and the hostel itself was very clean and roomy, and the staff members were extremely friendly and helpful for recommending restaurants in the area. The neighborhood seemed very safe, as it is in a quiet suburban area North of downtown in the South Broad Ripple Village. Overall, Indy Hostel is as nice as the photos make it out to be. I've been to a handful of hostels in Western Europe, and Indy Hostel was by far the nicest, cleanest hostel I've ever stayed in.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by JK from Cincy

Good Enuf

Posted Mar 22, 2015 on Hotels
We enjoyed our stay at Indy Hostel. Situated in a safe, and quiet "transitional"⬆️ neighborhood, the house is comfy, clean, and managed by friendly, young professionals. It's within easy walking distance of many restaurants, and a brand-new Brew Pub featuring gourmet grub. Any negative reviews are unrealistic. Indy Hostel is not the Ritz Carlton, but it's good enuf for anyone with a decent attitude.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Missouri

The hostile Hostel

Posted Feb 27, 2015
Pros: Nice bed
Location: Broad Ripple neighborhood of Indy...good location for restaurants and bars.
I have stayed in hostels before and understand the setup. However, this was a hostel without hostel-type prices. I thought $85 for a one night stay, even though it was a private room, was a bit much. Surely, they didn't expect me to have some kind of duty which is required of other hostels. The room was very small with no added luxuries at all. Obviously the Indy Hostel considers heat to be a luxury. The room was freezing, and I survived a cold night only because I was huddled up in my overcoat. No continental breakfast at this place either. I opted for this place because of its proximity to Butler University. I will never do this again. In summary, I would have stayed in this place and put up with the conditions had the rates been much more hostel-like.
4 out of 5
for Students
by A verified traveler from Michigan

Nice hotel close to Butler University.

Posted Feb 9, 2015
A cozy place to rest for the night for a prospective student and family, before a the big day on Butler University's campus.
4 out of 5
for Business Travelers
by A verified traveler

Great place.

Posted Jan 12, 2015 on Hotels
Great as usual.
5 out of 5
for Personal Event
by travis from NY

Great hostel!

Posted Jan 11, 2015 on Hotels
Great place to stay, just don't forget the ear plugs
5 out of 5
for Personal Event
by Ginny from Lansing, MI

Great stay for a great price

Posted Jan 5, 2015 on Hotels
It was great. I was just passing through, but now I plan to take a trip back to Indy and will plan on staying here!
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Illinois

awesome experience

Posted Jan 3, 2015
The staff member were very friendly, nice and helpful. I had a lot of freedom although I stayed at a room with twelve beds. I'll come back when I have a chance.
5 out of 5
for Families
by Aaron from Oak Park, Il

great place

Posted Dec 28, 2014 on Hotels
Indy Hostel is clean and comfortable, especially compared to other hostels I've stayed in. The staff was accommodating, helpful, and friendly. I will definitely stay there again.