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Featured Hostels in Houston

Wanderstay Houston Hostel
2 out of 5
4018 Chartres St, Houston, TX
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The price is $52 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 25

Located in Houston Museum District, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Continental Club, Texas Southern University, and Children's Museum of Houston. Houston ...

4.3/5Excellent! (60 reviews)

"Unique cool hostel! I was lucky to be there when the owner was there and she was AMAZING. I love this place- it's so cute and different. I paid a very good price for a private room and they have a full sized kitchen. I will come back for sure."…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Wanderstay Houston Hostel
HI Houston: The Morty Rich Hostel
2 out of 5
501 Lovett Boulevard, Houston, TX
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Located in Montrose, this eco-friendly hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Westheimer Rd and Menil Collection. Houston Natural Science Museum and Houston Museum ...

4.3/5Excellent! (175 reviews)

"It creates an environment where people from all walks of life can interact with each other!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2020

HI Houston: The Morty Rich Hostel
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The Woodlands Resort

The Woodlands Resort

4 out of 5
2301 North Millbend Drive, The Woodlands, TX
The price is $139 per night from Nov 11 to Nov 12
4.4/5Excellent! (950 reviews)

"Rooms are spacious and clean. Very nice and friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2020

The Woodlands Resort
Marriott Marquis Houston

Marriott Marquis Houston

4 out of 5
1777 Walker Street, Houston, TX
The price is $159 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
4.4/5Excellent! (951 reviews)

"Love the pool area and we had a great view. Stayed only 1 night but it was fun."…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Marriott Marquis Houston
Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria

Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria

4 out of 5
2222 West Loop South, Houston, TX
The price is $129 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,809 reviews)

"Justin at the front desk helped me with a billing inquiry and went above and beyond to help me."…"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

What Is a Hostel?

If you're in the market for an affordable place to stay in Houston, a hostel in town might be a great choice. No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dormitory-style accommodations all have the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many have private options too)
  • Budget-friendly prices
  • A social setting

Hostels are a great way to stay in Houston for a good value, so you can save more for exploring. You can check out the theaters and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.

Hostels in Houston

While you're deciding on somewhere to stay, take a look at this top Houston hostel:

HI Houston: The Morty Rich Hostel - Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Houston?

The weather can be a big factor when you're discovering new places, so here are some stats about the seasons:

  • The hottest months are typically August and July, while December and January are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 77° F and nighttime temperatures average 43° F
  • April-June: 93° F is the daytime average and 56° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 96° F and nighttime averages are around 66° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 86° F during the day and 42° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 49.80 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Houston?

Depending on what you're interested in, you might appreciate these places:

Top Sights
  • Discovery Green
  • Houston Zoo
  • Downtown Aquarium
Natural Features
  • Memorial Park
  • Tranquility Park
  • Market Square Park
Cultural Attractions
  • Johnson Space Center - NASA
  • Menil Collection
  • Children's Museum of Houston

Overall, Houston is known for its:

  • Sports
  • Theater
  • Live music
  • Entertainment
  • Festivals
  • Shopping
  • Art
  • Skyscrapers
  • Museums

How to Get to Houston and Around the Area

You can search for flights to the nearest airport in Houston, TX (HOU-William P. Hobby), located 9 mi (14.4 km) away from the city center. An alternative is Houston, TX (IAH-George Bush Intercontinental), which is 15.8 mi (25.4 km) away. When you're out and about, you may want to use public transit during your trip. Nearby metro stations include Main Street Square Station, Preston Station, and Bell Station. If you're hoping to see more of the surrounding area, head over to Houston Station to catch a train.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Houston?
By choosing a hostel you can spend less on lodging and set aside more of your money for fun things to do during your trip. You can check out cultural highlights like the theaters in this destination, or enjoy the sporting events and other activities.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look the same, but these dorm-style accommodations all feature shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too), budget prices, and a social setting.
What are the best hostels in Houston?
Ready to book a hostel? These ones have the best reviews from our customers and could be a good place to look first: Wanderstay Houston Hostel - You can take advantage of free WiFi and tour/ticket assistance, as well as a picnic area. Rooms come with towels, showers, and lockers. HI Houston: The Morty Rich Hostel - Located within a 20-minute walk of Menil Collection. You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as free parking.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Houston?
Good weather’s always better when you want to venture out and explore, so here are some stats about the local climate: The hottest months are usually August and July with an average temp of 83°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 56°F. Average annual precipitation for Houston is 50 inches.
What is there to see and do in Houston?
Overall, Houston is known for its sports, theaters, and live music. Major attractions include Downtown Aquarium, Discovery Green, and Toyota Center. Get out into nature with places like Hermann Park, Memorial Park, and Clear Lake. Cultural attractions include Houston Natural Science Museum, Hobby Center for Performing Arts, and Revention Music Center.
What's the best way to get to and around Houston while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in and around Houston in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), 15.8 mi (25.4 km) away. An alternative is William P. Hobby Airport (HOU), which is 9 mi (14.4 km) away. Once you’ve arrived, you may want to make use of public transit. Take advantage of metro transit at Central Station Main, Theater District Station, and Central Station Rusk. If you’re eager to see more of the area, make your way to Houston Station to hop on a train.