Indy Hostel

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Overview of Indy Hostel

Indy Hostel

1.5 out of 5

4.1/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Business services
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
4903 Winthrop Avenue, Indianapolis, IN, 46205

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationButler University3 min drive
  • Popular LocationIndiana State Fairgrounds and Pepsi Coliseum4 min drive
  • Popular LocationGlendale Town Center5 min drive
  • AirportIndianapolis, IN (IND-Indianapolis Intl.)29 min drive

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About this area


Located in Indianapolis, Indy Hostel is in the entertainment district. Lilly House and Gardens and Lockerbie Square Historic District are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Central Canal and Fort Harrison Golf Resort. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Indiana State Fairgrounds and Pepsi Coliseum, or consider a night out at Nickel Plate District Amphitheater. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including game viewing and segway rentals/tours.

What's nearby

  • Butler University - 3 min drive
  • Indiana State Fairgrounds and Pepsi Coliseum - 4 min drive
  • Glendale Town Center - 5 min drive
  • Holliday Park - 7 min drive
  • Children's Museum of Indianapolis - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Indianapolis Station - 12 min drive
  • Indianapolis International Airport (IND) - 29 min drive


  • Recess — 5 min walk
  • Red Key — 10 min walk
  • Delicia — 10 min walk
  • Good Morning Mama's Cafe — 11 min walk
  • Mama Carolla's — 12 min walk

About this property

Indy Hostel

Indianapolis hostel in Meridian-Kessler with free parking
Coffee/tea in a common area, conference space, and concierge services are available at this hostel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, a computer station, and express check-out are onsite. All 8 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and private yards.
Indy Hostel offers 8 accommodations with air conditioning. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. This Indianapolis hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Housekeeping is provided on request.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Ballroom
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Computer station
  • Conference space (603 square feet)


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets


  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

Outdoor space

  • Yard


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 10 PM


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 10 AM - noon
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions and an access code; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Access code, staffed front desk, private entrance


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
This property enforces a nightly quiet time beginning at 10 PM.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Indy Hostel Indianapolis
Indy Hostel
Indy Hostel Indianapolis
Indy Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Indy Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Indianapolis

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Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 81 out of 186 reviews
5 - Excellent 44%
Rating 4 - Good. 68 out of 186 reviews
4 - Good 37%
Rating 3 - Okay. 16 out of 186 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 10 out of 186 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 11 out of 186 reviews
1 - Terrible 6%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Indy Hostel
I last stayed here in 2017 and since then some updates have been done..Nice place to stay if going solo.
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Nice, clean place to stay, peaceful and quiet
I was needing a cheap room to stay at during Indy 500 weekend, but was only in town due to my son having spinal surgery at Riley. Only 1 parent was allowed to stay at the hospital overnight, so my wife stayed and I was left looking for a last minute room. While 90% of the other rooms in the downtown area were $200+ a night, this place was much cheaper. I've never stayed at a Hostel before but knew how they operated. I would say it was mostly a pleasant experience. I never saw or met any of the staff, which is fine because I arrived around 9pm and left at 8am. My only quirk, which isn't the Hostels fault, was that on a Sat. night during Indy500 weekend, at 9pm the other people in my sleeping quarters were already in bed, so it made navigating downstairs to the basement and finding a bunk tricky in the dark, all while trying to be quiet doing so. I threw my bag on a top bunk, and walked a few blocks down to Upland Brewery for dinner and a few local made beers. Walked back afterwards and felt forced to go to bed as nothing was happening and no one else was up in the common areas. Again, the experience was decent, I was just hoping to meet some other people like you normally do in a Hostel, but they were all asleep by 9pm. Place was very clean and welcoming, extremely easy to get into, and I assume the small lot in the back was for the Hostel guests. If I'm ever needing a solo room without the family in the future, I wouldn't hesitate to stay again.
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good for a couple of nights.
The location is very pretty and the overall hostel structure is pretty good. Place was clean overall and has a nice backyard with chairs to relax in if you're around. Beds in the 12 bunk rooms are soft, but can seem a tad crowded if there are many people staying (not the case this time). The bathroom constructon for the 12 bunk room was a bit strange (the staircase leading right outside was not a good look).
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

1/5 Terrible

Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great, clean hostel
It was short but good, I needed more storage for my stuff but not ultimately a big deal
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2020