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In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi

HI Richmond - Hostel

2 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Business Services
  • Laundry

Explore the area

    Popular LocationGreater Richmond Convention Center8 min walk
    Popular LocationThe National10 min walk
    Popular LocationJohn Marshall House12 min walk
    AirportRichmond, VA (RIC-Richmond Intl.)15 min drive

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  • Single Bed in Mixed Dorm w/Shared Bathroom (6 Bed)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsSingle Bed in Mixed Dorm w/Shared Bathroom (6 Bed)
  • Single Bed in Male Dorm w/Shared Bathroom (6 Bed)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsSingle Bed in Male Dorm w/Shared Bathroom (6 Bed)
  • Private Queen with bunk bed and private bathroom.

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bunk Bed
    More detailsPrivate Queen with bunk bed and private bathroom.
  • Private 4-Bed Room w/Shared Bathroom (Bunk Beds)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 4 Twin Beds
    More detailsPrivate 4-Bed Room w/Shared Bathroom (Bunk Beds)
  • Private Queen Room w/Ensuite Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsPrivate Queen Room w/Ensuite Bathroom
  • Single Bed in Female Dorm w/Shared Bathroom (6 Bed)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsSingle Bed in Female Dorm w/Shared Bathroom (6 Bed)
  • Private Double Room with shared bathroom.

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed
    More details Private Double Room with shared bathroom.

About this area


Located in Richmond, HI Richmond - Hostel is in the city center. The National and Altria Theater are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Broad Street and Carytown. Check out an event or a game at Richmond International Raceway, and consider making time for Science Museum of Virginia, a top attraction not to be missed. Kayaking offers a great chance to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Greater Richmond Convention Center - 8 min walk
  • The National - 10 min walk
  • American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar - 12 min walk
  • Bill "Bojangles" Robinson Monument - 12 min walk
  • John Marshall House - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Richmond Main Street Station - 18 min walk
  • AirportRichmond Intl. Airport (RIC) - 15 min drive


  • Barcode — 4 min walk
  • Chez Foushee — 5 min walk
  • Rappahannock Restaurant — 5 min walk
  • Wong Gonzalez — 5 min walk
  • Lemaire — 5 min walk

About this property

HI Richmond - Hostel

Eco-friendly Richmond hostel in Downtown Richmond, walk to Broad Street
This smoke-free hostel features a business center, concierge services, and laundry facilities. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, a computer station, and a library are onsite. All 14 rooms offer free WiFi, safes, and free toiletries.
HI Richmond - Hostel offers 14 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary toiletries. This Richmond hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Housekeeping is provided daily.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Globe, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • Free offsite parking

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7 AM–10 AM

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Library
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • French
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station


  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning


  • Free toiletries

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Safe

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Check-in from 3 PM - 3 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must present a Hostelling International membership card at check-in or pay a membership fee of USD3, per person, per night, payable to the hostel.

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from April 13 2020 to February 28 2021 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not 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'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Club Card: USD 4.00 per person, per night
  • Child's Club Card: USD 0 per night, (from 1 to 17 years old)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts credit cards
Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted; guests whose residence is within 30 mi (48 km) of the property will not be allowed to check in
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Alcohol is not served or permitted at this property

Property is also known as

HI Richmond Hostel
HI Richmond - Hostel Richmond
HI Richmond - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
HI Richmond - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Richmond

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at HI Richmond - Hostel and receive a full refund?
Yes, HI Richmond - Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to HI Richmond - Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is HI Richmond - Hostel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at HI Richmond - Hostel?
There is free parking nearby.
What time is check-in at HI Richmond - Hostel?
Check-in is from 3 PM - 3 AM.
What time is check-out at HI Richmond - Hostel?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Where is HI Richmond - Hostel located?
Located in Downtown Richmond, this eco-friendly hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Broad Street, Greater Richmond Convention Center, and The National. Altria Theater and Shockoe Slip are also within 15 minutes. Richmond Main Street Station is 18 minutes by foot.
Rating 5 - Excellent. 200 out of 246 reviews
5 - Excellent 81%
Rating 4 - Good. 36 out of 246 reviews
4 - Good 15%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 246 reviews
3 - Okay 2%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 246 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 4 out of 246 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service
The gentleman who finished checking me in was fine, but I did not appreciate the female who initiated my check in. It seems as if every time I go there I am told something different by the staff about the ID requirements to check in. It is bad enough that driver's licenses are not accepted the second they expire, even though the picture is clearly of the person checking in, but this time the female staff person hassled me about 'only' showing my valid passport as my ID --and even though it has been readily accepted in the past as my picture ID at the hostel TELLING PEOPLE ONLY ONCE THEY ARRIVE TO CHECK IN THAT YOU WILL NOT ACCEPT THEIR OFFICIAL VALID PICTURE ID IS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE! If you have such exacting ID standards -- which NO hotel has --then you should apprise people BEFORE they are ever even allowed to schedule a reservation with you!
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Sad face IconDisliked: Amenities
This hostel was really cute and quaint. It was clean and comfortable. That's about it positive. I have never been asked to wash my own dishes or take down my own linens or towels at a hostel. There was no parking, despite it being listed under "free parking" when I filtered properties on Orbitz. The continental breakfast is frozen waffles and mud coffee (if you're lucky that they've actually made any) - that's not a continental breakfast. You also have to sign an agreement AFTER you've already booked the room that you won't drink on the property. In Richmond! Beer city! So essentially if you think it's ridiculous, you are out of a room. The private room was an outrageous price for all the work I had to do myself, and especially the fact that there was no coffee or breakfast. I ended up having to spend extra money to get coffee. On top of it, they make you pay a daily usage fee. If I'm taking down my own linens, I should get a hefty discount - not be paying extra! This will be the only private room you'll ever have with streaming services, though, so take advantage of that.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Wonderful staff. Tons of games, my boyfriend and I enjoyed playing pool and then we played a card game. You can help yourself in the kitchen. We made hot tea, which is nice because I make it every night at home. Would definitely recommend and also stay here again.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Richmond's Hidden Gem
I stayed at the Hi Richmond for one week and the experience was terrific. The staff was extremely nice and sought to engage guest to participate in activities. The common spaces were spacious and well-kept. The entire building was cleaned and remained clean. The check-in and check-out process was speedy. Hi Richmond allows guests to do their laundry for free, which includes ironing and use of laundry baskets. The Wi-Fi connection was strong and the lobby has a computer for guest usage. The beds were comfortable and the rooms have locker storage. My one suggestion is that a better room deodorizer can be used to give the room a more fragrant smell as opposed to the neutral smell, which was not so pleasant. Overall, I would choose the Hi Richmond again based on my experience.
Stayed 5 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

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