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First, I had an overall pleasant stay here. The bed was comfortable, everything was clean, and the few other guests there at the time were fun to talk to. Second, I was able to use buses to get around to a certain extent, which was a big moneysaver as opposed to car rental or Uber. You can get here from the airport in an hour and twenty minutes with one change at the Indy central terminal, so long as you don't mind the rather torn-down look of the other bus patrons. It cost $1.75 for each bus separately. Third, a few things at this hostel surprised me. I followed self check-in instructions that were emailed to me as best as I could, but I didn't need the keypad combination because the door was unlocked. Further, there was no lock at all on the room of the female-only dorm. And there was no hand soap in the upstairs two bathrooms. One of the other girls bought some for one of them. Meanwhile, nobody had left a towel for me, and nobody showed up even to require me to finish paying until the morning the next day. I didn't know he was an employee because he never identified himself as such and was just sitting on the couch using his phone. I finally figured it out and asked him if he wanted to charge my money and if they had any towels. The owners showed up later to do some work on the property, and I mentioned the lack of hand soap. They went out on other errands and came back, but by the time I left the next day there was still no hand soap.

Nothing fancy, but very friendly people and a comfortable environment. It was definitely worth the price.

Respectful really and quiet when sleeping would recommend to anyone coming to Indianapolis IN needs a place to stay for a good price

The Indy Hostel really felt like home. The urban neighborhood felt quiet with a city pulse that was just the right speed. The staff was warm and friendly the hostel was clean and spacious. It's nice to share with fellow travelers now and then as opposed to a formal environment.

Hostels are not our cup of tea. Key code on house but no locks on bedroom or SHARED bathroom. Was an experience I will not do again. Was not located in a very good neiborhood. Had to park on the street and was not very comfy with that.

Not treated very well. Just not my kind of situation.

Compared to hostels I've visited in Europe, this was cleaner and less crowded. Rooms were spacious. Water pressure was good.

The staff that works at the Indy Hostel are warm and friendly. The owner is super nice.

Winthrop Avenue Indianapolis IN

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Meridian-Kessler, Indy Hostel is within a mile (2 km) of sights such as Indiana State Fairgrounds and Pepsi Coliseum and Butler University. This 8-room hostel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and coffee/tea in a common area.


Rooms

All 8 individually decorated rooms feature private yards. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Housekeeping is available on request.


Property features

Indy Hostel features free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and coffee in a common area. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle for a fee. Front-desk staff can assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Additional amenities include a computer station, express check-out, and free newspapers.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Private Bathroom

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (12 Single Beds)

1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 1

Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom (6 Single Beds)

1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 1

Double Room, 1 Double Bed (Private)

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Indy Hostel

Everyone (2) Couples (1) Family (1) Other (4)
4
Family

First, I had an overall pleasant stay here. The bed was comfortable, everything was clean, and the few other guests there at the time were fun to talk to. Second, I was able to use buses to get around to a certain extent, which was a big moneysaver as opposed to car rental or Uber. You can get here from the airport in an hour and twenty minutes with one change at the Indy central terminal, so long as you don't mind the rather torn-down look of the other bus patrons. It cost $1.75 for each bus separately. Third, a few things at this hostel surprised me. I followed self check-in instructions that were emailed to me as best as I could, but I didn't need the keypad combination because the door was unlocked. Further, there was no lock at all on the room of the female-only dorm. And there was no hand soap in the upstairs two bathrooms. One of the other girls bought some for one of them. Meanwhile, nobody had left a towel for me, and nobody showed up even to require me to finish paying until the morning the next day. I didn't know he was an employee because he never identified himself as such and was just sitting on the couch using his phone. I finally figured it out and asked him if he wanted to charge my money and if they had any towels. The owners showed up later to do some work on the property, and I mentioned the lack of hand soap. They went out on other errands and came back, but by the time I left the next day there was still no hand soap.

By on Jul 22, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 21, 2019

First of all thanks for staying with us. We have adjusted our lock situation by replacing with new hardware. We do have soap for the dishwasher, the kitchen sink, and our laundry. I am sorry we didn't get the soap for the bathroom replaced for you. Safe travels and hope you come back soon.

5
Everyone

Nothing fancy, but very friendly people and a comfortable environment. It was definitely worth the price.

By on Jul 23, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 1, 2018

Thanks for staying at the Indy Hostel!

4

nice place to stay

Everyone

Respectful really and quiet when sleeping would recommend to anyone coming to Indianapolis IN needs a place to stay for a good price

By on Mar 24, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 5, 2018

Thanks for staying with us! Look forward to hosting you next time your in town.

4

great for the price

Other

The Indy Hostel really felt like home. The urban neighborhood felt quiet with a city pulse that was just the right speed. The staff was warm and friendly the hostel was clean and spacious. It's nice to share with fellow travelers now and then as opposed to a formal environment.

By on Dec 24, 2010

1

odd place-guess hostles are not for us!

Couples

Hostels are not our cup of tea. Key code on house but no locks on bedroom or SHARED bathroom. Was an experience I will not do again. Was not located in a very good neiborhood. Had to park on the street and was not very comfy with that.

By on Oct 13, 2010

1

the good bad and the really ugly

Other

Not treated very well. Just not my kind of situation.

By on Aug 17, 2010

3

not bad for a hostel

Other

Compared to hostels I've visited in Europe, this was cleaner and less crowded. Rooms were spacious. Water pressure was good.

By on Aug 13, 2010

3

indy hostel

Other

The staff that works at the Indy Hostel are warm and friendly. The owner is super nice.

By on May 31, 2010

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