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HI - Baltimore

17 W Mulberry Street, Baltimore, Maryland, MD 21201, United States

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Overall Rating 90%

From 58 Reviews

Hostel rating (58)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 91%
Cleanliness 89%
Location 94%
Security 93%
Service 90%
Comfort 85%
Green rating 88%

HI-Baltimore Hostel is located in the heart of downtown Baltimore City, nestled between the Washington Monument and the Inner Harbor.

  • Dorm
    From €26.17
10 or more people?

Baltimore Hostel

Hostel Baltimore

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Located in the heart of downtown Baltimore City, HI Baltimore hostel is housed in an old refurbished mansion, nestled between the Washington Monument and the Inner Harbor. Within walking distance of everything Baltimore City has to offer, there’s also a free shuttle bus which stops a short distance from the hostel’s door and makes getting around a breeze.

This Baltimore hostel has large dormitory style rooms, a free daily pancake breakfast, free Wi-Fi, a large quiet common room, decking area and a TV room with cable television and movies. Be sure to check out the hostels free weekly events including pub crawls, movie nights, city tours, meal nights and poetry events.

HI Baltimore is surrounded by pubs, bars, nightclubs and restaurants, and it’s easy to get to the sport stadiums, Convention Center, National Aquarium and Maryland Zoo. Washington DC is also a 50 minute train ride away.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • A maximum stay of 14 nights applies at this hostel.
  • Children under the age of are unable to be accommodated under all circumstances.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of USD 3.00 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Car Parking at Hostel - At a cost
  • Car parking nearby - Less than 500 m
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Sports Equipment Storage
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (410) 576-8880

Fax. (410) 230-4590

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Inner Harbor (500m to 1km)
  • M&T Bank Stadium (1 to 2km)
  • National Aquarium (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions



Had short layover in Baltimore: arrived just before Taco Night (7:30pm) & able to meet fellow hostelers over meal. Had planned tour that brought be back at 12:30am. Had to leave at 5:30am for airport. Before bed, I spent some time in most beautiful common room! While planning drive to airport, lovely staff came to check on me. Bed was comfortable: wanted to miss my flight. Upon leaving, staff helped me with bag & directions. Too sleep deprived to recall names but remember kindness. Great staff!


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Alexandra Lee,

Wed 27 Jul 2016

Thank you for your Great review, happy you were able to enjoy Taco night its one of our most popular evenings when hostelers are able to gather and exchange stories and meet people form all points of the globe. I will surely pass along your comments regarding the staff letting them know their efforts are appreciated and don't go unnoticed. safe travels

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Jim ruedinger,

Fri 29 Jul 2016

I had a very positive and sociable time,at the hostel and would definitely stay there again. Location was practical from the airport also. One thing I'd say though. You didn't specify which stop to get off at, just downtown for the train. Popping that up would be helpful to other travellers. Pancake breakfast and use of the kitchen was wonderful.


Avatar for Sarah


Wed 27 Jul 2016

I had a very pleasant experience. I loved the old architecture and what the hostel managed to do with the space. I also love that the dorms were very comfortable and had easy access to electrical outlets. The only negative was that during the training, that it was sometimes difficult to get a staff member.


Avatar for Chelsey


Tue 26 Jul 2016

Thank you for the lovely review , you mentioned our architecture the hostel is located in the historic Brownstone "Bennett House" which is listed on Baltimore's list of Historic places. I do apologize for the staff training which was being done as part of our efforts to continuously improve our services.

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Jim ruedinger,

Thu 28 Jul 2016

The staff was very friendly. Location of the place was good as well. One concern, I wish there were directions for parking in the broucher, I ended up paying 21$ for parking for a night being first time in the city :(.


Avatar for Manasa


Mon 25 Jul 2016

Thank you for the very nice review, your concern has been noted and will be reviewed and the appropriate action taken.

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Jim ruedinger,

Wed 27 Jul 2016

I loved it here, I felt so safe and secure! I would absolutely recommend this place and/or come again!


Avatar for Jennifer


Wed 20 Jul 2016

Thank you for the Awesome review ! I we are so glad that we were able to meet your expectations and look forward to your return in the near future or whenever your travels bring you to the area. Safe travels where ever they may take you

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Jim ruedinger,

Fri 22 Jul 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (1 to 2km)
  • City Centre (500m - 1km)
  • Golf course (3 to 5km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (1 to 2km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Theatre (1 to 2km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

From BWI Airport use the light rail approx 30 mins to downtown baltimore > Hostel 1/2 mile from there.
Bus 27 from Greyhound station to Saratoga Street > Walk 3 blocks east > Turn Left onto Liberty Street and walk 1 block Megabus stop its an 45 min ride. Take bus 35 towards U.M.B.C and get off at LOMBARD ST & CHARLES ST.
Approx 50 mins travelling from Washington DC. Many Garages in the area for parking for small fee.
From Penn Station > Bus takes 20 mins to get to hostel > or 1 mile walk > or approx. $7 taxi.

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