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HI - Richmond

7 N 2nd ST, Richmond, Virginia, 23219, United States

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Overall Rating 98%

From 10 Reviews

Hostel rating (10)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 99%
Cleanliness 97%
Location 99%
Security 99%
Service 99%
Comfort 93%
Green rating 97%

Richmond is a cosmopolitan city with small town charm that will transport you to a different world and HI Richmond is the perfect place to call home while you discover all the art, culture, history, food and natural beauty this city has to offer.

  • Dorm
    From $30.00
  • Private
    From $75.00
10 or more people?

Richmond Hostel

Hostel Richmond

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Opened in August 2015, HI Richmond is located in the historic Otis Elevator Building in downtown Richmond with a mix of 6- bed dorms and private rooms. The completely renovated hostel retains the charming details of the original building while incorporating the modern features and amenities travelers desire like free WiFi, breakfast, coffee and tea. The shared kitchen, lounge and outdoor patio offer guests the opportunity to mix and mingle and the volunteer-led tours will help you make the most of your stay.

With a 24-hour reception desk staffed with friendly and knowledgeable Richmond locals, we can help you discover this eclectic city from top to bottom. The city of Richmond is filled with cafés and restaurants, plenty of nightlife, and a rich American history and the hostel is centrally located to help you explore it all. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, Richmond is an ideal destination for hiking, biking, kayaking and other outdoor adventures with a river, trails and state and national parks within arm’s reach.

Please note, our dorm rooms are only available for travelers outside of a 30 mile radius of the HI Richmond hostel. Anyone residing within that radius may stay in one of our private rooms


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Additional tax of 13.3% is payable at check-in.
  • If a cancellation is made within 18 hours of arrival time for a booking of 1 or more nights you will be charged for 1 night.
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 12 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 4 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Only parties of mixed sex may be accommodated in mixed (co-ed) dorms.
  • Accommodations are available only to guests from outside a 30 mile radius of the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Sports Equipment Storage
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (804) 729-5410



Excelente estadía cómoda,limpio,fresco,buen desayuno frío y caliiente totalmente recomendable sin duda volvería.


Avatar for LESLY


Fri 12 Jul 2019

Gracias por su amable evaluación! Estamos muy contentos de saber que disfrutó de su tiempo aquí. ¡Vuelve pronto! -Anna, Guest Servies Supervisor

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Brooke Matherly,

Sun 14 Jul 2019

Share washroom doesn't smell which is good thank you^^


Avatar for OKNAM


Sat 22 Jun 2019

I agree, it's nice to have a clean bathroom! We're glad you had a nice stay & safe travels! -Anna, Guest Services Supervisor

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Brooke Matherly,

Mon 24 Jun 2019

Comfortable bed. It had everything I needed. I would stay here again.


Avatar for Thomas


Fri 14 Jun 2019

Thanks so much for your review! We always want to be a home away from home, so we're glad it was comfortable. Hope to see you again! -Anna, Guest Services Supervisor

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Brooke Matherly,

Sun 16 Jun 2019

Loved it.


Avatar for Stephen


Sun 26 May 2019

We're so glad you loved your stay! Hope you come back and see us again. -Anna, Guest Services Supervisor

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Brooke Matherly,

Tue 28 May 2019

One of the best hostels I've ever visited. Very pleasant atmosphere, beautiful building, great location, great dorm room, comfortable beds & beddings & nice bathrooms. Will have to make a return visit sometime.


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Sat 11 May 2019

We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us! Please come and see us again -Anna, Guest Services Supervisor

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Brooke Matherly,

Mon 13 May 2019


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails
  • Hiking / Walking trails
  • Local market
  • Museums / Art Galleries
  • National / State Park
  • Nightlife
  • Parks / Green Area
  • Restaurants
  • River / Harbour / Lake
  • Shopping area / Mall
  • Supermarket / Food store
Getting to us

Getting to us

Richmond International Airport: Take I-64 West to Exit 190 for North 5th Street. Go right on Main Street and then right 3 blocks later on North 2nd Street. The hostel will be on your right. Distance: 10.3 mi/16 km
Main Street Station - Amtrak (Downtown): Right out of station onto Main Street follow Main Street to 2nd Street right and hostel is on your left. Distance: 1.0 mi/1.61 km

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