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HI Richmond

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

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Overall Rating 98%

From 55 Reviews

Hostel rating (55)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 98%
Cleanliness 98%
Location 97%
Security 97%
Service 97%
Comfort 98%
Green rating 95%

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 €26.76
  • Private
    From €75.83
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

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be 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.
  • Only parties of mixed sex may be accommodated in mixed (co-ed) dorms.
  • 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 - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - 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



It was very nice and clean. The people we shared the room with were very nice and friendly. The whole experience was wonderful!


Avatar for Carolyn


Tue 13 Sep 2016

i loved that it was close to downtown.


Avatar for Michael


Thu 08 Sep 2016

Overall, it was a fantastic stay. The only room for improvement is that I would've liked to see more specific information on the website about parking near hostel--we drove around for 20 minutes looking for good spots before we saw that there was free overnight parking literally right across the street. I realize not everyone drives there and parking situations will change, but a bit more info than "parking nearby" might help those who do. Otherwise, it was a great stay!


Avatar for Kelsey


Tue 30 Aug 2016

Thank you for the great review and we appreciate the helpful comment about parking . We hesitate to give to much detail in that parking is for public use and not always available.

Manager avatar

Jim ruedinger,

Thu 01 Sep 2016

I felt like I was staying somewhere I had seen on Pinterest or out of a magazine. The showers and bathrooms were amazingly clean. The staff loves to smile and helps in any way. I loved it here. I would definitely stay here again.


Avatar for michael


Tue 09 Aug 2016

Thank you for the awesome review we take pride in our property and the service we provide I will be sure to pass along your comments to the staff that their efforts are being noticed by the most important part of their job our guests. We do hope to see you again in the very near future

Manager avatar

Jim ruedinger,

Thu 11 Aug 2016


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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