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HI - Richmond

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

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Overall Rating 97%

From 62 Reviews

Hostel rating (62)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 97%
Cleanliness 99%
Location 95%
Security 98%
Service 97%
Comfort 97%
Green rating 96%

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 $85.00
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

  • 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 of 13.3% is payable at check-in.
  • 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 - 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



no improvements necessary — please just keep doing what you’re doing!


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Sun 10 Dec 2017

We'll keep on doing just that! -Ethan, General Manager

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Ethan Ashley,

Tue 12 Dec 2017

Improve : Water pressure (shower,faucet) Ceiling rotation of linens


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Thien Loc Fabien,

Sun 10 Dec 2017

Sorry about the water pressure, we try to conserve as much as possible! -Ethan, General Manager

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Ethan Ashley,

Tue 12 Dec 2017

I really enjoyed staying with them, the staff people are so nice and helpful


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Fri 08 Dec 2017

Thanks so much! I will pass your kind words on to the team! -Ethan, General Manager

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Ethan Ashley,

Sun 10 Dec 2017

2nd stay at THIS HI Hostel, in Richmond. I've stayed in other HI Hostels, and they do not compare. Not only would I recommend this hostel, but I brought others with me on this recent trip, promising they'd have a super experience - and they did! We all are likely to visit again, and tell others, too! Thanks!


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Mon 27 Nov 2017

Wow! Welcome back and I hope we see you again really soon! -Ethan, General Manager

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Ethan Ashley,

Wed 29 Nov 2017

Great place. Thank you for housing the runners!


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Sun 19 Nov 2017

We're always happy to have the Marathoners with us! Hope you enjoyed our Carbo Load dinner! -Ethan, General Manager

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Ethan Ashley,

Tue 21 Nov 2017


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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