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1.5 of 5 Hostel   |   4903 Winthrop Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46205
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I been a fan of the 500 since I was small and finally made it there. There were no regrets. First time on AMerican soil in IN, and a whole new experience for me from living in Melbourne. After using 4 jets to get to Indianapolis, finally arrived around 2 weeks from race day. So, took in the whole tournament... More

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IHMGMT, Manager at Indy Hostel, responded to this review

Note about location and Private Rooms: I am sorry you were not able to fully explore the area around the hostel, just north of us (opposite direction of track) is a plethora of shops, restaurants, and bars to choose and some of them open late! As for the Private rooms we do have 2 in the first house and another... More

Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I recently stayed at the Indy Hostel for a night on a cross-country road trip. I was traveling on a tight budget so I opted for a tent spot out back. The staff was very helpful in making sure I knew how to take advantage of all of the amenities, etc. I also rented a bike for a small fee... More

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IHMGMT, Manager at Indy Hostel, responded to this review

Indianapolis by bike is a one of a kind experience. Please come back and see us again and we will be sure to take you on a few of the other bike trails! More

Franz Josef, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for one night in a family room. Everything was very clean and well maintained. A cool building with a very welcoming atmosphere. Very helpful staff. Check in included a tour and plenty of information about the area. I didn't get much of an opportunity to use the common area or kitchen but everything was clean and in working... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traveling alone can be dull at times but the Indy Hostel was a perfect social atmosphere. The staff was friendly and offered advice on where to go. The rooms were clean and everything was straightforward. I would recommend this hostel to a friend.

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IHMGMT, Manager at Indy Hostel, responded to this review

Rarely a dull moment here, glad you enjoyed yourself. Safe travels! More

Columbus, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Great experience, very clean, friendly staff and no problems with check in or check out. We were looking for a place close to Broad Ripple area and this was the only place. Glad we found it, fun place!

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Lund, Sweden
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The Indy Hostel is located in the Broad Ripple district that turned out to be a cozy and trendy neighborhood with great restaurants and bars. The staff were really friendly and helpful with tips for us who were first time visitors in Indianapolis. The house itself is nice with a big porch and a garden which both serves as a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I am a frequent hostel, and Air BnB booker. Having a three year old in tow has not stopped this. I want her to experience meeting new people and seeing new places. When I booked Indy hostel I was a bit unsure of how the atmosphere would be, seeing as how I would have my daughter. But there was little... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Excellent choice, is a very nice place with a great attention. Is clean and organized. Easy access by bus. The place is comfortable and cool. Restaurants nearby. Good place to ride bike. It was a great visit

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IHMGMT, Manager at Indy Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you Adalberto, safe travels. Please come see us again. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Excellent service, good prices and very attentive. Great team. Great location near the bike path, bus station and the Broad Ripple. Will definitely return more often with my friends! I highly recommend!

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IHMGMT, Manager at Indy Hostel, responded to this review

Marcus! Best of luck in the rest of your school year. Please come visit us again and thank you for the great photo. More

Georgetown, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We booked a tent site with the Indy Hostel, their website showed ample space for tent setup, however upon arrival we learned there was an extremely small yard to set up a tent. Their website also fails to mention that the Indy Hostel is located in a very congested neighborhood (definitely not in the best part of town). Needless to... More

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IHMGMT, Manager at Indy Hostel, responded to this review

We attempt to make our website as clear as possible and are constantly updating any inconsistencies that we may find. This particular day may have felt a bit congested for this reviewer as it was the weekend of the Indianapolis 500, easily the cities busiest weekend of the year. We appreciate the understanding that when at full capacity our home... More

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Address: 4903 Winthrop Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46205
Location: United States > Indiana > Indianapolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Indy Hostel 1.5*
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If you like to really feel a town, meet the people, and experience the food and lifestyle of the locals, then Indy Hostel is the place to stay!!!! We have the friendly atmosphere of a hostel with the style of a bed and breakfast inn. We are near downtown but nestled in a quiet Broad Ripple neighborhood near local restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. Indy Hostel is in the 'Heart' of Indianapolis. ... more   less 
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