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Houston International Hostel

5302 Crawford Street, Houston, TX 77004
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No one was there when we arrived in the afternoon and after half an hour of waiting we left only to return in the evening. Hostel terribly dirty and messy , if there was a chance to give 0 stars would be the only voting right ..Help!!!! Anyway...ENJOY

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Starting with the positives, the man working reception during their limited hours was friendly and helpful. Advising us on ways to get around Houston and offering to look after our valuables whilst we were out. The location is close to the museum district which has a tram service. The building looks dilapidated from the outside and when we reached inside... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Bought the dude that worked the desk dinner and then drove him home. Super nice guy. Then got decimated by bed bugs. Had no experience with them so thought it was a rash from the weird sheets. Traveled on to stay with friends and brought the bugs to them. Horrible, horrible experience. Called the hostel to talk to my friend... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The good. $15 for one night and $25 for your own private room.. About 10 mins from Downtown on the Metro Rail which is a few blocks away from the hostel. A nice area. You can actually check in at 8am-10am if you arrive in Houston extra early. The staff seemed decent The bad.. The actual hostel looks like it's... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I was returning from a 3-month trip, stopping by in Houston to visit some friends. I found this hostel online, and it was very conveniently located. So after returning from the supposed third world, I spent one night here. I woke up with no fewer than 50 bed bug bites all over my body. On top of that, nobody is... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I have probably stayed in about 20 hostels in the US and this was by far the worst - in fact, I really don't know how it's still operational. I can only assume the people leaving gushing reviews are friends of the manager or have been paid to do so. As soon as I walked through the door, I was... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at HIH in July. Helpful staff, good location but the place is indeed riddled with bed bugs. My partner was covered in bites the next day. We lost a day of our trip rewashing and disinfecting our luggage. Should have read the reviews but we didn't. Do not stay here! Get the pest guys in HIH.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We stayed here 2 nights ago, we have just spent the last 2 hours killing bed bugs that have attached themselves to our bags after staying here. We have found up to 20 bugs on each of our bags and backpacks. There must be a serious infestation here. Service was fine, and paying $15/night is dirt cheap, but it just... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I stayed in a 4 bedroom together with my friends. The beds are small and remind me of prison beds. The floor wasn't cleaned up for a long time since I dropped my bottle and tried to dry the floor and my towel went black. There where only to bathrooms on the first floor. In one the toilet didn't work... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Not a bad one.I stayed there for 5 days, seems to be a bit over crowded only one working rest room and shower for the whole hostel. Wi fi Internet was not working for the 4 days there was no attempt from the staff to correct it for 4 days, I had to use my mobile which was on international... More 

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