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HI-Houston: The Morty Rich Hostel

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501 Lovett Blvd., Houston, TX 77006 (Formerly Lovett Inn)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A friend and I stayed here recently and we have both had clones of our debit cards made without our knowledge. The hostel makes it a point of taking your debit card information in their back office. If anyone else has stayed at this hostel recently (March-April), PLEASE check your bank account for unauthorized transactions. PLEASE post on Yelp &... More 

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Grace D, General Manager at HI-Houston: The Morty Rich Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Olivia, I am very sorry you had your information stolen and that location of our credit card machine has given the wrong impression. We have our credit card machine in the back office, because our internet line is located there and enables us to process cards while not tying up our phone line. It is our policy that the... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I travelled around the whole us last summer and this hostel was by far the best place we stayed in! It's a huge mansion, very tidy and clean. Free roam of the house and I'm only disappointed I couldn't stay longer! Prices were superb and we left wishing we had more time here. Only a short bus ride to the... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a little late writing this, as I visited in October 2014. I was only here for 1 night, but the staff were lovely and the hostel grounds were awsome. It was such a beautiful care free hostel. I doubt I'd be visiting Houston again as I didn't think there was much to do, but if I did - I... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Morty Rich Hostel is on the most beautiful, tree-lined street. The inside is classy rustic chic. The grounds have a pool, a hammock, a patio, a gondola, etc. The rooms weren't stunning by any means. However, the bathroom in my dorm was tiled and nearly superb. I personally had a very good time during my stay! I'll never forget it.... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I was really surprised by this hostel. The staff was really friendly and the location was AWESOME. Right in the middle of LGBT Houston. Close to nightlife and the highway. The only draw is they only have two parking spots and the breakfast was laughable. Great overnight stay!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

A fantastic hostel, staff were welcoming and helpful even with our check-in at midnight. Rooms are clean, and shared areas are lovely. Great location, walking distance to lots of eateries and bars. Only downside was the walls are quite thin, so you can hear everything but didn't affect us too much.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

HI Houston Hostel is located 1 block off of the major happening street in Houston. Hostel is on a oak tree lined upscale street with mansions built in the 20's. Minutes from downtown, really in the center of where you want to be, close to bus, bars, restaurants and grocery stores. The hostel had been an upscale hotel, common areas... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I am always very sceptical about staying in hostels in the U.S. The main reason is poor quality of facilities, and owners trying to make money giving nothing in return. Hi-Houston The Morty Rich Hostel is an exception from this general opinion! I was really impressed by, the quality of this place. Great first floor design, very welcoming and home... More 

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Grace D, General Manager at HI-Houston: The Morty Rich Hostel, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for your fantastic feedback! We are always happy when our guests enjoyed their stay. If you are coming back to Houston after November, come and check out our newly renovated kitchen. Happy and safe travels. Grace Dodier, General Manger More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The grand hall of the Morty Rich hostel was a great respite from the summer Houston heat. We were struck by how great the reception area of the hostel looked and it was possibly the nicest general hostel area I had been in. Unfortunately that's about as good as it got for this hostel. We were checked into the "back... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Please allow me to start my review by saying this was my first Hostel experience and based on the prompt follow up with the Manager regarding my concern; this was clearly a rare instance. That said, I stayed in room #7 (the attic) and the first thing I noticed was the filthy carpeting. As a New Yorker, I've seen worse... More 

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Grace D, General Manager at HI-Houston: The Morty Rich Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Renee. While it is always hard to read a negative review, we appreciate the feedback so we can improve our facilities and services. Since your stay we have been able to make some small improvements to the bathroom and the room and have others planned for later this year. I apologize that our hostel was not up to our... More 

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