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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 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the hostel March 16-23, and was also concerned that my credit card information had been taken down in the back office. When I got back to Boston, I noticed fraudulent charges had been made on my card in Houston. I have since filed a report with my bank to investigate. I hope Hi Hostel was not responsible,... More 

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

Dear SA, Thank you for getting in touch and letting us know about your credit card. I am not sure if you are the friend mentioned in the previous review, but wanted to get in touch all the same. I am very sorry to hear your credit card information was stolen. As of April 23rd we have moved the credit... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very clean hostel, however it wasn't very social at all. For a place that we thought would be full of young travellers - the majority of people were over the age of 50. Which I have nothing against of course - but it would have added to the experience if younger people closer to our age were there. Any... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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9 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pros, good location, friendly staff, very economical. Con's- I was in a small room with 4 sets of bunk beds. I am a tall person so I did not fit to well, and the beds are very squeaky. Hard to move without waking everyone up from the bed noise. I was in a room with an individual that continued... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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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6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

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 April 6, 2015

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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Houston, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
5 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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dallas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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