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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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at this hostel for 2 nights and loved it here. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The common areas were great and met some really nice people here. Loved being able to chill next to the pool. The place was spotless though I have to say the bathroom was not cleaned well in the room I stayed... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed for two nights on a whim whilst making my way to Florida from Los Angeles and ran into some trouble booking airline tickets all the way. Got to this hostel in Houston and was not disapointed at all! It was a quieter place and easy to get work done late at night in the common areas. Still close... More 

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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

I'm an Irish backpacker who's spent 7 nights here split over Dec 2015 and Jan 2016. Have to say that having spent 6 weeks in the States thus far, in a variety of hostels, this is the best. A converted Houston mayor's house, it has a great kitchen with every utensil you may need, an enthusiastic and knowledgeable reception and... More 

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

Thank you for the excellent review! Our special chef is Joshua, our Community Engagement Liason. We'll be sure to mention your praise, he loves it! Hope to see you again, the next time you're in Houston. More 

Perth, Australia
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50 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Stayed 2 nights in an 8 bed dorm and couldn't fault the experience! Dorms were clean and comfortable, as is the usual HI standard. Bathrooms were ample and always clean. Kitchen was amazingly well equipped, in all honesty the best I've seen in a hostel. Location wise this hostel was amazing, very close to downtown and amenities such as small... More 

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Motueka, New Zealand
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41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We stay at Morty Rich every year. Over the last year considerable improvements have been made. Redecoration and general maintenance is noticeable. Full refurbishment of the kitchen is a great improvement (and a bigger fridge is on its way). As always this hostel is marked by the helpfulness and friendliness of all the staff.

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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91 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

I originally tried to book a bed by calling the place directly and taking advantage of that TA 10% offer (because 3 bucks is 3 bucks, right?). But it was strange - the guy asked me why I couldn't book online, and then instructed me to email them instead. I did...and got no response. After giving them a few days,... More 

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

Our sincerest apologies for the way that your reservation was handled, and we like to thank you for still coming into our location with an open mind. We've addressed the issue you had, with our staff, to ensure it doesn't happen to any other guest. We're glad you had a good overall stay with us and we really hope to... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

This hostel is by far the best hostel I have ever visited. Staff is really friendly and the rooms are clean and nice. I could not have found a better place for a short stay during my visit to Texas. The price is also unbeatable for a night and I didn't have any issues with the persons staying in the... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

The Morty Rich hostel is a clean and calm space when visiting Houston. I stayed 2 nights while going to a football game and was surprised as it is not your normal hostel. I would not recommend as a party hostel as it is a dry house meaning no alcohol is permitted and most the other visitors are older. However,... More 

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United States
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84 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This wonderful hostel is as good as it gets....anywhere! There are so many great things about it it is hard to know where to start. The entire physical building has a strong and unusual appeal while the many shared-space areas all offer something a little different whether you are looking to socialise or find a quiet space all to yourself.... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

As is usually the case in most hostels, it is the other guests that ruin the experience. You know, the ones who can't seem to manage basic cleanliness or have an ounce of consideration for other people, those types. The hostel itself is fairly clean, although the toilets aren't the cleanest and they clog and overflow easily. There are two... More 

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