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1217 20th St, Denver, CO 80202-1405
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Certificate of Excellence


#1 of 39 Specialty lodging in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
We the People of Hostel Fish believe that a hostel of backpackers, by backpackers, and for backpackers, shall be a fun, safe, spotless, high-end joint that is Classy as F...(ish!). We are focused on the traveler and the traveler's needs and believe something being affordable should still offer exemplary service and more than expected perks. We believe that shared rooms and neo-urbanism, when combined, create an epicenter for those "seekers of life's adventures" to meet each other and foster new friendships. We're stoked to host you. We're jazzed to have you as our guest. We're here for you and always want to hear your thoughts or suggestions on how we can improve your experience. We're located in the historic Airedale Building in the HEART of downtown Denver. Walking distance to major Denver attractions, Hostel Fish is steps from Coors Field, minutes from the trendy RiNo district, and surrounded by amazing night life.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Game room
Business Center with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Breakfast available
Wine / champagne
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese
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Sweet place man. Wedged perfectly in downtown Denver. In my opinion it’s a must stay and it’s a steal for the price. Laid back atmosphere. Cool lounge areas available by the bar with darts/ping pong upon request. Other lounge options as well away from bar away for a quieter time. Will always stay here when I come to Denver. It’s a beautifully hidden gem. Staff members are super courteous and polite. Arrived early and was available to coat check my suitcase so I didn’t have to lug it around all day until check in. Lockers available for anyone and can use or rent locks upon request. Music selection is available via piano, records, or speaker system. 10/10 and highly recommend!
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I really wanted to love this place with its friendly and fun staff, quiet and considerate roommates, super-clean and modern bathrooms, and inviting atmosphere. But stuff got in the way. It's in a lively neighborhood with lots to do, but there's also a lot of street noise from the parking lot next door and the live bands playing a block away. This kept up until closing time around 2AM. I brought eyeshades and earplugs but could hardly sleep until the outside partiers went home. The Fish itself quiets its own bar at a reasonable hour and I know they can't control the outside world. But hey, I just couldn't sleep. A couple of suggestions: is there a quiet place to read or go online? If there is, nobody told me. There should be! I saw maybe a half-dozen others in the noisy lounge who may have been happier in a quieter room. Also, a basket or shelf would be great especially next to the upper bunks. There are outlets to charge your phone, but no place to put it...or your glasses, or anything else. There are good-sized lockers, but when it's pitch-dark because your roommates are asleep, it's hard to sort things out. There's no individual light at your bed. And there was always someone sleeping in my room, from 3PM check-in until long after I checked out. For some hostel-lovers, other reviews of the Hostel Fish will be more helpful. There is a lot to like here. But I'm sorry to say, it wasn't right for me.
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Staff is very friendly and helpful. There is bar included with $1 coke cans which is great price in Downtown Denver in my opinion. Bar also serves alcoholic beverages. Location is amazing. The only trouble I had was finding the way there without data and wifi connection from train station that I had to use on my way from airport. But it’s not that far away and bus station is very close. Security level was good. And I got brewed my morning coffee from night guard. My first hostel experience in my life was great!
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Hostel Fish is probably one of the best youth hostels I've ever stayed in. It's very clean and well kept, the rooms and bathrooms are nice and the beds have little curtains around them for privacy. Saying this it is still a youth hostel, so don't expect a hotel unless you book an individual room. I stayed in a room with four beds and it was ok. Your bunk is assigned so there's no mad rush at check in, you can request a top or bottom if you like. In terms of location it's not quite downtown, but it's within walking distance and close enough to Union Station. The area in Denver the hostel is in is a little more quirky. The bar in the hostel itself is great, there is another bar next door but the noise wasn't bothersome. The hostel has a kitchen area with microwave and hot drink making facilities. The hostel provided bed sheets and towels, but if you want to use a locker in your room you can either bring your own lock or rent one for $3. I stayed here for 2 nights, I normally prefer the privacy of a hotel room but for a youth hostel I could not have asked for better!
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Great hostel with friendly helpful staff. The bathrooms are the cleanest I've ever seen in a hostel anywhere. There are lockers in the rooms which are big enough to accommodate most bags. They also have free wifi and the little bar is a great spot to meet people. They have happy hour every day too for even cheaper drinks, drinks are pretty cheap there as it is. Highly recommend
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$89 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostel Fish
Which popular attractions are close to Hostel Fish?
Nearby attractions include National Ballpark Museum (0.2 miles), Coors Field (0.3 miles), and El Chapultepec (0.09 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostel Fish?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and a business center.
Which room amenities are available at Hostel Fish?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hostel Fish?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hostel Fish?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hostel Fish?
Conveniently located restaurants include Snooze an AM Eatery, Marco's Coal-Fired, and Vesta.
Is Hostel Fish located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Denver.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hostel Fish?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Hostel Fish?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Denver Union Station (0.4 miles), Molly Brown House Museum (1.2 miles), and Landmark's Mayan Theatre (2.4 miles).
Is Hostel Fish accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.