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1217 20th St, Denver, CO 80202-1405
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#1 of 52 Specialty lodging in Denver
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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Air conditioning
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese
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kregalado650 wrote a review Jul 2020
8 contributions16 helpful votes
I stayed at the fish hostel for one night. Check in was easy and convenient though The hostel has a curfew of midnight when they lock the doors. The beds were extremely comfortable and clean facility. This is my top hostel choice while traveling in Denver.at At times the rates can be pricey depending on what type of room is being booked.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
2 Helpful votes
Jane N wrote a review Jul 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
This hostel is easy to find and it's so close to everything. The staff was really nice and the place felt really clean. Finding a clean hostel during a pandemic was a great comfort. Made a couple of good acquaintances here. I stayed here one night and after having a terrible experience with a hotel in Boulder, I didn't hesitate to book Hostel Fish again since I was sure it was clean, safe, and sanitary. They have a bar, a kitchen, they make a pot of coffee for you in the morning, and give you a free drink for booking with them. Good experience overall.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Eddie wrote a review Feb 2020
107 contributions26 helpful votes
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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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
1 Helpful vote
MarkLBoston wrote a review Jan 2020
Boston, Massachusetts144 contributions142 helpful votes
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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Date of stay: January 2020
2 Helpful votes
Jan K wrote a review Dec 2019
Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic55 contributions46 helpful votes
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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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
2 Helpful votes
$86 - $189 (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 Mile High Spirits (0.2 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 A.M. Eatery, Marco's Coal-Fired, and Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs.
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 Epic Escape Game Denver (1.5 miles), Denver Union Station (0.4 miles), and Molly Brown House Museum (1.2 miles).
Is Hostel Fish accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.