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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Indy Hostel is first class hostel for all age group. its suitable for families with children, international and interstates travelers. very clean beautifully decorated, colorful , well equipped kitchen. located near the famous Trail Rail,, quite neighborhood, short walk to bus stop, staffs ready to make you feel at home. its very relaxing. It feels homely and yet the atmosphere... More 

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Jim B, General Manager at Indy Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you Hali!! You were a ton of fun to host and we hope you do return. All the best in your continued adventures, especially with your new coat :) More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

Having lived in Europe for several years it was like a step back into the EU to stumble into the welcoming arms of the helpful and friendly hosts of the Indy Hostel. Elizabeth (not Liz) was very helpful when I first called having found them on the financialfitnessinfo.com saver app. All the amenities you could ever need (laundry, wifi, shared... More 

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Thank Dave H
Jim B, Manager at Indy Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for the informative review Dave! We are really glad you enjoyed your time here and wish you all the best in considering the hostel business in your hometown. Btw, we have since purchased some ear plugs for guests :) More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

i really enjoyed my stay here. if you can't handle sharing bathrooms (and i mean that you dont have your own bathroom in your room) then this isn't the place for you. there's a nice, large common area on the first floor and a full (i think) kitchen so you can bring some of your own food to make, as... More 

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Thank Elli R
Jim B, General Manager at Indy Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Elli and your input on the beds- we have plans to improve our mattresses as we speak! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I came to Indy for a Thanksgiving reunion and chose IndyHostel for economic reasons. The next time I visit I'll stay there because I really believe it is the best place available. It reminded me, at different times, of a family gathering or a college dorm... Friendly people (both staff and visitors), great facilities, very clean and safe. I can't... More 

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Thank Chuck G
Jim B, General Manager at Indy Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for such a sweet review Chuck, we really enjoyed hosting you and hope you are able to return! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed the easy access to Butler campus and downtown. Nice neighborhood with coffee and restaurant walkable! We turned in early 10pm because we had to leave early for airport departure. The evening was a loud with neighboring rooms (upstairs in main house) coming in much later, loud talking. Beds were minimalist ---need nicer mattress and better pillows to help the... More 

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Thank Kelly H
Jim B, General Manager at Indy Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Kelly, Thank you for your feedback! We are currently working to offer more amenities and improve our mattresses. More 

Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

FYI--My review title is also a title of a Hemingway short story. And it is what I think of when I think of the Indy Hostel. The facilities are up to date but not without a eclectic charm. Staff are friendly, helpful, up front and casually in charge. I stayed for 5 weeks while teaching in the city. I liked... More 

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Thank Barbara S
Jim B, General Manager at Indy Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Barbara, we loved hosting you and we still wear our knitted hats! More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Had a great time at the Indy Hostel recently. The staff are amazing, became my friends, and basically could'nt do enough for me to make me feel completely at home. The Indy Hostel I feel is a different kind of hostel, because you just feel like you are at a friend's house and not a hostel full of strangers. I... More 

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Thank Azboden
Jim B, General Manager at Indy Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review Azboden! We equally enjoyed hosting you! More 

Cedar Park, Texas
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Older house in the Broad Ripple area, near a bike path and popular hangout areas with large communal spaces inside. There were large, clean private bathrooms. WiFi was free and reliable and there free community computers also available. I elected to camp in the back area of the hostel to save a few dollars. The yard had a large deck... More 

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Jim B, General Manager at Indy Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We are glad to hear your camping experience was a good one :) More 

Peoria, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Arrived and only planned on one night, ended up staying two! All of the hostel staff is so nice and very accommodating. They had a bonfire the night I arrived and everyone that worked there was very friendly. The hostel/house is incredibly clean, lots of space, in a safe and central part of Indy. Would stay here again...100/10. :)

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Jim B, General Manager at Indy Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review Claire, we hope you do stay here again! More 

Dedham, Massachusetts
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Stayed here with 6 friends because we were visiting someone who lived 2 blocks away. The hostel was clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly and available for questions and help when needed. Bedding was comfortable, bathrooms were clean, common areas were spacious, kitchen was very adequate (we didn't cook there but did get coffee). There was free Wi-Fi. Security... More 

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Thank mikelldn
Jim B, General Manager at Indy Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for such a thorough review! Yes, we do have heaters, but next time you come we will hopefully have one in your closet just for you :) More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If you like to really feel a town, meet the people, and experience the food and lifestyle of the locals, then Indy Hostel is the place to stay!!!! We have the friendly atmosphere of a hostel with the style of a bed and breakfast inn. We are near downtown but nestled in a quiet Broad Ripple neighborhood near local restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. Indy Hostel is in the 'Heart' of Indianapolis. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Indy Hostel

Address: 4903 Winthrop Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205-1143
Location: United States > Indiana > Indianapolis
Price Range: $43 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Indy Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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