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Hostel Detroit

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2700 Vermont St, Detroit, MI 48216
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charlotte, nc
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel is in Corktown, the oldest neighborhood in Detroit. Many of the older, burned out homes that used to be in the area have been leveled and wide fields are left. We are a family of four, including two teens, that wanted to spend and inexpensive night in Detroit to hit the auto show. We spent $60 for each... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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60 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have maybe moved on from the hostel period of our lives, but this hostel kind of made us wish that we hadn't. Its location is pretty cool, and it offers a good glimpse into local history. The staff was friendly, and the back balcony is a great place to sit at night and take in the comings and goings... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was a great spot to stay and located in a neighbourhood that made exploring easy. As I did not have a car in the "motor city" I thought that I may be isolated but many things are within walking distance. The free tour was incredible as the people who take you volunteer their time and their cars to... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

This is a good hostel catering to a wide range of travelers. Whatever you do here, do not leave without taking the (free!?!) tour given by the Detroit Ambassadors. My mother started bringing me to city tours when i was 6 years old so i've been on more than my fair share. This one may very well be the best,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

This non-profit place is a godsend for Detroit travellers. The folks running the hostel are highly dedicated making your stay as rewarding as possible in many ways. The only downside I have to say is that one has to make trade-offs concerning cleanliness. However, given the overall experience, I feel this is a minor issue.

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Statesboro, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

To start, keep or print out your code to the front door, as you'll need it to enter every time. (I believe it was 10 digits) This hostel is located in the Corktown area, just a few blocks from Michigan Avenue (hipster restaurants, coffee shops, and bars) and the looming Michigan Central Station. The block looks questionable, but I parked... More 

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Thank metzler23
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Everything is really easy. You access with your door code at any time. Have full access to various kitchenettes, bathrooms, hangout areas. The beds are clean and reasonably comfortable. The hosts of this non-profit org are super great and full of tips of where to go and what to see. My favourites including Cafe de Mongo on friday/saturday night for... More 

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Brandon, Vermont
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51 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My wife and I stayed here on our first trip to Detroit. I had read an article in the travel Section of the NYT titled "36 Hours in Detroit." Something about the DIA caught my attention and I thought to myself. I have to visit Detroit. So on a trip to Boulder, CO to visit a son in graduate school... More 

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United States
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I stayed in a private room at the hostel while checking the place out for some of my students. I really like the hostel's educational mission and its location in Corktown. The ambassador tours are also a fantastic offering--I wish I had had time to go on one. The staff was also great and very professional, and I appreciated that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

If you really want to see and get to know Detroit, don't even think about staying anywhere else. Not only is the hostel located in the heart of Corktown, but it has the kind of super-friendly traveller vibe that is getting rare to find these days and especially important in a city like Detroit where there is so much to... More 

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