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HI-Houston: The Morty Rich Hostel

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For only $25 per night, you can stay at the best hostel in Houston and the second highest rated hostel in the planet! The Morty Rich Hostel is basically a 3 story mansion that was owned by a former City of Houston mayor. It later transformed into a staycation before being bought by Hostelling International. The building is large enough... More 

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

Thank you so much for this well laid-out detailed review! Great breakdown on everything, and I assure you we're trying to figure out a way to keep the noise down on the beds. Be sure to visit us again and hopefully stay a bit longer! More 

Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is in the heart of the montrose district. Great food and clubs in walking distance. It is located in a posh and safe neighborhood. It is a stately old home with pool and private grounds. Easy access to the 82 bus route gets you anywhere downtown.

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

Hey, Thanks for the review and we're glad you had a good impression of the hostel! Hope to see you again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

This was the first HI I've stayed in that I've actually felt has an actual social feel to it. It's got a pool and the whole patio is ideal really. Rooms are clean, beds are great. Houston is massive and you really need a car to access most of it but it's located in a lively enough area after a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Great hostel conveniently situated to buses and tram/train. Super shuttle will drop you at the door for $23 each. Friendly staff, adequate breakfast. Would be nice to see a bit more maintenance being done to preserve this gorgeous old building.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

the staff was friendly but I had to pay the same price for a bed in a 4 dorm as for a 6 dorm- Because it was in the ground floor ?!? Unbelievable- this room was SMELLING BADLY and the bathroom was horrible dirty. bathroom door was hardly closable and if, then bloody loud. Please fix that. last night in... More 

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Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

I want to think I had really bad luck and this place is not like that all the time but my experience was awful. I had the private room (which by the way said online it had a fridge and it didn't) and it was extremely dirty... it was like it hadn't been cleaned up in two weeks... the bathmat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

I had 24 hours layover at IAH. It was my first time in a hostel and it was great! I got to meet very nice people and the staff was very prompt to take care of everything I needed. I recommend this hostel indeed. Clean, well located and of course nice staff. (They took good care of my baggage while... More 

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

Hi! We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful visit at our hostel! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

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

Thank you for your review! I'd like to thank you for also bringing to our attention. through this review and our comment card, the care that was being placed while cleaning our bathrooms. We are currently rectifying these issues and hope to make your next visit to Houston an even better one. More 

Vail, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

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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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 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the best hostel in Houston! HI-Houston: The Morty Rich Hostel is the only hostel to offer 24 check-in, outdoor swimming pool and a full-sized pool table. We also offer free WIFI, computers with free internet access, onsite laundry, free parking, 24 hour access to all common areas and the fully equipped kitchen and an extra special complimentary breakfast every morning from 7:30-10:00am!! HI-Houston is located on a beautiful tree lined boulevard in the diverse and funky neighborhood of Montrose. We are surrounded by some of the most popular restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Houston! We are also conveniently located just 2 blocks away from a 24 hour Walgreens and a 24 hour grocery store. Coming to Houston for a conference at the George R. Brown Convention Center. We are 1 block away from #81 & #82 bus lines that will drop you off in front of the convention center. Want to come shopping at the Galleria or get a visa in the Post Oak area, we are located just one block away from the buses that will get you there! HI-Houston is also conveniently located just 1 mile away from the famous Menil Collection and Rothko Chapel and just 2 miles away from Houston's amazing Museum District and Hermann Park! Whether you are coming to Houston to work, play or just relax...HI-Houston is the place for you! Never stayed at a hostel before! Hostels mainly consist of dormitory style rooms, where you will have the opportunity to interact with guests from all over the world. Hostels are a great place to make new friends and save a little money while your traveling. Come and try us out!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about HI-Houston: The Morty Rich Hostel

Address: 501 Lovett Blvd., Houston, TX 77006 (Formerly Lovett Inn)
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Houston
Price Range: $34 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — HI-Houston: The Morty Rich Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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