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Indy Hostel
Reviewed May 8, 2013

-when we arrived we did not find anybody from the staff. it was around 5.30 pm.
-the bathroom was not a real bathroom, it was only a separeted part of the room without a door, with a curtain.
-the room was little bit dirty when we moved the bed.
-the doors have no lock, so if you stay there more than one nights it can be uncomfortable.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

I really enjoyed my stay at the hostel and after a month travelling in the States, probably the best one I have stayed at so far!! It had a great homely feel to it, you didn't feel like you were are a hostel at all. Was only a few people there when I stayed so ended up having a whole dorm to myself. Good rates and friendly staff. Highly recommend.
(Hostel isn't in the centre of town however, but was fine for me as I was driving there. Great neighbourhood).

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Sophie S
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the Hostel. The staff was very nice and the bed was very comfortable! I will stay again on my next visit to Indy! The price was the main draw to the Hostel at first, but the feel is amazing!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Curtis M
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Me and my boyfriend stayed in Indy hostel for one night and it was a good stay.
Place is in a nice and quiet neighbourhood, very easy to find by car and there was a good parking place also. Staff (Kevin) was very friendly and kind. Atmosphere was good, it felt like home :) I would stay there another time :) (near of the hostel there is a wonderful breakfast place called Good Morning Mamas)

Only little bit disturbing thing was that the walls were thin, we could hear everything what was happening on the next rooms, speaking, walking etc. (people who was staying there were quite noisy)

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

My friend and i stayed here as a stopover between Nashville and Chicago while backpacking around the US. We had hoped to find somewhere a little more central but had read some great reviews of the place and thought we'd try our luck considering it's cheap price. We were delayed getting there as our bus was 2 hours late but we were grateful to be able to arrange a pick up ($15) as there was no way we'd have found our way there so late.

This is a cute little hostel in a residential area of Indianapolis and thus is very quiet and allowed us to kick back and relax after being on the go for so long. It's a much more personal experience as the managers (Kevin and his girlfriend whose name eludes me at the moment) live downstairs and so it's rather like staying at someone's home. The rooms were clean and tidy (the young irish girl who cleans for them was very friendly) and we were given fresh towels for our stay. The bathrooms were clean albeit very cold and the communal spaces were kept clean and tidy and provided us with space to relax in. The owners were very friendly and we took in a yoga class run by Karen (i believe that was her name) on one of the nights we were staying which was a lovely addition.

There were a few restaurants nearby (the Sinking Ship was a bit of a dive but did decent food and the staff were exceptionally charming. Also Taste was a great lunch place, tragically hip but excellent organic produce and unusual dishes on offer) but on the whole, a bike or car is needed as this area proved a bit remote for our liking.

Also. Have to give them massive kudos on how subtly they dealt with one of the women in our room who unfortunately kept us awake most of the night coughing, moving her to a different room the following morning.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Indy Hostel was a great place to stay. Very relaxing and great service. We stayed on a Friday and Saturday night. They had a guitar player in the garden area, wine and a wonderful selection of tourist and travelers. We would highly recoomend the Indy Hostel.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Indianapolis's only hostel. Located in the quiet (but very trendy) Broad Ripple residential neighborhood about a fifteen minute drive from downtown. Staff is wonderful and energetic, facilities are comfortable and well maintained, and you will enjoy meeting your fellow travelers. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Indy Hostel

Address: 4903 Winthrop Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205-1143
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Location: United States > Indiana > Indianapolis
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Indianapolis
Price Range: $39 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Indy Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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 
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