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Reviewed 26 February 2015

Very nice atmosphere and very clean. It was nice having the common area to play board games and use of the kitchen. We will likely visit again, during the summer and make use of the bike rentals, so we can explore Broad Ripple further.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2015

It was everything a hostel should be - economical, clean and safe. The neighbourhood is a bit dodgy but once you're inside all is good. The 2 hosts were very professional and helpful to my needs. I felt very welcome there.

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Reviewed 24 February 2015 via mobile

I stayed at Indy Hostel in Dec of 2014 and really enjoyed my visit. Friendly staff, clean house and rooms with beautiful decor and a great location! I really appreciated the staff accommodating my late request to stay there. I was traveling through the night and found the listing online. It was after hours that they normally take phone calls...

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Reviewed 18 February 2015

This hostile is in a great LOCATION, the safe neighborhood of Broad Ripple. For us the proximity to Butler University was perfect. When we arrived we were greeted by FRIENDLY staff that eagerly helped us to understand the house culture. The home is pleasantly clean and decorated. It also seems to developing a neighborhood presence, with occasional music or bonfire...

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Paul H, Manager at Indy Hostel, responded to this review

We can't wait to see you for your third trip back :) Who knows what fun things will be going on?

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 17 February 2015

Cool and friendly people, they were really helpful with directions to restaurants, bars and other attractions around the area. There is no curfew, which to me was a plus! The place was always clean and well taken care of. A great place to stay overall, recommended!

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Paul H, Manager at Indy Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you Gonzalo, and thank you for getting out to see the surrounding area. We love how much there is to do around us!

Reviewed 16 February 2015

Friendly. $70 for a room with a shared bath, bare concrete floor, and no central heat seemed like a lot. The location was great! Would stay here again for that reason. First time staying in a Hostel, i am sure it is a nice one as far as that goes. It was clean, which is extremely important. As for the...

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Paul H, Manager at Indy Hostel, responded to this review

It is great that you were able to try out something new and go for the experience of a hostel. We also understand the importance of a clean facility, this being a priority of all the guests who come through our doors. As anyone who understands the workings of a small business upgrades are always on our mind and we...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 10 February 2015

it is a good pace if you want to do your cooking, laundry,etc. or you are a larger group. The location close to Butler University and about 10 minutes north of downtown. Neighborhood is safe and it is easy to get around. Parking may be limited. House itself is dated. Staff is nice and helpful.

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Paul H, Manager at Indy Hostel, responded to this review

We aren't happy to know that your stay with us wasn't as good as we hope. Yes, we do have options for the comforts of home and we have a wonderful location near Butler and the other local hot spots in Broad Ripple. Most of the guests do love the warmth that an older home provides, giving us a character...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 9 February 2015

before I came here with my friends, we were a tiny bit suspicious about the many 5-star tripadvisor reviews each by people who gave their only review to this hostel. After spending a night here, my worry went away. The place is very cozy, clean, well-run, and affordable. The staff is very friendly, social, and helpful. There is also a...

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Paul H, Manager at Indy Hostel, responded to this review

We love that many of our reviewers happen to be their first time. This tell us that we are doing something right. The structure of the house including cleanliness and comfort are of extreme importance however the staff interaction with guests also plays an integral part in the experience. We can be available for as little as a small tour...

Vermillion, South Dakota
Reviewed 6 February 2015

When planning a service trip to Indianapolis through the AWOL program at the University of South Dakota, the goals were specific as to how we were meant to live during our time there. Finding the Indy Hostel suited our needs perfectly. Our week-long stay was definitely worthy of praise. From the general house atmosphere to the very welcoming staff, we...

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Paul H, Manager at Indy Hostel, responded to this review

This was such a fun week!! We really had a great time helping the AWOL group to see the best our area has to offer. All people involved from the yoga instructor to the chef loved you all and would absolutely like to have you back. Best of luck on all of your future endeavors.

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 29 January 2015

I honestly had never even heard of a hostel up until one day before staying at Indy Hostel. I was planning a trip across the country and stumbled on this amazing place on the internet. I decided to give it a shot and I'm so glad that I did. I showed up to a beautiful house that was even more...

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Paul H, Manager at Indy Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much Mike. We appreciate that you had such an amazing experience. Hopefully you will get the chance to return and see how beautiful it is in the Spring!

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
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
Region: United States > Indiana > Indianapolis
Price Range: $52 - $180 (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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