HI-Houston: The Morty Rich Hostel

in the beautiful state of Texas
  • Front of the hostel
  • Hostel patio
  • Hostel bunks
  • Hostel people

Welcome to the best hostel in Houston and the #2 HI hostel in the WORLD!! HI-Houston: The Morty Rich Hostel is the only hostel in Houston to offer 24 check-in, an 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 kitchen and an extra special complimentary breakfast every morning from 7:30-10:00am!

Come and relax with us!

HI-Houston is located on a beautiful tree lined boulevard in the diverse and funky neighborhood of Montrose. We are within walking distance of some of the best bars, restaurants and coffee shops in Houston. Whether you are coming to Houston to relax, party or work - there is something for everyone!

The hostel is housed in a beautiful historic mansion once owned by a City of Houston Mayor. Forget about downtown… the Montrose neighborhood is the place you want to be while in Houston!! It is the perfect neighborhood for travelers without a vehicle…walking distance to public transportation, downtown, the museum district, affordable restaurants, coffee houses, and clubs. You will love the variety of things to do just outside your doorstep!

Coming to Houston for a conference? We are located just 2.5 miles away from the George R. Brown Convention Center. The bus to the convention center departs one block from the hostel and takes 12 minutes to get you to your conference. Coming to Houston for a sporting event? We are close to both the bus stops and metrorail that can get you there fast!

Our kitchen is stocked with all the stuff you need, but never want to buy while traveling. We have olive oil, spices, pasta, rice and flour at your disposal. We also have complimentary tea and coffee available to our guests at all times.

Our staff is friendly and helpful! We may not know everything, but whatever we don’t know we will happily look up for you! Come stay with us and let us show you what the nation’s 4th largest city has to offer!


Hotel occupancy tax of 17% is not included in your total and will be added upon arrival.

Rates quoted assume guests are members of HI-USA or a National Youth Hostel Association. Non-members will pay a daily membership of $3 per person, per night. Annual memberships are available for purchase at the hostel for $28 for an adult and $18 for seniors 55+.

Cancellation Policy: You must call or email by 5pm the day before your intended arrival to cancel or change your reservation. Failure to do so will result in the loss of your entire deposit and a charge to your credit card for the first night’s stay.

We have a 14 day max stay policy. Guests can stay at our hostel for 14 nights within a 60 day period. After the 14 days have been reached, the guest must wait at least 60 days before staying at the hostel again.

HI-Houston cannot accommodate guests who reside in Houston or the nearby surrounding areas. United States citizens are required to show a government issued drivers license or identification card at check in. U.S. Passports will only be accepted if the guest is able to provide additional documentation that they do not reside in Houston or the nearby surrounding area.

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  • Air conditioning
  • Basic store available at or near the hostel
  • Breakfast at or near the hostel
  • Common room(s)
  • Credit card accepted
  • Groups welcome
  • Individual traveller welcome
  • Internet access
  • Lockers available
  • Hostel open 24h
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Sheets in price
  • Smoking room/area
  • TV room
  • City centre location
  • Cultural centre nearby
  • Leisure facilities nearby
  • Main attractions nearby
  • Museums/art galleries nearby
  • Nightlife nearby
  • Restaurants nearby
  • Shopping centre/market nearby
  • Swimming pool at or near hostel

Address & Contact

HI-Houston: The Morty Rich Hostel
501 Lovett Boulevard
Houston Texas 77006
Phone 1 (713) 636-9776
GPS 29.743307, -95.387541


Go Car Share
George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
Hobby Airport
Super Shuttle – Shuttle vans to and from the airports
Houston Metro – Local bus service
Yellow Cab – Local taxi service

Local Information

Houston Welcome Center
Houston Press –Weekly alternative paper
Houston Chronicle – Daily newspaper
29-95.com – Information about restaurants, events and concerts
CultureMap Houston – Culture, news and more
OutSmart Houston – LGBT

Activities & Adventures

Downtown Houston
Houston Museum District
Houston Theatre District
NASA Johnson Space Center
The Galleria – The largest mall in Texas
Miller Outdoor Theatre

More Information

Opening Times
* 24 hours a day
* 365 days a year

Check In
* 3:00pm
* Guests can arrive any time. We will store your bags until your room is ready.

Check Out
* 11:00am
* Luggage storge is available

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