HI Richmond Hostel

in the beautiful state of Virginia
  • outside of Richmond Hostel
  • elegant and modern lounge of HI Richmond
  • industrial kitchen and dining area of Richmond Hostel
  • enclosed outdoor patio with comfortable seating in HI Richmond
  • bright open four bed dorm with Richmond view from window

The HI Richmond hostel opened in August 2015 in a spectacular building that captures the spirit and essence of this vibrant, historic city. With a 24-hour reception desk staffed with friendly and knowledgeable Richmond locals, we can help you explore the Virginia state capital from top to bottom, inside and out. Take one of HI Richmond’s volunteer-led tours or join a hostel activity to meet other travelers and learn more about the city. Relax and enjoy the easygoing vibe in the hostel’s open and spacious first floor common area.

Start your day with free breakfast in the hostel’s fully-equipped, guest kitchen. You may find yourself sitting at one of the tables that was in use when the building was used as a women’s correctional facility. After a long day of exploring, cook up some dinner and head out to the fully enclosed back patio. It’s an oasis that can be enjoyed almost all year-round. The hostel’s free wi-fi reaches to every corner of the hostel so you can stay connected everywhere you go.

Located directly on U.S. Bike Route #1 and the East Coast Greenway, and offering an interior bike storage area, the hostel is an ideal stop for competitive and leisure cyclists alike. Nature lovers will appreciate the hostel’s proximity to hiking trails, kayaking, outdoor adventures and state and national parks. Foodies will love discovering new and unique interpretations of classic Southern dishes. History buffs will be in heaven exploring the area’s many Civil War landmarks and museums.


Cap off your travels with a stop in the tranquil and serene Harper’s Ferry, where you’ll be close to a national, historic park and the Appalachian Trail.

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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
  • Earth friendly hostel
  • Groups welcome
  • Individual traveller welcome
  • Internet access
  • Lift
  • Lockers available
  • Hostel open 24h
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Sheets in price
  • Suitable for wheelchair users
  • City centre location
  • Cultural centre nearby
  • Historical sites nearby
  • Leisure facilities nearby
  • Main attractions nearby
  • Museums/art galleries nearby
  • Nightlife nearby
  • Restaurants nearby
  • River nearby

Address & Contact

HI Richmond
7 North Second Street
Richmond Virginia 23219
Phone (804) 729-5410
GPS 37.542193, -77.441992

More Information

To learn more about the hostel or how to become a volunteer, contact Manon Loustaunau, Community Engagement Liaison, at engage.richmond@hiusa.org.

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