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HI Houston at the Morty Rich

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

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 full-sized pool table. We also offer free WIFI, a computer with free internet access, onsite laundry, free parking, free boarding pass printing, 24 hour access to the common areas and kitchen and a complimentary breakfast!

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. Coming to Houston for a conference? We are located 2.5 miles from the George R. Brown Convention Center. 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. Our 4 bed coed dorm and 6 bed female dorm offer private balconies. Beginning April 1st, our deluxe 6 bed dorm will be located in the back carriage house and will also offer a private patio. We will also be opening our deluxe private room. The private room is located on the 2nd floor of the carriage house and offers a queen size bed, mini fridge, large bathroom and separate seating area. Even better, it has its own private patio. Whatever your budget, HI-Houston has something to fit.

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 nations 4th largest city has to offer!

Please Note:
Hotel occupancy tax of 17% is not included in your total quoted will be added to your bill upon arrival.

Rates quoted assume guests are members of HI-USA or a National Youth Hostel Association. Non members will have a daily membership charge of $4 per person, per night added to their bill upon arrival. Guests also have the option of purchasing an annual memberships at the hostel.

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 drivers license or government issued 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.

Hostel check-in is at 3:00pm. If you are arriving earlier than are regular check in time, you are more than welcome to come in the hostel and relax until your room is ready. We will try in get you into your room as soon as possible.

Hostel check-out is at 11:00am. If you are leaving Houston, we would be happy to store your bag until you are ready to go.

Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.

All minors, 17 and under, must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Unfortunately, minors cannot be accommodated in shared dormitories.

Groups over 8 people must call the hostel to make a reservation.

Animals, with the exception of service animals, are not permitted in the hostel under any circumstance. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Aug 2019
    Awsome stayed in the 4 bed dorm had nice deck outside it. Only takes 20 min to walk from mega bus or greyhound. Rice university is a very pretty campus only 30 min by foot. Krogers at end of the road. Breakfast is great bananas apples oats boiled eggs. Nice pool to stretch out in. Had some nice night life not to far away as well. Deffently a city worth visiting. Sporting events r close as well. I'll be back
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    16 Aug 2019
    It was great. House is in nice neighborhood with plenty close by. Only complaint is the bathroom door in my was hard close so people kept slamming it. Unfortunately I was right next to it. But really that's part of staying at hostels. I will definitely use them again!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    13 Aug 2019
    Very useful swimming pool. It was actually my favourite place If the hostel. The rooms are spacious, chilli and clean but the beds are old and noisy. The breakfast provided is very good and Scott and the rest of the staff was very sweet!
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    06 Aug 2019
    I really like this place: clean, good atmosphere nice pool, situated in an awesome neighborhood where you can walk to bars/restaurants. Free breakfast- fruit, bagels, muffins, cold cereal etc. it was adequate in terms of bringing me back to life after a night out drinking. Those bagels came in clutch. The bad: the 2nd night of my stay for whatever reason my room key stopped working. It was 3am so luckily someone was at the front desk. When I expressed frustration the employee was rude to me
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    31 Jul 2019
    Morty Rich is a great hostel. It was on the mellow side when I was visiting and less of a party environment. I enjoyed its pool, location and laid back atmosphere. The price is great. Def a good place to just kick back and relax.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    28 Jul 2019
    Always a nice place to stay. Excellent location and very convenient. Thank you. I will be back.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    27 Jul 2019
    Standard squeeky bunks but the bigger stairs to reach some of them are amazing & should be everywhere (kinda sucks for the 1 bed in the 8 bedder that doesn't have it though). I was in the detached cottage dorm for the first night of my 5 and the AC broke but the staff moved me no problems. Otherwise staff aren't overly friendly. Bike program info is out of date. Literally no vibes at all - pub crawl was cancelled when I was there & everyone staying was older. Pool is awesome
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    10 Aug 2019
    Pros: Pool Free breakfast Location not too far from downtown by bus Cons: Beds are awful, metal and creak really REALLY loudly when you move the slightest Bathroom stank of damp No cold water dispenser and tap water is lukewarm and tastes of chlorine
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    04 Aug 2019
    Only two staff members were nice, the others didn’t want to be there and didn’t want to help with anything. The atmosphere was dead and made it really difficult as a female solo traveller to make any friends. It seemed to be more people just stopping over for the night and I can understand why.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    11 Aug 2019
    Despite booking a 6 bed dorm we got put in an 8 bed dorm in an out house as opposed to the main building. The conditions in the room were far too warm with insufficient air conditioning making it an uncomfortable night sleep
    England, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2016

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2015

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2014

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

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