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General Group Booking Terms

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  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


HI Richmond

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

HI Richmond is located in the historic Otis Elevator Building in downtown Richmond with a mix of 4- and 6- bed dorms and private rooms. The completely renovated hostel retains the charming details of the original building while incorporating the modern features and amenities travelers desire like free WiFi, breakfast, coffee and tea. The shared kitchen, lounge and outdoor patio offer guests the opportunity to mix and mingle and the volunteer-led tours will help you make the most of your stay.

With a 24-hour reception desk staffed with friendly and knowledgeable Richmond locals, we can help you discover this eclectic city from top to bottom. The city of Richmond is filled with cafés and restaurants, plenty of nightlife, and a rich American history and the hostel is centrally located to help you explore it all. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, Richmond is an ideal destination for hiking, biking, kayaking and other outdoor adventures with a river, trails and state and national parks within arm’s reach.

Located just two hours from Washington, DC, and a convenient stop as you explore the East Coast from other HI USA cities like Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore, Richmond is a cosmopolitan city with small town charm that will transport you to a different world.

HI Richmond Hostel's Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival.
Payment upon arrival by cash (USD), credit cards (Visa/Mastercard).
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Check in from 15:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 11:00 .

Taxes not included - 13.30% lodging tax will be added upon arrival.
Breakfast included.

24 Hour Reception.
No curfew.
Non smoking.
Secure Luggage storage available for early check-ins prior to bed availability and after check-out.

HI Richmond is a Membership organization. Non-Members will be charged an additional $4 per night - this amount will be added upon arrival as needed.

We welcome guests from 30 miles or more outside of the metro Richmond area. All guests must present a valid government issued photo identification at check-in.

Maximum stay policy: 14 consecutive nights or a total of 14 nights during any 12 month time frame.

Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Parties of 8 or more should contact the hostel directly as we will not accept group bookings made online.

Please note that we try our best to keep people travelling together in the same dorm room. However, sometimes we may not be able to do so due to room configuration or existing bookings. If you have a special request concerning this, please email the hostel directly. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.8

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.9

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Jul 2019
    Great place, great staff and the music was a great plus, making the place much more enjoyable. Thumbs up to all the staff of Hi Richmond Hostel. 🤙🏼🤙🏼🤙🏼🤙🏼🤙🏼
    Brazil, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    01 May 2019
    My stay at HI Richmond was excellent across the board from staff, facilities, location, cleanliness and more. I highly recommend it
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    18 Mar 2019
    Best of the Best!!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    23 Dec 2018
    It was my first time in Richmond, and first hostel experience. I liked it so far. Staff is friendly and ready to recommend places you should visit, such as museums and restaurants. Other guests were nice. Kitchen is free to be used any time, everything is clean and organized. Parking available nearby, either garage or two-hour street. Location is convenient, about 10 minutes walking away from the state capitol. My overall opinion is it's a good option to stay for a couple of nights saving money.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    01 Jun 2019
    The best of the 4 I’ve stayed in. A delight in every respect. Met all my needs very well. Thank you. A really well maintained and presented home from home.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    22 Mar 2019
    Conveniently located, easy to walk or ride share (less than $10) to most sites. Staff was helpful as were other guests.
    USA, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 9.4


    08 Jul 2019
    Really nice staff, clean rooms and beds, good breakfast and nice private bathrooms. I fully recommend staying here when you are in RVA! They also have great activities and tips for restaurants and a super cozy community room!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    06 Jun 2019
    I loved my stay! It was my first experience staying in a hostel, so here is a run down for other first timers. The dormer (6 bunk beds) was comfortable. I had a locker for storing my items - bring a lock though! The room is clean and comfortable, and bunks each have a small bright reading light, outlets for charging, and a small shelf. The community dinner surprised me! I enjoyed socializing with my bunkmate, and the bathrooms are accessible and private. A great find!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    05 Feb 2019
    Very nice hostel, Sayed in February so it lacked any sort of atmosphere but i could tell it was the sort of place that would get busy in summer and hotter months, the only downside is that it's a dry location so no alcohol is allowed on the property at any point.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    01 Apr 2019
    Great staff - super friendly, helpful and accommodating. Hostel itself in terms of cleanliness, facilities, and safety is A+. The hostel organizes a lot of events and lets you know about recommendations in Richmond. Richmond itself is a little sleepy that's reflected a bit in the atmosphere, if you're travelling to socialize this might not be the place for you. I do recommend getting outside of downtown and visiting other neighborhoods (like Carytown for example).
    Canada, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table


  • 2016

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

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