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Indy Hostel

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Deluxe Apartment, 2 Bedrooms | Living area
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Deluxe Apartment, 2 Bedrooms | Living room

Overview of Indy Hostel

Indy Hostel

1.5 star property
Meridian-Kessler hostel in entertainment district

8.2/10 Very good

190 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared kitchen
  • Meeting Facilities
4903 Winthrop Avenue, Indianapolis, IN, 46205
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Computer station
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Conference space
  • Concierge services
  • Picnic area
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • BBQ(s)
  • Free self-parking

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Meridian-Kessler
  • Butler University - 3 min drive
  • Children's Museum of Indianapolis - 10 min drive
  • Circle Center Mall - 19 min drive
  • Gainbridge Fieldhouse - 19 min drive
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis - 17 min drive
  • Fashion Mall at Keystone - 19 min drive
  • Lucas Oil Stadium - 22 min drive
  • Indiana Convention Center - 21 min drive
  • Indianapolis Zoo - 25 min drive
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Indianapolis International Airport (IND) - 29 min drive
  • Indianapolis Station - 21 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Recess - 5 min walk
  • Red Key - 10 min walk
  • Delicia - 10 min walk
  • Good Morning Mama's - 11 min walk
  • Napolese - 13 min walk

About this property

Indy Hostel

Indy Hostel features an airport shuttle, and puts you 3 mi (4.9 km) from Children's Museum of Indianapolis and 6 mi (9.6 km) from Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks, and guests can keep active with on-site hiking/biking trails. Other highlights include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers like the comfortable beds and helpful staff.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 10 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 10 AM - noon
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions and an access code; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • BBQs

What to do

  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Wildlife viewing nearby
  • Segway hire/tours nearby

Working away

  • Computer station
  • Conference space (603 square feet)


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Bike hire
  • Bike storage


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1925
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Bike parking


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Garden
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Mobile key entry

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

This property enforces a nightly quiet time beginning at 10 PM.

Also known as

Indy Hostel Indianapolis
Indy Hostel
Indy Indianapolis
Indy Hostel Indianapolis
Indy Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Indy Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Indianapolis

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Indy Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Indy Hostel?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Indy Hostel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Indy Hostel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Indy Hostel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Indy Hostel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Additional recreation on-site includes ecotours. Enjoy amenities such as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Indy Hostel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Recess (5-min walk), Red Key (10-min walk) and Delicia (10-min walk).
Does Indy Hostel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a garden.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Adrian, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

brandon, 1-night business trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I enjoyed my stay for 1 day. I would stay again if I travel back to Indy.
Frank, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Indy Hostel
I last stayed here in 2017 and since then some updates have been done..Nice place to stay if going solo.
Robert, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Nice, clean place to stay, peaceful and quiet
I was needing a cheap room to stay at during Indy 500 weekend, but was only in town due to my son having spinal surgery at Riley. Only 1 parent was allowed to stay at the hospital overnight, so my wife stayed and I was left looking for a last minute room. While 90% of the other rooms in the downtown area were $200+ a night, this place was much cheaper. I've never stayed at a Hostel before but knew how they operated. I would say it was mostly a pleasant experience. I never saw or met any of the staff, which is fine because I arrived around 9pm and left at 8am. My only quirk, which isn't the Hostels fault, was that on a Sat. night during Indy500 weekend, at 9pm the other people in my sleeping quarters were already in bed, so it made navigating downstairs to the basement and finding a bunk tricky in the dark, all while trying to be quiet doing so. I threw my bag on a top bunk, and walked a few blocks down to Upland Brewery for dinner and a few local made beers. Walked back afterwards and felt forced to go to bed as nothing was happening and no one else was up in the common areas. Again, the experience was decent, I was just hoping to meet some other people like you normally do in a Hostel, but they were all asleep by 9pm. Place was very clean and welcoming, extremely easy to get into, and I assume the small lot in the back was for the Hostel guests. If I'm ever needing a solo room without the family in the future, I wouldn't hesitate to stay again.
View from my bunk in the AM
Kitchen/Common Area
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Christopher, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Good for a couple of nights.
The location is very pretty and the overall hostel structure is pretty good. Place was clean overall and has a nice backyard with chairs to relax in if you're around. Beds in the 12 bunk rooms are soft, but can seem a tad crowded if there are many people staying (not the case this time). The bathroom constructon for the 12 bunk room was a bit strange (the staircase leading right outside was not a good look).
Hammad, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

2-night trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great, clean hostel
It was short but good, I needed more storage for my stuff but not ultimately a big deal
David, 1-night business trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

I liked how I could just walk in easily, but the area the bed were was extremely cold and there was no much done to fix it.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

very nice and clean property! staff was very helpful and nice!
meldoy, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review