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Indy Hostel

Within easy reach of Indiana State Fairgrounds and Pepsi Coliseum

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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4903 Winthrop Avenue, Indianapolis, 46205, IN, United States of America
  • I enjoyed my stay for 1 day. I would stay again if I travel back to Indy.

    Jul 31, 2021

  • I last stayed here in 2017 and since then some updates have been done..Nice place to…

    May 29, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 8 guestrooms
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning

Feel at home

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • Laundry facilities
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Free self parking

What’s around

  • In Meridian-Kessler
  • Indiana State Fairgrounds and Pepsi Coliseum - 23 min walk
  • Butler University - 24 min walk
  • Indiana Farmers Coliseum - 25 min walk
  • Hinkle Fieldhouse - 27 min walk
  • Clowes Memorial Hall - 32 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Family Room
  • Double Room, 1 Double Bed (Private)
  • Private Group Dorm
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Private Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom (6 Single Beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (12 Single Beds)
  • Deluxe Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

What’s around


  • In Meridian-Kessler
  • Indiana State Fairgrounds and Pepsi Coliseum - 23 min walk
  • Butler University - 24 min walk
  • Indiana Farmers Coliseum - 25 min walk
  • Hinkle Fieldhouse - 27 min walk
  • Clowes Memorial Hall - 32 min walk
  • Children's Museum of Indianapolis - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • Indianapolis Art Center - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Glendale Town Center - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Murat Center - 5.2 mi / 8.4 km
  • Central Canal - 5.3 mi / 8.6 km

Getting around

  • Indianapolis International Airport (IND) - 29 min drive
  • Indianapolis Station - 12 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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4903 Winthrop Avenue, Indianapolis, 46205, IN, United States of America

At a glance


  • 8 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


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

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 cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle*


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Segway rental/tour nearby

Working away

  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 603
  • Conference space size (meters) - 56
  • Computer station


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


  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 1925
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning

Things to enjoy

  • Yard
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

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 sanitizer; 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.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing 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 Hostel Indianapolis
  • Indy Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Indy Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Indianapolis

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  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Red Key (10-min walk), Delicia (10-min walk), and Good Morning Mama's Cafe (11-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.
  • 6.0.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.

    Christopher, 1 night family trip, May 29, 2021

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  • 8.0.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, May 23, 2021

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  • 10.0.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, Dec 7, 2020

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  • 6.0.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, Feb 7, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    very nice and clean property! staff was very helpful and nice!

    meldoy, 1 night romance trip, Jan 31, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I liked everything but some guest ate my bananas I put next to the microwave oven.

    3 night family trip, Dec 22, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Lower level was a bit brisk. And i chose to use the bathroom on the main floor instead of lower level. But everything was great. Cant beat the price. This will be my go to place from now on when i visit Indy. Will probably try to get a room upstairs if possible though.

    1 night family trip, Nov 8, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    So Bad hotel never come back there again So bad hotel never come back there again

    1 night romance trip, Sep 6, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Property itself was clean and has good amenities available. However, staff was never, not so easy to find your way into the house, not to mention, your room. Had to play a guessing game.

    1 night family trip, Aug 18, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    First, I had an overall pleasant stay here. The bed was comfortable, everything was clean, and the few other guests there at the time were fun to talk to. Second, I was able to use buses to get around to a certain extent, which was a big moneysaver as opposed to car rental or Uber. You can get here from the airport in an hour and twenty minutes with one change at the Indy central terminal, so long as you don't mind the rather torn-down look of the other bus patrons. It cost $1.75 for each bus separately. Third, a few things at this hostel surprised me. I followed self check-in instructions that were emailed to me as best as I could, but I didn't need the keypad combination because the door was unlocked. Further, there was no lock at all on the room of the female-only dorm. And there was no hand soap in the upstairs two bathrooms. One of the other girls bought some for one of them. Meanwhile, nobody had left a towel for me, and nobody showed up even to require me to finish paying until the morning the next day. I didn't know he was an employee because he never identified himself as such and was just sitting on the couch using his phone. I finally figured it out and asked him if he wanted to charge my money and if they had any towels. The owners showed up later to do some work on the property, and I mentioned the lack of hand soap. They went out on other errands and came back, but by the time I left the next day there was still no hand soap.

    2 night family trip, Jul 16, 2019

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