Perfect hostel for Detroit! If you are considering traveling to Detroit (and I strongly encourage you to) you already are a bit more adventurous and open minded. Hostel Detroit and their staff are the perfect match to help you experience the up and coming city that is Detroit. I will start by saying this: it's an old building in what looks like a bad area of Detroit and doesn't seem to be good location. But that's just your preconceived ideas messing with you. You'll find out pretty quick that the location is great, and it immediately immerses you in Detroit.
As other reviewers have stated, the staff is what makes Hostel Detroit the place to stay. Eric, Alex, Taylor, and Gena were awesome. Eric probably has one of the best beards going. They not only helped with information and activities in the city but would come and join. Eric helped pick some great spots and buildings for pictures (so many great places), Taylor came with us to the Eastern Market, and we grabbed drinks at the local Nancy Whiskey Pub.
Can't say enough good things about the hostel and the city. BTW its way safer than you expect and we (friend and I) walked everywhere in the city and were fine.
I have stayed in 40+ hostels around the world and would easily place this hostel in the top 2 or 3. In many ways HostelDetroit should easily win the hospitality award worldwide. The staff goes out of their way to help you find what you are looking for and is quick to include everybody in what they are doing. Due to the support of the hostel staff and the extended hostel family I felt integrated into the life of the city within a couple of days. I have more contacts in Detroit than I do in the city where I live now. And I have Hostel Detroit to thank. As an aside perfect for long stays, interns, and people doing short term projects.
One of the greatest hostels we stayed in on our US trip. The staff knows the city very well and provided us with a lot of information about Detroit based on what we were interested in. Thanks to them we really enjoyed this special city!
Looking forward to my third stay at Hostel Detroit. No better place to stay while visiting the D.
The perfect no-nonsense, comfort and convenience kind of a place. We popped in to Detroit just for one night to see the new Frida and Diego exhibit at the DIA and were pleasantly surprised by how easy the booking/checking-in/checking-out process was. The location was perfect as you're so close to Astro Cafe, Slow's BBQ, little Mexico and the Two James Distillery. Parking is no problem (as with most parts of Detroit) and we were greeted really warmly when we arrived. All in all, this was a perfect place for us to enjoy Detroit from. Highly recommended.
Great place to stay. Awesome place, friendly staff, even got a lift to the Greyhound Station when I couldn't get a taxi. 20 minute walk to downtown, great place to stay if in Detroit for a night or two. Free parking on the street if you have a car which is a plus.
Home feelings at Hostel Detroit. Home is where the heart is . When travel around , hostel just is hostel . Sometimes just feel I was like a homeless from one hostel to another hostel . However , Hostel Detroit is the one make me feel like home . The owner really try their best to do the best . Cozy room, unique TV room , luge kitchroom , even have printer ... Clean warm and sweet ...