We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“not great but ok”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Hostelling International - Baltimore
GreenLeadersBronze level
Guangzhou, China
Level 6 Contributor
59 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“not great but ok”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

There are not a lot hostels in the city anyway, so not much choice. The hostel itself is fine, but not as good as the hostelling international in Washington DC or Boston, while the price is the same. The building is quite old (which is fine), and everything (bed, toilet, hallway) is quite narrow. The location is fine (you are not possible to be close to everything), able to walk to most of the tourists places, and the free circulator bus is very close. The big church is close by, and the bell will wake you up in the morning.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Modoki
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

76 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    24
    28
    16
    8
    0
See reviews for
2
4
40
7
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (8)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2013

The hostel has a good location with easy access to public transportation for the airport and around the city and if you like walking you can get to most places by foot. The staff work successfully to keep this old building clean and polished. There are a few creaking doors but also a degree of charm you won't find in modern places. Would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Richard B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2013

This hostel is in an old mansion that is being upgraded and refurbished. It just had sprinklers put in, and it's working to expand up into more rooms. The staff are friendly and love the hostel. They no where to go, and they have some discounts worked out with local places for guests.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank ElementDC
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2013

I stayed at this hostel the night before I ran a half marathon that started in the Inner Harbor. As a woman traveling by myself I never felt unsafe staying at this hostel or walking around the area. The staff was incredibly friendly, parking was convenient and it was clean and well maintained. It was nice to have access to a full kitchen too. Considering it would have cost > $150 + parking costs to stay at a nearby hotel (and not have a kitchen) I'm surprised I was the only runner staying at the hostel.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Rubbertramp2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

Facilities and staff-wise, this hostel is about average. The major gripe is that the place isn't built or renovated as a hostel: not enough bathrooms or showers, plus, they're hard to find. The doors all slam, and the electronic locks don't really work.

The place is too far away from anything to be really walkable, especially since it is bordered by neighborhoods that didn't look very safe.

Shell out a couple extra quid and stay somewhere nice if you can.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Jrlee89
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sao Carlos, SP
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2013

This hostel has a great location and a great staff. After than that the problems begin. It is funny that there are lots of signs about using water in a wise manner and things like that when they have so many problems concerning it. All the taps in this place are leaking as are the toilet flushes (when they work, yeap, some of them don't work so you can expect to find lots of surprises when you go to the restroom if you know what i mean). The common bathrooms are disgusting and not clean at all. In one of them half of the ceiling is missing and you can see old underwear that people throw up there, need to say more? Although the dorms look clean they are not. The middle is clean and ok, but when you go to sleep you can see that the space between the bed and the wall is full of dirty. Price is good for the location, but somethings need improvement in this place.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank DarthVader86
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

I stayed there a week for a conference.
The location is excellent- close to a lot of things and the bus. The area feels relatively safe at night and was 5$ by taxi from some of the pubs we went to.
I was given clean sheets and a nice towel. There were 8 beds in my dorm, and a washroom. There were more washrooms in the hall. But someitmes one ran out of paper or soap. And at such times, the place felt a little crowded.

The kitchen downstairs was fine and spacious. There were pancakes that you could make, and tea coffee all day. There was a huge fridge and you could bring your own stuff. The common areas and living room were excellent. They had some shampoos, soaps and shower gels for free in one corner. There was a laundry in the basement, and an iron- very useful for my conference clothes.

THere were often school groups, but it was not a party place and people were generally quiet and respectful.

What else? It was not the BEST hostel I have stayed at, but it was quite a good hostel with very pleasant staff. I would stay there again gladly.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank arc_rocks
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Baltimore hotels
Downtown
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Little Italy
Four Seasons Baltimore
Four Seasons Baltimore
#3 of 67 in Baltimore
1,472 reviews
Hilton Baltimore
#31 of 67 in Baltimore
2,546 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hostelling International - Baltimore? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hostelling International - Baltimore

Property: Hostelling International - Baltimore
Address: 17 W Mulberry St, Baltimore, MD 21201-4440
Region: United States > Maryland > Baltimore > Downtown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Baltimore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostelling International - Baltimore 2*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Baltimore is making waves as an up-and-coming city with a vibrant arts community, a growing craft beer scene and as DC’s quirky northern neighbor, and HI Baltimore hostel is a great place to stay while you enjoy everything this city has to offer. Though not at the top of many traveler’s itineraries, Baltimore is an East Coast gem that’s not to be missed. If you crave fresh seafood, live for local festivals or simply love meeting new people, Baltimore is the destination for you. Known for Artscape, the largest free arts festival in America, Baltimore also boasts museums such as the Walters Art Gallery and the Baltimore Museum of Art, both of which are free, and the American Visionary Art Museum. Walk down to the Inner Harbor and spend a day at the Aquarium or take in the view from historic Federal Hill. If you love baseball, see an Orioles game for as low as $7 and enjoy our city’s throwback stadium, Camden Yards. With free daily pancake breakfast, free WiFi and free weekly events such as dinners, pub crawls, movie nights and city tours, Baltimore is a great place to explore on a budget. Relax at the end of a long day of sightseeing in the hostel’s common room, outdoor patio or game room or join fellow travelers in the communal kitchen to cook a meal. HI Baltimore has everything you need to make your stay in Charm City feel like home. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, HostelWorld and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your Hostelling International - Baltimore reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing