Hostels in Detroit, USA

2 hostels available. Prices start from $20 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Detroit

Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Great Safe Cheap - This is a very clean and well-run hostel, in a comeback neighborhood not far from downtown. The famous train station and a good, upscale barbecue restaurant, Slows, are about 1 … More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…*Please note: we do not accept short term guests from Wayne, Macomb or Oakland county* POLICIES Check-in from 15:00 Check-in until 10PM (Later check-ins allowed with advance notice) Self … More

Hostels in Detroit, USA

2 hostels available. Prices start from $41 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Detroit (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Detroit.

Detroit isn’t for the faint-hearted -- this sprawling former hub of music and motors is teetering on the verge of bankruptcy, and it shows. Entire neighborhoods are boarded up; others have so few residents that services have been cut off entirely. Crime levels are through the roof, as is unemployment. However, amidst the sorry state of affairs are a few glimmers of hope -- the arts scene is growing and a few brave creative souls are moving into dilapidated areas attracted by rock-bottom property prices.

Downtown’s glamor is predominantly restricted to two places -- the Renaissance Centre/General Motors complex and the Detroit Tigers baseball stadium. There is some interesting architecture and downtown isn’t especially neglected, but it’s not that interesting either. Catch a birds-eye-view by hopping on the People Mover monorail.

The Heidelberg Project is an idea spawned by an artist who turned an entire block of derelict homes into a vision of community creativity. Polka-dotted houses sit next to those covered from porch to roof in soft toys and unique installations made from household items found in empty structures. One still-lived-in property has been turned into a giant guestbook by its owners and is now covered in names and messages from worldwide visitors.

There are some excellent museums and galleries in Midtown. The urban-chic Museum of Contemporary Art is housed in an old car dealership. The Wright Museum of African American History and Detroit Art Institute are also well worth a trip.

For nightlife, the university district feels safest and has some cool bars and music venues.

Unsurprisingly for the automobile manufacturing capital of America, Motor City is a terrible place to visit without your own vehicle. One of the city’s biggest attractions, the Henry Ford Museum, in nearby Dearborn, is incredibly hard to reach by public transport. However, for an insight into the industry, it is a must. Detroit is very spread out and not a place to wander on foot. There are buses to many parts of town which can be intimidating if you are traveling alone, though most locals will be fascinated by a tourist in Detroit and want to chat! The bus station downtown is a hangout for some shady characters but it is well policed. Detroit is served by air, long distance buses and rail. Its freeways also connect the city with the rest of the state and beyond.

Music fans won’t want to miss the small but fascinating Motown Museum in the original Hitsville USA building, where the likes of Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder belted out hits in the infamous Studio A. Tours of the studio and offices are run by fast-talking musical guides who will gladly demonstrate the infamous Motown recording techniques.

Detroit hostels are rare, but staying in a hostel here is likely to offer a personal touch and plenty of advice for things to see and do safely.

Written by local enthusiast for Detroit hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Detroit hostels Laura T

Detroit Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Detroit, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 2
Average dorm price $42
Average private room price $77
Cheapest Hostel in Detroit Hamtramck Hotel & Hostel with $43.5
Party hostels in Detroit Hostel Detroit (2 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 8.1

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