HI-Baltimore was voted third best hostel in North America by hostelworld in 2008. Come see what everyone is talking about! We are located in an historic 19th century mansion complete with a large parlor with a piano, large dining room, full guest use kitchen where we serve the daily FREE pancake breakfast, a back deck and lower patio with grills for cooking outdoors, a TV room with a 42\' flat screen TV and a huge library of movies, FREE guest use computer with Internet, FREE WiFi throughout the building, and guest laundry for $2.00 wash and $2.00 dry. We have 12 bed single gender dorms and 8 bed coed dorms, all with ensuite baths. We also offer two private rooms with a double bed and shared bath. We also have a 4 bed family room available with a private bath located just off the kitchen.
Be sure to check the hostel for the free weekly events including pub crawls, movie nights, city tours, meal nights featuring make your own pizza, tacos and all you can eat pasta, as well as monthly poetry events art openings and a local writer series called Last Rites Baltimore.
If you haven\'t been to Baltimore, you don\'t know what you are missing! At half the price of other east coast cities you can do a lot more in Baltimore than you can imagine. The hostel is walking distance to the Inner Harbor, Sport Stadiums, Convention Center, and the Mount Vernon and City Center Neighborhoods. We are surrounded by pubs, bars, nightclubs, and restaurants including Mick O\'Sheas Irish Pub, the Yacht Club, Sonar Nightclub, the Talking Head Club, Bourbon Street, and a wide variety of restaurants. There is a grocery store one block from the hostel to buy food to cook your own meals. If you want to go bar hopping be sure to venture to Federal Hill around the Cross Street Market or Fells Point along Thames Street. Should you be after local art, music, and the hipster crowd you don\'t want to miss Station North with Club Charles, the Hexagon, the WindUp Space, Metro Gallery, and the Charles Theater for independent movies. And you certainly don\'t want to miss Brewers Art where they brew their own very potent beer and better yet by staying at the hostel you receive happy hour pricing at all times by presenting your receipt!
Don\'t forget about our area discounts giving you great deals at over two dozen restaurants, bars, and shops throughout the city. You receive a list of discount partners when you check in!
Traveling to other hostels in the area? Check out the new HOSTEL HIKER shuttle bus! Go to www.hostelhiker.com for more information!
The front desk is now open 24 hours 7 days a week for your convenience!
**You cannot stay at HI-Baltimore if you reside in Baltimore City or the Surrounding Counties.
**You will be asked to pay a $3 per day membership fee if not a member of Hostelling International
**Local tax (15.5%) are added upon check in
**Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, or a Minor Consent form must be completed by a parent or guardian.
1. Light Rail:
For a complete schedule and times of operation see:
The Light Rail is quick and cheap, $1.60 one way, $3.50 all day unlimited pass (good for all mass transit). It leaves directly from the BWI terminal. An average ride to the Centre Street Stop will take about 30 minutes. You can purchase tickets at the ticket booths located inside BWI from where the train leaves.
Once you land follow signs for Ground Transportation and the Light Rail (train symbol) at BWI. All Light Rail trains leaving BWI will take you into downtown Baltimore. Take the light rail from BWI to the Centre Street Light Rail Stop. Walk in the direction the train was going and make your first RIGHT onto MONUMENT STREET. Walk TWO BLOCKS and make a RIGHT onto CATHEDRAL STREET. Walk THREE BLOCKS and make a left onto MULBERRY STREET. The hostel the SECOND BUILDING on your RIGHT. We are located in a three story brownstone mansion. Total distance is ½ mile, or about 10 minutes.
Points of interest include the Washington Monument, Enoch Pratt Free Library, and the Baltimore Basilica.
To take a taxi from the airport follow signs for ground transportation and taxis (car symbol). An average ride from BWI to the hostel will cost around $30.00.
The BWI Super Shuttle offers travel to Downtown 24 hours a day. To make a reservation call 1-800-258-3826 or see www.supershuttle.com
The Airport Shuttle offers service from 3am to midnight. To make a reservation call 1-800-776-0323 or see www.theairportshuttle.com
Dulles International Airport:
To get to Baltimore from Dulles International Airport it will take you one to one and a half hours by car, or up to three hours by public transportation. If available, flying into BWI would be a much better option.
1. Public Transportation
Take the Washington Flyer Service (http://www.washfly.com/flyer_bus_schedule.htm) from Dulles International Airport to the West Falls Church Metro Station ($10.00 one way).
An alternate route for the weekends when the MARC train is not running is to take the DC from West Falls Church to L'Enfant Plaza stop. Transfer to the Green Line towards Greenbelt. Take the Green Line to the Greenbelt Stop and exit the Metro Station. Get on bus B30 to Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI). At BWI get on the Light Rail to downtown Baltimore. Follow directions for Light Rail above. Total cost would be around $10.00.
Get on the Metro and take the Orange Line (towards New Carrollton) to Metro Center.
At Metro Center you will switch to the Red Line (towards Glenmont) and get off at Union Station. The total cost for the subway will be around $2.35 (prices may vary or information may have changed).
At Union Station take the MARC train Penn Line (Monday - Friday ONLY, Amtrak on Saturday and Sunday) Northbound to Baltimore - (http://www.mtamaryland.com/services/marc/schedulesSystemMaps/penn_Sept08%20.pdf).
Get off at Penn Station and follow directions from Penn Station below.
Total cost for MARC train is $7.00 one way. Amtrak ranges from $14.00 to $30.00.
A taxi will cost you well over $100.00 and is not a realistic option. Dulles is more than one hour (up to two hours with traffic) away from Baltimore City.
3. Super Shuttle
Shuttle service from Dulles will cost you $90.00 for the first person and $10.00 each additional person. Locate the Super Shuttle booth in the airport to use this method of transportation.
Downtown Greyhound Bus Station:
1. Public Transportation
From the Greyhound bus station take the #27 bus to the stop near Saratoga Street. Walk east on Saratoga Street (the numbers will be going down) for three blocks. Turn left onto Liberty Street and walk one block. Turn right onto Mulberry Street. The hostel is the second door on your right, 17 West Mulberry Street.
We do not recommend walking from the downtown bus station. The bus station was recently moved slightly out of the city and is in an industrial area. The walk is easy enough, however you will be walking through areas that have a lot of old industrial buildings and not a lot of people on the street.
A taxi from Greyhound will cost $8.00 to $12.00 depending upon traffic.
Travel Plaza(Greyhound, China Town Buses):
1. Public Transportation
Take the #20 bus towards downtown. Get off at the intersection of Fayette and Charles Streets. Walk north (with the flow of traffic) on Charles Street for 3 blocks. Turn left at Mulberry Street. The hos