Hostel in the News!

Now that demolition and construction have begun, Richmonders are nothing short of excited about the new hostel! We’re more than grateful for all of the attention and interest that the town has shown us. Here’s a link to the Style Weekly article posted in September along with a few photos from the Breaking New Ground ceremony. Hosteling International’s CEO Russ Hedge was in attendance along with local supporters including Jim Ukrop and Doug Pick.

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Earth Day Richmond – April 21

Richmond Hostel will have a table set up this year at Richmond’s Earth Day event. We’d love it if you stopped by to say hi or check out what’s new at the hostel!

For details on Earth Day, see their Facebook page at

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook too while you’re there!

Hope to see you there!

Our Last Vicarious Travelers Speaker – THIS WEEKEND!

Please join us for our last Vicarious Travelers Series of the season on Saturday, March 31, at 3:30 PM.
Alice Baird will be sharing slides from her trip to Tanzania.  Allie is a co-worker at DCR who works in our Natural Heritage Division.  She has a special interest in flora and fauna, which will be reflected in her presentation.  She is also an accomplished photographer.  I know you will enjoy her presentation, and our refreshments.
Hope to see you (and a friend) at the main branch of the Richmond Public Library this Saturday afternoon!

Vicarious Travel Series – Mali & Senegal


Come on out to the Richmond Library across the street from the hostel for the 3rd speaker in our Vicarious Travelers Series

Dr. Robin Poulton and Virginia Vassar will share their stories and slides from Mali and Senegal. Dr. Poulton will have copies of his book about Mali for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the hostel.

Please join us if you can–and bring a friend who might be interested in the hostel! Refreshments served. The fun starts at 3:30pm

Optional tour of the future Richmond hostel after the presentation.

Hope to see you there!