The Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Richmond Hostel article

In a January 15th article in The Richmond Times-Dispatch, columnist Michael Paul Williams wrote about the Richmond Hostel: Planned hostel would bring world to Richmond.


PAC Annual Meeting December 16 in RVA

The Potomac Area Council will be hosting its annual meeting in Richmond on December 16. The meeting will be held at The Storeront, 205 East Broad Street, Richmond 23219.  The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. and is open to the public.

The National Vice President will be present to discuss plans on how the region will be staffed after unification.

The main business for members will be the election of new council board members following the report of the Nominating Committee.  PAC bylaws permit nominations from the floor.

For more details, click here.

Style Weekly’s article: Destination RVA

Style Weekly’s photo by Scott Elmquist

Don’t miss this week’s issue of Style Weekly, available in Style’s street boxes and your favorite local establishments.  You’ll find a update on the hostel inside (here).

Great quote from the article: “There’s already a demand,” says Sarah Weisiger, the chairwoman of the Richmond Hostel Committee. “I was giving a tour to somebody and a group rang the doorbell asking if we were open.”

Hostel Interview on WRIR

Hostel interview on WRIR

An interview about the hostel airs Friday, Nov. 23 at 4 p.m. on WRIR 97.3 fm Richmond Independent Radio with Open Source RVA. In the photo above, Christopher “Max” Maxwell discusses hostel renovations with show host Chris Dovi.

You can listen to this radio show locally on WRIR 97.3 fm.

If you missed the live show, try checking Open Source RVA’s Radio4All page sometime after the date.

Construction Starts at HI Richmond Hostel

Exciting things are happening for the HI Richmond Hostel…
Photos and information courtesy of Christopher “Max” Maxwell.

Construction begins

Dominion Virginia Power disconnected the electricity to make it safe for the masons to begin replacing loose mortar. Power lines were depowered at 5:45 a.m. Sunday, Nov.18 , the lifts were dropped off and the sidewalk blocked.

Close up of the hostel building

Above right is a close up showing loose degraded mortar being ground out. On the closest corner you can see  a spot where bricks fell out during a storm a few months ago.

Laying out plastic
Above, Contractor Wilson Enochs lays out plastic to keep the mortar off the sidewalk.Power reconnnected

And by 5:50 p.m. the power had been reconnected.

Scaffolding went up

Scaffolding went up Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 19 and 20. Next up will be the repair of the historic front windows.

Walk by the hostel to take a look for yourself. And keep up with our latest updates on our facebook page.

Richmond Folk Festival

Hostel Volunteers Work the Folk Festival

Richmond Hostel volunteers met hundreds of people at its table during Richmond’s Folk Festival this year.  We set up outside the future hostel on North 2nd Street and served refreshments.  Thanks to everyone who stopped by and expressed support for the effort!  You can also “Like” us on Facebook at