Archive for “Richmond Hostel Project”

Easter Island

The Land of the Big Giant Heads

The Vicarious Travelers Series goes to Easter Island this Saturday as Kristin Smith will talk about her trip to Easter Island and how to save money traveling abroad. The presentation runs from 3:30 till 5:00.


Saturday is Cleanup Day at the Richmond Hostel

From the Richmond Hostel Committee: Saturday, January 28th, we will be sprucing up the hostel: changing bulbs, pricing surplus items for yard sale and general cleaning. I have attached a list with sign-up times and the volunteer jobs available.  The shifts are: morning – 10AM to 12PM and afternoon – 1PM to 3PM. Richmond Hostel Job […]

Raise a drink for the Richmond Hostel

Tour the Richmond Hostel this Friday

There will be a Hostel Open House this Friday evening (Nov. 4) from 6 to 9 p.m. as part of First Fridays.   We will be offering building tours to small groups who may be interested in seeing what we are doing in the building.  If there is someone you know that may be interested […]


Help Clean Up the Richmond Hostel

via the Richmond Hostel Committee: This Saturday, from 10 till 3, we will be pitching stuff and separating items for recycling and generally sprucing up the interior of the building.  Not much heavy lifting, but lots to do.   We will have a pizza break for lunch.  The building is at 7 N 2nd Street between Main […]

It’s Official, We Own It!

From the Richmond Hostel Committee: Yes, we own the building at 7 N. 2nd Street downtown Richmond, the home of the next great American hostel! The next meeting will be Tuesday October 4 at 7PM in a location to be determined. A big thanks to Jennifer Wampler and to everyone else who has contributed to […]

Hostel Update

via the (occasionally updated) Richmond Hostel Blog. Final details are being worked out and we are just days away from closing on the new Richmond Hostel!  Papers are being signed, titles are being checked and all  details are being finalized.  We’ll be closing any day. We hope to close on the  building by the end of […]

Richmond Hostel Moves One Step Closer

The proposed Richmond Hostel cleared one hurdle in its quest to obtain a special use permit to convert the former Otis Elevator Co. building on 1st Street  into a hostel. via Jennifer Wampler (Richmond Hostel Committee) We were on the consent agenda for the Planning Commission meeting today, and we passed without any complaints.  That […]


Hostel Story in Style

Style Weekly covers the bases in a current story about the Richmond Hostel Committee’s effort to convert the Otis Elevator Company building into Richmond’s first hostel.  The only real bit of news are the plans for a potential roof garden.  

More Hostel News

Richmond Bizsense has some additional info on the Richmond Hostel Project at 7 N 2nd St. “If that goes smoothly, the sale would be finalized in the summertime,” said Jennifer Wampler, chairperson for the Richmond Hostel Committee.


New Hostel to Open Downtown

or Really Small Rooms for Rent or Jail for Sale Think elevators and jail cells. According to their blog the Richmond Hostel Committee has signed a contract to purchase the Otis Elevator Company Building at 7 North 2nd Street.