For years and years, there’s been an effort to bring a real hostel to the Cleveland area. Finally it is a reality. The Cleveland Hostel had their official grand opening on September 12. With Mayor Frank Jackson, Councilman Joe Cimperman, and a host of dignitaries in attendance, owner/manager Mark Raymond gave tours of the building, including the fabulous rooftop patio.
The hostel will offer travelers a choice of 25 private and shared rooms starting at $25/person/night. Typical wood bunk beds are used in the shared rooms, while double or queen sized beds are available in the private rooms. Some rooms have a bathroom en suite.
On the second floor of the building, there is a large kitchen and dining area, along with a laundry room. Bike storage and bike rentals are available for guests. Free maps and lots of suggestions can be had at the registration desk in the main lobby. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building. Free parking is available as well.
This is Cleveland’s first and only true hostel. There had been a hostel operated by Hostelling International at the Stanford House in Cuyahoga Valley National Park for some years, but that has been closed for over four years now. The furnishings were transferred to Raymond for his new operation in the Market District of Cleveland.
Within short walking distance, visitors will be able to experience the West Side Market and the Great Lakes Brewing Company. With RTA’s West 25th Street station just across the street, guests can get direct access to the airport.
For more information, check them out on the Web at http://theclevelandhostel.com/The Cleveland Hostel 2090 West 25th Street Cleveland, Ohio 44113 Phone 216.394.0616