Somehow my partner and I have become seniors. It wasn't planned but it happened. Keeping age in mind he questioned whether a hostel would be the right place for us in our initial visit to Cleveland.
We have to say The Cleveland Hostel was a great choice for us. You can choose to share a room and a bath or to take a room with a private bath. We chose the latter and for 75 dollars a night got a clean room with a nice bath..shower, which was fine with us...and easy access to a shared kitchen. We did not use the kitchen but we saw some of the children...okay, twenty somethings...making use of the facilities. You can buy food and cook in or pick up take out. The only requirement is that you clean up after yourself. Seems fair.
The location is terrific. Ohio City is a section of Cleveland that is undergoing a renaissance . Lots of hip bars and restaurants. We liked the neighborhood so much that we ate at three different restaurants in the area rather than taking the car to downtown Cleveland. Parking is a cinch by the way...free and right across the street.
Driving to the sights in Cleveland was easy. Although if you don't have a car there is a public rail service about a block away.
Both the owner, Mark, and his second in command, Michelle, were happy to help with directions and suggestions as to what to see in town...don't miss the Cleveland Museum of Art which has combined their older building with a stunning modern addition. The art was fine but we were more impressed with the architecture of the buildings.
This hostel is a great find for both young and old travelers.