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2090 West 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
San Diego, California
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29 hotel reviews
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“Great Hostel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This place is awesome. Tastefully decorated and it has a great rooftop patio with a skyline view. All normal hostel amenities included and linens are free. The neighborhood is a sleeper too. Way more fun than downtown Cleveland. Staff was also very accommodating and friendly.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I stayed here on the recommendation of a friend who lived in Ohio City (the area the hostel is in), and she was not wrong. This is my first time staying in a hostel since I was a teenager (sadly, long ago) and I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was a really excellent experience.

I got a room with ensuite bathroom, and it was great. Good shower, great bed. No a/c of course but the ceiling fan was more than adequate. The building itself is clean and the guy running it was extremely friendly and helpful.

Top thing was the rooftop terrace which is set out with tables, chairs and a bbq, and which has a beautiful view across to the city.

The only slight niggle I had was that there was no glass or cup in the room for drinking so when I got thirsty in the night I had no way to drink any water except directly from the faucet! The addition of some cheap plastic cups in the bathrooms would be really nice...

I'd have no hesitation to recommend this place to anyone, it was a very reasonably priced place just as good or better as your standard hotel and in a great location. The Ohio City area is vibrant and fun; there's a ton of great places to eat and drink within a few minutes walk of the hostel, and with the lovely West Side market just across the street. I'll definitely be back.

Room Tip: The ensuite room was great but the separate bathrooms looked fine and those rooms are a little cheap...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

The Cleveland Hostel was an excellent place to stay. I met some nice guests staying there and likewise the people of Cleveland were very friendly. My first trip to Cleveland for a vacation was a very positive one. I would return to Cleveland at some point and stay again at this hostel. I loved the rooftop patio and BBQ with a brilliant view of downtown Cleveland. I also recommend renting a bike for $15 a day from the hostel to go sightseeing and checking out Edgewater Park with a very nice beach and Whiskey Island.

The location is great as well with nearby bars/restaurants and the West Side market, which is around 100 years old. The hostel is close to downtown and transit is very close by for buses and the rapid transit trains. This is the place to stay if you visit Cleveland.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I stayed at the Cleveland Ohio Hostel mid-May 2013. It was my first experience at a hostel. First, the location is perfect if you plan on taking public transportation. The rail transit is close by and the bus is steps away. The hostel is less than a block away from the West Side Marketplace and the Great Lakes Brewery restaurant. Both are worthwhile places to visit. The hostel staff was friendly and helpful. I stayed on the third floor in a semi-private double queen room. Very clean and quiet. The corridors, stairs and rooms are carpeted in a padded berber that seemed to be new. The 2 bathrooms on the third floor available the semi-private rooms were down the hall and most of the time open. There's a nice size shower but not bathtub. Expect to buy hand soap and paper towels, after-all this is a hostel. I had purchased and left these items in the washroom to share. Linens and towels are provided. The 2nd floor has a large equipped kitchen and dining area. The fridge was communal and guests tagged their items. The rooftop of the hostel has chairs and tables with a great view of the city. I met other travelers and shared a couple of beers on the rooftop discussing our travel experiences. Its a great place to relax. Of all my inexpensive lodging stays including Memphis TN and Charleston SC, this hostel was the best experience to date. The large brand-name economy hotels weren't half as nice or in accessible locations.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

The Cleveland Hostel has got to be the one place you should come and stay at if you are visiting Cleveland!!
The hostel is very clean, the rooms are very spaciouse with a reasonable sized locker for each bunk. The staff are also very friendly and happy to help guests with anything, all in all it is also a great place to meet other travellers, and it's also in a great location ith a number of breweries and bars/pubs very close to the hostel itself.

If visiting Cleveland for the first time, the hostel is only a 15/20 minute walk to downton and surrounding areas with plenty of things to do, including The Rock And Roll museum which is a must see attraction.

I would definately recomend this as a place to stay!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

This hostel is SUPREMELY clean and well kept. The staff was very friendly, and the overall atmosphere is great. They offer bunk-style rooms for extremely cheap rates, and they have private rooms that are FAR superior to cheap roadside motels (for the same price). As others have mentioned, it's right in the market district, and it is surrounded by bars, restaurants and breweries. There is no reason to stay anywhere else in Cleveland.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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skishark25, Owner at The Cleveland Hostel, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Hi, thank you for staying at The Cleveland Hostel. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and the neighborhood. We have a fully equipped kitchen with many cups and mugs that all guests can use. The hostel is fully air conditioned, we also have ceiling fans in each guest room for individual comfort. We hope to see you back on your next trip to Cleveland!

Thank you

Mark
Owner
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Mammoth Lakes, California
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Location, Location, Location. The Cleveland Hostel is 1 block from the Cleveland Transit system, 1 block from the famous Market, 2 blocks from Flying Fig and multiple shops on the street. The facility is so clean with fresh lovely towels and wash cloths. We had a wonderful 3 hour afternoon dining with food from Cleveland Market on the top deck. If you are unable to do stairs I do not recommend this facility as everything is a flight up.

Room Tip: The rooms are large and beds comfortable. Rates are reasonable.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2090 West 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113
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Location: United States > Ohio > Cleveland
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Cleveland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cleveland Hostel is housed in an historic building in Cleveland's vibrant Ohio City Neighborhood with restaurants, shops, breweries and the fabulous West Side Market right at your doorstep. With numerous bus lines and a stop on the red line train just a block away it is easy to get anywhere in the city. We offer shared and private rooms, a large fully equipped kitchen, common areas, and amazing views of the city from the roof top deck. Our staff are well traveled, friendly and helpful. ... more   less 
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