5 Reasons You Should Stay At The Minneapolis Hostel

1. Our Location

Set in a circa-1900 mansion, this Victorian-style hostel only for out-of-town guests is in the trendy Uptown neighborhood, opposite the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and 3.1 miles from the University of Minnesota. The Minneapolis International Hostel’s location makes it easy to travel to downtown, uptown, northeast and even neighboring St. Paul.

2. Our Amenities

Private rooms (some with en suite baths) feature period furnishings and elaborate wallpaper. Minimalist mixed or single-gender dorms with up to 15 beds offer private or shared baths. Linens and towels are provided.

Amenities include a lounge with sofas and a fireplace, a seasonal porch/patio and a TV room. There’s also a modern, fully equipped kitchen with a dining table and free coffee and tea. Limited on-site parking is available.

3. Minnesota Nice

Minneapolis is a welcoming city that celebrates its rich diversity, making it easy for visitors to discover dining, shopping and entertainment from around the world.

Our many distinctive neighborhoods offer the chance to immerse yourself in culture and traditions from all corners of the globe. Minneapolis is home to the largest Somali population in the U.S., a strong American Indian heritage, the largest Hmong population outside Laos, the second-largest Vietnamese and Ethiopian populations and one of the fastest-growing Latino populations in the country.

We’re a welcoming city in every way. Named “The Gayest City in America” by The Advocate, we also have the most vibrant LGBT scene in the nation. In fact, we have one of the largest Pride celebrations in the U.S. each year.

We’re an open minded, vibrant, friendly and safe place for visitors and families, with endless opportunities to broaden your horizons and celebrate a diversity of cultures while you’re here.

4. Arts & Entertainment

World-class museums. Breathtaking architecture. More theater seats per capita than any U.S. city outside New York. Minneapolis has become a premier destination for arts lovers.

Take in a show at the Guthrie Theater, one of the city’s Tony Award-winning theaters. Discover new worlds at the The Science Museum of Minnesota. Take in the arias of Rossini at the Minnesota Opera. Or visit the Walker Art Center, hailed by Newsweek as “possibly the best contemporary art museum in the country.”

Minneapolis is your ticket to groundbreaking art, architecture and performing arts.

5. We Love Outdoors

It should be no surprise that we are the American Fitness Index’s “Fittest City in America.” Lakes galore, the most bike-friendly city in the nation, a park every six blocks and four professional sports teams guarantee that your visit to Minneapolis will be active.