Minneapolis Travel Guide – Accommodation

City of Lakes International Hostel

2400 Stevens Avenue S, 612-871-3210

Dorm style, 6-9 beds per room

$16.00 with student ID or passport, $18.00 otherwise. They also have Private Rooms for up to two people: $36.00 Sunday through Thursday and $38.00 Friday and Saturday.

This friendly hostel is located in an historic mansion one mile from Downtown, a mile from Uptown and across the street from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. There is a kitchen for cooking, a patio, a deck, a living room and lockers. Reservations are required. If you want a private room you must reserve it with a credit card. There is no curfew and residents have a key to their room and a key to the back door. This is a really nice/clean hostel. On the bus line. This is the only hostel that I know of in Minneapolis.

The hostel is probably the best deal, but there are other options:

  • Best Western – 16 locations (800-528-1234)
  • Comfort Inn – Located by the airport and Mall of America (800-228-5150) 15min to Downtown, indoor heated pool, free HBO, and a restaurant and lounge.
  • Lakeland Motel (4025 Hwy 7, St. Louis Park, 612-926-6575) – Six blocks West of Lake Calhoun. There’s also an Italian restaurant next door.

    For those of you who think camping is a black and white TV, here’s the creme de la creme:

    Hyatt (1300 Nicollet Mall, 612-370-1234) – the home of many top of the line restaurants such as Manny’s Steakhouse, and my favorite, Oceanaire.

    Or try, one of the two Hilton locations; Downtown or the Airport 800-445-8667. There
    are tons and tons of other options, check at the airport or in any yellow pages.