The Baltimore Hostel will be re-opening after eight years:
After eight years without one, Baltimore is close to welcoming a hostel back to town.
The opening, a rare occurrence for the languishing national hostel scene, means travelers to the city will once again be able to find safe lodging that costs less than most hotels' continental breakfast.
"I really believe Baltimore needs a place for young people to come and be able to stay affordably to experience the rich culture of the city," says Scott MacLeod, a hostel volunteer. "I really believe in the mission."
MacLeod and about 10 volunteers have been working for years to raise money from private sources and renovate a deteriorated Mount Vernon brownstone. They say the hostel, at 17 W. Mulberry St., could open as soon as May.
It will be the only hostel in a major Maryland city - the only other Maryland hostel is in Knoxville, near Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
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Photo courtesy of Baltimore Hostel