A Philadelphia hostel has been temporarily shut down:
Loftstel, a combination of "loft" and "hostel," is a house located at 46th and Spruce streets that provides temporary accommodations for guests - often students - who need a place to stay for anywhere from a night to six months. In addition to Philadelphia, it has locations in New York City, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C....
[The hostel] was shuttered by the city last week due to fire violations and because it was not zoned for commercial use. On top of that, the house was robbed the first night it was empty.
The hostel plans to reopen, and the chain wants to expand into London, Paris and Amsterdam.