Hostel du Nord

2.0 star property
Adventure hostel connected to the convention center, within walking distance of Duluth Entertainment Convention Center

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Hostel du Nord

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Shared Dormitory Double Bed | In-room safe, laptop workspace, blackout drapes, free WiFi
Shower, towels

Overview of Hostel du Nord

8.8 out of 10 Fabulous
8.8/10 Fabulous

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Non-smoking
The price is $99
Price available on 10/10/2023
217 W 1st St, Duluth, MN, 55802
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Ski storage
  • Sauna
  • Self parking
  • 24-hour business center
  • Business center
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Vending machine
Feel at home
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Barbecue grill(s)

Room options

Family Room

  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Double Beds and 2 Twin Bunk Beds

Superior Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Shared Dormitory Single Bed

  • City view
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Large Twin Bed

Shared Dormitory Double Bed

  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Duluth
  • Aerial Lift Bridge - 20 min walk
  • Lake Superior - 2 min drive
  • University of Minnesota Duluth - 5 min drive
  • Miller Hill Mall - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Duluth, MN (DLH-Duluth Intl.) - 12 min drive


  • Pizza Lucé Duluth - 9 min walk
  • Northern Waters Smokehaus - 12 min walk
  • Sala Thai Restaurant - 8 min walk
  • Hanabi Japanese Cuisine - 10 min walk
  • Zeitgeist Arts Café - 14 min walk

About this property

Hostel du Nord

Hostel du Nord puts you 1 mi (1.6 km) from Aerial Lift Bridge. Guests can enjoy the sauna, and kayaking, cross-country skiing, and downhill skiing are nearby.


English, Portuguese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 36 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - anytime
  • Express check-in available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (USD 5.00 per night)
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Free offsite parking nearby
  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Water dispenser

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Access to nearby health club
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Ski storage


  • Built in 1886
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Sauna
  • Lockers available


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Grab bar near toilet

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Shared accommodations

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • An effective city/local tax rate of 1.0 percent will be charged

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 5 percent


  • Self parking costs USD 5.00 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Hostel Nord Duluth
Hostel Nord
Nord Duluth
Hostel du Nord Duluth
Hostel du Nord Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Hostel du Nord Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Duluth

Frequently asked questions

Does Hostel du Nord offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hostel du Nord does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Hostel du Nord?
As of Sep 28, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hostel du Nord on Oct 10, 2023 start from $99, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hostel du Nord?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Hostel du Nord?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hostel du Nord?
Yes. Self parking costs USD 5.00 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hostel du Nord?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Express check-in and contactless check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Hostel du Nord?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Fond-du-Luth Casino (10-min walk) is nearby.
What is there to do at Hostel du Nord and nearby?
During the winter, enjoy nearby recreation like cross-country skiing and snowboarding, and return when the snow melts for kayaking and sailing. Enjoy amenities like a sauna, a picnic area, and access to a nearby health club.
What's the area around Hostel du Nord like?
Hostel du Nord is in Downtown Duluth, a short 7-minute walk from North Shore Scenic Railroad and 10 minutes' walk from Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.







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10/10 Exceptional

Generally very groovy. Bed way to firm for my taste. That's how it goes.
Darin, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Outstanding establishment.
Marshall, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Tod, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

No rest for the weary.
I don't understand how a place charging $240/night for a "private" room can call themselves a hostel. That flies in the face of the definition of a hostel. The private room was more of a cubicle. The walls were super thin and didn't reach the ceiling. So if any other room turned on a light, all of the rooms enjoyed it. There was no privacy at all. The bachelorette party across the hall went on until 4:18am even though the hostel had a policy of quiet from 10pm-9am. Several guests kept shushing them but they hissed back. Alarms started going off at 6am and a group down the hall started slamming doors and having loud conversations at around 7:30am. Guests shushed the guys to no avail. I texted the gal at the front desk and she did come over to tell them to be quiet--also to no avail. So there was no way to get any sleep. A pile of face towels were placed in the hallway for guests but one guest took them all so there were none available for the rest of us. Bathrooms were clean and had soap & TP. We didn't use any of the many other amenities. It is within walking distance of Canal Park and downtown. Downtown is dying, with many closed businesses, abandoned buildings in disrepair, and homeless people. "Free" parking is located behind the building. I just don't see the value in this "hostel"--not $240/night worth. I've stayed in hostels in China and Quebec City many years ago for $3-$10/night and had much better sleep and a nicer experience than this.
Melissa, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Isabel, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ania, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Joseph, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Taylor, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Not a hotel Too much climbing
Verified Travelocity guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very nice but not for everyone
While I enjoyed my stay, it certainly isn't for everyone. My cubby was comfortable enough, but if you are claustrophobic, you wouldn't like the beds. The upper bunk can be a bit of a challenge to get in to, so if you have any mobility issues, ask for a lower. It would be nice if the ladder extended out a bit from the frame. Despite privacy concerns, everyone seemed to respect everyone else's space, and I had no issues in that regard. Certainly not a place for kids. Or if you expect a TV in your room to watch. But in terms of being a comfortable and affordable sleeping space for a solo traveler, it certainly was that.
Brian, 2-night family trip
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