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Room 2 (private w/ 2 beds) Exchange House hostel

Private room in house hosted by Katie
2 guests1 bedroom2 beds1.5 shared baths
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The Exchange House is more than just a place to stay; it's a cultural immersion.
The Exchange House offers three private rooms on the second floor with a shared bathroom. On the bottom floor of the house is a cultural exchange experience, programmed with the immigrants who reside in Akron. Join us for tea time. Or sit in on an ESL class.
Our hope is that you not only get a comfortable room to stay in during your visit, but you also get to know the neighbors.
Welcome to the Exchange House.

The space
Because we are a public space that supports, empowers, and culturally enriches the neighborhood, we have many different community members who use the first floor of the house daily. The calendar of events in the main space can be found on our website:

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 single beds


Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Hair dryer

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Akron, Ohio, United States

Since the early 20th century, the North Hill neighborhood in Akron, has been a home for immigrants: Italians, Croats, Polish, and Irish. However, over the last decade, resettling in Akron are refugees from countries including Bhutan, Burma, Nepal, Myanmar, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Vietnam, Syria, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, and Democratic Republic of Congo. They have opened businesses, bought houses, and founded a number of organizations.

Hosted by Katie

Joined in February 2017
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The Exchange House works to engage the diverse international community that exists in Akron, and to provide a space that creates invitations for additional immigrants to temporarily reside in the North Hill neighborhood, transfer skills, and bridge barriers between communities. The City of Akron, Ohio is faced with population declines, excessive housing stock, and a lowered tax base to maintain existing infrastructure. The Exchange House project combats this trend by converting a vacant house in the North Hill neighborhood into a cultural hostel and gathering space. It works to exemplify the benefits of shared housing while reducing the negative side effects experienced in rapidly transforming areas.
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During your stay
Our open house hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. which means there will be staff on site on those days. Outside of those days and times, there is no guarantee that there will be in-person interaction.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
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