The Green Line light rail line is now open (West Bank Station adjacent to store). It will be even easier to find convenient and affordable lodging during the expo!
Hotwire.com is a great place to get deals on lodging, etc.
The Commons Hotel is also within walking distance Midwest Mountaineering – located just across the river, in the heart of the U of M's East Bank Campus. 1.2 miles
The Days Inn University of Minnesota location of is just across the river near stadium village (Washington and University Avenues) and has been used by many of our Expo folks over the years. Their rate has been under $70. 1.6 miles
The Minneapolis International Hostel is a little farther from us, but the hostelling experience may be exactly what you are looking for!
To get to the Hostel from Midwest take Cedar Ave South to Franklin Ave and take a right, take a left on Stevens Ave S and look for their beautiful Victorian mansion in two blocks at the corner of W 24th St and Stevens Ave S. 2.3 miles
For more details on lodging information contact Seth Lindenfelser.