DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver City Council voted to designate a former hostel as a historic landmark Monday night. The vote passed 13-0.

The building at 16th Avenue and Washington Street was previously shut down for fire code violations.

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Denver International Youth Hostel (credit: CBS)

The Essex apartment building used to be the Denver International Youth Hostel. Visitors could book a room for about $20.

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(credit: Denver Public Library)

There are plans to renovate the old building into a boutique hotel and apartments.

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