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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
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  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Hostel Buffalo Niagara

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Est. 1996, Hostel Buffalo-Niagara continues to serve as the ideal homestead for visiting Niagara Falls, Buffalo, NY, & the Western NY region!

There is frequent local bus from Buffalo to Niagara Falls for $2 each way. Go explore one of the first and finest state parks in the USA which to this day remains free. Bring your passport as well so you'll be able to enjoy the Canadian side too and the great views from the Int'l Rainbow Bridge.

Our modern, clean, safe and friendly hostel offers a perfect relaxing homestead. Along with our friendly Buffalonian staff full of local knowledge about shows and things going on in the community, the hostel has as spacious lounges, a fully equipped kitchen, a book exchange, a free store, bicycle loans, laundry facilities, free WiFi, Ping Pong and a little movie room in the basement with Netflix and one of the best collection of VHS Tapes :).

We are located in the heart of Buffalo's Theater District right next door to the Town Ballroom and Buffalo Visitor Center, across from Shea's Performing Arts, as well as down the street from the First Niagara Center and Buffalo-Niagara Conference Center.

The hostel is a short walk from Historic Allentown and the Chippewa Strip where live music and nightlife is ample. A 10 minute walk from the infamous Anchor Bar where Buffalo chicken wings were invented.

As New York's second largest city, Buffalo is known world-wide for its architectural treasures; only Chicago has a larger collection of buildings by America's foremost architects. In addition, renowned father of American landscape architecture Fredrick Law Olmsted who designed Central Park also designed Buffalo's park system where the acclaimed Albright-Knox Art Gallery is home to one of the top modern collections in the world.

Summer and fall find large crowds enjoying Buffalo's waterfront events including bike tours, kayaking, free outdoor concerts, local food truck rodeos and more.

A combination of a big city with small town warmth make Buffalo a relaxing place to spend some time and explore. Indeed, many travelers stay a few days but may stay several days longer than originally planned once they discover the city and its people.

Whether you're coming in town for a concert, conference, a sporting even or just to explore this quiet cool city... we are here for you and open every night till 10:30pm.

Desk hours 8-10:30AM & 4-10:30PM. If you are planning to arrive before 8am, we can suggest places near the hostel where you can enjoy a coffee or breakfast. There is no lockout or curfew for registered guests.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Mar 2020
    Great building and rooms. Particularly liked the lounge on the 2nd floor
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    13 Feb 2020
    Great location! 15 minute walk from anchor bar / Gabriel’s gate (best wings in town IMO) Very helpful staff member on check in gave me lots of cool ideas of what to see and do in buffalo (can’t remember his name). Extremely clean maybe because there wasn’t many guests but still clean none the less. Free tea coffee and porridge oats are a bonus. Good WiFi throughout as well and it didn’t have that typical hostel smell in the rooms! Highly recommend
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    21 Nov 2019
    My experience with Hostel Buffalo-Niagra was positive from the start. The location was accessible to public transportation and price within budget for spending one day at Niagra Falls. Every question I had was answered promptly and thoroughly by the thoughtful staff. The atmosphere was clean, colorful, comfortable and spacious. Very quiet!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    30 Aug 2019
    Loved staying here. Easy access by bus to Niagara Falls and the staff were helpful with directions and bus routes. The rooms were nice and all the shared spaces kept clean and tidy. Well stocked kitchen to do your own cooking.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    13 Aug 2019
    Conveniently located at one end of the free section of the train in the theatre district. It was great to travel to the KeyBank Center for a concert we were attending.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    08 Aug 2019
    The staff is super helpful and nice. The place is clean and fun to be around, tons of effort and love has been poured into it. 10/10 would do again!
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    06 Oct 2019
    I absolutely loved my stay at Hostel Buffalo Niagara - it’s such a charming, soulful hostel that I was sad to leave. My partner and I stayed for one night to visit Niagara Falls, if it wasn’t for our following transportation already being booked we likely would have extended our stay. All the staff were very helpful, friendly and chilled which was a true reflection for the rest of the hostel. I particularly liked the living room and the movie den downstairs. Couldn’t recommend more!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3


    14 Dec 2019
    No frills, pleasant hostel with prime location in downtown Buffalo. We stayed here to attend a concert at Town Ballroom and the hostel is quite literally next door to the venue. Wasn't crowded at all (in a good way) and a fantastic value compared to any of the hotels in the area.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    08 Sep 2019
    I stayed for a few hours. But It was a good experience. Its a little difficult to spot so a better sign board may be useful. Especially if you are coming in late. Rest everything was great.
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    03 Nov 2019
    The food was stale
    India, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2019

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    2nd, Hostel Chain

  • 2016

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2015

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2014

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2010

    2nd, Hostel Chain

  • 2008

    3rd, Continent Winners North America

  • 2006

    1st, Continent Winners North America

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