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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.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • 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.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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 15 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 across from Shea's Performing Arts. We are a few blocks from UB Jacobs Center and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center and a free train ride to Canal Side, Naval Park, & the Key Bank 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.

Check-in times need to be arranged with us as we are running a minimal operation still-- just let us know when you are coming.
If you are planning to arrive before 8am, we can suggest places near the hostel where you can enjoy a coffee or breakfast.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 May 2022
    Fantastic place! Very welcoming and knowledgable staff, great friendly atmosphere. Can’t wait to visit again
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    22 Jan 2022
    -love this place! real hostel vibes. love the comfy atmosphere, almost feel like I am sleeping at home :) -contactless check in is easy. I also come in late but the staffs are really well-prepared.
    Thailand, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    21 Jan 2022
    Loved the atmosphere with all of the books and art! Parking instructions were helpful.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    01 Jan 2022
    The hostel and the staff were amazing. It’s close to the Exchange train station, the bus station going to the Falls, and to the famous Anchor restaurant. The facility offers a fully-equipped kitchen, breakfast (oatmeal, hot chocolate, coffee, tea and some free food), a lounge with a lot of board games and a TV room with VHS and Netflix. It’s possible to buy a $10 day-pass to stay until 10:30pm after checkout. My only problem was that it gets cold in the common areas, but it was freezing outside.
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    27 Nov 2021
    Very convenient and comfortable. Staff were great.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    12 Jul 2021
    Great experience!!!
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.7


    16 Jul 2022
    Great location- nice staff. Adequate (not plush but c'mon) accommodations- just what we needed to start our trip. No problems with anything!
    USA, All Female Group, 41+
  • 9.7


    20 Jun 2022
    A very friendly place to stay right in downtown Buffalo. They were very accommodating about our bikes. This was a very convenient place to start our 6-day bicycle trip on the Erie Canal. Convenient to the train station, the canal trail, and some great restaurants.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    04 Sep 2021
    I enjoyed staying at buffalo hostel for a week. Chill laid-back hostel, and chill laid-back city. The hostel is friendly, welcoming, clean, and very warmly decorated. Massive kitchen. Comfortable bedrooms. Nice lounge. Everywhere is clean. Staff are friendly, and into traveling/backpacking and so on too. Location can't be beaten, in middle of downtown. One nit is i would have liked full sized lockers in the room. But overall fantastic place to chill out, and meet different people.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    08 Apr 2022
    Very very clean. Ari the boss is a saint. on subway great location
    USA, Male, 31-40
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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

    2nd, Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    3rd, Best Large 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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