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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.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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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.


The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Our hostel has many unique features.

We have a very large projected screen for movies and entertainment in the common area. Additionally, we can accommodate musical performances or concerts in the back patio area as well as smaller events in the common area. We have a hot tub in the back yard and there is a foosball table in the common area.

We keep a watchful eye on local events to ensure you stay informed. We provide all guests with a comforter, duvet, sheets, pillow, pillowcase, and bath towel upon arrival. We do not allow guests to use their own bedding. The kitchen is available for guest use. We provide a free continental breakfast everyday and a large buffet breakfast on special occasions. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Apr 2019
    This is a great hostel. The staff is super cool and willing to help when needed. The rooms are nice and it’s really clean. It’s a different vibe than staying in a hostel in NYC but it’s absolutely a good vibe. I met a lot of cool people. The hot tub rocks! I will definitely be coming back again next year.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    28 Feb 2019
    This Hostel is truly incredible! The manager Robbie is an awesome guy who really takes time to look after you, he goes above and beyond to provide an amazing service, and is an all-around great guy. The hostel itself is clean and homely, it really feels like a safe place to return to after a day in Columbus. I would always look forward to the super comfy beds, and socialising with the other guests. With facilities like a fabulous hot tub, comfy lounge area, this hostel is pure perfection.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    17 May 2018
    Robbie was awesome!
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    22 Feb 2018
    A real hostel in a real house near The Ohio State University. Didn't interact much with staff because I arrived late at night and stepped out early in the morning, but everything is set up to be self-explanatory. I did talk with the owner (I think?) over the phone to sort out my late arrival and to get an itemized receipt issued afterward; he was very accommodating and helpful. Bring your own padlock for the lockers if you're worried about security (general advice for the beginner hosteler).
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    24 May 2018
    Found this cool hostel traveling through town. Robbie was great, the place was clean, and the guests were all friendly and interesting. I would recommend this place to any travelers.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    31 Mar 2018
    Everything is always very clean, and the rooms seem very soundproof. I've only stayed in the private room, so I can't speak to the dorm-room experience. I've always arrived past check-in, so I've never interacted with staff there, but my interactions over email and phone have been straightforward. Security seems sufficient; if I were a woman traveling alone I might be nervous in the neighborhood at night.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    28 Feb 2019
    Only booked for one night, but checked in late around 9pm and checked out around 8am. While the shared dorm I was in was comfortable (dorm 2 attic), the bathroom calls for the use of shower slippers. The bathroom stays rather damp and one of the showers inside had no curtain or barrier to shield the rest of the bathroom from water.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    03 Aug 2018
    Really nice place with great value. I stayed 5 days at this hostel in order to attend a conference in Columbus. The location is not close to downtown however the bus stop is just a few blocks ans it is very convenient to go to downtown. Shops, restaurants and groceries stores are nearby in walkable distance. The hostel has anything that you may need, it has a complementary selfserve breakfast which is good, comfy beds and nice common areas to hang out.
    Colombia, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    03 May 2018
    Good for the price.
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9


    23 Nov 2018
    Very uncomfortable bed in the attic, ceiling is so low you can't stand, difficulty bringing bags up to my room because of the low ceiling. Could feel the springs through the bed. Otherwise helpful and clean
    Australia, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Express check-in / out
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Wi-Fi