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5741 McGrail Ave., Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 3R4, Canada (Formerly Lyons House Hostel)
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ACBB Hostel Niagara
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I visited this hostel with my brother many years ago (2008), and I still remember how pleasant my short stay way at this hostel. The owners, his name was Patrick, informed us of the Scenic route to the city of Toronto. He described the route by drawing it on a napkin that I still have it. So worth it!!! Thanks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I must first start off with an apology. Patrick, you were right, we should have stayed more than one night. As my brother pointed out to you (and me) several times, it was all my fault. On approach, the building doesn't look the most attractive, but that is where the negatives stop. We were quickly checked in by Shelly who... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

First and foremost, the things that matter most in a hostel can be found at ACBB; extremely helpful and informative staff, a sense of community among all the backpackers, very close to all major attractions, and a safe and welcoming environment. Patrick and Shelly are great; Shelly even gave me a grocery bag full of muffins and fruit for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

When I visited, Nathan, the owner, was the coolest guy ever. He had tons of non-falls things to do while in town. He actually gave me a bike ride to Niagara On the Lake to the Angel Inn (oldest pub in Canada) with tons of stuff on the way to do and see! It was the best part of my... More 

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Ronneby, Sweden
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This hostel has a very good and safe location in Niagara Falls. It's only a few minutes walk to get to the Clifton Hill where you find all restaurants and attractions. This place is under renovation, which is why they lack of electricity and WIFI. They have set up a few plugs outside the bathroom that are available a couple... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great place to stay in Niagra Falls. Affordable, clean, and friendly owners. Walking distance to everything. We took all of Patrick's advice and enjoyed ourselves off the beaten path in Niagra. If you are looking for a simple place to sleep and a personal interaction with locals, this is the place to stay.

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Bucerias, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is my second time I have bee in to Niagara Falls area. Both of my trips have been great but different, the first time my wife and me arrived to a luxury hotel next to the horseshoe falls. Amazing experience but not the real Niagara. The second time I decided to go by myself, for one full week before... More 

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We recently stayed and we really enjoyed the place. It is a short walk (about 10 minutes) from the falls, and not more than 5 minutes to most bars and restaurants. Patrick is really helpful and provided us with good information and advice about all the places we had to visit and what to steer clear from. Shelly even made... More 

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West Springfield, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The hostel owner Patrick is very kind and informative. He suggested us to visit to source (Lake Erie) and exit point (Lake Ontario) of Niagara river along with falls which most people do not cover. he sketched the maps of routes..now the things to improve is the facility..during our visit the hostel did not have all day electricity (they had... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This hostel is in my top three. Why? Because Patrick and Shelly have a simple yet wonderful guideline: make their guests happy. ACBB i one of the very few places that truly understands backpackers and their needs & wishes. It is affordable, has a great location and valuable advise is offered whenever needed. It feels as if you're invited to... More 

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Address: 5741 McGrail Ave., Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 3R4, Canada (Formerly Lyons House Hostel)
Location: Canada > Ontario > Niagara Falls
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
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