I have never been open to shared accommodations and communal living. But My 1st Hostel experience was Wanderfalls!, I got what I paid for and more. Wanderfalls is a very popular summertime destination for International travelers. It was like staying at my sister's from another Mother's home. I arrived un-prepared, and missed a few tricks, rules, and directions, such as train station taxi fare rip offs, and forgetting to bring towels, and not studying the various bus routes quickly. The Wanderfallsstaff was most helpfull when I did have time to familarize which included initial emails. But such things as a working kitchen, 7 AM coffee, perferred taxi drivers, and 3 blocks from a supermarket and a bus transfer station.
Wanderfalls is a 30 min walk to the American Falls, or $3.40 taxi, or $1.75 hourly bus route. I booked four nights, a month early, and could get two nights in a bunk bed private room, with a move to a dual bunk bed, four bed "dorm" room for the weekend. The matress was firm and good for my back. The weekend was booked solid. Wanderfalls is not responsible for the weather that on Saturday NIGHT was a freaky hazy, hot, and humid, and made for sweltering slumber with as little clothes as possible. There are windows in each room, and fans, But the AC is generally limited. There is a bathroom upstairs and a toilet and sink room and a shower stall room in the basement. Which serves to alleviate wait times.
All in All wanderfalls is a great value, strategically located, in a scenic, majestic, historic, still somewhat downtrodden and depressed western New York city, by the oldest state park in the USA. Book Your Stay Today!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Niagara Falls' Friendly Home Away From Home! The hostel closest to the Falls and the Gorge on either side, USA or Canada. Located 1 block from the Niagara River Gorge and 1 mile to the Falls along the gorge. Our mission is to be the number-one choice for Niagara Falls travelers who prefer affordable and comfortable accommodations in a warm, friendly environment to the sterile, lonely atmospheres of expensive hotels and motels. Our guests love meeting new people and are open to shared accommodations and communal living. ... more less
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