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“Best HI Hostel, surprisingly!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hostel Buffalo-Niagara

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667 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203   |  
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17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Best HI Hostel, surprisingly!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2011

This hostel has great facilities such as sofas, board games, dining tables and a well equipped kitchen. Cleanest kitchen ever! The walls of the dorms are freshly painted with paintings hanging on the walls. The beds are alright though abit squeaky. Best of all, by courtesy of the hostel, bicycles were provided for free, which we used to tour the city. The staff was generally friendly and attended to our needs. This place has a homely touch.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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English first
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2011

I really enjoyed the hostel. It was clean, the rooms were spacious and, of course, cheap. I stayed in a room with four friends, but they had to fill the room so we had a strange guy for a roommate. I believe its generally 6 spots to a room. My friends and I traveled from out of state and happened upon this place after our reservation at another hotel was messed up, so instead of sleeping in the van we stayed here and saved nearly $100. The first day we seen a late night show, and Im not sure if there is a curfew or not, but we arranged something anyway and got in around midnight. Check out is at 11am I think, but we stayed a second night and we visted Niagra Falls. Big kitchen, clean bathrooms, and a nice social room. Its tucked away in the middle of the city so your about 10 minutes from almost everything. Although experiences can vary anywhere, we lucked out finding this place and would definately stay again.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank J-Action
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Sydney
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2010

This hostel could be great.

However it is not. The rude welcome from the boy at reception was quite something else. As were the beds, thin, thin pillows, with poor, poor mattresses, had springs sticking into me all night. The bathrooms were none too nice either.

The common room was lovely and comfortable. However what will stick in my mind from this visit is the poor, poor customer service, and a few poor, poor nights sleep!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank kallaSydney
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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2010

I had 16 people in my dorm - snoring was bad, but the quality of the bed was worst. I found one position that I could lie in, were only 2 bed springs were digging into me. The guy on reception (Which isn't 24 hrs) was bored and disinterested. he gave us directions to things that weren't there (At one point I was in hobo ville) and gave us misinformation on buses and travelling times.

It's 2 stars as its the cheapest place to stay in Buffalo - the hostel is as bad as the city.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Thank Marcowatty
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Hamburg, Germany
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2010

Expect dirty carpets in the rooms, mattresses which let you feel every spring, dirty bedframes and old napkins under the pillow. You can't stop the air-conditioning and will have a office-like atmosphere in the corridors. We were really sorry for the money and were glad to leave again. The only positive thing was the staff, that was trying its best in this run-down hostel.

Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
Thank Klaus38
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Helsinki, Finland
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2010

I travelled to Buffalo for the Niagara Falls and for that this place is great. Clean nice rooms, the front desk staff were very nice and helpful. The showerfacilities were also very clean and nice. There was no breakfast included, but there's a couple of food stores on the Main street. There's a kitchen in the hostel, so you'll be fine. Good value for your money (25$, including tax). So stay here, don't waste your money on some better hotels.

Otherwise, the city it self is scary and nothing happens. Especially the downtown, I didn't like it too much. The Niagara falls were nice though!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank ATW2010
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Sydney
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2009

Hostel is clean and well-maintained but the dorm got SO hot. It must have been over 30 degrees C in there. It was unbearable, i was tossing up whether to go and sleep in the car. Also, the noise from the nightlife was constant until early hours of the morning - but it is downtown, so you've got to expect that.
Otherwise it's a pretty decent place.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank miss_nicci
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Additional Information about Hostel Buffalo-Niagara

Property: Hostel Buffalo-Niagara
Address: 667 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
Location: United States > New York > Buffalo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Buffalo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Host to backpackers, travelers and out-of-towners, domestic and abroad, this independent & non-profit hostel is in the heart of downtown Buffalo's Theater District. We offer a communal homestead with our fully equipped kitchen, spacious lounges, laundry facilities, free wifi, book exchange, free store, complementary bag storage and a movie room with the finest selection of VHS tapes, oh and a ping pong table! Our local Buffalonian staff love this city and will gladly help you get from point A to point B. ... more   less 

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