Don't Forget to Travel
Est. 1996, we are Niagara Falls & Buffalo's longest-running not-for-profit independent hostel! We serve as a communal homestead to travellers, domestic & abroad visiting Buffalo, Niagara Falls, NY & Canada, & the WNY region.
Twin Bed Listings (Coed, Male, Female Dorms) are in shared dorm-style rooms with shared bathrooms.
At the moment, dorm rooms will not exceed half capacity.
Specifically, listed private rooms #1 & #2 are in a smaller, cozier room with a full-sized bed with shared bathrooms.
There is a 2-night minimum stay.
Are you looking for something in particular? Inquiring about a group stay? Have a gig here and need an extended stay? Independent touring cyclist passing through?
Complimentary tea, coffee and oatmeal for all guests to use all day
$5 Wash & Dry
Available for all of our guests
Spacious kitchen with free use of utensils, spices and oils.
Large cinema room with hundreds of movies to choose from, free to guests
Free WiFi throughout the hostel for all guests
Workspace areas and lounges to work, relax and play.
THINGS TO DO
Buffalo is the home of the chicken wing. Make sure you try some during your stay at the Anchor Bar.
The Town Ballroom is a 1940s-era venue for concerts. Sinatra and Coltrane once played here.
The Buffalo Bills are the local NFL team. Experience a game or tailgate party with the Bills Mafia.
Open 24/7/365, Niagara Falls State Park is America’s oldest. Jump on a boat tour or explore the caves.
The infamous Shea's Theatre is across the street from the hostel, where you can see a touring Broadway musical.
Ride the 109-year-old elevators to see the gorgeous views over Buffalo and learn about the city's history.
This is a beautiful, well-maintained hostel. Bikes are available for rent. It is located downtown and minutes from popular neighbourhoods.
HOW TO GET HERE
Downtown Bus Terminal/
Greyhound Bus Station
The downtown Greyhound station is about a 15-20 minute walk to the hostel (1.6 miles). The easiest way to get here is on foot or by the above-ground subway train that runs on Main Street (Church Station to Fountain Plaza Station). Walk west out of the Station (towards Ellicott & Washington Streets) to Main St and turn right onto Main. The hostel will be about 6 blocks down the road on the right-hand side. We are on the opposite of the large "Shea's Buffalo" sign a little further down directly across from Alleyway Theater--(if you get to Tupper St you've gone too far).
181 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203, United States
The Buffalo-Niagara International Airport is about 10 miles away. There are taxi services available, as well as Uber, Lyft.
By Bus: $2 (correct change needed). Get on #24 downtown and get off at Washington & Chippewa Streets. From there, head west on Chippewa, make a right onto Main St. We will be about a block down on the right.
Here's a Google Map link
4200 Genesee St, Buffalo, NY 14225, United States
Amtrack Train Station
Walk west towards Washington Street to Main Street, walk left to Canal Side NFTA Train Station--this is an above-ground subway that is free. Take the train going towards"University", you will get off at the Fountain Plaza Station (last above-ground free stop). Walk north towards the "Shea's Buffalo" sign. We are just past this sign on the opposite side of the street at 667 Main St.
Here is a link to the trek to us, which is easy to walk as well. A cab or rideshare should be in the $8-17 range.
75 Exchange St, Buffalo, NY 14203