Hostel Buffalo Niagara is a great base for visiting Niagara Falls, one of the top travel destinations in North America. As Rough Guide USA puts it, 'Once you've seen Niagara Falls, from as many different angles as you can manage, there's no point in sticking around, and you'll have a better time heading on to Buffalo.' There is frequent city bus service from Buffalo to The Falls, round trip fare $4.50. Take your passport along (and visa if required) so you'll be able to enjoy the Canadian side as well.
Desk hours (8-10:30 am and 5-10:30 pm). There is no lockout or curfew for registered guests.
Our modern, clean, friendly hostel is located in the heart of Buffalo's theatre and entertainment districts. New York's second largest city, Buffalo is known world-wide for its architectural treasures; only Chicago boasts a larger collection of buildings by America's foremost architects. In addition, renowned landscape architect F.L. Olmstead designed Buffalo's park system. The acclaimed Albright-Knox Art Gallery boasts one of the top modern collections in the world.
Most guidebooks comment on Buffalo's lively nightlife scene. The hostel is located a short walk from the centre of activity - and just 1km from the Anchor Bar and Restaurant, where Buffalo chicken wings were invented.
Let's Go USA says that a combination of big-city perks and small-town warmth make Buffalo a soothing place to spend some time. Indeed, many travelers stay a day--or several--longer than they originally planned.
We hope to see you at Hostel Buffalo Niagara!
from BUS STATION (open 24 hours) :
By free metro rail: Exit station onto North Division St. Walk to the right to Main St, two short blocks. Turn right onto Main St. Take metro train from Church Station (no fee) to Theater. Hostel located adjacent to Theater Station. Note: On Sundays metro train runs 10am-6pm only. See full schedule at www.nfta.com.
By foot: Exit station onto North Division St. Walk to the right to Main St, two short blocks. Turn right onto Main St. Walk along Main Street to the hostel (10-15 minutes).
By taxi: Taxi fare about $5.00
AMTRAK INTO BUFFALO:
The downtown station, Amtrak-Exchange, is very convenient to the hostel. However, the Lake Shore Limited (direct Boston-Chicago) does NOT stop at Amtrak-Exchange. Guests from all places of origin other than Chicago can plan their train journey so as to arrive at Amtrak-Exchange. Coming from Boston, it is possible to book an arrival at Amtrak-Exchange by traveling first to New York City and then into Buffalo.
from AMTRAK-EXCHANGE Station (open 7am-4:30pm, but trains arrive at other times also) :
By free metro rail: Exit station; walk to the left to Main St, two short blocks. Turn left onto Main St. Take metro train from Erie Canal Harbor Station (no fee) to Theater. Hostel located adjacent to Theater Station. Note: On Sundays metro train runs 10am-6pm only. See full schedule at www.nfta.com.
By foot: Exit station; walk to the left to Main St, two short blocks. Turn right onto Main St. Walk 20-25 minutes to 667 Main St (located on the right side of the street).
By taxi: Taxi cabs will be waiting when train arrives. Taxi fare: approximately $6.00
from AMTRAK-DEPEW STATION (open 24 hours) :
Every 6C, 6D, and 6F bus will pull into Amtrak-Depew Station. The #6 bus runs from 6:13am-11:35pm Monday-Friday, 7:31am-11:33pm Saturday, and infrequently on Sunday. The fare is $2.05. See the full schedule for the #6 bus at www.nfta.com. Take the #6 bus to downtown; get off at the corner of Ellicott St & E. Huron St. Walk towards the gold-domed building. Turn right onto Main St. Walk two blocks to 667 Main St.
Taxi fare from Amtrak-Depew to the hostel is approximately $30. Hostellers may be able to share taxi fare with other travelers headed downtown.
from BUFFALO NIAGARA AIRPORT (open 24 hours):
!! For those who can, take the #204 airport express. It runs Monday-Friday, 6:22am-5:04pm. The #204 drops off at N. Division & Ellicott. From there to the hostel, follow the bus station directions. See the full schedule for the #204 bus at www.nfta.com. Fare is $2.05.
The #24 runs from 5:41am-11:40pm Monday-Friday, 6:57am-11:39pm Saturday, and 6:36am-
11:38pm Sunday. The fare is $1.75. See the full schedule for the #24 bus at www.nfta.com. Take the #24 bus to downtown; get off at the corner of Chippewa St and Ellicott St. Walk two short blocks to Main St. turn right onto Main St. Walk one block to 667 Main St.
If you see a #30 bus, you can take that to the hostel. This can be a great option for guests arriving in the evening or on Saturday afternoon. Fare is $1.75. ASK THE DRIVER FOR A TRANSFER. Take the #30 to University Rail Station. Go underground to take the next metro train headed downtown (Erie Canal Harbor). Show conductor your transfer if asked. Get off the train at Theater station. Cross Main St; walk toward the outbound Theater metro station. You'll see the hostel at 667 Main St.
The ITA shuttle runs from the airport to downtown on the top of the hour from 7am to 10pm daily. The charge is $15 per person. The shuttle leaves from the cab kiosk on the lower (arrivals) level and will take you to the Comfort Suites Hotel, located at 601 Main St. Walk toward the Market Arcade Cinema. The hostel is at 667 Main St.
Taxi fare from the airport is about $30-35. Hostellers may be able to share taxi fare with other travelers headed downtown.
DRIVING: use rear address of hostel as your destination: 664 Washington Street
by CAR from the I-90 West: Take exit 51W (33W to Buffalo). Go 6.8 miles; exit at Goodell St. Get into the left lane. Go approximately 0.3 miles; turn left at Washington St. Cross Tupper St, and you will be in the block behind the hostel.
by CAR from I-90 East: Take the I-190N (exit 53) towards Canada/Downtown. Take exit#6 (Elm St). Turn left on N. Division St. Turn right on Washington St. Go 0.6 miles to rear of hostel.
by CAR from Niagara Falls: Take I-190S. Go 16.1 miles to exit 6 (Elm St). Turn left on N. Division St. Turn right on Washington St. Go 0.6 miles to rear of hostel.
by CAR from the airport Follow signs to 33W to Buffalo. Once on 33W, go approximately 8.5 miles and exit at Goodell St. Get into the left lane. Go approximately 0.3 miles; turn left at Washington St. Cross Tupper St, and you will be in the block behind the hostel.
Metered parking along Washington St: $2/10hrs or $2/2hrs from 8a-6p M-Fri; FREE 6p-8a and weekends.
Municipal parking garage at 362 Pearl St: $2-6/day depending on time in/time out. Overnight parking is permitted.
Wheelchair Friendly, Linen Included, Credit Cards Accepted, Towels, Security Lockers, Luggage Storage, Key Card Access, Common Room, Lift / Elevator, Bike Parking, Air Conditioning