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The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel

1.5-star1.5 stars
2407 Indiana Ave, Columbus, OH, 43202, United States of America

City-center hostel within easy reach of Mapfre Stadium
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Restrictions related to your trip

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  • First hostel experience and I’m sold! Very clean friendly people. Kitchen was well…Sep 18, 2020
  • The property provides great value for the cost and the staff is very friendly and helpful.Feb 14, 2020

The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel

from Rs4,445
  • Single Bed in 5 Bed Co-Ed Dormitory Room
  • Single Bed in 3 Bed Co-Ed Dormitory Room
  • Private Double Room with Shared Bath
  • Deluxe King Private Room with Shared Bath
  • Family Triple Room, 3 Twin Beds, Shared Bathroom
  • Family Room, Multiple Beds, Shared Bathroom
  • Family Townhome
  • Family Townhome

What’s around The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel


  • In University District
  • Mapfre Stadium - 24 min walk
  • Ohio State University - 30 min walk
  • Schottenstein Center - 33 min walk
  • Newport Music Hall - 25 min walk
  • Ohio State Fairgrounds - 27 min walk
  • Ohio Expo Center and State Fair - 28 min walk
  • Ohio Stadium - 38 min walk

Getting around

  • Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) - 12 min drive
  • Airport pick-up service
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 5 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Ohio may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
There is no front desk at this property. Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and an access code. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. This property requires guests to provide a valid ID and the credit card used at the time of booking to be provided at the time of check-in.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 25

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free onsite self parking

  • Onsite parking limited

  • Onsite parking includes off-street options


  • Area shuttle within 20 miles*

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • No alcohol served onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Spa tub
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Arcade/game room
Working away
  • Business center
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel’s small print

Also known as

  • Buckeye Hostel
  • Wayfaring Buckeye
  • Wayfaring Buckeye Columbus
  • Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel
  • Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel Columbus
  • Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel Columbus, Ohio
  • The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel Columbus
  • The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa tub without adult supervision.

This property does not have elevators.

Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited. Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

The property affirms that it adheres to the COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) cleaning and disinfection practices.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property only accepts credit cards for all bookings.

Prepaid credit cards are not accepted.

This property is licensed under an applicable law.Property Registration Number 2019-1314

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 25 per vehicle. Maximum occupancy 4

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel

  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Are pets allowed at The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel?
    You can check in from 3 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Taste of Orient (11-min walk), Curry and Hurry (12-min walk), and The Blue Danube (12-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel?
    Yes, a shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available. The charge is USD 25 per vehicle.
  • Is there an onsite casino at The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel?
    No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Hollywood Casino (19-min drive) and Scioto Downs (20-min drive) are both nearby.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 62 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
I was late for check-in and arrived after the front desk had closed. They had left instructions on how to access the hostel and my room in an envelope with my name on it. No need for awkward phone calls at midnight!
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great stay
Comfortable and close to work. Great Service and fully stocked.
JulieAnn, us2 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing value for a comfortable biz trip.
Robbie the hostel manager was very attentive and made the experience staying there a pleasant one. The hostel was very clean and well organized. A very good deal for the price! I will have this hostel at the top of my list of places to stay when I return to Columbus!
Marc, us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Quiet safe comfortable accommodation
JulieAnn, us5 night business trip
Very good 8.0
If you're looking for a quaint stay from the hubub of downtown Columbus, then The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel in Old North Columbus is for you. Clean and cozy private bedrooms rooms are available. Free coffee, cereal, juice, and bagels during breakfast hours are an added bonus. Downtown is a quick bus ride from Summit Street, and the walk to High Street's many food and entertainment options is a 15 or so minute walk.
us5 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Robbie was a great host. Everything from check-in to the hostel organized bar crawl and check out were great! Perfect
us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place to stay. The manager is very friendly!
scopolamine1401, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
I may have been the only woman, but I never felt more respected and welcome. I loved staying here and look forward to doing so again.
us1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Very appropriate and pleasant stay for the cost. Very good area as well.
us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Friendly staff. Clean. Relaxing. Parking in back. Secure.
us1 night family trip

The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel