1 guest

5 beds

3 baths

1 guest

5 beds

3 baths

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel is a social place to stay. It is an international bed and breakfast in Columbus, Ohio. We have five rooms (three shared dorms and two private rooms).


Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: $31 / night


The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel is a social place to stay. It is an international bed and breakfast in Columbus, Ohio. We have five rooms (three shared dorms and two private rooms).

Included items:
-Linens: towel, sheets, and bedding (we do not allow guest to bring their own bedding)
-Continental breakfast
-Free Wi-Fi
-Computer and printer access
-Free bicycles to borrow
-Two comfortable shared common rooms
-Cable TV
-24hr coffee or tea (self-serve)
-6-person outdoor hot tub
-Free lockers
-Kitchen access (to cook or store your own groceries)
-Free use of the laundry machines (we have detergent for sale)
-Reading lights over each bed
-Borrowable DVD collection
-BBQ area
-Limited off street parking

We have had guests from all over the world. We know you will meet people, make friends, and maybe even partake in one of our many bar crawls or social events while staying with us.

Please check out all of our listings!

5 Person Dorm #1 is a shared room (starting at $28):

3 Person Dorm is a shared room (starting at $30.50):

Full Private Room with Shared Bath (sleeps two starting at $56):

King Private Room with Shared Bath (sleeps two starting at $67):

We are located in the vibrant University District. There are many shops, bars, restaurants, concert venues, and museums within the neighborhood. We are just a short walk (or ride on the free shuttle bus) from The Ohio State University campus.

For a flat $20 we can have someone pick you up from the airport or bus station. After your reservation is confirmed, we shall provide the contact information so that you may schedule the shuttle service (must be scheduled in advance).

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

- Do not steal from other guests or the hostel. All linens (including your towel) must be left on the bed you were assigned to when you check out; otherwise your credit card on file will be charged a replacement fee.
- Check out is at 12:00 noon on the day you are leaving. You may store your belongings in the lockers or on the floor near the lockers if you will be catching a later bus or flight, but your room must be cleared out by noon so that it can be cleaned for the next guest. You do not need to see the hostel staff to check out, just clean the area around your bed and securely close the door behind you.
- Avoid being excessively loud or boisterous, especially when other people are trying to sleep or when you are outside where you might disturb the neighbors. Do not verbally or physically assault others.
- Be sure to clean up after yourself and maintain good personal hygiene. Keep in mind that you are sharing space with other people. This is not a hotel so you are expected to clean both in your room and in the common areas. Guests are not permitted to use any of their own linens, we have extra blankets available.
- Please keep all food items in the kitchen fridge or cabinets (and not in your room). Label all items in the kitchen with the markers provided in the drawer closest to the back door.
- Make sure to wipe down all kitchen surfaces with cleaner (under the kitchen sink) and a paper towel after each use and clean all dishes immediately after use. By ensuring you do not leave crumbs or food behind, you are helping us prevent pests.
- Please go to the front porch to smoke cigarettes as smoking is not permitted in the house.
- The back door must remain locked at all times and the front door must be securely closed at all times. Please keep your keycard on you to prevent being locked out. For example, it is not acceptable to leave the door ajar to step out for a cigarette.
- Please do not adjust the main thermostat in the common room. The Air Conditioning is set at 74 and the heat is set at 68. If you room is hot or cold please make sure that your vent is fully open, not blocked, and we recommend always running the ceiling fan on low to circulate the air.
- To the best of your abilities, please adhere to the other small signs that we have posted around the house.

Guests who violate these rules may be asked to leave the house at the discretion of the hostel staff. In almost all situations we will try to correct the problem by reminding the offending guest about our rules.

- Most Importantly HAVE FUN and make yourself at home! Make an effort to meet some of the other guests. After all, that is one of the most rewarding parts about staying in a hostel.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Carbon monoxide detector

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

71 Reviews

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Bonnie User Profile
February 2017
Great Place

Styl User Profile
December 2016
Trade privacy for savings.

Justin User Profile
November 2016
Great Place

Joe User Profile
October 2016
Comfortable stay and very cozy house. I felt bad arriving at 1am with the creaky stairs and bunkbed but I guess that's how I'll remember Ohio. Thanks for hosting me.

François User Profile
October 2016
Feels like staying at home. Good atmosphere, a lot of equipment you can use for free (kitchen, computer, laundry...). It could have been cleaner in the rooms and some beds are more comfortable than other but that's not a big issue.

Justin User Profile
October 2016
Clean, great location, and everything was perfect.

Tonghwi User Profile
October 2016
What a wonderful place to stay in! I definitely recommend you to take a rest here!

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