This hostel is a 5-minute drive from Ohio State University and features a large outdoor hot tub. Free Wi-Fi and a shared full kitchen are available.

The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel has rooms with a work desk and a shared bathroom. The bright rooms have a fan and air conditioning.

Free bicycles are provided for easy transportation. Barbeque facilities and an outdoor fire pit are on site. Guests can relax in the shared lounge area and watch TV. Laundry is also available at The Columbus Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel.

Downtown Columbus is 4 miles from the hostel. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a 15-minute drive away.

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Double Room
  • 1 full bed
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  • Bedroom 1: 1 king bed
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  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin beds
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  • The staff speaks English

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About The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel

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  • Do i have my own bed? And theres 2 people but we can sleep on a twin bed i just dont know how 2 change it 2 2 people is that a problem

    This reservation is for a single person in a single bed in a 5-person dormitory. Each person will have to purchase a separate bed. It cannot be shared.


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    Asked about: Single Bed in 5-Bed Dormitory Room • Answered on January 2, 2020
  • What's included in breakfast?

    The self serve breakfast typically includes bagels, cream cheese, cereal, milk, juice, coffee, and tea


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    Asked about: Single Bed in 5-Bed Dormitory Room • Answered on August 2, 2021
  • Are the bathrooms shared?

    Yes


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    Answered on February 28, 2020
  • Are sheets and towels included?

    Yes


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  • Are there single bed rooms

    We do offer private rooms but the majority of our rooms are Dorms.


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    Asked about: Single Bed in 5-Bed Dormitory Room • Answered on July 21, 2020
  • room to my self

    We have both shared and private rooms.


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    Answered on February 28, 2020
  • Do you have planned events or activities?

    Yes, we try to plan 3-4 group events each week. They might include: group outings, bar crawls, local live music, pizza night, etc...


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    Answered on October 11, 2019
  • Is the dormitory for women separated from men?

    Our rooms are co-ed.


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    Answered on August 22, 2020
  • is this all shared space or if I get the king room for me and my fiance will we have private room kitchen and bathroom and what part of Columbus

    The Entire space is shared. With the king room you get a private sleeping space.


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    Asked about: Deluxe King Room • Answered on June 4, 2021
  • Is this room only for students?

    No. We are not a youth hostel but it does help to be a little young at heart!


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    Asked about: Single Bed in 3-Bed Dormitory Room • Answered on May 12, 2020
  • Do you offer luggage storage?

    We do not have secured luggage storage. However we encourage guests to remove their valuables and place them in one of our free lockers (locks provided). Guests are welcome to leave the bags in the common room near the base of the lockers.


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    Answered on October 11, 2019
  • how far in miles and time from the columbus zoo?

    Depending on how you travel, anywhere from 16-19 miles.


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    Answered on September 7, 2020
  • hello, My name is Angela Morris wanted to see if u have a room Private available for the next couple weeks? Thanks hope hear from u soon.

    To find out rates and availability, please just enter your dates into the search function.


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  • is there a deposit to down

    When you make your booking, full payment is charged to your card.


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    Answered on November 6, 2021
  • Can I use my own sleeping bag?

    No, we do not allow any guests to use their own bedding. Please leave it in your car or see the manager if you do not have an off-site place to store any bedding that you might be travelling with. We pride ourselves on always being free of any bedbugs and we are very strict about this rule.


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  • are there tvs in each bedroom

    All of the Private rooms have their own TV's but the Shared Dorms do not.


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    Answered on August 7, 2020
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?

    You do not need a lock. Digital locks are provided.


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  • Are service dogs welcome ?

    We do comply with ADA requirements for service dogs. This does not include emotional support, therapy, comfort, or companion animals.


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  • Do you allow pets?

    No


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    Answered on December 25, 2019
  • I have a 5lb service dog is she allowed?

    Credentialed service dogs are allowed. Emotional support animals are not.


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Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • MAPFRE Stadium
    0.6 miles
  • Ohio Historical Center
    0.9 miles
  • Jack Nicklaus Museum
    1.2 miles
  • Jerome Schottenstein Center
    1.3 miles
  • Ohio Stadium
    1.3 miles
  • Natural Resources Park
    1.5 miles
  • Ohio State University
    1.5 miles
  • Italian Village
    2.2 miles
  • Victorian Village
    2.3 miles
  • Goodale Park
    2.7 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar Rumba Cafe
    0.4 miles
  • Restaurant Blue Danube
    0.7 miles
  • Restaurant Jack & Benny's
    0.7 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Crest Tavern
    0.7 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Hendoc's Pub
    0.8 miles
  • Restaurant Taj Mahal
    1 miles
Top attractions
  • Columbus College of Art and Design
    3.3 miles
  • Columbus Museum of Art
    3.5 miles
  • Capitol Square
    3.6 miles
  • Ohio Theater
    3.6 miles
  • City Center
    3.8 miles
  • German Village & Brewery District
    4.3 miles
  • Anheuser-Busch Co
    6.3 miles
  • Magic Mountain Fun Center
    10.5 miles
  • Six Flags Wyandot Lake
    11.7 miles
  • Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
    11.7 miles
Closest Airports
  • John Glenn Columbus International Airport
    6.1 miles
  • Rickenbacker International Airport
    14.3 miles
How to get to The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel from John Glenn Columbus International Airport
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Amenities of The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Activities
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Movie nights
  • Bar crawls Additional charge
  • Bikes available (free)
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • Game room
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
Services
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 3:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 12:00 PM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 25

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print

You must show a valid photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all special requests cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability upon check-in. Additional charges may apply.

You will receive a contact-less self check-in email from us at 3 pm on the day of your arrival. It will contain everything you need to get in.

Please ensure you know which email address you have associated with your booking.com account.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

FAQs about The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel by:

    • Car 17min
    • Bus 1h

  • The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Cycling
    • Game room
    • Darts
    • Bar crawls
    • Movie nights
    • Bikes available (free)
    • Live sports events (broadcast)

  • The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel is 3.1 miles from the center of Columbus.

  • Check-in at The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • The prices at The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guests staying at The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • À la carte

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Parking
    • Street parking
    • Free parking

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel on this page.