The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel


At the Wayfaring Buckeye, we provide a clean, comfortable, and social place for your visit to Columbus Ohio.  Established in 2008, we pride ourselves on offering more amenities than your average American hostel:

The best part is that these amenities are all included free.

Social Activity

We understand that people don’t just choose to stay in hostels just because they are inexpensive.  Hostel travelers know that good hostels are places where they will get to meet other travelers and have a memorable social experience.  This is our focus at the Wayfaring Buckeye.  We love to organize regular outings to area bars and restaurants and you might even see us out with our nine-person “Surrey” style bicycle in the warmer weather.  It’s also not uncommon for guests to get together and organize an impromptu potluck feast. We love having movie nights in our theater room and we welcome you to enjoy our cable channels and streaming movies/TV as well.  Our large front porch and our spacious common rooms often end up being a gathering place for guests looking to converse.


We are located in the energetic University District in what is called the SOHUD neighborhood about 3-4 miles North of Downtown.  Though the hostel is located on a quieter residential street, it is mere blocks away from dinning, nightlife, and shopping.  We understand that most travelers have the impulse to try and stay close to Downtown when checking out a new city.  However, that is not a good strategy in Columbus as all the action is actually North of Downtown in this city.  Our neighborhood has some of the city's best clubs, galleries, museums, and restaurants.

If you plan to take public transit, we are located close to the number four bus line ( and there is a free shuttle bus service from our street to High Street near the University, so getting around is pretty easy.  Just use the bus stop at Maynard Ave. and Summit St. when leaving the hostel.

We hope you decide to make the Wayfaring Buckeye your next home away from home!