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The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel

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Family Townhome | Living area
Outdoor spa tub
Front of property
Free WiFi

Overview of The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel

The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel

1.5 star property
8.6 out of 10 Excellent
8.6/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Hot Tub
  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services
  • Laundry
2407 Indiana Ave, Columbus, OH, 43202

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHistoric Crew Stadium18 min walk
  • Popular LocationOhio State Fairgrounds3 min drive
  • Popular LocationOhio State University4 min drive
  • AirportColumbus, OH (CMH-John Glenn Columbus Intl.)12 min drive

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About this area


Located in Columbus, The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel is in the city center. Easton Town Center is worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit COSI and Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Historic Crew Stadium or Ohio Stadium. Take an opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Historic Crew Stadium - 18 min walk
  • Ohio State Fairgrounds - 3 min drive
  • Ohio Expo Center and State Fair - 3 min drive
  • Newport Music Hall - 3 min drive
  • Ohio State University - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • John Glenn Columbus Intl. Airport (CMH) - 12 min drive


  • Wendy's - 14 min walk
  • Taco Bell - 13 min walk
  • Vivi Bubble Tea - 12 min walk
  • Club 20 - 14 min walk
  • Ledo's Tavern - 14 min walk

About this property

The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel

Hostel near Ohio State University
The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel is located close to Historic Crew Stadium, and provides a terrace, a garden, and an arcade/game room. For some rest and relaxation, visit the hot tub. In addition to laundry facilities and a business center, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Free self parking
  • Free bicycle rentals, a roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge), and luggage storage
  • A TV in the lobby, barbecue grills, and tour/ticket assistance
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the helpful staff and location
Room features
All guestrooms at The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel boast comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) up to 20 mi
  • Free self parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Food and drink

  • Coffee and tea in common areas

Things to do

  • Arcade/game room
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Spa tub
  • TV in common areas

Family friendly

  • Arcade/game room
  • Laundry facilities


  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Guest services

  • No housekeeping
  • Tour and ticket assistance

Business services

  • Business center


  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • No elevator


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Mobile key entry

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Check-in from 3 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age: 25


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
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; access will be 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.

Access methods

Access code, private entrance


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 25 per vehicle (maximum occupancy 4)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Prepaid credit cards are not accepted for any bookings
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Property Registration Number 2019-1314

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Alcohol is not served at this property
A car is not required for transportation to and from this property
Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa tub without adult supervision
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly)

Property is 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

Frequently asked questions

Is The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel?

As of Jun 9, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel on Jun 11, 2023 start from $61.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel?

Check-in is from 3 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel?

Check-out is at noon.

Does The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of USD 25 per vehicle applies.

Where is The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel located?

Located in University District, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Wexner Center for the Arts and Historic Crew Stadium. Ohio State University and Ohio Expo Center and State Fair are also within 2 mi (3 km).




Rating 10 - Excellent. 100 out of 174 reviews" "
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Rating 8 - Good. 50 out of 174 reviews" "
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Rating 6 - Okay. 14 out of 174 reviews" "
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Rating 4 - Poor. 3 out of 174 reviews" "
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Rating 2 - Terrible. 7 out of 174 reviews" "
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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Everyone was pleasant and kind. The facility was well kept and clean. I very much enjoyed my stay!
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 7 nights in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

2/10 Terrible


Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service
We never received a check-in email with instructions. We ended up stranded outside in the cold for over an hour. Another guest was also stuck outside with us. We tried calling every number listed - they finally answered after calling over 30 times. The kitchen area was very dirty. There was tons of old rotten food in the fridges. Some of it not even covered. Didn’t feel comfortable eating breakfast there. The room was super hot, even with the windows open had a hard time sleeping. Would not recommend.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

4/10 Poor


Business traveler
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
I was given a code to get in the front door and my room. I didn't need them because I pushed on the door and it opened without resistance and I walked right in. I then worried that anyone off the street would walk right in. On the way out in the morning, someone was sleeping on the couch. Who knows where they came from.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

8/10 Good


Business traveler
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It felt like I was visiting a family members home. Cozy, clean, bright, and inviting. Beds were comfortable, kitchen was clean, and bathrooms are awesome.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

6/10 Okay


Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Not for us retires
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great hostel keep up the good work
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

William, Everett

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Everyone was incredibly nice. The location is very clean. It's cozy and feels like you're staying at a friend's house. It's also near all the fun stuff to do in the city.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent


Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A magical little haven in a safe part of town
The Wayfare Buckeye is truly one of the nicest hostels I’ve stayed at so far. Robbie is so helpful and considerate. The advice he gave for things to do was totally on point. The atmosphere is relaxed, the food provided was delicious, and overall I felt nothing but safe while staying there. The showers, bathrooms, and the room itself was very clean. I loved that towels were provided, that’s sometimes rare for hostels. While I didn’t use a bike, the fact they were provided is super cool. The area itself is very walkable, there are plenty of bars nearby, and it’s only a 30 minute walk from OSU (20 from High St)! I would definitely stay again.
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2022