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The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel

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Outdoor Spa Tub
Free WiFi
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Overview of The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel

The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel

1.5 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Business services
  • Laundry
  • Hot tub

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
2407 Indiana Ave, Columbus, OH, 43202

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWexner Center for the Arts3 min drive
  • Popular LocationBilly Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum3 min drive
  • Popular LocationOhio History Center4 min drive
  • AirportColumbus, OH (CMH-John Glenn Columbus Intl.)12 min drive

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About this area


Located in Columbus's University District neighborhood, The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel is in the city center. Newport Music Hall and COSI are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Palace Theatre and Ohio Theatre. Check out an event or a game at Mapfre Stadium, and consider making time for Ohio State Fairgrounds, a top attraction not to be missed. Take an opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Wexner Center for the Arts - 3 min drive
  • Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum - 3 min drive
  • Ohio State Fairgrounds - 3 min drive
  • Ohio Expo Center and State Fair - 3 min drive
  • Ohio History Center - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) - 12 min drive


  • Taste of Orient — 11 min walk
  • Curry and Hurry — 12 min walk
  • The Blue Danube — 12 min walk
  • New Taj Mahal — 13 min walk
  • Jack & Benny's — 14 min walk

About this property

The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel

Columbus hostel in University District, near Mapfre Stadium
This hostel features a spa tub, coffee/tea in a common area, and a business center. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, free use of bicycles, laundry facilities, and an arcade/game room are onsite. All 5 rooms offer free WiFi.
The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel offers 5 accommodations. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access.
Recreational amenities at the hostel include a spa tub and complimentary bicycles.

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

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

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

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

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Arcade/game room
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Spa tub

Family friendly

  • Arcade/game room
  • Laundry facilities


  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Business center


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • 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

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 welcome)
Service animals 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

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • 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 only accepts credit cards for all bookings
Prepaid credit cards are not accepted
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 offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
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

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 80 out of 144 reviews
5 - Excellent 56%
Rating 4 - Good. 44 out of 144 reviews
4 - Good 31%
Rating 3 - Okay. 12 out of 144 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 144 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 6 out of 144 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I was pleasantly surprised during my stay here. This was my first time staying in a hostel, and I loved how quiet it was at night. Parking was tricky, since there are only four spots, but the owners include a list of other parking options on their website.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Had a great time and enjoyed company with some good people along the way :) Was sad to see the bikes unavailable during COVID-19, but otherwise if I'm ever back in the area I'd be ecstatic to enjoy another stay!
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
There were a lot of amenities, the breakfast was nice. The only thing holding it back was the condition of the room. For the price it was amazing.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great little hostel in a cool area. Would definitely recommend and will stay again when I have more time to venture out and about in Columbus.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2020