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“Awesome Hostel with great Staff”
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HI- Niagara Falls
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Magdeburg, Germany
1 review
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“Awesome Hostel with great Staff”
Reviewed 1 November 2011

The hostel has an awesome staff, very friendly and always willing to help with everything. They make you feel welcome and try to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Locationwise the hostel is very close to the train and bus station. I was very happy to find out that I just had to walk for 3 minutes to get to the Hostel after a overnight bus trip from Boston. The Falls are about 15-30 minutes away (depending on walking speed), but it is a quite enjoyable and scenic walk along the river.

The rooms are small but clean. The beds were comfortable and every one had a seperate reading light. The toilets and showers are spotless.

The Hostel offers free pool biliard, tabletop soccer, darts and DVDs.

All in all a very cool location and a great place to relax. I stayed there longer than originaly planed and enjoyed every minute of it!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 18 October 2011

Having read other reviews I have to admit, I had my doubts about this place. I needn't have worried though, this is one of the best hostels I've stayed at. The rooms and reasonably sized, bright and clean. Plenty of bathrooms which were also very clean. Free wifi, free computers for those without laptops, free breakfast, what more could you ask for? The common areas are fantastic, great kitchen/dining area and the basement lounge is very cool. Yes, it's a good 25 minute walk to the falls but it's a beautiful area to be walking in and there is public transport if you are feeling lazy. My advice? stay here when visiting Niagara falls.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Lyon, France
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2011

An average hostel for an average experience. No breakfast in the morning unlike other HI establishments. Their location is very close to the coach and train stations but a good 25-mn hike or a $4 bus ride from the Falls ; nightlife or restaurants are virtually non-existent in the neighbourhood.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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Reviewed 25 August 2011

I have no idea how this place even stays open. I was there for 3 days. during that time I say them clean a mattress of bed bugs in the outside public eating area. The ran out of Toilet paper twice. They ran out of milk and bread for breakfast before anyone even had a chance to eat. The staff spends most of their time outside smoking weed. I twice had to wait for the staff to finish getting high before they would answer questions. I saw a fellow guest actually leave because of how poor this hostel was, This was after he stepped in poop the lovely hostel dog left behind for him. If I hadn't pre-paid for my room. I would have left too.
There is suppose to be another Hostel in Niagara Falls. For your own sake I hope you look into the alternative before booking a room at this one.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Doha, Qatar
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68 reviews
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Reviewed 28 May 2011

Stayed here in January, on way from Chicago to Toronto. It was very cold and I was travelling on my own. Hostel is a little distance from the main area with the hotels and shops, but there is a frequent bus even in the winter. Staff and breakfast were great, met some fantastic people. Best part was that my bus didn't leave till 5pm the next day and the staff had no problems letting me stay and sit in front of the fire and drink coffee, so I didn't have to wait in the cold bus station. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 September 2010

we stayed there for two nights on or way from NY to Toronto. The staff is super friendly an the hostel is great, especially the kitchen. The bus terminal is just around the corner. To the falls it's a good half hour to walk but there is a bus too.
the hostel is located outside the tourist area where live is normal, nice and cheaper.

  • Stayed September 2010
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Kennebunk, Maine
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Reviewed 29 August 2010

This hostel is well located in a residential area close to Niagara Falls and the Rainbow Bridge which includes a walking bridge to Canada (passport required). The hostel has off street parking in back and a helpful manager. Upon checkin I was issued a sheet sleeping sack and map of the area. Ask for a towel if you need one. The bed had a well worn blanket and pillow. The bathroom and kitchen were of very cheap construction. The mirrors were cheap and too high for me to see myself. No towels in the bathroom. The entry, stairway and dining areas boast nice woodwork, but you have to overlook the hostel's deficiencies and appreciate its location near the falls. Next time I would try the hostel on the Canadian side. The view of Niagara Falls from the Canadian side is much better than from the American side and the night light show would be better viewed from there as well. The Maid of the Mist from the American side is cheaper and gives the same ride. The falls are awesome. Though the hostel has deficiencies it does provide cheap accommodation.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled solo
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Property: HI- Niagara Falls
Address: 4549 Cataract Ave, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 3M2, Canada
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Region: Canada > Ontario > Niagara Falls
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #1 of 13 Speciality Lodging in Niagara Falls
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Hotel Class:2 star — HI- Niagara Falls 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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