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Top Honors for Buffalo Hostel

The HI-Buffalo Niagara Youth Hostel has won one of the most prestigious lodging awards in the world. Winning the honor of “Third Best Hostel in North America,” the hostel was presented with the recognition at the 6th annual Hoscar awards in Dublin, Ireland last week. Held at The Button Factory in the legendary Temple Bar, more than 300 hostel owners and managers from around the world were present.
This was the second time in three years that the HI-Buffalo Niagara Youth Hostel has received top honors. In 2005, the hostel was awarded the #1 Best Hostel in North America, beating out hundreds of others in Canada and the United States.
Winning this award was no small honor. Rating top in the categories of Character, Security, Location, Staff, Fun and Cleanliness, the ranks were based on the reviews of more than 600,000 customers. The website features more than 15,000 international properties.
“The HI-Buffalo Niagara Youth Hostel attracts visitors from all parts of the world, with high numbers from Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Canada,” says Manager Jessica Addiss. She continues, “Winning this award lets people know that we attract visitors not because we’re the only hostel in the city, but because we are safe, secure, clean and fun.”
The HI-Buffalo Niagara Youth Hostel is also planning on beginning a weekly Wednesday movie night by the end of the month, free and open to the public. This will be an excellent opportunity for residents to have the chance to meet students and travelers from all across the world.
The HI-Buffalo Niagara Youth Hostel is located at 667 Main Street in the Theatre District. It offers an affordable and comfortable lodging option for domestic and international “backpackers,” who are traveling to Buffalo. For more information, visit

Written by Carolyn Batt

Carolyn Batt

Carolyn Batt is a Buffalo marketing director by day and international traveler the rest of the time--although always returning to her home for the past 12 years in Allentown.

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