Best Columbus hostels

Top tips for finding the perfect Columbus hostel

  • When looking for a hostel in Columbus, it is important to be aware that there are few such properties in the city. If you’re definitely on the hunt for a budget bedroom and a friendly atmosphere, it’s recommended to book sooner rather than later.
  • Hostels in Columbus are not generally found in the downtown area, which tends to be the site of more expensive hotel accommodations. Instead, hostels are concentrated in the University district, which is around 4 mi north of the city center. This neighborhood is a great location for a hostel in Columbus, as the area is full of students, has a friendly atmosphere, and tends to be cheaper for food and drinks than downtown. There are also numerous sights within easy reach, such as the Franklin Park Conservatory and the Botanical Gardens, which are around 15 min away by car.
  • A great hostel in Columbus for couples is The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel, which has made a name for itself with its prime location and friendly atmosphere. Couples looking for more privacy than a dorm can book a standard or deluxe double room with air conditioning and a shared bathroom down the hall. There’s also the option of reserving a small cabin in the backyard, which has a private entrance, a small terrace, a double bed, and a seating area.
  • The Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel is also very popular with solo travelers for its accommodation options, as well as its atmosphere. Three- or five-bed dorm rooms come with twin or bunk beds and provide a great way of getting to meet other travelers. Solo guests who don’t want to hang out solely with their roommates can also make use of the shared lounge, community kitchen, outdoor fire pit, hot tub, and BBQ facilities, not to mention the wide selection of books and board games that guests can check out for a rainy day or a chill evening in.

Where to stay in Columbus?

Our map will help you find the perfect place to stay in Columbus by showing you the exact location of each hostel.