Downtown Buffalo Youth Hostel Named Best in North America
Hostelling International-Buffalo Niagara has been presented with a Hoscar Award for the best youth hostel in North America for 2005. The Hostel, located at 667 Main Street in the heart of Downtown Buffalo was presented with the award on January 30th at the annual Hostelworld.com Hostel Conference in Dublin, Ireland. Hostelworld.com is the leading source for hostel booking and a respected community site for backpackers and other budget and independent travelers from all over the world.
More than 500,000 hostel users voted in the Hoscars. Customers who booked their hostel stay online were surveyed following departure and graded each hostel on six criteria. These categories included character, security, location, staff, fun and cleanliness.
HI-Buffalo Niagara hosted 5,500 overnight stays in 2005 alone and more than 75% of the travelers were from overseas. The hostel is operated by the Niagara Frontier Council of Hostelling International-USA, a part of the worldwide network of youth hostels devoted to promoting international understanding of the world and its people through affordable and shared travel experiences and cross-cultural education programs. For more information call the youth hostel office at 716/852-5222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.