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HI-Syracuse, Downing International Hostel

Syracuse is a great base from which to explore central New York State!

HI-Syracuse is located in an 1895 mansion in the Sedgwick Farm historic district. An architectural gem featuring a beautiful lobby and unique exterior, the building alone is worth a visit. The hostel is just outside downtown Syracuse and convenient to the Erie Canal...


HI Buffalo Niagara is a great base for visiting Niagara Falls, one of the top travel destinations in North America. With your passport (and visa if required), you may walk across the Rainbow Bridge to Canada. But as Rough Guide USA puts it, “Once you’ve seen Niagara Falls, from as many different angles as you can manage, there’s no point in sticking around, and you’ll have...

HI-Tibbetts Point Lighthouse

HI-Tibbetts Point Lighthouse Hostel occupies a spectacular point overlooking Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Hostellers stay in the 1920s lighthouse keeper’s home, located right next door to the iconic Tibbetts Point Lighthouse. Guests enjoy the large waterfront lawn for relaxing, watching ships pass by on the St. Lawrence Seaway, cooking supper on the grill, and...

HI-New York City

The #1 Hostel in New York is in the Heart of the Big Apple

Located in a landmark building on the Upper West Side, HI-New York City is the premier hostel in New York. Only two blocks from Central Park, this Big Apple hostel is also close to a main subway line, Columbia University, lots of bars and a 24 hour grocery store. Once you’re ready to venture further, a 10...

About New York

The state of New York has it all – astounding natural beauty, urban culture, and never-ending excitement. Hostelling International USA offers numerous hostels throughout the state, including Buffalo – Niagara Falls, Cape Vincent, Syracuse, and New York City. New York adventures near HI hostels include the world-famous Niagara Falls, where visitors can view the falls from high above the Horseshoe Falls or American Falls, or even beneath the falls from the Maid of the Mist cruise line. Buffalo features a high-energy nightlife and inspiring cuisine – it’s even the home of the Buffalo wing, first served in the city’s Anchor Bar. HI’s Cape Vincent hostel is located along the St. Lawrence Seaway, home to thousands of islands along the U.S. and Canadian borders. Syracuse is home to the annual Winterfest event, held every February – fitting for the city that receives more snow on average than any other U.S. city. New York Vacation & Travel Guide