ACBB Hostel Niagara
5741 McGrail Ave., Niagara falls, Canada

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LOWEST PRICE ACCOMMODATION IN NIAGARA FALLS AND BEST RATED. Our hostel is also the best located hostel and accommodation to the magnificent waterfalls and the entertainment district.

Everything in our building is newly renovated and redesigned for 2013! Great value! Great location! We want to impress you with the value we provide.

We are a true hostel. Not a motel. Don't be fooled by the motels. Our prices include everything, even our famous breakfast. No membership fees, surprise taxes or cleaning fees.

Our hostel won the 2009 hoscar, the Hostelworld award for the number 1 rated hostel in North America and Canada for 2009! Number 2 in 2010 and number 3 in 2011. Come and find out why our guests think we are the best.

This year we have totally renovated the interior of our building, including all private rooms, dorms, kitchens and bathrooms.

Lowest price overall in Niagara too, no crazy membership charges or surprise fees and all the taxes are included in our prices.

We now have female only dorms in our newly renovated apartments, especially designed for female travellers.

We have specially designed family rooms and group apartments available. Our very spacious and roomy dorms have specially designed beds that were custom built to comfortably accommodate adults and backpacks/luggage. The mattresses are for adults. (our bunks are not department store bunk beds with thin mattresses designed for children and sleep overs, lol).

Our private rooms have all been redesigned for 2013 with brand new hard wood floors, custom tile entrances, queen sized beds, closets, superior bedding, media centres, desks, windows, individual heaters, and ceiling fans. These are amazing, check them out for a few nights, you will not be disappointed. Not your typical hostel private room located in a converted broom closet, lol.

Best location! Just a true, very safe, 5-7 minute walk to the falls! Check out Google maps and see just how close we are to the falls compared to other accommodation options. (including those in the USA) No long, dark, night-time walks back to the hostel after the you visit the falls and nearby vibrant pub/restaurant district. Save on taxi fares!

Absolutely, no hidden fees, no membership requirements or charges. None. Just pay for the sleep. Everything else we offer is free!

Remember when you come to Niagara you are coming to see a river! Plan to discover this easily accessible river. In fact it's one of the world's greatest rivers not just the site of the incredible waterfalls.

Explore this river away from the shiny tourist areas, this river is incredibly accessible, very easy to see and we will show you how to see it free, not on a cramped tour bus.

Fantastic day hikes, world class rock climbing areas, sports fishing, bird watching and scenic cycling paths are all located just a short distance away from the hostel.
In fact, there is a cycling/walking path along the entire river. Let us show you how easy it is to discover the true Niagara, not the tour bus, tourist trap version.

Our hostel is located in a quiet, very safe/secure area that is only 5-7 minutes from the waterfalls and the fun night-time entertainment districts. No long dark night-time walks back to the hostel after visiting the falls the or the vibrant club, pub and restaurant/entertainment district.

Owned and operated by experienced travellers that understand what backpacking is all about. A very comfortable place to sleep first of all. A value experience, where meeting people in a fun, clean, safe and healthy environment is what matters most. We live in the building and we get to know you and we care about how your trip is going, where you've been and what you want out of your holiday.

Lots of free advice/ideas about unique things to do in the area and we can help you plan your ongoing travel and adventures in canada and the usa.

Our self contained, apartment style hostel is perfect for groups and families too! Our dorms contain custom made beds designed for adults and the all the rooms have lots of space, not crammed with bunks or double beds in a broom closet.

And new for 2013 we now have custom built female only dorms located in our apartments specially designed for females. Luxury in a backpackers environment.

Superb location is only a five to seven minute walk to falls and entertainment area and yet we are located in a quiet, very safe and secure neighbourhood. After your day of exploring the river and visiting the falls we have some awesome live music pubs, night clubs and great restaurants very close to our hostel (not a 30-40 minute walk away along a dark road.)

Niagara attractions
-winter ice skating at the top of niagara falls!!
-whirlpool jet boat ride, jaw dropping exhilaration
-maid of the mist, the most famous niagara attraction
-journey behind the falls, yes behind the falls
-whitewater walk along the Niagara River
-helicopter tour of Niagara Falls and Gorge
-vineyard tours (free wine to sample, learn about wine)
-Greg Frewin theatre amazing magic show every night
-Whirlpool Aerocar gondola ride over the world's largest whirlpool
-two world class casinos
-rock climbing and bouldering in the Niagara Gorge
-fishing the Niagara River
-Marineland: 2nd largest in North America
-Clifton Hill amusement attractions
-self guided cycling and hiking

Working holiday visa (whv, pvt) and jobseekers: Niagara has many great opportunities for seasonal jobs with the many tourist based businesses here. (great tips!) Restaurants, pubs, clubs, bars, hotels, casinos and even farm work is available in the area too. Over the years we have had many travelers find fantastic work in the area.

We also offer work for accommodations year round. Many different roles are available. Come help us get even better! (it's karma) bring a couple friends and come down and get some Canadian work references while saving money and enjoying the year round activities of the Niagara region.

Very convenient and sooo cheap access from USA/Buffalo too. The Buffalo airport is a local, city bus ride away from our hostel for only $4.00!!!

...and we all shine on...


  • 24 Hour Security 
  • Adaptors 
  • BBQ 
  • Bicycle Hire 
  • Bicycle Parking 
  • Book Exchange 
  • Breakfast Included 
  • Cable TV 
  • Ceiling Fan 
  • Common Room 
  • Currency Exchange 
  • DVD's 
  • Free City Maps 
  • Free Internet Access 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Games Room 
  • Hairdryers 
  • Hot Showers 
  • Housekeeping 
  • Internet Access 
  • Jobs Board 
  • Kitchen 
  • Linen Included 
  • Luggage Storage 
  • Meals available 
  • Outdoor Terrace 
  • Parking 
  • Safe Deposit Box 
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities 
  • Tours/Travel Desk 
  • Towels Included 


(Canadian Side) Walk along Bridge Street to River Road then walk along the beautiful River Rd for 30 minutes until you reach the Falls Area. Walk up Clifton Hill (reasonably steep hill) Continue from the top of the hill on Centre Street for two blocks then turn left on McGrail Ave.

We are one block down McGrail at 5741 McGrail, a white building with green trim. Entire walk takes about 35-40 minutes depending on your luggage size!

This walk is beautiful, but please NOTE: Many of our guests elect to use a taxi as it only costs between $8-$9.00. Or local city bus for $2.50/person. Once you are at our Hostel you are only a five minute walk back to the Falls, Restaurants, Night Clubs, Casinos, Clifton Hill etc

Take the 420 exit turn right on Stanley Street then left on Ferry street, left on Magdelen Street (Casa D'Oro restaurant) then right on McGrail ave.

Cross the Rainbow Bridge, then left on Falls Ave until Clifton Hill, up Clifton Hill past the amusement area along Centre street two blocks to McGrail Ave. 5741 McGrail Ave