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19 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116-4723
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Don’t let Boston’s rich history make you think this city is frozen in Revolutionary time. Boston is a bustling, modern metropolis and HI Boston hostel is at the center of it all. This modern hostel is close to Boston Common and the Freedom Trail, a metro ride from world-renowned universities like Harvard and M.I.T., and a short walk from the famed Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. Ask our friendly staff about self-guided walking tours tours to learn more about this amazing city than you will in any guidebook. Our dorm beds have everything you need to relax and recharge for long days of sightseeing, and our private rooms are comfy and cozy. But you won’t be able to resist hanging out in our common areas, too! They’re the perfect place to hang out and meet fellow travelers.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
Shared lounge / TV area
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TaranaR wrote a review 6 Nov
London, United Kingdom33 contributions41 helpful votes
Expectations completely exceeded at this hostel. Friendly staff, spacious venue, clean and lots of functional space ! I had to work over the weekend I was there and was very surprised to see that they even had a conference room I could do this in. The rooms were basic but clean and tidy and sheets and pillows were clean and the bed was pretty comfortable. The bathrooms are individual with shower and toilet in one room and since there are quite a few on each floor I never struggled to find a bathroom even in peak hours. The location is the best part of this hostel, 20 mins to Quincy market and really central to shops, food, transport! Id definitely stay again and recommend!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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chelsealynne wrote a review Oct 2022
Pensacola, Florida923 contributions337 helpful votes
I highly recommend this hostel if you are in boston for a couple nights and are looking to save money. I was traveling solo and didn’t want to pay $400 for a room that would sit empty while I walked about the city all day. Showers were clean and beds weren’t bad. I am 36 and I didn’t feel too out of place at my age. There is a continental breakfast worth getting from 8-10. Bring ear plugs. Of course some jerk pulled the fire alarm at midnight and every had to hustle to the stairwell only to discover it was a false alarm.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Alex wrote a review Oct 2022
London, United Kingdom53 contributions24 helpful votes
Stayed as port of a group trip, and the experience was beyond terrible. The rooms themselves were dirty, especially on the plain, concrete floor. The only light in the room was a single fluorescent bar - the kind you’d expect in a parking garage. The icing on the cake was the sound insulation - or the lack of. We could hear every conversation in the next room and could hear anyone moving around or speaking in the hallway. The elevator was also sub-par, having only one slow elevator for the entire hotel, leaving people to just lift their luggage up the stairs. Overall quite disappointing.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Bring noise-cancelling headphones and a lock as there is no safe - just a cubby…
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JVT113 wrote a review Oct 2022
Memphis, Tennessee52 contributions27 helpful votes
The location of this hostel is amazing! I stayed there for two nights in a six bed female dorm. The sheets were fresh and the hostel clean. Looking at some reviews here please keep something in mind: This is a hostel with a lot of people going in and out. Boston is an expensive city and you can’t find hotels in that location for less that $300-400 a night during busy seasons. So while this hostel might seem expensive at first, it is relatively cheap in comparison to hotels. Also consider the taxes. My bed was $69 but after tax, membership and all, I came close to a $100. Also, you’ll be sharing a room. There will be people coming in and out….what else would you expect? Earplugs and eyeshades go a long way. People come to Boston for different reasons, so they won’t be on the same schedule as you! However I thought everyone did great sticking to the quite times from 11-7. The mornings can get busy using the bathrooms, so plan accordingly. I thought it was a really cool place where you could work to many sights! I am glad I stayed there and saved myself from getting expensive hotels. Instead I used the saved money to explore the city’s sights, great coffees and delicious restaurants! Great stay!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Bring earplugs and eyeshades.
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Fredrik S wrote a review Oct 2022
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It's a hostel, so expect that. Bring a sleeping mask and ear plugs. Expect noisines and not to comfy beds. Cleanliness acceptable. Good thing is that it's safe and very close to Boston Common. Friendly and helpful staff.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Mike M wrote a review Sep 2022
Tacoma71 contributions49 helpful votes
Stayed here for a couple of nights in September with family. This was my first time in a hostel and I enjoyed it a lot. We had our own queen room with a bath/shower, and did our cooking/dining in a common kitchen on the 2nd floor. There was also a game room, pool table, etc. for folks to hang out and socialize in. The place appeared to host a mix of students, travelers, business folks, etc. from all over the world. I loved listening to the chatter of different accents and languages at mealtime. Had some nice chats with a variety of folks. It cost about two-thirds the price of an average Boston hotel. I may not make it back to this hostel, but will definitely try another one on my next vacation.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Amy wrote a review Aug 2022
London, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
August 2022. Stayed in a 6 bed female dorm with shared bathroom. The hostel felt very safe with key card entry. All the staff were extremely nice. Kitchen services were great and meant we didn’t have to eat out and could save money. We also washed out clothes for free with the app and you can buy detergent there which is convenient! Showers and bathrooms were great; sometimes a few hairs here and there to be expected in shared bathroom but never ran out of toilet paper or anything like that. The lockers in the room were great the ability to lock away your stuff felt very safe. Especially as young female travellers we were happy here. 10/10 recommend
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Arrive for check in at 3 because there are lots of people waiting with big bags in a relatively...
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DavidDavid wrote a review Jul 2022
4 contributions1 helpful vote
I paid $80 or $90 for a single night - as much as you would for a hotel. No breakfast, a wobbly bunk, and not very clean. Always a good place to meet people in the common area but also an awful lot of socially backwards millenials on their phones. An over-expensive corporate place passing itself off as a 'non-profit bringing cultures together'.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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dünyanın neresindeyim wrote a review Jul 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
I spent one night in this hostel. Things were cool until I realized that I forgot my recently purchased coat in the closet in my dorm. I called the hostel few hours after I checked out and asked about my coat. On my first call, they said they’re gonna check the room, on my second call, they said they’re busy at the reception so they can’t check the room, on third call they said the housekeepers already left and told me to call again tomorrow morning! When I did that they said they did not find anything in my closet which is impossible because I remember that I put it there when I was packing my bag and it was a mixed 6-bed dormitory and I was the only woman there and I don’t think any guy would take a pink fur coat. It still had the price tag on it as I bought it just the other day. I have been working in the hotels in my country and I know that it’s very possible to return the forgotten items unless you wanna keep it for yourself and pretend not to find it, or don’t wanna deal with shipping. I know this is not a five star hotel and I don’t expect my coat to be shipped overseas, I have friends who can take it from there and ship it to me but if anyone prefers to steal it, it’s a different story.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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ZacharyTaylor wrote a review Jun 2022
New York City, New York13 contributions4 helpful votes
Good: facilities (private room, bed, bathroom, kitchen, lobby); staff; overall security was acceptable (key was needed to enter building, and staff guarded the residence entrance); location (for walking or short cab/subway to many close attractions). Also from reading other reviews I was worried shower pressure would be bad and air conditioning would be bad, but they were both good! could be better: shower curtain was a little musty/moldy; nighttime street noise was commensurate with the city location being in between late night eateries and college bars...my wife and I slept fine but on Friday night she was woken up by a drunken fight on the street which spurred cars honking...I slept through it, and even she said it didn't ruin her night, she fell back asleep. If quiet is your #1 value, this probably would not work for you but the noise was not too bad for anyone who has spent any amount of time in a city. We did heard other guests *very faintly* though walls and the ceiling but not enough to even take notice. Thankfully there was no partying or drunken yelling or anything to make our experience out of the ordinary.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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US$62 - US$230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesMassachusettsBostonTheater District / Downtown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about HI Boston Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to HI Boston Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Escape The Room Boston (0.4 km), Shear Madness (0.3 km), and Trapology Boston (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at HI Boston Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, self serve laundry, and baggage storage.
What are some restaurants close to HI Boston Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Bonjour, Mike & Patty's, and Ostra.
Is HI Boston Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Boston.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at HI Boston Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to HI Boston Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Printing Office of Edes & Gill (1.8 km), Old North Church & Historic Site (1.8 km), and Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site (5.9 km).
Is HI Boston Hostel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.