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Hostelling International - Boston

Hostelworld.comUS$ 102*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$ 242*
US$ 102*
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Location score couldn't be better. The place is literally deadslam in the centre of everything in the city. Close to transportation. Close to historic sights. Close to shopping and entertainment. The price is the best in the city, you won't find cheaper. The Hostel is well kept and comfortable. Beds are good. Bathrooms are clean. Showers are hot and relaxing....

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HI Boston H, Front Desk Supervisor at Hostelling International - Boston, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review! Antoine

Maspalomas, Spain
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

We arrived late in the evening and everybody was very accommodating. The beds are pretty comfortable for hostel bunks. The bathrooms are for one person at a time, nice for some privacy while taking a shower or using the restroom. We were looking for things to do in the city in a short time and Aaron approached us and made...

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HI Boston H, General Manager at Hostelling International - Boston, responded to this review

Happy to hear you had an excellent time and the hostel was set up the way you liked it. I'll let Aaron know about shout out. Thanks for the review and staying with us. We'll see you next time. MJ

Shelburne, Vermont
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Maybe you're like me, and you remember your youthful hostel stays with a sense of "thank goodness I can afford something a bit better now". Well, this hostel has made me super excited to stay in hostels even though I can afford a hotel room. First, it's a great location, with plenty of restaurant choices nearby. Second, the staff are...

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HI Boston H, General Manager at Hostelling International - Boston, responded to this review

Hi there, we loved the review. Yeah, we don't allow crabby guys here.. We want everyone to enjoy themselves and have a good time with each other. Hostelling has come a long way, but still the greatest way to travel and meet fellow travelers. Take it easy and we hope to see you again. MJ

Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

When booking our east coast road trip we were struggling to find a decent priced hotel in Boston, found HI hostel and managed to book a private room with on suite bathroom for a very reasonable price, checking in was easy and fast and the room was great, very large and clean. Free breakfast is basic and communal event but...

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HI Boston H, General Manager at Hostelling International - Boston, responded to this review

Glad you liked your stay and enjoyed the hostel. We try to offer the best value by having free activities, tours and events during your stay. Our central location also saves you a few bucks and time on traveling around the city because you can walk to everything from our hostel. Obviously we have to pay for such a location,...

Reviewed 10 June 2016

I was rooming with 5 other females. Most were younger like me, such as college age. I met many wonderful people and still keep in touch with a few. People are friendly and relaxed here, and staff is reliable. Environmentally friendly building with composting and recycling. Pros: multiple private bathrooms on each floor, free breakfast, friendly people, chill and homey...

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HI Boston H, General Manager at Hostelling International - Boston, responded to this review

Success! Meeting people and socializing with others is what we are all about. Thanks for staying and glad you enjoyed yourself and met some fun and interesting and friendly people. Glad you had a good experience for the first stay. Keep traveling and of course keep hostelling! MJ

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 6 June 2016

This place has an amazing location for the price. Nearly everything is walkable. The hostel is very clean and has grand common areas. The rooms are very clean feature great views and bathrooms are plentiful. There are individual shower rooms with toilets which maintain privacy despite the hostel.everything in bathrooms is clean. The breakfast is poor but to be expected...

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HI Boston H, General Manager at Hostelling International - Boston, responded to this review

Thanks for all the compliments. It's great to know you enjoyed the hostel. I hear you about the luggage storage, I wish we had the space. Keep up the great travels and take care. MJ

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

What a great experience! Really friendly staff, extremely clean rooms and facilities, respectable other hostellers. Very happy and will recommend!!! I had to switch paying by card to cash last minute which was not a problem. Also arrived way later than I was initially set out to as my flight into Boston was delayed - also was not a problem.

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HI Boston H, General Manager at Hostelling International - Boston, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, we love our staff and guests too. We try to be as accommodating as possible, glad the front desk was able to help you out and you liked the our clean and modern hostel. Sorry, your plane was delayed.. but glad you were comfortable once you got here and enjoyed yourself. Travel, travel travel.. and keep...

Rehovot, Israel
Reviewed 2 June 2016

I stayed in the hostel for 2 nights while i traveld in boston. The location is good, close to a subway and not a long walk from city center. the sherd rooms were nice and clean with planty of charging plugs. the best thing was the breakfast,clean, planty to choose from and everything is getting refilled all the time. highly...

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HI Boston H, General Manager at Hostelling International - Boston, responded to this review

So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and our hostel. Our location can't be beat and we keep the building in great shape. Glad you dug the free breakfast too. Keep traveling and take it easy.. Marc

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 1 June 2016

I'm not usually a hostel stayer, but a solo trip to Boston where in-town room rates soar through the roof made me try HI Boston. I stayed in a 6 bed dorm and it was as good as a hostel stay could be. They have clean rooms and restrooms. The showers are in individually locking rooms with toilet and sink....

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HI Boston H, General Manager at Hostelling International - Boston, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Especially coming from a non frequent 'hostel stayer', we couldn't be happier that you liked the place and enjoyed your stay. Check us out again and in other cities as well. Take Care. MJ

Potsdam, Germany
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Exactly what you want from a hostel: very clean rooms and bathrooms, tidy, nice lounge and kitchen, and friendly helpful staff. They also have plenty of organised activities planned each day that are worth joining. I would happily stay here again, without a second thought.

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HI Boston H, General Manager at Hostelling International - Boston, responded to this review

Nuff said. Thanks for the great words. Come back and see us anytime. MJ

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Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Clean contemporary hostel with great amenities including free linen, continental breakfast and WiFi. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostelling International - Boston

Address: 19 Stuart St., Boston, MA 02116-4723
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Downtown
Price Range: ₹ 3,685 - ₹ 19,392 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostelling International - Boston 2*
Number of rooms: 99
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“They have single rooms, but they go fast. You need to book well in advance.”
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  • 6-bunk bed room, as I am settling into my bed
  • This is a typical bunk. They give you a towel for the shower
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