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Hostelling International - Boston

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is the best HI hostel we have ever used. Great building, comfortable private family bedroom, a pool table and laundry, a fireplace, the list goes on. Very near public transport. Next to several restaurants. Friendly staff. Clean kitchen. Highly recommended.

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Georgia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hostel is one of the best I've stayed in. It's modern and very secure with stylish and comfortable common areas. The rooms and bathrooms were clean and roomy, with lockers and linens provided. There is plenty of space in the hostel and options for different room accommodations. Wifi works throughout all five floors and the electric outlets are more...

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Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just stayed for one night, but the hostel is very well equipped with everything a traveler might need and its unique lofty style makes it really spacious. The facilities we used were all clean and the beds were comfortable. We especially appreciated the hostel's courtesy when we could not make our reservation due to the snow storm, and they...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was browsing rates on my intended dates on booking.com for downtown Boston and saw the reasonable rates for a queen room in this property. In that short period between logging in to my account and reserving a booking, the dates changed to the current date without my notice. Realized my mistake after hitting the book now link. I rang...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was probably the nicest, cleanest and most modern hostel that I have ever stayed in. The location was pretty good and close to subway stations which would be the best way of getting around. The breakfast provided was basic but enough.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'll admit we were spoilt before coming to this hostel so we had very high expectations but it is a great hostel! Rooms are clean & spacious. Nice big lockers. With good mirrors. Free breakfast. The staff upon arriving were not very accommodating or friendly but the staff when we checked in later and in the evening when my friend...

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Met up with a friend to explore the city. HI hostels are always wonderful but this one was top notch! The man at the front desk was very helpful and funny . We felt very welcomed and check in was a breeze. The rooms were clean and so were the bathrooms. Breakfast was fantastic and you can't beat the location....

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Cazenovia, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked the hostel on short notice after a friend recommended them. The quick availability was despite the quality - not because of it. I've frequented a handful of hostels in Europe and the US, and generally have ended up pretty lucky. But the HI Boston location was truly fantastic. Lots of room options (mixed or gender specific, different number...

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I arrived here after a sleepless overnight flight, only to be given a very rude greeting by the staff. There was a small queue, which I expected, but to be spoken to in a short and aggressive manner was not expected. Once that was over with, I was able to leave my bag and go explore Boston, and return later...

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Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I arrived quite later in the evening around 10 pm for check-in, but I definitely felt welcome by the chill, hip atmosphere once I stepped in. Luis helped me check in, he asked me where I'm from and flaunted a couple of Korean expressions; I know the gesture like that can be overdone and come across as slightly snotty at...

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: $68 - $400 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostelling International - Boston 2*
Number of rooms: 99
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“313 had a decent view of Tufts Dental School”
 of 5 bubbles Josh_Cho, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I prefer the female rooms so I can change in the room and don't have to use the restrooms to change”
 of 5 bubbles rachele598, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“try to avoid rooms at the street, it can be very loud, or close your windows at night.”
 of 5 bubbles lesleytkleij, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles XeHHXe, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“They have single rooms, but they go fast. You need to book well in advance.”
  • You need to talk to your bunkmates about turning off the lights, or sleep with lights on.
  • 6-bunk bed room, as I am settling into my bed
  • This is a typical bunk. They give you a towel for the shower
 of 5 bubbles Sam837250, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
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