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Star of the Sea Hostel

31 Western Avenue, Surfside, Nantucket, MA 02554
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Seymour, Connecticut
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51 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Clean rooms, clean kitchen, ample breakfast, great location. Surprisingly "older" crowd (45+). Your fellow guests make (or break) your stay - so it's purely "Potluck". We met some truly wonderful, interesting people during my stay. Most lovely of all, was Jacques, a 75+ year old French New Yorker. Also some delightful Liverpudlians in the mix. Sadly, it never fails to... More 

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West Warwick, Rhode Island
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98 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the hostels that I would travel to just to hang out at the hostel. Located across the street from surf side beach, you don't need to go much further. Opposite side of the island from the hustle and bustle of town, it's is serene and relaxing hanging out and grilling food, having a bonfire, watching the... More 

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2 Thank cpeters220
Brookline, MA
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

As always, wonderful management by Janice and friends on one of God's little acres. Clean as a whistle, everywhere, from kitchen to dorms to tidy outdoor area. Janice and company make you feel like you are a welcome guest in their own home. Tons of beach towels, boogie boards (mini surfboards) provided. Outdoor showers (heavenly on a hot night, and,... More 

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Boston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

can you imagine.....being able to stay on Nantucket for less than 50 dollars a night!! Walk to Surfside beach, bike to town, Cisco brewery, Sconset....breakfast included! It sounds too good to be true, but if you can share a bathroom and sleep in a dorm, you are good to go!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

After my second year of staying here, I am still in love with this place! and definitely going back! If you love to bike, hike, swim, star gaze, have a campfire, meet amazing people and relax....this is the place! Friendly travelers share stories and experiences over coffee in the morning, or at sunset....one of my favorite vacations!

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1 Thank Jana I
Missoula
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The great thing about staying in hostels is that you meet other travelers, you can stay for relatively inexpensive, you can cook your own meals if you choose, and you can often hitch a ride. Also hotels are often in great location, often historic structures, as is this one in old lifesaving building from 1873.

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1 Thank Fearlessmsla
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Stayed with my teenage daughter for long weekend. What a delight for first time in a youth hostel. Most of woman were older ( middle age) like me - professional and educated. Value cannot be beat! Don't expect luxury but do expect a great place for the price in an excellent spot near ocean in otherwise very expensive Nantucket! Only... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We took a family trip to Nantucket. We stayed at the hostel 4 nights. Having never stayed at a Hostel it took a bit of getting accustomed to having such friendly travelers..from Paris, Canada, Maine and New York. Janice the manager was helpful, friendly and told us about the deals for Hostel Guest. We scored 15% off bikes at Easy... More 

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3 Thank thebrickhouse
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

I have never delt with such rude and unprofessional staff in my life. I have stayed at this hostel 3 summers in a row with no issue but my last experience with cause me to never go back again. I booked this hostel 3 weeks ago and mentioned to the manger Janice I would not be getting in until 10pm.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Considering that we booked at the very last minute due to an impending storm which prompted cancellations, we consider ourselves lucky to have found this location. That being said, we are not accustomed to this shared kind of bathroom/bed/kitchen arrangement. After the culture shock we did find the people and families wonderful. The beds are meager, and of course there... More 

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