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Star of the Sea Hostel

31 Western Avenue, Surfside, Nantucket, MA 02554
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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20 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Westwood, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

A 42 person group of Girl Scouts and their moms stayed here for 2 nights on a bike trip to Nantucket. For many of us this was our first time staying in a hostel. It worked out well for the girls since there were two big rooms which we stayed in. One group stayed in the second building which had... More

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South Windsor, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

This is a great place to stay, it has a community feel with a sense of privacy. We take this trip every year and we wouldn't stay anywhere else. When we stay at the Nantucket Hostel, we are treated like family! Janet, "The Hostel Mom" keeps everything clean and comfortable. Breakfast is included, and usually consists of oatmeal, yogurt, homemade... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Nantucket lodging can be crazy expensive so this hostel is a great way to keep within a budget especially if you're traveling by yourself. It's clean and the staff is great. Available to you is a big kitchen and some other odds and ends like a barbecue and beach chairs. Your linens and a towel are provided during your stay.... More

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

I spent a long weekend at Star of the Sea with my 80 year old mother. It is in a beautiful location near Surfside Beach. It was my first time staying at a hostel. The facility was clean, the staff were helpful and friendly and we made new friends with some of the other guests. We were provided a bed,... More

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Wicklow, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

We had to make a trip to Nantucket and this was one of the few places available in such short notice. I'm nearly sure there are private rooms available but only single sex dorms were free because we booked the night before. It is far from Nantucket town and you definitely need a bike if you are planning on staying... More

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Address: 31 Western Avenue, Surfside, Nantucket, MA 02554
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Nantucket
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