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Star of the Sea Hostel

31 Western Avenue, Surfside, Nantucket, MA 02554
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Goyaz22 Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
19 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Burlington, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

My friend and I rented bikes in Nantucket town and made the short ride down to the hostel. We were thoroughly impressed! The location is great, right across the street from the beach and the ocean and a short ride to many of the attractions in the area. The room was clean and well-cared for, and the staff were super... More

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London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
37 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

I was backpacking around the US and hadn't planned going to Nantucket, but went after a recommendation from someone in Boston. I was there a few days before the 'season' started and the bus to the hostel part of the island wasn't running. Luckily a local who I got talking to on the ferry offered me a ride up there.... More

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Beau Vallon, Seychelles
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

I stayed here for the first weekend of the season, and it was fantastic! It was extremely quiet, and the staff were so warm and friendly. There is a beautiful beach across the street, and Nantucket Town can easily be reached by bicycle. The hostel has a huge communal kitchen, internet, comfortable beds and is in a perfect location. For... More

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Lawrence, MA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

This hostel was a fantastic deal for being on Nantucket. Unfortunately, I was only able to go for one night. The hostel books up pretty quick for most of the summer. So I recommend making reservations early, especially if you have a large group. It is located about 3 mi from the ferry. It is a very easy bike ride... More

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