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Friendly Crossways Hostel

247 Littleton County Rd, Harvard, MA 1451
Friendly Crossways Hostel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newton, Massachusetts
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was recently at Friendly Crossways for the Moishe Kavod House Retreat. This has been an incredible space to hold this. The immense amount of outdoor space allows multiple workshops and activities to happen simultaneously without interrupting each other. The outdoor space is almost perfect for rituals. The only downside is the gun range across the street could interfere with... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We had exclusive use of Friendly Crossways for our wedding this month, and it was the perfect place for us! If you are looking for a private, luxury getaway in the heart of the city, this is not it. But if you want a budget-friendly, community-centered, laid-back lodge to spend a weekend with your closest friends and family, Friendly Crossways... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I recently stayed at Friendly Crossways for a weekend workshop retreat, and had a wonderful time. It was convenient -- I came up by commuter rail from Cambridge, and the station was only a few minutes' drive away from the center, and they'll send a shuttle for you. Plenty of parking for those driving up. The food was incredible, even... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I traveled here with a group of high school youth for a team-building retreat. We spent three days here, and it was a great stay. I enjoyed the hostel and its grounds, which were well-kept. Mary Helen provided many answers to my questions and suggestions for to-dos, and David was extremely helpful in making sure that my youth and I... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A very pleasant stay: the surroundings are extremely beautiful and the owner indicated great jogging/ walking trails nearby. I believe public transportation to Boston/ Cambridge may be long, but if you’re driving that is definitively a good option--much better than a road motel.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Let me preface this by saying the location is very nice, clean and comfortable. I booked my stay there in late March for a June arrival. I have a special needs autistic son and wanted a home like atmosphere with kitchen privileges instead of a motel/hotel even though it was farther away from the city. We were checked in and... More 

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Mary T, General Manager at Friendly Crossways Hostel, responded to this review

We are very sorry that the remainder of your vacation after you left our hostel/retreat center was so unpleasant. To be honest, I blew it. When I booked the nonprofit retreat group for exclusive usage of our property on the dates which coincided with the last two nights of your stay, I should have alerted you immediately, but it slipped... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This hostel is out in the rolling fields and country of Massachusetts, although in some ways I felt it was English countryside instead of New England. That is, of course, until I walked out the door and saw the beautiful fall foliage that accompanied my stay at this lovely hostel. This is a Hosteling International outpost and has the homey,... More 

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Mary T, General Manager at Friendly Crossways Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for your appreciation of a quiet, homey environment out in the country. We hope to see you again! More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We just completed a 4 day event at Friendly Crossways! It was such a great place to stay. The staff was amazing, David is so helpful, informative and friendly. Jacqueline and Marissa, made delicious healthy food for us! I would definitely recommend it. The grounds were gorgeous too.

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Mary T, Manager at Friendly Crossways Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Mutual admiration society, I'm sure, as my staff appreciated the kindness and positive energy of the retreat participants! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This was a beautiful place, and the facilities were great. The staff Mary and Keith were knowledgeable and friendly. I felt at home in the clean and spacious rooms. Although a bit out of the main shopping area (which make the surroundings nice and peaceful), there are a few shops nearby and a nice general store in Harvard. I cannot... More 

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Mary T, Manager at Friendly Crossways Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We enjoyed seeing your smiling face at our hostel/retreat center. We wish you a safe journey for the rest of your travels. Aloha. More 

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