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Friend Street Hostel

234 Friend Street, Boston, MA 02114
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Ranked #35 of 45 Boston B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let's start with the slightly disappointing: access is up a few steeper than normal flights of stairs and so may involve some heavy lifting if you have a suitcase etc. The cost of the room, despite what it said on hostelworld.com was actually 10 dollars more because of a tax that hostelworld should have added in but didn't. But that's... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here twice, for a total of three nights, at the start and end of a two week trip around the USA. Staff were friendly and helpful, especially considering that due to our flights we arrived late at night both times. Wi-fi works like a charm, breakfast is good. It was the cheapest room we could find in Boston... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly, the prices for hostels & cheap hotels is quite expensive in the city centre of Boston. Compared to other hostels we have stayed in during our time in the USA this seemed a bit pricey for a dorm room but reasonable for Boston. The reception staff were pleasant and free wifi is available in the lobby areas. Free breakfast... More

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Trondheim, Norway
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Boston, there isn't a lot of hostels to choose from. Their location is not too far away from downtown Boston (10 minutes walk), and is easy to find from the Metro station. Only concern is that it seems to be in an area where there is a lot of homeless people, so try to avoid the local 7-eleven (they... More

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall and very simply put...Comfortable, Great Location!!, Safe (combination locks on rooms and exits), Everything works Tv+Computer+Laundry+Showers, Friendly. I stayed one night in the 10 bed mixed dorm...No Curfew Brandon (USA)

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I remembered that was my 1st visit in Boston during the December winter snow. Though i had a bit of difficulty finding the spot , but was relief after short search especially with the 1 degree weather and snow. It was a warm and cozy hostel just like its name "Friend Street" , i had a wonderful days stay ,... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

they are excellent at it. I sought a private room at this facility. None were available. Due to my snoring I try to save others. I asked to use the common area computer for a few minutes to make other arrangements. After I received approval from staff there was a shift change. The new employee told me I had 3... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Clean, nice, helpfull staff, sufficient breakfast. Slightly too expensive for no-frills hostel, but probably the cheapest you can get in Boston. In a walking distance from the city centre. Nice commom room with computers. Free wifi. All you need basically...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I stayed for 2 night. Easy to get there by subway only 3 street from ahead. Close to beacon hill and more attractions. The rate is average and get what you paid for. Is warm place, nice decorate. The service is okey. Is small place. I suggest bigger showers and toilet rooms. The whower room is very reduce. The room... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Warm, comfortable and clean. Very well located, Boston is an easy city to walk about. Staff were friendly, but the manager could do with cheering up. Next to TD Garden, the basketball and Ice hockey stadium, brilliant atmosphere. A heads up though, no stove, only a microwave and rice cooker. Breakfast is light but good, what you'd expect from a... More

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Thanks so much for the kind words! We hope to see you again sometime! More

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Address: 234 Friend Street, Boston, MA 02114
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Friend Street Hostel is Boston's friendliest hostel! We provide clean, safe, inexpensive accommodations for travelers to Boston, Massachusetts. Friend Street is centrally located and close to all Boston hot spots and attractions. Locally owned and operated, Friend Street offers friendly atmosphere and many amenities. Amenities include: free breakfast, free wi-fi, free maps, luggage storage, kitchen, 24-hour reception, free linen and laundry facilities to all guests. Travelers are sure to make new friends at Friend Street Hostel! ... more   less 
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