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Friend Street Hostel

234 Friend Street, Boston, MA 02114
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Ranked #36 of 45 Boston B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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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Dartmouth, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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FriendStreetHostel, Desk Staff at Friend Street Hostel, responded to this review

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

Puerto Varas, Chile
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I booked a bed over the phone for one night in the middle of low season (February). Changed plans and called back 30 minutes later to cancel. Spoke to the same person. She told me that the owner had an unbendable cancellation policy. This is the email that followed... I wish it was an exchange but I didn't get an... More

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FriendStreetHostel, Desk Staff at Friend Street Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, While we appreciate guest feedback, we do have to comment on the fact that you never actually stayed with us to truly review the establishment. We understand your desire to be refunded the money, but we do have an unbendable cancellation policy--as do many other hotels and hostels. In the future, we suggest finalizing your plans before booking reservations... More

Takoma Park, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Me and two other buddies took a trip to Boston for 3 nights and decided to stay at this hostel. The staff were all very friendly and welcoming and very helpful. Also, while I see some reviews complaining about the beds, I just have to say you get what you pay for. If you're high-maintenance, this place is probably not... More

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FriendStreetHostel, Desk Staff at Friend Street Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words--we appreciate your feedback! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon! We'll pass along your compliments to Kristin! Thanks! Friend Street Hostel More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

this hostel is quite expensive - however it is in a good area and the staff are helpful and there is lots of information in the hostel. i did not like the bed and cant even begin to describe what the "mattress" was. also every morning around 11am the cleaning lady would snoop around yelling at people to straighten up... More

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FriendStreetHostel, Desk Staff at Friend Street Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We would just like to clarify that rooms get cleaned starting at 11am so that they are ready for when guests check in after 2pm and that we need luggage out of the aisles so there is enough space for both guests and staff to walk. Thanks! Friend Street... More

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I've stayed here on two separate trips to Boston this year and had good experiences both times. The staff are fantastic and knowledgeable when helping with directions. They're genuinely interested in their guests and are quick to strike up conversations about where you're from and how you like the city. Being only a few blocks from the T, the location... 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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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant
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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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