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Hostelling International - Boston

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19 Stuart St., Boston, MA 02116
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
21 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Having stayed at many hostels over the years I'd have to rank Boston as one of the best. Fantastic location near the subway (Tufts Medical Center) also easy walking distance to Boston Common. The hostel is clean, inviting and the staff friendly. My partner and I had a private ensuite room with good wi-fi reception that was bigger than many... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've stayed at a lot of hostels over the years, and this is probably the best. Everything is really, really clean. The location is fantastic and right near a subway station. Breakfast is pretty decent, and the staff is really good.

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Moncton, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Incredible reno of an older building. Comfy beds, clean and bright, huge windows, lots of common areas for games, talking and eating. Great free breakfast buffet in the huge kitchen. Lots of places to meet and greet. And just a 10 min walk from bus and train station in the heart of downtown. We'll be back!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
40 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place as a base to explore Boston, for travelling around very good value. Rooms are what is to be expected at a Hostel, shared dorms, with use of a locker, make sure you bring a lock to use, free tea/coffee always available, basic breakfast provided each morning, and staff were fantastic!!

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43 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a hostel, so it's not luxurious. Our private room on the third floor was quite nice. A bunk bed for my son, big bathroom, and adequate storage. The continental breakfast was ok. The main reason this place wins is , in spite of the very reasonable room rent, the location is great. We walked everywhere - the wharf,... More 

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Hello, Thank you so much for such a great review! This means a lot to all of us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed Boston and all of what city offers. Hope you come visit us again! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First trip to Boston, was solo and not sure what to expect. Staff were very welcoming and quite to include people in events. The Saturday night donkey show club trip is a must, but perhaps not for the more conservative people out there, think funk music and confetti cannons. Great activities leaders and a great hostel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the place it was near to everything, I am planning to stay there again and the price is reasonable. The theaters are near by place of interest near by. It was my first time and a short visit I anxious to visit again. The transit system is quite dependable and their architecture is amazing

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I first stayed in this hostel in June '14 as a solo traveller in a 6-bed dorm. I thought the hostel was extremely clean and well located. Short distance from three T stops and most major tourist spots are within walking distance. The facilities are modern and beds are comfortable. Bedside lamps were a helpful addition and the lockers were... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had an absolutely amazing time here :) great location, only 10 mins walk from the bus station and lots of restaurants. The hostel was so friendly, clean and modern, with huge lockers (bring your own lock or buy one for $4 at reception), our dorm of four had a good amount of space and comfy beds. The hostel organised bar... More 

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Perth, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This hostel was pretty clean, big building in Chinatown, heaps of cheap eats and pubs. Interior was very modern, bit pricey but you pay for good hospitality, free walking tour was one of the main highlight I had in Boston. Downside was the lacking of social atmosphere.

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