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Hostelling International - Boston

19 Stuart St., Boston, MA 02116 (Downtown)
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Ranked #2 of 14 Specialty lodging in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I couldn't sleep as there was some construction outside the hostel during the night. I couldn't get it as how they didn't think about guests living there. Although it is in a good location, however, you can look around the city by foot, it is really not a big deal whether you live close to downtown or not. I stayed... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the most well thought out hostel I've ever stayed in. Excellent location plus free breakfast, free tea, coffee and cookies all day, very clean, great bathrooms, great bedroom format with little shelves, sockets and lighting for every bunk. Just great!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very nice modern hostel with clean bathrooms (located outside each room, and equipped with a hairdryer, shampoo, conditioner, and soap), large lockers in the dorm rooms (bring your own lock) and a shelf with outlets and a reading light by each bed. Free breakfast is served from 7am to 10am with hard-boiled eggs, cereal, bagels, toast, oatmeal,... More

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Birmingham, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here on a recent trip to Boston. The facilities are fantastic, very modern and clean. The staff are very energetic and helpful. I stayed in a 8 man dorm and all the roommates were foreigners, all had interesting stories of travel and we spoke about their upcoming tours across the U.S. The hostels common areas are always lively and... More

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Dublin, Ireland
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my sister stayed in this hostel for about 10 nights in July 2014. I did not know what to expect having not stayed in a hostel previously. However it was the best part of our trip to Boston and USA. The hostel is in an amazing location, close enough to walk to major attractions and the center, and... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the HI Hostel in June and was very impressed with it. First you should know that this is a big hostel with very high traffic. Because it is very large there were some groups staying there which in my opinion is a con. I had to speak to a large group about their running around and yelling... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our penultimate stop on a two month long trip from Central America up to New York, it was one of our most memorable parts of the trip and this hostel definitely made it more special. If you are truly used to roughing it as we did, it will feel like a 5* hotel in comparison. You can't be... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel is slightly expensive however its obviously new and the location is spectacular. Very accessible to the subway and right downtown. The rooms were large with a great little bench in each bed to charge phones, put your handbag etc. Bathrooms were always clean with towels and bath mats provided. There was a great free city walk with Aaron... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our final stop on a 2 month roadtrip around the USA and it didn't disappoint. We arrived just before 11pm and accessed the hostel easily. We checked in and discovered that due to new taxes in Boston, our room rate was higher than initially agreed. I'd been pre-warned about this via email but due to the already very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I´ve been traveled around the USA and I´ve stayed in the hostel around. The HI in Boston is the nice one I´ve visited. The local area is Chinatown and easy way to downtown. Around 6 miles from the airport and few blocks from Boston Common Park. I visited Boston in 4th of July, 2014. The atmosphere was pretty awesome, I... More

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Address: 19 Stuart St., Boston, MA 02116
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Downtown
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