This is very much a hostel, not a cheap hotel by any means. BUT, if a hostel with private rooms is what you're after - great! It's very clean, staff are friendly and it's well located. We booked a twin room and it was basically a single room with bunk beds. It is a little bit dated and the rooms are quite hot, but again, you're not paying hotel rates, you're paying hostel rates. Bathrooms are clean and functional, albeit communal. Always had hot water available for showers on the floor we were staying.
Generally it makes a great base for seeing Boston - 5 minutes walk has you in the prudential centre, 1 minute has you at the nearest T (northeastern university).
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