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Eugene, Oregon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I simply can't say enough good things about the HI-Nantucket hostel. The historic building is gorgeous, the beachside location is incredible, and the staff are friendly, competent, and helpful. I could not believe my luck at stumbling onto this place about two weeks before my trip -- $35/night to stay on Nantucket! But it was even better than I expected.... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Two mom's and 4 kids stayed in family room. We had the best experience ever!!! The property was magnificent, location spectacular and staff warm and friendly. We enjoyed making our own meals and talking with the other guests. Loved the outdoor showers and fire pit chats at night. We stayed 3 nights and wished we planned more!

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Thank christine L
Morristown, New Jersey
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

We had the opportunity to stay for three nights at Star of the Sea Hostel. We learned of the accomodation through the Girl Scouts website. We arrived to the peaceful seaside surrounding by taxi (about 3 miles or so ) out of town. David greeted us and since we arrived early allowed us to place our luggage in the main... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I stayed for three days in early June and absolutely loved the place. It is right on the edge of the beach and the views from the peak in the hostel are awesome. Janice, the manager was very friendly and accommodating. She gives you an epic narration of the history of the hostel from the time when it was a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Hints and tips: It's 3 miles out of town and not all buses run until July - check the Wave website. The nearest stop is a mile or so away I think but I'm not sure. Taxis charge $12 from the airport. What you save on staying here you can spend on bike hire, brought to you at the hostel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

A great Hostel that sits just above the beach. Walk down a path threw the dunes and your ocean front. This was the very first hostel I ever stayed in. It was a big space in an old Coast guard station. It is off the beaten path in a residential area of homes. The bus stop in at the end... More 

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Seymour, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Clean rooms, clean kitchen, ample breakfast, great location. Surprisingly "older" crowd (45+). Your fellow guests make (or break) your stay - so it's purely "Potluck". We met some truly wonderful, interesting people during my stay. Most lovely of all, was Jacques, a 75+ year old French New Yorker. Also some delightful Liverpudlians in the mix. Sadly, it never fails to... More 

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West Warwick, Rhode Island
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the hostels that I would travel to just to hang out at the hostel. Located across the street from surf side beach, you don't need to go much further. Opposite side of the island from the hustle and bustle of town, it's is serene and relaxing hanging out and grilling food, having a bonfire, watching the... More 

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Brookline, MA
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

As always, wonderful management by Janice and friends on one of God's little acres. Clean as a whistle, everywhere, from kitchen to dorms to tidy outdoor area. Janice and company make you feel like you are a welcome guest in their own home. Tons of beach towels, boogie boards (mini surfboards) provided. Outdoor showers (heavenly on a hot night, and,... More 

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Boston
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

can you imagine.....being able to stay on Nantucket for less than 50 dollars a night!! Walk to Surfside beach, bike to town, Cisco brewery, Sconset....breakfast included! It sounds too good to be true, but if you can share a bathroom and sleep in a dorm, you are good to go!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hostel was built in 1873 as Nantucket's first life-saving station, the 'Star of the Sea', so of ocourse, it is located right on the beach. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Star of the Sea Hostel

Address: 31 Western Ave, Surfside, Nantucket, MA 02554-4408
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Nantucket
Price Range: $42 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Star of the Sea Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 49
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