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The Burlington Hostel

53 Main St, 2nd Floor, Burlington, VT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here while in town for a friend's wedding. For a hostel, this place is perfect. It's clean, the staff is friendly and helpful, location is very convenient, there's a good amount of shared space with games available, and they serve coffee and waffles in the morning. The price is right as well. Would recommend!

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Thank Kerry G
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

There is a great vibe at this hostel. Breakfast is a big thing here, there's a huge fridge for everyone to keep their food and each morning the staff make waffle mixture for you to make your own waffles in the waffle maker. When I was there we tended to share food seated at the large communal tables which was... More 

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Thank ExcellentDayJoyce
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

The rooms are set up with four bunk beds in each room, so eight people sleep comfortably. There's a lounge area with a piano, a cute kitchen where you can indulged in complimentary waffles, clean showers, and a bike rack to keep your ride safe inside the building. They compost and recycle. To keep the area clean, they ask you... More 

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Thank Jenn V
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Overall, our brief stay at the Burlington Hostel was okay. It's a hostel. There's not too much more to add, except that it was clean, they had night lamps for reading if need be, and we made it through the night without losing a body organ. I would have rated this as very good, but I left a library book... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

One of those flaky hostels where you can get drunk, pass out, and vomit all the over place but, for God's sake, don't wear shoes inside. Stopped in on my way to Maine a couple weeks ago. Went to bed at fairly normal hours, only to be kept up by lights that were still on over the sleeping areas and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

The burlington hostel is a nice place to stay, to begin with. It is very clean (the staff actually got upset when someone in my room was messy), there is enough room for everyone in the rooms and common area, it's in a good location in downtown burlington. Not to mention the staff are so nice and willing to help... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I stayed at the Burlington hostel for a six days in July, 2015, and it was an excellent stay. While I'd stayed at many hostels in Europe in my youth, this was my first time in 15 years, and I'm not sure how well I'd be received as a 51-year-old. It wasn't necessary to have worried. The staff are calm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

this is close to everything cool. the prices are good and the rooms are CLEAN and I felt very safe here. If you go, arive early in the day to be sure and get a room, they also have family/semi private rooms

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I've stayed in a number of hostels in Europe, from the very seedy to the very elegant. The Burlington Hostel was one of the best I've ever been in - impeccably clean, and they provide you with free bedding, towels, and lockers. You also get free waffles and coffee in the morning, which is a really great touch. In terms... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

A great base for exploring Burlington. Around the corner from a world class bakery (AUGUST FIRST) this is a clean and comfy place to meet world travelers, recover from skiing or whatever, and venture out to the waterfront or Church Street Marketplace. Way more fun than a hotel (and cheaper), I felt totally comfortable as a single woman traveling alone.... More 

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Affordable Community style Lodging in Vermont- Only $40 per night/bed - Burlington Hostel is situated two blocks from Church Street & two blocks from Lake Champlain. We offer accommodation for the young and older travelers who come to enjoy our geography, climate, culture, cuisine, attractions, or work opportunities, and who are on a budget or simply prefer the clean social multi-cultural hostel accommodations. Our hostel has an attractive & comfortable atmosphere, friendly, caring & helpful personnel, nearby coffee shops, natural food stores, yoga studios, attractions, events, and numerous transportation options for our guests. The location is ideal for arriving, exploring, and departing guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Burlington Hostel

Address: 53 Main St, 2nd Floor, Burlington, VT
Location: United States > Vermont > Burlington
Price Range: $30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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