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  • Average5%
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GreenLeaders Silver level
Clean contemporary hostel with great amenities including free linen, continental breakfast and WiFi.
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Property amenities
Wheelchair access
Public Wifi
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
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Centrally Located
Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
214Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
36Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel ticked all the boxes: clean rooms and bathrooms, friendly staff, secure lockers and activities. The kitchen is also large with heaps of space to sit and mingle and each level is also colour coded and adds to the quirkiness of the location. Would...More

Thank Morganstravels
Response from HI Boston H, Assistant General Manager at HI BostonResponded 1 week ago

Awesome! Thanks for appreciating the uniqueness of our design, and the quality of our staff! We hope you'll come visit again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a hostel. You should expect the other guests to come in randomly throughout the night and having to share a bathroom. I found none of that an issue as I knew what I was signing up for when I booked it. Overall I found...More

Thank aud322
Response from HI Boston H, Assistant General Manager at HI BostonResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review! Another thing that sets HI Boston apart from hotels is our activity board. We have daily activities (most of them are included in your stay) ranging from walking tours around the city to museum visits. It's a great way to see...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I got very little sleep Even when touring it seems others don't understand after a certain time 12:00 am, people need to get their sleep. It seemed like they spoke Spanish not sure. I wasn't going to change rooms again since. Noise level doesn't seem...More

Thank Mars1213
Response from HI Boston H, Assistant General Manager at HI BostonResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for staying at HI Boston, we appreciate the feedback!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at the Hi Boston Hostel for 4 nights in November 2018 in a 6 bed mixed dorm. If you can find any other accomodation in central Boston for the same price, choose that place and skip Hi Boston Hostel. Pros: - The location...More

Thank 342aris
Response from HI Boston H, Assistant General Manager at HI BostonResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback. I'm sorry to hear about the issues you experienced during your stay. I really appreciate you letting us know, and I'll make sure to address them individually with the departments they pertain to. I sincerely appreciate the fact that you listed...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hi Boston is in an excellent location to see all of the sights, enjoy the many food options, and attend events in this beautiful, historic city. However, find another place to stay. Our 3 days at Hi Boston was not worth the cost - this...More

Thank Lindletoo
Response from HI Boston H, Assistant General Manager at HI BostonResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm sorry to hear about the issues you had during your stay, but we do appreciate the feedback. When the seasons change here in Boston, it can tax our climate control systems with the major swings, but we're usually able to get a good hold...More

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Buzz P
May 22, 2018|
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Response from Schapenhoedster | Reviewed this property |
Sorry didn’t realise someone posted a question. But you already know the answer.... indeed they have iron facilities.
May 6, 2018|
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Response from Schapenhoedster | Reviewed this property |
Sorry bit late as I didn’t see your question! But no, there’s no parking. Even stopping in front of the building is a matter of luck! Cheers
Buzz P
April 13, 2018|
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Response from Girva | Reviewed this property |
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Room Tips
"Rooms are standard"
3 weeks ago
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"Floor 4 was quiet for a hostel"
4 weeks ago
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"I think all are good & You can ask Str. V. Window for more light"
Oct 20, 2018
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"Maybe better to avoid facing onto Chinatown if possible."
Oct 12, 2018
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$46 - $300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesMassachusettsBostonTheater DistrictDowntown
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