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19 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116-4723
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#2 of 107 Specialty lodging in Boston
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Located in the Theater District, this modern hostel is a 4-minute walk from historic Boston Common, and a 16-minute walk from the shops and promenade at Faneuil Hall. Same-sex and mixed dorms include free Wi-Fi, linens and lockers, along with shared bathrooms. Private rooms add en suite facilities. Free perks include continental breakfast and daily tours. Additional amenities include a kitchen and laundry facilities, plus a pool table, Wii games, and regular lectures, films and workshops.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish


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Grade: 100 out of 100
202Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
45Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
1234Reviews50Q+A95Room tips
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Wanderlust Izzie wrote a review Oct 17
Tuscaloosa, Alabama40 contributions2 helpful votes
This was a nice hostel, with nice facilities that could use some customer service work and a little extra cleaning. I arrived around 8-9pm on 10/02/21; tired from my flight. Security is well set up as you need a key card, or someone needs to "buzz" you in, to get into the bldg. Then a staff member needs to buzz you into the dorm and other common areas. You are provided a key card that gets you into the room after check in. This hostel is located in Boston’s China Town which may be a bit of an adjustment at first, especially when you arrive at night and are unfamiliar with the area. However, once you have had a chance to walk around, you will love it and the food! But as with ANY PLACE, always keep your guard when walking around, especially alone. When I walked around at night, and early morning, there were always others walking around as well so I never felt terribly uncomfortable. Plus the hostel location is also great as it is near other parts of Boston worth visiting (walking-distance). When I arrived, there were (2) two team members that "greeted" me at check-in. However, Ashley I believe her name was, was sadly unkind and made me feel unwelcomed. Even asking simple questions made me feel as if I inconvenienced her, and other staff as well. The only “saving grace” were a few staff that was nice enough to provide me with suggestions on where to eat and where I could find a good place to eat. I wish I would have remembered THEIR names! Unfortunately, the less than pleasant staff’s name is the one that seems to resonate with me most. The hostel has a very chic vibe compared to some other hostels I have stayed at. Less welcoming than some other hostels I have stayed at, but had some VERY nice travelers staying there as well. But that is what I love about hostels, the sense of community with the other travelers. Having such terrible, unwelcoming staff, however, can overshadow that. Fortunately, the one nice staff and the handful of great travelers I met did not overshadow that. I stayed in an all female dorm with (4) four beds. It was very nice with large lockers to fit large bag or backpack. They provide you with linens, a pillow and a towel. GREAT personal cubby hole by your bunk with charging station and lamp; hooks to hang your stuff and a nice view from the window. The only thing it was missing was a privacy curtain. I had to make-shift my own. The bathrooms are shared but segregated to singular toilet with shower and there are PLENTY OF THEM! They have bathmats, paper towels and bodywash/shampoo in each. They also have blow-dryers which is a nice bonus. I didn’t use much of the common areas but they were nice. The kitchen needs some TLC as the current travelers were a little messy and I could never find paper towels and hand soap. Overall, facilities are nice and female dorms are nice. Location is great if visiting Boston for the first time, a drive from the Airport and a quick Lyft or walk to the Amtrak station. If only the staff were a little nicer I would stay here when I return. Unfortunately, I think I will stay in a hotel next time.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: As a female solo traveler, I really liked the female 4-bed. I was in room 405 which was great!
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Somegirl wrote a review Sep 2021
11 contributions20 helpful votes
I was very impress with the hostel. The check in process was smooth and the room was clean and reasonably spacious. I love the fact that the bathroom is separate from the room and it was clean with plenty of hot water. Their showerhead had a lighted monitor which would change colors the longer it was being used. Being the good person I am, I made sure to stop showering after five minutes. I have stayed in many hostels and it was a excellent experience and I will definitely use them again. It is located in Chinatown with walking distance to many sceneries.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Gek1234 wrote a review May 2021
34 contributions2 helpful votes
No frills but located very centrally near Chinatown. You get what you pay for the room was very basic but if you go in knowing what you’ve bought then it’s a perfectly fine place to stay. Chinatown is round the corner and there are plenty of bars on the same street as the hotel. The staff are very helpful too whatever you need. I would stay there again if on a strict budget.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
2 Helpful votes
Taomi H wrote a review Mar 2020
10 contributions12 helpful votes
Arguably one of the best hostels I’ve ever stayed in. Super clean and spacious! The breakfast selection is amazing! The staff are super helpful and friendly. Great location to everything. 5-10 min walk from Boston common! The place was a little pricey however really worth it in comparison to hotels in the local area!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from HI Boston Hi Boston, General Manager at HI Boston Hostel
Responded Mar 18, 2020
Thanks for the great review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Safe Travels!
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haxel29 wrote a review Feb 2020
Southern Leyte Province, Philippines2 contributions4 helpful votes
this is a good place to stay if your on the budget and its accessible to train station its like 3-5 minutes away and then its nearby to walking freedom trail and before you know it your just few minutes away to other places to see and they have activities or free tours just check their calendar for the schedule
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Date of stay: November 2019
2 Helpful votes
Response from HI Boston H, Assistant General Manager at HI Boston Hostel
Responded Feb 14, 2020
Thanks for staying with us, and thanks for pointing out the events organized by our awesome Engagement Team! We try to keep that schedule posted with multiple (FREE) events every day so you can learn about Boston with fellow travellers! It's one of the things that separates HI Boston from everyone else! Safe Travels!
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$63 - $316 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesMassachusettsBostonTheater District / Downtown
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Frequently Asked Questions about HI Boston Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to HI Boston Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Escape The Room Boston (0.3 miles), Shear Madness (0.2 miles), and Trapology Boston (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at HI Boston Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at HI Boston Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to HI Boston Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mike & Patty's, The Q Restaurant, and Ostra.
Is HI Boston Hostel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Boston.
Are any cleaning services offered at HI Boston Hostel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at HI Boston Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to HI Boston Hostel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Printing Office of Edes & Gill (0.7 miles), Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site (3.7 miles), and Old North Church & Historic Site (1.1 miles).
Is HI Boston Hostel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.