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Hostelling International - Boston

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19 Stuart St., Boston, MA 02116
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am a professional, and I stayed at HI Boston on a recent business trip. I reserved a private room with en suite for $99/night, about half of what downtown hotels charge. I was hesitant to stay in a hostel because I like amenities, but this was on par with most hotels and much, much less expensive. Plus, it's centrally... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hostel is just a short walk from the metro and well located for sightseeing around Boston. In fact you can walk most of the city on foot from this hostel without needing to take the metro too often. The staff at the desk are really helpful and they have a small selection of soft drinks and sandwiches for sale... More 

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Sofia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel has great comon areas, beds are comfortable and well equipped with perks. Staff is helpful, bathrooms are shared, but somehow private at the same time. The Breaksfast looked diverse, but nothing special. Location is perfect and despite it is on a noisy street, well isolated.

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HI Boston H, Guest Relations Coordinator at Hostelling International - Boston, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback; glad you enjoyed your stay with us! More 

San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend this hostel for all of you. When I lived in San Francisco, I stayed at HI SF, I had a great time there, that was why I decided to stay in HI Boston when I traveled to Boston. First and foremost, the staff were very friendly and helpful. They were always there for me at once when... More 

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HI Boston H, Guest Relations Coordinator at Hostelling International - Boston, responded to this review

You're so welcome! Thanks for all the great compliments. I'm glad to hear you had such a positive experience- especially with our staff. I hope you had a chance to take advantage of some of our free programs as well... if not, then next time :) More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here with my choir during our tour in October 2015, very impressed with the whole hostel. Great staff and really helpful. Breakfast has great choice and plenty to keep those big eaters happy. They have organised events and tours every day - unfortunately I was unable to join due to our Tour commitments. 10 mins walk from centre of... More 

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HI Boston H, Guest Relations Coordinator at Hostelling International - Boston, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback~ so glad you enjoyed your stay! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is another really nice hostel by hosteling international. All staff we came in to contact with were pleasant and helpful, and the location itself is very central and felt safe. There's some great places to eat nearby too. The only *slight* let down I found was some cleanliness issues - it was by no means awful (and I have... More 

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HI Boston H, Guest Relations Coordinator at Hostelling International - Boston, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. Its nice to hear good things about our staff! More 

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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91 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a hostel that I wouldn't call it a hostel. Amazing space in the lobby for socializing, to hand around. The interior design of the lobby is impressive. It is also located strategically located at the border of Theater District and the china town with delicious and affordable food. The room and bed are reasonable and the bathroom is... More 

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HI Boston H, Guest Relations Coordinator at Hostelling International - Boston, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay! The restaurants around the hostel are a treasure, for sure! More 

Montjoi France
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I unsure about staying in hostel, with my student days a thing of the past, how we ver I would recommend the Hostelling International in Boston. It is not luxurious, but the individual rooms were roomy, well equipped, and clean. It is located in a safe neighborhood, adjacent to China Town. Breakfast is included and one can cook other meals... More 

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HI Boston H, Guest Relations Coordinator at Hostelling International - Boston, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience with us! So glad you had a positive experience. More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I specifically called up to ask how to get the discount and was told to book online as normal, this was wrong information and the reception workers are obviously uninformed and unaccountable. I was therefore denied the winter discount and the manager couldn't even be bothered to have a conversation with me, or provide me any compensation for being given... More 

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HI Boston H, Public Relations Manager at Hostelling International - Boston, responded to this review

Hi Bridget - I am sorry to hear you did not get a satisfactory answer for your question regarding an ONLINE Promo code. I wish we could have been more helpful in the explanation to you. The ONLINE Promo is only available for ONLINE reservations - it is not available otherwise. However - I have refunded your account in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't pass up this Hostel cause it's just a hostel. I haven't stayed in many hostels before, but I wanted to save money on accommodations since I will be exploring the city more than staying at a hotel. The bedrooms were very clean and the restrooms were also very clean. They offered many events that really helped with meeting new... More 

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HI Boston H, Guest Relations Coordinator at Hostelling International - Boston, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words, Vince. I'll be sure to pass the compliment along to Aaron-- he is definitely a treasure! Come back and see us soon! More 

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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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