I was backpacking around the US and hadn't planned going to Nantucket, but went after a recommendation from someone in Boston. I was there a few days before the 'season' started and the bus to the hostel part of the island wasn't running. Luckily a local who I got talking to on the ferry offered me a ride up there. The hostel has contacts with a bike company who will deliver to the hostel which was great as I could then get around the island as and when I wanted, and I got a discount.
The staff were lovely, very accommodating and baked fresh food for breakfast like yummy banana bread. For the first 2 nights I was there, it was practically empty. The beach is almost on the doorstep and they have beach towels that you can use. Don't feel overwhelmed by the 20 bed dorm, it's a massive space, beautifully done out and there's a mixture of bunks and single beds. I've stayed in far worse 4 bed dorms and given the option, I'd go for this!
The girl scouts appear to use the hostel on a regular basis, but the group who were there when I was, were incredibly well behaved and when they had left over food they offered it to me which was fantastic as a budget conscious backpacker!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Star Of The Sea Hotel Nantucket