Hostelling International - Boston
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Member Reviews (3)
- Hostelling International - BostonMember ofBackpackersLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 3First to ReviewAug 16, 2013
I couldn’t believe this place was a hostel. Well, besides the young crowd, hip environment, and encouragement of traveling culture, yes I could. But Hostelling International’s newest location in Boston is truly a sight to see. It’s hip, it’s urban, and most importantly, it’s cheap for youthful travelers. Not only is breakfast free, but also so are their provided activities on their ever-changing bulletin board! Single or dorm room, each unit had the bare basics of a bed, television, and linens, yet seemed so luxurious. A big attention catcher was the uniquely Bostonian accent of the T in the building. Each floor is color-coordinated with a T line, and each bathroom has a T shower curtain that was all sorts of cool.
- Hostelling International - BostonMember ofBackpackersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 2Sep 17, 2013
While Hostels are huge overseas, they don’t seem to have really caught on in the US yet (we American’s aren't ones for sharing), so I was really curious to check out Hostelling International’s property in Boston to see what it was all about. I've stayed in some seriously sketchy hostels in my time, so I was pleasantly surprised by the clean, fresh, fun atmosphere of HI’s Boston location. The place has a sort of “industrial-chic” look to it, with lots of stainless steel, exposed pipes and fun bright colored accents. It’s minimalist (it’s a hostel after all), but well done. And the entire complex is supposedly green—as in eco-friendly! You technically have to be an HI member to stay here, but you can also purchase annual membership upon arrival ($0-28) or pay a fee of $3 per day for a temporary membership, in addition to the standard room rate, which generally starts around $40, depending on availability and time of year. The other super cool part of HI is the variety of community events they arrange, like yoga classes, trivia nights, bowling excursions and midweek mixers—all for an affordable cost, if not free! This is a great place to meet people, not just from Boston, but all around the world.
Excellent!1028 reviews across the web.
- Guests recommend this hotel for budget travelers.
- Guests recommend this hotel for business travelers.
- LocationNear to public transport, according to 100%.
- Ambiance100% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
- Hotel98% thought it was clean.
- Service95% found the staff to be very friendly.
- Hotel BuildingWonderful building. Highly appreciated by 90% of guests.
- Food86% found the breakfast to be wonderful.
HI-Boston organizes free and discounted tours, activities and events for guests. Activity boards posted in public areas display the event schedules on each given day. A variety of classes, social gatherings and themed activities are offered to guests each week. HI Boston also has a game room, lounge and shared kitchen space.
HI-Boston offers shared accommodations, typically arranged into dorm rooms with bunk beds. Guests are assigned their own beds and share rooms with other hostellers. Rooms are generally designated as male and female, but men and women traveling together may stay in a co-ed room. Each dorm bed is outfitted with a Custom Bed Oasis featuring a privacy barrier, personal locker, shelf, charging station and individual lamp. Guests may use their own locks or purchase one at the front desk.