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Hostelling International Boston Downtown

19 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116
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    5 Aug 19, 2012

    This great hostel located in the Back Bay area near Fenway Park was my first ever experience in a hostel. My visit came at the start of a monthlong backpacking trip down the East Coast.

    I had a great first experience. The rooms were clean and not crowded. The staff were friendly and breakfast items were served every morning. Unlike some of the other HI locations, the computers here all worked fine.

    I later recommended this hostel to another friend to positive results.

    Recommended for:Backpackers
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    Scott Jackson
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    For a hostel, it’s not that bad. I liked the computers offered for guests in the lobby, because any 20-something that checks into the hostel probably wants to check up on all their social networks. Also, they had some complimentary pastries in the dining area and cookies at the front desk, which is something finer hotels could offer their guests. I wasn’t thrilled with the hotel’s location, as its tucked away onto a sidestreet in the Back Bay. I could see visitors not familiar with the area getting lost trying to find it at night. I wasn’t too thrilled that my cell service cut off the second I entered the building either, but that could be more of an indictment of my wireless provider. As another positive, they had a lot of activities planned for guests.

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    Andy Hughes
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    For a hostel I’d say there are lots of perks to this location (though last I heard it’s scheduled to close once the Stuart Street one opens in June). There’s free Wi-Fi, and plenty of computers in the front room. The cafeteria has plenty of tables and a couple vending machines (as well as a piano, interestingly enough). Beds are six to a room, and the front desk is helpful (there’s a well-stocked cookie jar), though usually as busy as you’d expect. There’s a pleasingly large selection of board games for those who’d rather stay in, and a lot of information about nearby events and activities for those who wouldn’t. The rate is on the higher end of the scale for a Hostelling International site but not bad considering all that you get.

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    Fabio Hernandez
    5 Nov 24, 2013

    Wonderful place. It has a piano in the cafeteria!

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4.0 out of 5
4 members' reviews
Excellent! - 88% of guests recommend
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Description

This environmentally friendly hostel is located near Chinatown and Boston Common in downtown Boston. It features shared guest rooms with bunk beds, as well as complimentary continental breakfast and laundry facilities. There is no parking onsite, but there are several parking garages nearby.

Amenities:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Continental Breakfast

Reviews Summary

Excellent!1645 reviews across the web.

  • Guests recommend this hotel for budget travelers.
  • Guests recommend this hotel for business travelers.
  • Location
    Near to public transport, according to 100%.
  • Ambiance
    97% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
  • Hotel Building
    96% said the facilities were very new.
  • Service
    93% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Food
    85% found the breakfast to be wonderful.
  • Hotel
    Excellent hotel.

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