Featured Hostels in Boston

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Boston Fenway Inn by FOUND
Boston Fenway Inn by FOUND
2.0 out of 5.0 12 Hemenway Street, Boston, MA
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3.4/5 (475 reviews)

Good location, only a few minute walk to Fenway Park. Right next to Berklee music college. Staff was friendly and helpful. Parking is difficult to find near the Inn. They do NOT have provided parking so you are on your own. Beware the tickets, could not walk more than a block without seeing them ...

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2020
Located in Fenway–Kenmore, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Berklee College of Music and Newbury Street. Hynes Convention Center and Fenway Park are ...
HI Boston
HI Boston
2.0 out of 5.0 19 Stuart Street, Boston, MA
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4.3/5 (790 reviews)

Great breakfast, friendly manager, lots of space, small library, laundry, TV, downstairs lounge area, close to T and South Station

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2020
Located in Theatre District, this eco-friendly hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Cutler Majestic Theatre and Boston Opera House. Boston Common and Boston Public ...
Boston Homestel
Boston Homestel
1.5 out of 5.0 36 Moseley St, Boston, MA
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3.5/5 (22 reviews)

Stayed in the shared bunk room on multiple occasions. Always clean and quiet. Will stay again and again!

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020
Located in Dorchester, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, and Boston Children's ...
Trenton Street Homestay
Trenton Street Homestay
2.0 out of 5.0 78 Trenton St, Boston, MA
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3.9/5 (9 reviews)

It was perfect clean friendly. Host was better then best.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2020
Located in East Boston, this hostel is within 6 mi (10 km) of TD Garden, New England Aquarium, and Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Quincy Market and Boston Harbor ...

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Best Hostels in Boston

 

Travel is all about experiences, whether you’re trekking across the world or just miles away from home. And while you may think of backpacking students when cheap hostels come to mind, modern-day hostels appeal to a much more diverse group of people. Hostels are traditionally beloved as a great way to meet fellow travelers and as a more affordable option to hotels. They’re the perfect place to rest for the night and then get up and go on your next day of exploring Boston and beyond.

 

What is the difference between a hostel and a hotel?

 

It’s customary for hostels to contain multiple bunk beds in a dorm-style room to be shared with friends (or strangers). So, can couples stay in hostels? The short answer is yes. Some of the best hostels in the world (and maybe even in Boston) are private room hostels that feature larger beds and more privacy. There are even bookable accommodations that offer family hostel rooms that provide even more space. Hostels are more commonly found internationally, but USA hostels are beginning to pop up around the country.

If secluded quarters and quiet accommodations are a priority to you during your travels, there are boutique and luxury hostels that offer upgraded private rooms, elevated décor, and higher end amenities. It’s possible to get the affordability and energy of a hostel with some elements of privacy that you’d usually only find by staying in a hotel.

 

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