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234 Friend Street, Boston, USA

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1495 Total Reviews
  • 61%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 69%Atmosphere
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 62%Facilities

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Terrible Hostel, floor seems never been clean, ask for a bath towel but need to pay seven dollar....wth, dirty quilt and dirty sheet,someone's hair on my bed.....poor breakfast...Does not worth the value at all!!

  • 20th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The beds were very uncomfortable, the mattresses too small and thin. The bedding was old and didn't feel clean. The toilets kept getting blocked and the showers were dirty. The whole place seemed very old and a bit run down, it really needs a lick of paint and some general refurbishment. I was woken up by staff doing 'room-checks' through the night which consisted of them opening the door and shining a torch around the room. The place was cold and drafty.


Location very good. Showers very good and hostel warm. But mattresses are so thin you can feel the bed underneath you, and they don't even fit the beds do you have a 6inch gap, there seem to be SO many staff members none of whom seem to be doing much. The breakfast is the worst hostel breakfast I have ever had. It is literally just very low quality/very dry cereal and bread. You get sunny D (which is a plus :) ) Can't drink alcohol in this hostel either! .


It's an older building in need of a better heating solution for the winter months. The beds were okay but nothing great compared to other hostels. The staff were quite accommodating in their attempts to make up for the facility's shortcomings.

  • 31st Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Nice hostel in an awesome location! Staff were a little bit disorganized but still nice and very helpful. Rooms were clean and well kept, and I liked the quirky building they were located in. Will definitely stay there again if I'm ever in Boston!


Very nice location, right next to the subway, 10minutes away from the Quincy Market. Clean beds and bathrooms, free breakfast, and helpful staff. I would come back without hesitation!


It's a good hostel, the staff is very nice and friendly, and helpful. The location is good, 5 min walk from the train station, very easy. Rooms are ok. I think it's just a bit expensive 30 dollars a night to sleep in a 10 Beddorm room. Otherwise don't think too much it's a good hostel.


Stayed here for 3 nights. Atmosphere is terrible, bunks are pretty uncomfortable and showers were cold! Good location and pretty friendly and helpful staff

  • 11th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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