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HI - Boston Hostel Reviews

19 Stuart St., Boston, MA, Boston, USA

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92%

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2097 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 95%Facilities

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89%

This hostel is comfortable and fun. Sleeping rooms, hallways, bathrooms, and kitchen are clean. There are plenty of places to read or simply hang out. Location is close to several subway lines and lively sections of Boston. In bunk bed rooms, sometimes snoring roommates make it hard to sleep, but I'm not sure the staff can do anything about that. Guests spend much of their time staring at their phones. Staff members know Boston well and are helpful. Overall, this is a great place to stay.

  • 4th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

It is loved this HI. Thanks a lot! Marcelo

  • 1st Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

Absolutely wonderful, would definitely stay here again and would encourage anybody to give it a go - such a pleasant, safe, clean and convenient environment. Fabulous!


66%

Although the hostel has a nice atmosphere the time I was there the heating was not working correctly and it was way to cold. Different people told the staff but the lobby was to cold as were the bedrooms. The cleaning could be better because even after the cleaning ladies just did the bathrooms there were hairs and old liquids from shampoo everywhere. Besides that I felt ok being in this hostel.


97%

The hostel is great especially for people who have never stayed in hostels, their is a very friendly atmosphere and the staff were around at all times to make you feel safe. It's Quite expensive, but you get what you pay for, always hot water etc. Rooms very very hot at night, and doors are very heavy so always slamming. Beds comfy and clean.

  • 29th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Honestly, this was the greatest stay ever. I was blizzarded into Boston and had to stay a few extra nights. It was a delightful stay - they served hot chocolate and three meals because there was nothing open. Also, the staff is extraordinary. Very clean and professional. A marvelous place to meet people of all ages - they had sleds to play in the snow! I would chose this over a hotel any day.

  • 25th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

I had a great time! I especially enjoyed the activities organized by the Hostel.


100%

Have stayed in HI before on multiple occasions, I love it! Very clean, the locations is also good! This time had to cancel the booking because I had lots of trouble with my flight, they were extremely nice to understand the situation and help me out to cancel with no penalty. Great Staff!!! I don't know a better hostel in Boston.


100%

When i stayed there, many staff are very kind and i thought this hostel is like the hotel because of cleanliness and comfort. So i will definitely recommend this hostel if you go to Boston.


69%

Nice and clean place but too big. Had no soul, so to speak. More a hotel than a hostel if it weren't for the bunk beds. Facilities were great and kind of justify the price tag but for the cost I would look at sharing a hotel next time and only having two people in your room for the same price as you will pay to have six here.

  • 16th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

The hostel has terrific facilities. Everything looks clean and polish. its by far the best hostel I had visited. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the location is great. Definetively going to visit Boston again and stay here!


89%

The pool table was cool, in the kitchen you find everything you need for cooking and dont even have to do the dishes. Thank you!


91%

Typical HI hostel. It's actuality very nice but a bit expensive. They have great activities for the hostel which are organized by the staff.


80%

By far the best hostel I've been to.


86%

Good hostel, will not meet anyone here, a little pricey.


83%

Great place to stay and would stay again however the bathrooms need to be cleaned perhaps 3 times a day and the hot water runs out in the morning so stick to evening showers


94%

This was my second stay at HIBoston, and it is just as impressive as the other HI Hostels I've visited. And the design of this new building is terrific. I especially appreciate the private bathroom/shower arrangement, and the clean,safe atmosphere. I would stay at any HI hostel, based on the experiences I've had. The Staff score would have been excellent except for a very cranky woman working in the kitchen at breakfast. And a group that kept the entire 5th floor awake between 2 and 3 AM.

  • 5th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

The hostel was well located for many of the sights and was within walking distance of 2 T stations. It was clean and well organized. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The kitchen was well stocked for many people to cook individually. Different options for breakfast - porridge, cereal, toast, bagels, juice, tea or coffee. Somewhere I would definitely stay again if I return to Boston.

  • 4th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Clean hostel, excellent location. Staff were incredibly helpful. The free breakfast is excellent and even though it doesn't have a bar, it's close to a number of pubs.


69%

One of the greats for location and facilities, atmosphere is very dull though, not much social interaction happening between guests, but overall a decent place to stay in Boston


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