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

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2100 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 95%Facilities

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The hostel was in a great area - right next to the park, shopping streets, and china town. There were a lot of cafes and restaurants nearby. The staff were very polite and welcoming. Rooms had large lockers big enough for my suitcase, thick duvets, a cubby hole with light and sockets. There is a fantastic kitchen with plenty of room to sit, games area, tv area, and computers. It was the best hostel I stayed at while in the US and would definitely go back there.


If you are planning to stay in Boston and have a small budget, this is a very good option. It is secure, clean and well equipped to meet the needs of young travelers. It is also very close to the main bus and train station and lots of restaurants and theaters. The staff are friendly and helpful, and there are tours and activities they organize for guests. There is also a very nice help-yourself breakfast to get you going in the morning.


This place is brand new so everything works and there's nothing to complain about. Each bathroom has a shower and toilet and they are conveniently located right outside the dorm, if the ones near your room are being used, just cross the hall. The beds and lockers are designed really well and there's a good amount of space in the room. Breakfast is really good and free cookies at reception are awesome!!


I love the activities in the hostel (like the screening of Psycho that I attended), the attached café with comfortable seats and the convenient bathroom combos.


I booked for $42.00 nightly on the compute but with all the hidden fees it comes out to almost $60.00.When I asked the person at the front desk they said there's no $42.00 booking. It was late and I was tired so I just said OK. They also changed us as now extra $3.00 per person for not being members of Hostelworld


The best hostel i'd been.


The stuff were super nice, very helpful and informative. The atmosphere was very cool, very Boston like. The bathrooms could have been cleaner, but as a whole, the hostel was clean enough. The breakfast was simple but plentiful. The location was great. Overall, that was a very pleasant experience.

  • 16th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Bulgaria
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Good location but it is a bit pricy. Props go to the pub crawl and the pub crawl leader. Please make it so that alcohol is allowed in the premises. I know that this is a possibility but given HI Hostels restrictions it is not. However, Hi Hostel has a lot of leverage given it is ranked so well so it should be worth exploring.


I would love to see more food for breakfast


Undoubtedly, one of the best hostels I've stayed where. Cleanliness, safety, service, good location, price quality, and a full breakfast. Towels provided with replacement available. Modern and clean bathrooms. The building is modern and spacious. Would return without hesitation.


Really nice establishment and the staff were accomodating as my flight caused me to check in at 230am. Staff at the front desk did not suggest a lot of things to do but other than that I was very happy with my stay.


Nice new hostel which is kept clean and is really safe. Breakfast is great and the common rooms are really fun, however you can't drink


This place is a gem. It has everything you need right in the heart of Boston. Anyone who complains about the breakfast is an ungrateful schmuck. You give people something for free and its still not good enough. The pillows are weirdly amazing too.


I had limited time in Boston and wanted to see as much as possible. Aaron was very helpful in pointing me in the right direction as to seeing the most in the short time I had. I was delighted with the staff. They were very helpful and courteous. I will be back.


It is a top class hostel; run by GREAT STAFF keen to go that extra mile. It attracts the right kind of people to stay there too.


I've backpacking europe and america for 1 year and that's the worst hostel i've ever been to! Location is good and staff is nice. Breakfast is complete. But it's a really dirty place! There aren't enough bathrooms and i had a lot of bedbugs bite! Wich made me loose a lot of money going to the hospital and buying drugs! My friends that arrive 3 days later had exactly the same thing and we aren't in the same bedroom! I'd never recommend this place to anyone!

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