Not the best HI hostel I've stayed at in America, but very good. Good location (although a lot of street noise at night), staff on the whole are great, breakfast sets you up for the day. More could be done to give hostellers some privacy and I think some specific bar crawl events would help to give a more social atmosphere, but, on the whole, a good hostel manned by good staff.
A comfy bed, a hot shower (if you pick the right one and it's free) and a reasonable breakfast every morning. All very, very basic though. There were no social activities planned as advertised though. The guy on reception, Tommy, was very helpful to me when I asked advice and made very good suggestions of areas to see, bars to frequent, etc, on the other hand.
Would definitely stay again. Great location. The staff were excellent too- friendly, helpful, informative and always with great suggestions on things to see and do. The social activities were also great- there are parts of Boston that I would not have seen if I hadn't taken part in the hostel's social activities.
Nice hostel. Staff were very friendly and informative. Very good location in the heart of the Entertainment District- centrally located with Chinatown and Little Italy to the west, down town a short walk away and two bust, bustling streets full of bars, restaurants, fast food joints not far away. Would say though that there are people staying there long-term, and thus, did kind of feel that I was an outsider passing through.
A mile from the city, so you have to walk in and walk back every day. If you need something during the day, you can't quickly go and get it. The attitude of the guy running breakfast in the morning was disgraceful- felt like you were being watched like a hawk and his dismeanour wasn't pleasant. The choice at breakfast- cereal or toast- wasn't great and tasted bland. Also, found that you could stay in more centrally-located hostels for less whilst over there. Better choices exist in Chicago.