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General Group Booking Terms

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  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

10% non-refundable deposit on the balance that would confirm the group booking.

Additional Terms and Conditions

14 day cancellation notice

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Backpackers Hostel & Pub

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Nice Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Although we are just outside the downtown Boston city limits, (4 subway stops from Haymarket), the newly renovated Backpackers Hostel more than makes up for that with, not just superior guest services, but with the most exceptional guest services in the hostel business. All our staff are trained to do whatever it takes to make sure that you have the absolute best experience we can provide, while you visit one of the most historic and interesting cities in all of America. We appreciate your business and we want to prove it to you.

If you are taking your car to Boston, Backpackers Hostel is the ONLY hostel you would want to stay at. We are located 3 miles from Central Boston and you will not have to deal with any of the gridlock traffic that hampers Central Boston. This is a HUGE advantage and will make your visit more enjoyable. TRAFFIC can ruin everything. Also our PARKING $5. Park your car and use our famous SHUTTLE SERVICE for the rest of your visit, without any worries.

If you are using a GPS to find Backpackers, be sure to enter our correct address: 13 School Street Everett MA 02149.

Begin your morning with complimentary coffee or tea in our breakfast nook before you board our FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE to Wellington Station, just 4 stops from central Boston.
If you prefer to get some exercise and walk to the subway, there is a painted ORANGE LINE from our front door to Wellington Station. This walk will take about 15 minutes.
Backpackers Hostel is located on the Orange Line (Wellington Station), the premiere line on the Boston Metro System. The Orange Line provides the MOST DIRECT access to the popular tourist attractions in Boston:

(North Station) The Famous North End and Boston Garden
(Haymarket Station) Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Cheers Pub at Quincy Market
(State) The New England Aquarium, Whale Watching Tours
(Downtown Crossing) The Freedom Trail and Boston Common
(Chinatown) Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood and business district
(Back Bay) Copley Square, Newbury Street, Boston Public Library and Trinity Church
(Mass Ave.) Boston Symphony, Northeastern University and the New England Conservatory of Music
(Ruggles Station) The Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
(Stony Brook Station) The Sam Adams Brewery

If HARVARD UNIVERSITY and MIT are on your itinerary, both destinations are easily accessible by public transportation or automobile to Cambridge.

We are also the closest hostel from Salem MA out of all the hostels in Boston.

RETURNING to Backpackers Hostel on Public Transportation is very easy. Get to Wellington Station on the ORANGE LINE.
From Wellington Station you can call our FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE up until 11pm for a quick pick-up,take a 3 minute taxi ride from Wellington Station to Backpackers, $6 fare, or take the #110 or #97 bus to Gladstone Street and walk about 2 minutes to Backpackers, $2 fare
After arriving back at our hostel you can relax in our cozy pub and discuss your day with other travelers, use our FREE COMPUTERS or connect to our FREE WI-FI and just get comfortable and relax.
Our Check-In closes at 10pm daily, 11pm on weekends, yet we can accommodate those who have trouble arriving before 10pm. Contact our front desk to make arrangements before your arrival.

Once again our focus is to provide a safe, comfortable and relaxing setting for all our guests after they tour the bustling and busy city of Boston.

We look forward to your arrival. Please email us at your arrival time if you are coming in later than expected.

*Please note- prices do NOT include 16% tax View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.5

  • Security 8.1

  • Location 6.8

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 7.6

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Oct 2018
    Great facility, great staff! Wayne, Colleen and Tom were beyond friendly and helpful.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    25 Oct 2018
    They were great! so helpful!! so nice!! I had to check out but they let me keep car there until 2pm. Really they go the extra mile. they took the time to explain the subway to me.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    25 Oct 2018
    Tommy at the desk was so friendly and welcoming to this weary traveler. The Sox were playing the series and everyone was watching it in the pub. Someone made mac n cheese. It was like walking into Cheers. The rooms are bare bones but clean. If you need a safe place to crash this is it. There is some free parking. They also have shuttles to the train station. Wow.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    07 Nov 2018
    Very basic, but for how cheap it was, I can't complain. I liked this place! Pros: - supa cheap - free cheap coffee + white bread in the morning - free shuttle to buses/train station - staff was very nice - pool table Cons: - kind of grungy (bring sandals) - free cheap coffee + white bread in the morning haha - kind of outside of Boston proper (~15 min if you uber; ~30 min shuttle/train) - no soap/shampoo - someone played loud music outside of window first night and it went til 5:30am
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    28 Oct 2018
    When it comes down to it, you have a few options: this hostel, HI Boston hostel, or an AirBnb/Hotel. If you want location, go to HI. If you want convenience, probably get an AirBnb. But if you want culture, if you want to experience what it's like to be in New England and live near Boston, then you HAVE to stay here. Why? Manager Wayne Matewsky. He is an absolute beauty of a human being and will make your stay worth while. Extremely nice, caring, and willing to give you an EXPERIENCE. STAY HERE.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    25 Oct 2018
    Located out of Boston city. Great if you're driving. They have a free shuttle service which is awesome. The facilities were generally clean, people and staff were friendly. Only complaint is that the showers were too small.
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    27 Oct 2018
    Staff where reałly friendly and helpful. Free shuttle bus to the train station was great. Nice friendly welcoming vibe. Loads of showers and toilets. Beds where really uncomfortable and there didn’t seem to be staff during the night/early am to quite down other drunk patrons running around being loud and disruptive.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    02 Nov 2018
    Dear Staff, Thank you for your friendliness. Dear Wayne, Thank you for driving me to the station. In an unfamiliar place, thank you for your comforting support. Happy Holidays! Sincerely, Anna
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 5.4


    13 Apr 2019
    This hostel is very very very expensive, for an uncomfortable bed, scratchy sheets and a bad breakfast. The staff were very friendly that was the only good thing. Do not stay!!!!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 4.9


    28 Oct 2018
    I thought the price was much too high considering there were no lockers available during my stay, the location is pretty far from downtown Boston (although they do provide a shuttle service to the closest train station), the front door didn't seem to lock at all the whole time I was there and the whole place needed refurbishing. A couple of the staff members I spoke to were incredibly friendly and helpful, but one of them was honestly one of the rudest people I've ever encountered.
    England, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Vending Machines
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table