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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.

We are located walking distance to the brand new Encore Casino! It is less than 1 mile away!

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 $10. 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 after 10pm, BUT YOU MUST CALL OR EMAIL US. 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


Make Backpackers Hostel & Pub your budget base for exploring Boston. Save cash by hopping on our free shuttle to Wellington Station (running 9am to 10pm each day) and you'll be only four subway stops from the centre of the city. Before you ride, grab a free breakfast of tea, coffee and toast in our breakfast nook. On your return, cosy down in our common room or see what’s on the big screen in our bar. If you'd prefer something more active grab a cue and head to the pool table in the games room. Need to call home? We have free Wi-Fi for that. Tell them hi from us!


You'll find us just outside of the city's downtown area, three miles from central Boston. Our nearest metro station is Wellington on the Orange Line. From Logan International Airport take the metro Blue Line to State and swap for the Orange Line to Wellington – we’ll pick you up from there. The journey takes around 50 minutes in total. Jump on the metro to reach most of the top sights in half an hour, including the Italian restaurants of North End or the cobblestone streets of Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

Rooms and Dorms

Rest up in our dorms after a day visiting the churches and museums on the Freedom Trail. The lockers in our mixed and female-only dorms keep your backpack safe whenever you head out. Plus, we have free linen and towels at check-in, so you don’t have to worry about your luggage allowance.

Extras and activities

Our free city maps make touring Boston easy – whether you're here for the culture, the marathon or you're just passing through! Get your map at reception and start by circling Chinatown (for really great eats). Thinking of hiring a car for your trip? We have parking available and we’re on the right side of the city limits to avoid the traffic. All of the essentials are sorted with an ATM on site and a vending machine for snacks.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.4

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 6.9

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 7.5

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 9.1


    11 Oct 2019
    Very good owners here that drop us in the city around if we don't want to take the bus. Funny atmosphere to meet a lot of good and nice people here. I recommend the place!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    31 Oct 2019
    The only thing that really upset me was location. There was no good food spots near. I had to walk in the dark looking for a place to eat along. I also don’t like the bed, it was ripped. The bottom sheet was not fitted and kept coming off. I made it work!!! The price was good, and they picked me up from the train station.. I was visiting my Beverly Hills California. I wanted more fabulousness!!🥰👋🏽👋🏽🤦🏽‍♀️
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    16 Oct 2019
    The staff is good, rooms are good, facilities are good. They also have a complimentary pick up and drop facility from the hostel to wellington station and back. The only con I can think of is that the hostel is in Everett, which is around 5 miles from Boston and there's nothing to do in Everett. So we have to take a Lyft/Uber/Metro every time you want to go to the main city. So if you aren't finding any cheaper options in Boston/Cambridge then Backpackers is a good option.
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    26 Oct 2019
    The staff is amazing!!! They ask you every morning if you need a ride somewhere, so this shuttle service is really amazing and free as well! Loved the morning coffee (great job Wayne!) and the athmosphere too :)
    Austria, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    21 Oct 2019
    Only complaint if the mattress was more comfortable then other Hostels i been to.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    05 Oct 2019
    I thought this spot would be great. And it is great because it is close to the freedom trail and colleges. They people were very nice but I had issues with getting hot water out of the showers so make sure you ask how they work to get it right. Also I had problems with air flow in the room which is important. They had taken the air conditioner out of my room. So you are taking your chances with this one. Good luck.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    05 Oct 2019
    The staff here is incredible. Friendly, helpful and accommodating. They did everything in their power to make our stay a good one. Shuttle service was prompt. Biggest issue was noise. The walls are thin so bring earplugs if you are a light sleeper. Also, bottom fitted sheets are not provided so you may want to bring your own if that is important to you. Good location to stay if you are looking for something more reasonably priced and don't want to take a vehicle into Boston.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 6.3


    30 Oct 2019
    At first glance it looked like a regular hostel, however you start to realize that people are actually living there. Like that is their residence. A lot of old grumpy old dudes. One morning I heard yelling about someone not paying for their stay. I stayed 2 nights. The neighborhood is not the best for things to do. I found myself using Lyft everywhere which ran upwards of $60-90 a day just to go into Salem and Boston. Yes they have a free shuttle to public transport but not convenient.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 5.4


    12 Oct 2019
    Most of the staff was great. Bathroom in room was not clean, and location was sketchy at night. Not a bad stay for one night but would not recommend for more than one evening.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 2.6


    23 Oct 2019
    This is not a hostel, more like a halfway house. There was 100% drug use happening (not just pot) in my room, and it looked like the people staying there were actually living there. The 2 men in my room were openly hostile to having a new person and I ended up sleeping outside in my car. I even saw one guy with an ankle bracelet on for probation. I wouldn't have minded ANY of this, as I keep to myself and have very low expectations, but it was such a dangerous and dirty environment. Stay away.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • 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