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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? 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.

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HI Boston

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Hostelling International Boston - Chinatown is a new hostel, just opened in June 2012 in a great central location near Boston Common, Chinatown, the subway and most of the city's sights. This clean, modern and purpose-built hostel offers personal lights and power sockets at each bed and a 'great atmosphere and lots of kitchen and common space for socialising, cooking, playing games or doing work on the free Wi-Fi', according to one Hostelworld user. We like that this hostel is actively environmentally friendly.

Property Description

Hostelling International Boston opened the doors to our new location in downtown in June 2012. Centrally located, we have easy access public transit, although we are an easy 10-15 minute walk to just about anything you would want to see downtown Boston!

Designed for the modern hosteller, our dorm rooms feature locker unit that provides privacy, a personal shelf, a reading light and power outlets. We offer male, female, and coed dorms that range in size from 4-beds to 8-beds

Individual bathrooms are located just outside each room in the hallway. All guests receive complimentary linens, duvet, pillows, and towel. Bathrooms are equipped with hair dryers and soap

Our private rooms have an ensuite bath and television.

Guests also have access to free Wi-Fi and a complimentary continental breakfast daily.

Hostel commons spaces include a pool table, a TV room, laundry facilities, and a spacious kitchen to prepare meals. Our lobby features a coffee bar and baked goods.

We offer a wide variety or events and activities for our guests and local community members.

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Overview

Welcome to HI Boston – a fun, friendly place to stay when you're exploring the city. Because our building was created especially for us, there are loads of useful features, from lights and power sockets by each bed, to a handy lift to the top floor! We'll give you a free breakfast each morning so you can explore your Chinatown surroundings and hold off buying food until lunch. Hang out with fellow travellers in the kitchen and common spaces, where we've got a pool table (up for a tournament?), piano and TV room with cable channels.

Location

You'll be about a 15-minute stroll from downtown sites like Custom Tower House and Old South Meeting House, where they organised a famous tea party more than 200 years ago. Boston Common's around the corner and iconic universities like Harvard and M.I.T. are a couple of stops by subway. You'll also be less than a 20-minute walk to the shops and market stalls of Faneuil Hall, where you can catch free street entertainment. Boston Logan airport is about a half-hour metro ride away.

Rooms and Dorms

Our male, female and mixed dorm rooms have locker units and a personal shelf for stashing those essentials. After checking in at the 24-hour reception, we'll give you free bedding, a duvet, pillows and a towel, so there's no need to unpack your own. Each room has a bathroom outside in the hallway, complete with soap and hairdryers. For a little extra comfort, book a private room: these have TVs and en-suites with baths for a long, luxurious soak.

Extras and activities

If you're after tips or want to book a trip, head to the travel desk. You can jump on one of our free city tours or set off on a DIY one using the free city maps – you'll have Wi-Fi back at the hostel to share your pictures on Snapchat. We've also got handy laundry facilities (hello, clean pants!), 24-hour security and an ATM on site.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Mar 2020
    This was such a cool experience! The pub crawls were a great way to meet people, especially a few that I ended up spending the majority of my trip with! Even in the wake of Corona, it was still a fun trip!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    02 Mar 2020
    The staff were so attentive and friendly that I am planning another visit soon. The meet and greet activities are of most interest
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    29 Feb 2020
    Everyone was very nice. The location in the city centre was perfect. Everything was clean. There were a lot of people. Great stay!
    Italy, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Feb 2020
    The place was really clean, the staff very helpful, and the location was perfect. The events that were held varied in participation but were always pretty fun, and the pub crawls were a great way of meeting new people. No complaints from me at all.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    27 Feb 2020
    Room mates were well behaved and considerate. I’d recommend HI to other seniors like me. I hope I didn’t snore.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    18 Feb 2020
    Absolutely amazing stay here. Great value for money with the daily free included activities. The staff were wonderful and well informed. Peter lead our tour of Harvard, and the detail and orientation of the tour was so incredible for a free one, that of many others as well. The staff brought in volunteers to cook a dinner for the entire hostel (which they do weekly) and we got to join on the preparation in order to then enjoy the company of other hostelers and some delicious dinner. PLEASE BOOK.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    04 Mar 2020
    I enjoyed my stay at HI Boston. The amenities were wonderful and very clean. Breakfast was included and they had recycle, trash, and compost bins which was nice to see. They had a bunch of activities planned and if you were around they made sure to ask if you wanted to be included. I had an small issue with my room the first night and the front desk staff was extremely helpful and got me and my friend into a new room. I will definitely stay at another of their hostels in the future.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    16 Feb 2020
    Really great place for students travelling! Lots of activities, very affordable. Beds were clean and comfortable, lots of room for stuff.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    17 Feb 2020
    Great location! Air freshener in room would be good, heating needs fixing as either way too hot or too cold. Nice free breakfast, awesome walking spot!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    26 Feb 2020
    My second time staying here, I was in town for PAX East. No complaints, clean and quiet, with a decent free breakfast.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2020

    9th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2019

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    10th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2018

    7th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2017

    2nd, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2016

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2016

    2nd, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2015

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2015

    1st, Country Winners USA

  • 2015

    2nd, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2014

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2014

    1st, Country Winners USA

  • 2014

    2nd, Continent Winners North America

  • 2014

    2nd, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

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HI Boston says

Hostelling International Boston - Chinatown is a new hostel, just opened in June 2012 in a great central location near Boston Common, Chinatown, the subway and most of the city's sights. This clean, modern and purpose-built hostel offers personal lights and power sockets at each bed and a 'great atmosphere and lots of kitchen and common space for socialising, cooking, playing games or doing work on the free Wi-Fi', according to one Hostelworld user. We like that this hostel is actively environmentally friendly.

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