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HI Boston

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

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 its doors 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 units that provides privacy, personal shelves, a reading light and power outlets. We offer male, female, and coed dorms that range in size, and will be available at reduced capacity to allow for physical distancing.

Individual bathrooms are located just outside each room in the hallway. All guests receive complimentary linens, pillows, and towel. Bathrooms are equipped with hair dryers and soap. Our private rooms have an en-suite bath and television. Guests also have access to free Wi-Fi. Hostel commons spaces include TV room, laundry facilities and guest lounge with furniture spaced for physical distancing.

Our lobby features a coffee bar and baked goods. View House Rules

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 8.9

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    19 Jun 2021
    I have been to different hostels in Europe and this one was better than any. Of course it was also more expensive. Sometimes you can get a hostel bed in europe for 12bucks. This place was clean and the staff was nice. There were plenty of sanitation stations and everything looked very clean. I felt safe. I walked aroubd downtown at night. Plenty of places to eat. A 7 eleven up the street.... very convenient. I paid 30bucks uber from the airport at 8pm and 20bucks back to the airport at 5am.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    05 Jun 2021
    I spent the weekend there. The staff is so friendly! They do their job very well. The rooms are clean and the location is the best! Super recommend
    Mexico, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    29 May 2021
    Very clean dorm, comfortable beds and big plus that we had our own bathroom! For people like us, that do not enjoy carrying our luggage over stairs, having two big lifts at our disposal was an unexpected luxury! Very convenient location and super close to the subway. The staff is amazing, very warm-hearted and super friendly. Best hostel I have ever visited.
    Greece, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    25 May 2021
    Great location in the theater district! Pleasant staff, helpful with directions on map locations.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    11 Jun 2021
    Very modern building in the heart of the city. Everything was quite clean and had everything you would expect of a top rated hostel. Due to covid the 4 person rooms were restricted to just two people which was a quite nice. Bathrooms seemed to be cleaned regularly and staff was easy to talk to and friendly. Do keep in mind that you have to bing your own lock for the luggage lockers in the rooms. Also there is no easy parking around the area without paying a ton of money.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    08 Jun 2021
    I love it!!! All of it! My only issue is that "due to COVID" no meals are provided, but that's not disclosed in the website info! It should, I think. Thanks and looking forward to stay in another HI hostel! Blessings!
    Mexico, Female, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    31 May 2021
    Amazing stay! I would give it a five on atmosphere but things are not open yet (due to vid19) so strict social distancing). But I'm excited and go back when everything is back to normal! Staff were friendly
    USA, All Male Group, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    26 May 2021
    Great location and facilities! Very well equipped for social distancing/COVID cleanliness. Would definitely stay here again.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    10 Jun 2021
    The hostel is in a great location for exploring the historical area Boston. However, due to Covid, the kitchen use was closed and the common areas limited. The nightly price is very high for not having these amenities available. Also, although the location is perfect for access to the sights, it is directly across from a hospital so there were sirens all evening. I would stay there again, just be aware of these few things. The place is spotless and staff is excellent!
    USA, Couple, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    06 Jun 2021
    I found cockroaches in the bathroom. I asked the staff for help, they told me they would take care of it but they did nothing. Other than that my experience was quite pleasent
    Pakistan, Male, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • 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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