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HI Boston

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent 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 8.3

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 9.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    16 Aug 2019
    We had a really good experience there. You get what you pay for. I was very impressed by all the activities they plan for the guests. It's interactive and includes evryone, Great stay and highly recommended. Thank you
    South Africa, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Aug 2019
    This was the BEST hosteling experience I have ever had; and I travel a lot! The staff was fantastic, security and location was perfect. Place was clean, there were tons of activities scheduled that you can plug in and do for free or very cheap. No need to book any tours, this place is honestly the best. I will be back!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    17 Aug 2019
    The best hostel experience that I have had in the states!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    11 Aug 2019
    All the reviews were great but this was even nicer than I was expecting, best hostel I’ve been to. Super clean, stylish, staff helped with navigating the city, free tours
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    19 Aug 2019
    We had a very great night! Thank you guys :)
    Hungary, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    10 Aug 2019
    It’s not a budget dorm price that I paid this summer. But the facilities that were provided were extraordinary. The free breakfast was exceptional. A variety of options were given each morning during breakfast time. The hostel also provides a few activities that you can take part if interested, which is exciting. Is located at the city centre, just 4-5 minutes walk to Boston Commons. The subway is also just a few minutes away by walk. Overall I would definitely recommend staying here.
    India, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    14 Aug 2019
    The staff was very friendly and helpful. When I went to see if they had extra pillows, the staff offered other solutions since they didn't have any. The bathrooms didn't stay very clean, but that's probably more because of the people staying the same time as me. The temperature in the room also fluctuated a lot and you have to go down to ask them to adjust it, which sucked when it's really hot in the middle of the night but you don't want to get up.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    18 Aug 2019
    I wouldnt say its the best hostel ive been to. There is no bar and not much atmosphere i guess. Staffs are not very friendly. Room is clean but the toilet was nasty. Had to pay $3 after checkout to keep the luggage and the toilet was locked.
    South Korea, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7

    Rating

    18 Aug 2019
    The location is good the staff was nice but nothing extraordinary and the price was just outrages for what you get
    Belgium, Male, 18-24
  • 2.0

    Rating

    14 Aug 2019
    It was one of the worst experiences of my lite ar a hostel. They cancelled the reservation without notice and charged me additional fees to be able to stay there. One of the staff members was extremely rude.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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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

  • 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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