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HI Boston

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent 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 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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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.


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 9.7

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Jan 2020
    A great place to stay if you like dormitory style atmosphere. Instead of traditional hotel rooms. Great atmosphere all around!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    06 Jan 2020
    Good value, modern, clean. Enough electrical outlets in room. Good amount of restrooms for a hostel. Spacious and well equipped kitchen, good included breakfast. Nice atmosphere with fun daily activities and outings. Chill environment. Would stay again.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    05 Jan 2020
    Second time this year from Vancouver Canada to see a patriots game.. great great location easy to get from airport free in transit bus and only 5-10 minutes walk from Boston south bus/train station Very comfortable and enjoyable place
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    05 Jan 2020
    Stayed 4 nights, and happily would have stayed for longer. Easily the best-equipped hostel I’ve stayed in. The kitchen area is awesome, plus you don’t even have to do your own washing up because the awesome staff take care of it. Fantastic location, right in the heart of all the action and close to the train line if you want to head out to Harvard for the day. The staff made our stay amazing, because they were always there to help and even gave us free donuts. Thank you HI Boston!!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 Jan 2020
    This was my first time staying in a hostel, and I will definitely be back! The location in Boston's historic Chinatown is excellent for people-watching, food, atmosphere, and getting easily to major site-seeing destinations. There were a decent amount of excellent free or low-cost tours and events organized by the staff as well. I would stay here again!
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Jan 2020
    I came back here after staying here for a few nights 2 years ago and it was just as fantastic as then. Great staff, good security, amazing location and a great atmosphere as always!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    04 Jan 2020
    It is a clean hostel with various amenities, such as a laundry room, a guest kitchen, breakfast, and plenty of common area space to hang around. There are also activities in which guests can participate. I was also glad to see the recycling efforts of the hostel. The bedroom was a bit cool for the light blanket provided, but I managed by throwing my coat over the blanket. Some of the toilets had to be flushed more than one time, one had to be flushed several times.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    05 Jan 2020
    Not bad for the price I didn't have any problems with staff or other residents.being my first time ever staying in a hostel I was quite satisfied and I will be back soon.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    02 Jan 2020
    Very unpersonal hostel. Not easy to meet people as there is no real common room. Facilities are well equipped. No alcoholic beverages allowed in the building.
    Belgium, Male, 18-24
  • 6.0


    14 Jan 2020
    The location of the hostel is in a dodgy part of town. You shouldn't wander around outside the hostel at night, especially on your own. However it's in a good location for the metro and sights of Boston. The employees on the front desk were rude when I asked for help with things a couple of times. There is no bar and guests don't mingle and talk much. Good events on everyday though however not sure how many people turn up. No bar :( and a lot of older guests that use it as a place to live.
    England, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • 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
  • 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
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


  • 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.