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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 8.4

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 9.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Jul 2019
    Amazing place, it's got great facilities and it's really big. The beds are big and comfy. There is no storage to leave big pieces of luggage in the receptionwhile you are checked in but the rooms have extremely large lockers that can fit one large suitcase. The kitchen is huge and it's got everything you could need, the bkfst is included and really good. Although the price is a bit steep, it's totally worth your money. Oh and the staff is really friendly.
    Ecuador, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    19 Jul 2019
    Amazing! Martina on reception is an absolute superstar - so warm and welcoming and incredibly helpful with every request, taxi booking etc. Also special mention to Jaycee for wonderful coffee and croissants and friendly face in the mornings. Thanks you girls!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    12 Jul 2019
    Really loved my stay! First time staying in one and I’m glad I did. Place looked awesome and the staff was so friendly and they’re not afraid to have a conversation with you. The bed was crazy comfortable, I was not expecting that but wow, slept on cloud 9. Great location, you can walk anywhere around town. Met a lot of cool people while staying there. I will definitely stay again.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    15 Jul 2019
    Great place to stay if you're planning to stay 2-3 nights. Very clean facilities. The staff is amazing. A great place to "survive" the night 😜
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    15 Jul 2019
    This is a pretty standard HI. The WiFi is pretty good. Plenty of communal areas but not particularly sociable (not a party hostel). Has a laundry room and kitchen where you can prepare your own food. Breakfast is pretty basic (cereals, yoghurt, bread & spreads, apples, fruit juice, tea and coffee) but you can’t really complain as it’s free! The free walking tour of Harvard was great. The hostel is very eco friendly which is great, but unfortunately because of this the showers are very weak.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    15 Jul 2019
    Convenient short stay no issues other than getting top bunk next time i’ll book a single room.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    09 Jul 2019
    Good hostel, and breakfast facilities fantastic. Good location - lifts to get to rooms. Very flexible in late check in. However, slight confusion over bed allocation and when I went to speak to reception, the receptionist suggested I wake the other people in the room and sort it out myself (it was midnight!) - very unhelpful. Luckily the second receptionist on duty was super helpful and re-allocated me a room in a nice manner.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    19 Jul 2019
    The.cement floors in our room were dirty.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    14 Jul 2019
    Best part about the hostel is the activities it has to offer. Location is good because you can just walk everywhere and close to public transport. It’s a good hostel if your there for a couple of nights rather than longer than a week
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    12 Jul 2019
    Great location! Bathrooms could have been a little cleaner but it was nicer than expected. Beds were very comfortable and rooms were clean
    USA, Female, 18-24
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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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