The famed university city of Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the best places in the USA to learn about the country’s history as it’s one of its oldest cities. Home to incredible architecture, great food and a buzzing student nightlife scene, Boston is worth the addition to any USA backpacking itinerary.
If you are looking for a youth hostel in Boston MA, look no further! Not only are our Boston hostels clean, secure and cosy, but the icing on the cake: most of them are centrally located and provide a complimentary breakfast. Some of the youth hostels in Boston even have their own bar. When staying in a Boston hostel, be sure to get the best travel advice from the hostel staff, and to meet other travellers in the hostel's common areas if you want to share the highlights of your day in the culturally rich city of Boston. If on the contrary, you are looking for a bit of quietness, note that some of our Boston youth hostels have private rooms available.
With so many awesome neighbourhoods, you might struggle to choose where to stay in Boston. Allston-Brighton is a cool student neighbourhood with bars, restaurants and clubs that cater to college kids (that means their prices too)! Dorchester is the most populated neighbourhood with a large Irish community… which of course means Irish pubs, our favourite kind of pubs! North End is home to the city’s Italian community, so it makes sense that you can expect amazing food and warm, family vibes.
Boston being one of the oldest cities of the US, has been the setting of some key events of the American Revolution. Walk the Freedom Trail to immerse yourself in the city's past. For a more contemporaneous feel of Boston, visit its university, go to Fenway Park to see the Red Sox baseball team play, or try to find where Good Will Hunting, The Departed and Legally Blonde were shot. After all the visiting, you might feel a bit hungry. Boston, being right by the ocean, is famous for its seafood. Go to the South End neighbourhood where you'll find a lot of different world cuisine restaurants and the SoWa open market. Note that you'll find restaurants and shops at a walking distance from any youth hostel in Boston MA.
Boston’s public transport system, the MBTA, is the most efficient and budget-friendly way to get around. It includes trains, subways and buses, and a single basic fare will cost you $2.75. Saying that, Boston is a surprisingly small city, and the centre is easily walkable and popular with cyclists. Boston Logan International Airport is located to the east of the city, and connected to many stations by the MBTA.