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Hotel Description

The free breakfast at HI Boston gets good marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Boston Opera House. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas, plus a coffee shop/café and meeting rooms. Built in 1885, this 2-star hostel has 99 rooms over 6 floors. All rooms offer free WiFi.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with showers
  • Free continental breakfast served daily
  • Free WiFi
  • Enjoy a bite to eat at the coffee shop/café
  • Amenities include free newspapers in reception, meeting rooms and a computer
  • Guests speak favourably about the breakfast and the helpful staff
  • Steps from Cutler Majestic Theatre and 5 minutes on foot from Boston Opera House

Queen Room W/ Ensuite Bath

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£133* Per night/room 5 Aug - 6 Aug

Standard Male Dorm - 6 Bed Dorm - Male only (Shared bathroom)

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Premium Male Dorm - 4 Bed Dorm - Male only (Shared bathroom)

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Mixed Dorm - 6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Premium Mixed Dorm - 4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Female Dorm - 6 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

HI Boston ratings based on 5 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for HI Boston

Everyone (4) Students (1)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 21 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 May 2019 by Douglas

Thanks for the four stars!

4 out of 5
They are very friendly and accommodating. The room gives you what you need to be an eco responsible traveler. Also I live the self service breakfast. I will come again.

Posted by on 18 Jan 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Jan 2020 by Douglas

Thanks for the great review, and thanks for staying at HI Boston! We're glad you enjoyed it! Safe Travels!

4 out of 5

Posted by on 25 Apr 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 Apr 2019 by Douglas

Thanks for the four stars! Glad you enjoyed your stay at HI Boston!

5 out of 5

Central location, great bed!

Pros: Especially location near city center and metro station.
Absolutely my pick for budjet staying in Boston. Clean rooms, comfy beds, bathrooms with toilet and room to put your clothes on after shower... I also loved tha staff! They were really friendly and let me check in right away well before the check in time.

Posted by , from Helsinki on 16 Jul 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Jul 2017 by AL Guest Services Supervisor

Hi, Thank you for your stay we really appreciate you taking your time to share your experience. We are happy to hear we where of good help and that we were also able to check you in a little before our check in time due to the room being clean. Couldn't agree more location is awesome every thing is within walking distance, cleanliness at the hostel is great too. Safe travels....

5 out of 5

Super hostel

Pros: Es ist viel los und top crew. Mischung aus jung und alt und aus aller welt.
Location: Ist sehr zentral und gut gelegen für ausflüge in die stadt oder einen theaterevent.
Praktische zimmer. Gute sanitäre einrichtungen mit föhn. Bettwäsche und frotteetuch vorhanden. Schöne aufenthaltsräume. Viel los beim morgenessen. Geschirr muss nicht selber abgewaschen wrden.

Posted by , from berne, switzerland on 8 Oct 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Oct 2016 by Guest Services Lead

Thanks for the review we really appreciate it. We are happy to know you enjoyed your stay and the visit to Boston.

Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from 5 April 2020 to 31 July 2020 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

There's a coffee shop/café on site. Free breakfast is available daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Vending machine, multilingual staff, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby are also featured at the eco-friendly HI Boston. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Boston hostel.

  • 1 building
  • 99 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • Built in 1885
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Coffee shop
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) (8.3 km / 5.2 mi)
  • Train station: Boston South Station (1.5 km / 0.9 mi)
  • Metro station: Tufts Medical Center Station (0.2 km / 0.1 mi)

Room Amenities

HI Boston offers 99 forms of accommodation with air conditioning. This Boston hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Air conditioning

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free continental breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 3 AM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. No on-site parking is available. Tax ID - C0014510351. Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted. Guests whose residence is within 30 mi (48 km) of the property will not be allowed to check in. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The maximum length of stay at this property is 14 days.

Guests 17 years of age and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Guests 17 years of age and under cannot be accommodated in shared dormitories.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No on-site parking is available. The tax ID number is C0014510351. Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted. Guests whose residence is within 30 mi (48 km) of the property will not be allowed to check in.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Tax ID – C0014510351

Fees

Guests who do not present a Hostelling International membership card will be charged USD 4 per person per night at check-in, payable to the hostel.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

  • Hostelling International Boston Hostel
  • Hostelling International Boston
  • Hostel HI Boston
  • HI Boston Boston
  • HI Boston Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • HI Boston Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Boston

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Globe, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

  • Green Globe
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