Known locally as Star of the Sea, HI Nantucket was built as a lifesaving station in 1873 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The lookout station, or cupola, is still accessible from the women’s dormitory, and the hostel is just minutes away from Surfside Beach and only 3.5 miles from the ferry docks and Nantucket village.

This Nantucket hostel has a fully equipped kitchen for preparing your own meals, a large dining area, outdoor picnic tables and bicycle racks. Breakfast, Wi-Fi access and parking are free. The hostel also has one of the few sand volleyball courts on the island!

From the hostel guests can take the bike path into town and check out the Whaling Museum to learn about the island's fascinating past. Explore by bicycle, inline skates, kayak, or on foot and finish your day with a seafood dinner or sunset on the beach.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Relaxing
  • Unique atmosphere
  • Sports & Activities

Green rating

94%

Reviews

The bed was too hard I wish they all had springs under them. Outside of that I love the place!!!!!!

97%

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Nels,

Thu 25 Sep 2014

I had an overall decent stay. However, we had to leave early for personal reasons, and I wish we got at least part of our payment reimbursed..

77%

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Berk,

Mon 15 Sep 2014

Travel tips...

Budget meal tip

Downyflake donut for brunch with donuts. Lovely sincere atmosphere, good food and abreasonable price.

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Marie,

Sun 20 Jul 2014

Where next?

Not sure....thinking west or possibly international.

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Wendy,

Wed 06 Aug 2014