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...

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I love Nantucket and I tell this everybody , when I am asked about the hostel. Gudrun Hegen


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Sat 21 Sep 2013

How can you posibly stay on Nantucket Island for so little? This and Martha's Vineyard have to be the best hostels in the nation, HI or otherwise. I've been to about 8-9 hostels over the past 5 years and peeked in the windows of 3 others out of season and Nantucket is at the top of my list!


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Tue 17 Sep 2013