HI-Boston hostel is in the centre of downtown Boston, on the border of the Theater District and Chinatown, an area which offers some of the best entertainment the city has to offer. In a few short minutes you can walk around to Boston Common (see a Pop concert if you can) and get to the famous Freedom Trail.

This state-of-the-art, environmentally-friendly Boston hostel was designed with hostellers in mind and offers free Wi-Fi, breakfast, tea and coffee all day, 50 inch TV, hair dryers in all bathrooms, individual reading lights on each bed and a games area with board games, pool table and games console.

At HI-Boston guests can enjoy daily programs, lectures, films and workshops, as well as museum nights, movie sneak previews and walking tours. Explore the city with our free map and make sure you visit the nearby Quincy Market for its food stalls and free entertainment!

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Socialising
  • Culture
  • Unique atmosphere

Green rating



I liked the functionality of its facilities. Everything was clean and the staff were very polite and friendly. I liked the activities they offered. There is nothing to improve so far.


Avatar for ADRIA


Mon 31 Aug 2015

I love the new Boston hostel and its great location. I only wish it were more affordable like the old location but obviously the great improvement comes at a real price that must be covered. I especially like the common areas – many places to relax. Free breakfast is a great idea...more fresh fruit and gluten-free options would be helpful. Security-wise it is hard to avoid piggy-backing with multiple people going through the door on a single swipe.


Avatar for Michael


Sun 30 Aug 2015

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

Freedom Trail, Harvard

Avatar for Holly


Wed 03 Jun 2015

Budget meal tip

anywhere in Chinatown for cheap eats, Back Bay Social Club for somewhere fancier - get the lobster rol

Avatar for Holly


Wed 03 Jun 2015