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



My first visit was smooth and pleasant, this time not so much. The WiFi signal in room 507 was extremely weak, almost nonfunctional. Also I left my laptop power cord in the room before checking out. I came back a few hours later the same day, and a very unsympathetic employee (who claimed to be a manager) refused to be of any help beyond briefly checking lost and found. This might be standard procedure, but it felt very dismissive and unhelpful.


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Wed 10 Feb 2016

The only thing that bothered me was that i told staff i would be arriving extremely late, but was still given a top bunk. I feel as though this disrupted others sleeping since i came in so late, and then had to feel my way around the ladder.


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Wed 10 Feb 2016

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

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Wed 03 Jun 2015