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
  • Relaxing

Green rating



It was phenomenal!!! I stayed here like a decade ago and man has the place changed for the best! The warmth with which we were all welcomed was amazing. I was there for the Marathon and felt as if I was at the Olympic Village with so many friendly faces coming to stay at HI-Boston. Staff was epic, room impeccable, and amenities were brilliant. I wish I had come in sooner or stayed an extra to go out on one of your trips! Until next time!


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Sun 26 Apr 2015

Podría mejorar en el aspecto de la cocina simplemente ser mas amplia, pero es hostel es súper cómodo así como es.


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Fri 24 Apr 2015

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

Boston Marathon & Red Sox game at Fenway. Freedom Trail. North End. Harvard.

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Wed 23 Apr 2014

Budget meal tip

Check out Pho Pasteur and Xinh Xinh right around the corner from the hostel. Bolocco taco is a great little spot as well. I'd say instead of going to 7-11 venture out to Trader Joes off the Green line near Hynes Convention Center.

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Sun 26 Apr 2015