HI Friendly Crossways is the second longest continually operating hostel in the US. The hostel is only 30 miles northwest of Boston and Harvard Square in Cambridge and easily accessible by train.

HI Friendly Crossways has many great facilities including; a large, well-stocked self-catering kitchen, delicious, healthy meals provided by an on-site caterer, fireplace, fire circle and common rooms.

This country hostel is only 20 minutes from Thoreau's Walden Pond, national historical parks in Lowell and Concord, and the Fruitlands Museums. The surrounding area is great for hiking, canoeing, biking, and skiing. Fascinating day trips can be made to Salem, Plymouth, Sturbridge , and Boston for history, maritime museums, witches, whale watching and more.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Relaxing
  • Unique atmosphere
  • Nature-lovers
  • Food-lovers

Green rating

93%

Reviews

The room floor needed to be dusted

80%

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Mertin,

Mon 01 Dec 2014

The Littleton Youth Hostel was fantastic. Mary and Keith were super hosts. The other hostel staff were lovely and welcoming. The hostel is great, clean, full of interesting books and pictures. The area is wonderful, amazing woods and small villages and orchards. It is fabulous value. We are going to go again. Thank you.

100%

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John,

Fri 07 Nov 2014

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

Go to Concord. Great historic sites and wonderful colonial architecture.

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Thomas,

Sun 20 Oct 2013

Attraction tip

. the fall colors

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steve,

Tue 22 Oct 2013