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HI - Nantucket

31 Western Ave, Nantucket, Massachusetts, 02554, United States

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Overall Rating 98%

From 48 Reviews

Hostel rating (48)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 98%
Cleanliness 98%
Location 99%
Security 97%
Service 98%
Comfort 96%
Green rating 97%

Nantucket, voted the best island in the world, has a beautiful, historic hostel on the beach known as the 'Star of the Sea'.

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hi-nantucket

Nantucket Hostel

Hostel Nantucket

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

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.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Sorry, there is no availability for the dates you have chosen or the hostel is closed. Please refer to the hostel information for contact details and opening dates.

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 16:00 and 22:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • A maximum stay of 7 nights applies at this hostel.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 5 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of USD 3 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Playground

Accessibility

  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 19 May to 08 Oct

Reception:
From 08:00 to 10:00
From 16:00 to 22:00
Check-in:
From 16:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-508-228 0433

nantucket@hiusa.org

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Surfside Beach (At or next to the hostel)
  • Whaling Museum (3 to 5km)
  • Life Saving Museum (3 to 5km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Excellent place and friendly staff. Very clean and bed was comfortable. It was a great surprise to have food options in the morning , and nice to have coffee throughout the day, etc. Only suggestion would be to try to have a few xtra long twin mattresses for tall people like me.

97%

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Robert,

Thu 12 Oct 2017

Unfortunately I did not get to stay here as Tropical storm José would not allow me to get to the Island but I have stayed here before and love the peaceful beachside location and the large outdoor space. I did not cancel until the last minute because I was hoping the weather would improve and the ferries would start running but the hostel was very flexible due to the circumstances and did not charge me. Hopefully I will get there next year.

100%

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Fred,

Wed 27 Sep 2017

Excellent period. Thanks :

100%

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Charles,

Sat 23 Sep 2017

Fantastic location. I didn't want to leave.

100%

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Tom,

Wed 20 Sep 2017

Would prefer communal bathroom facilities for females. The single bathrooms create a bottleneck as there are only three.

97%

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Janet,

Tue 12 Sep 2017

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cinema (3 to 5km)
  • City Centre (3 to 5km)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (2 to 3km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (3 to 5km)
  • Nightlife (2 to 3km)
  • Restaurants (3 to 5km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (3 to 5km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (2 to 3km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (2 to 3km)
  • Theatre (3 to 5km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
Boston/Logan Airport: 90 miles to Hyannis then take ferry to Nantucket. Nantucket Airport: 2.5 miles away from hostel.
Bus
Shuttle Bus service runs from late June to early September from 10am to 6pm.
Ferry/Boat
3.5 miles from Nantucket docks. Walk take a $12 taxi or a $2 bus or rent a bike.
Car
Onsite parking.

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