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HI - Nantucket

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

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Overall Rating 96%

From 13 Reviews

Hostel rating (13)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 98%
Cleanliness 98%
Location 99%
Security 90%
Service 98%
Comfort 91%
Green rating 99%

Nantucket, voted the best island in the world, has a beautiful, historic hostel on the beach known as the 'Star of the Sea'. Seasonal Hostel: Open May 18 - October 15, 2018.

  • Dorm
    From $40.00
10 or more people?
hi-nantucket

Nantucket Hostel

Hostel Nantucket

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Seasonal Hostel: Open May 18 - October 15, 2018.

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.

Seasonal Hostel: Open May 18 - October 15, 2018.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

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 4 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
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

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

Opening times

Open from 19 May to 15 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

Great hostel. Wonderful staff, clean, and beautiful beach location.

100%

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Dorothy,

Sun 16 Jun 2019

Hi Dorothy, Thanks for the positive feedback. The staff here at HI Nantucket are really glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to seen you again for the 2020 Summer Season.

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HI - Nantucket, Hostel Manager

Tue 18 Jun 2019

We really enjoyed our stay. However, we were not able to use the card that we had used to put down the deposit (and whch we did not bring becuase we thought it was already on file). This resulted in us having to pay on another card which was not ideal. A lot of hotels allow cards to be put on file and so it was confusing and annoying that we could not receive this service without prior warning.

97%

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madison,

Wed 03 Oct 2018

Beautiful setting and the staff were inrcedibly welcoming.

100%

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Michael,

Wed 26 Sep 2018

I wish there was a bus that went from town to the hostel after Labor Day. But that’s the waves fault lol

97%

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jean,

Sun 16 Sep 2018

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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