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.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Relaxing
  • Unique atmosphere
  • Sightseeing

Green rating



My first experience at a hostel was fabulous! I am looking forward to a return trip soon and wonder why I waited until age 50 to enjoy this fun and unique experience. See you soon and thanks for a great experience! Martha Q. Old Lyme,CT


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Fri 26 Jun 2015

While we were very happy with our stay, the door to rear building was slamming until 12:30 am our first night there. Not sure what can be done about that but considering that quiet hours start at 10pm there must be some sort of solution. Also please encourage guests not to use the blow dryer at midnight.


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Tue 23 Jun 2015

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

Whaling Museum

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Wed 17 Jun 2015

Budget meal tip

the downtown central square market

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Wed 17 Jun 2015