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HI - Truro

North Pamet Rd, PO Box 402, Truro, Massachusetts, 02666, United States

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Located in the Cape Cod National Seashore, HI Truro is a five-minute walk from the beach and 10 miles from the attractions of Provincetown. Seasonal Hostel: Open June 26 - August 31, 2020

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Truro Hostel

Hostel Truro

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Seasonal Hostel: Open June 26 - August 31, 2020.

Originally a coast guard station, HI Truro is the furthest hostel out on the ‘arm’ of Cape Cod. Located in the Cape Cod National Seashore, the hostel is just a 5-minute walk from the beach. Large picture windows provide a breathtaking view from the spacious kitchen and dining area. The Truro hostel has two private rooms in addition to dorms. Breakfast and parking are free.

HI Truro provides easy access to fresh water ponds, bike paths, cranberry bogs, and nature trails. Provincetown, with its whale-watching opportunities and its vibrant street life, art galleries, shops, and restaurants is just 10 miles away.

The hostel is located 2 miles (3.5 km) from the nearest bus stop, so bring along a bicycle for the hostel visit if not travelling by car. Bike rentals are available in Orleans and Provincetown, and Cape Cod buses are equipped with bike racks.

Seasonal Hostel: Open June 26 - August 31, 2020.


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


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • If a cancellation is made within 24 hours of arrival time for a booking of 1 or more nights you will be charged for 1 night.
  • 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 7 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



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Free
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby
  • Internet Cafe Distance - 1 to 2km

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
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 26 Jun to 31 Aug

From 08:00 to 10:00
From 16:00 to 22:00
From 16:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (508) 349-3889

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Cape Cod National Seashore (At or next to the hostel)
  • Provincetown (More than 10km)
  • Hiking Trails next to Hostel ()

See the full list of attractions



Mgr (Kathryn from No Carolina) was very good. The urinals in the Men’s restroom were in a state of repair, limiting facility to two toilet stalls. The Mgr did state this in advance. Women too lazy to climb stairs to upper floor chose to violate exclusivity of bathroom to men. There should be additional signs & information provided to female guests upon check-in that stresses the exclusivity of the restrooms. How would the women feel if we used their restroom? Annoying!! There are also no signs that parking on hostel grounds is for hostel guests. The general public who visit the beach do NOT know this. This could limit convenience of hostel guests by not having parking space. I would recommend HI to a friend. I would HIGHLY recommend Truro Hostel to a friend. Based on my experience in 2015, I would NOT recommend Nantucket Hostel to anyone (due to poor management). I would highly recommend Martha’s Vineyard to a friend. I’ve stayed there thrice (maybe even four times). Note: your check mark and X mark are not working in the Would you recommend section.


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Wed 04 Sep 2019

It has the vibe of staying at an aunt or friends home by the sea, lovely visit for me! Thank you HI TRURO :)-


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Wed 04 Sep 2019

The men’s bathroom was in a terrible state. Flooded floor. Both urinals broken and covered in wet, dirty towels. Discovered bed bug bites on my back after checking out early. The basement dorm felt more like a prison. Hardly any natural light and static air. I do no recommend.


Avatar for keith


Wed 21 Aug 2019

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry your stay was disappointing. We are in the process of completely renovating the Men's restroom, which will be a big improvement. We are hiring a cleaning staff to help clean the hostel and we are getting new LED lighting and fans for all the rooms.

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Catherine Clark, Hostel Manager

Fri 23 Aug 2019

We stayed in the women's dorm, which was great. Comments from the men's and co-ed dorms not so much. It's an old building and many items were in disrepair. Staff was doing their best, but in the three nights we were there, I think they called a plumber twice.


Avatar for Connie


Sat 17 Aug 2019

Thanks for the review. This is an old building and maintenance is always going on. We are in the process of some major renovations, including redoing the entire men's bathroom.

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Catherine Clark, Hostel Manager

Mon 19 Aug 2019


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cinema (More than 10km)
  • Cycle trails (More than 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (More than 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (More than 10km)
  • National / State Park
  • Nightlife (More than 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area
  • Restaurants (More than 10km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (More than 10km)
  • Theatre (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area
Getting to us

Getting to us

Boston/Logan Airport: 130 miles.
The hostel is approx. 2 mi (3.2km) from the bus stop. From Boston to Hyannis and take the Plymouth & Brockton ( bus to "Jams" Grocery-Deli store in Truro. From Provincetown take the Flex bus ( to the Truro -Cobb Library. *Walking at night and/or with heavy luggage to the hostel is not recommended.
From Boston take passenger ferry to Provincetown. Take Flex bus. (See Bus directions.)
Cape Cab Taxi -(508) 487-2222 or call the hostel for transportation options.
Alternate Transport
Uber and Lyft drivers are available as well as taxi to the hostel.
Free on-site parking.

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