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HI - Truro

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

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Overall Rating 93%

From 14 Reviews

Hostel rating (14)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 97%
Cleanliness 90%
Location 96%
Security 91%
Service 96%
Comfort 85%
Green rating 91%

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 21 - September 9, 2018.

  • Dorm
    From $46.00
  • Private
    From $179.00
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Truro Hostel

Hostel Truro

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Seasonal Hostel: Open June 29 - September 1, 2018.
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 29 - September 1, 2018.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


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 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 3.00 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 - Free
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby - 1 to 2km

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

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

Opening times

Open from 23 Jun to 02 Sept

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



AWESOME Visit! Efficient and friendly checkin staffed by professionals. Facilities cleaner and very happy to see urinals in working condition ( it's the little things that count!) Many quite fans to move the air but natural air condition from the walk to beach 200 yards away is the best. Huge improvement in breakfast . Bunk beds comfy for a couple nights, a better mattress for longer stays would be more comfortable. TWO Thumbs up for hostel staff, friendliness and location!!


Avatar for stanley


Wed 08 Aug 2018

We are so happy to welcome you again, and thanks for your positive comments about our staff and property. We are always doing our best to improve upon our customer service and keep everyone comfortable, and we appreciate your suggestion about the mattresses. Thank you again for being such an important part of the great hostel vibe at HI Truro.

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Alexandra Dzenowagis, Operations Director

Fri 10 Aug 2018

Lovely, lovely, lovely... people... both staff and fellow travellers. Such a tranquil space, even with young children visiting. I rated comfort as good v. very good because the building gets very hot / humid at times, & difficult to cool down at night. Perhaps more fans if the electrical can handle it. Staff is warm, friendly, attentive. Kitchen spotless/large enough for several guests to prepare food at once. Beds are comfortable enough. Thank you all for welcoming us!


Avatar for Karla


Mon 30 Jul 2018

Nice to be able to walk to the beach. Enjoyed meeting people. Cooking my meals instead of having to go out to eat. The bedrooms were too small for the number of people. Need to find more space. Build cabins?


Avatar for Pam


Fri 27 Jul 2018

I have stayed in this hostel for the past few years and I was sad to see there was no composting option this year. I saw the trash filled with compostable products and there has always been a bin to compost in. I also thought that using the chalk board to write out events in the area for that week would be nice as has been done in the past. The staff was wonderful! The hostel was clean and safe and as always a pleasant stay. I will return.


Avatar for Shari


Thu 19 Jul 2018


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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