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HI - Truro

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

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Overall Rating 95%

From 8 Reviews

Hostel rating (8)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 97%
Cleanliness 97%
Location 100%
Security 93%
Service 97%
Comfort 85%
Green rating 92%

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 $45.00
  • Private
    From $149.00
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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 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 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



Last year the manager let me take a shower on my check out day before 4pm as a courtesy, and I used my own towels. This year, a young thin light skinned black woman informed me I could not take a shower that day after 10:30am. I tried to book more days there, but all beds were filled. That day was a heat wave index of over 100 degrees. She smugly said Dottie the manager wouldn't be in until "later" w/out saying when. I would've gladly paid a nominal extra fee so I could take a hot shower.


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Sun 02 Sep 2018

AWESOME LOCATION!! Love how close to beach hostel is. 4 minute walk and your toes are wet! Expanded breakfast items. Suggest a shelf in male bathroom under mirror and above both sinks.


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Tue 21 Aug 2018

Would like to give a shout out for Dorothy. She went out of her way to give me info on daily events and made me feel at home.


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Mon 20 Aug 2018

I wish we knew before packing/arriving of all the appliances, kitchenware, beach chairs and towels, amenities, etc.. that are provided. We wouldn't have brought so much with us. Perhaps a list of all these things (on the website?) would have helped. The only bad thing for us was that our room (4-person family room) was hot and stuffy....even with the fan. But everything else was great!


Avatar for Stephen


Sun 19 Aug 2018

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.

Manager avatar

Alexandra Dzenowagis, Operations Director

Fri 10 Aug 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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