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Reviews of Hostelling International Boston

Hostel | 19 Stuart St., Boston, Massachusetts, USA MA 02116

94.2% Overall Rating

235 out of 240 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (07/04/2014)

Mark Rizzo thinks…

"a bit pricey, but very nice. Towel and breakfast included. Nice staff and dorms."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fax
  • Laundry service
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 3.00

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

************************************************************************ PLEASE NOTE: Hostelling International USA is a non-profit membership organization. If you are not a HI member you can buy an annual membership at check-in. Otherwise, there is a $3 daily charge for non-members. ************************************************************************ Cancellations may be made at no charge up to 23:59 Boston time the night before arrival. Cancellations after then will be charged for the first night's stay. Payments Accepted Upon Arrival: Cash (USD), Credit / Debit Cards Check In: 14:00 Check Out: 11:00

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94.2%

Overall Rating

235 out of 240 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostelling International Boston'

Atmosphere
89.6%
Location
96.8%
Facilities
96.0%
Cleanliness
96.8%
Staff
94.4%
Value
87.2%
Safety
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97.1%
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Mark Rizzo

Alone

Work / volunteering

07 April 2014 Mark would recommend this property

Liked: a bit pricey, but very nice. Towel and breakfast included. Nice staff and dorms.

Disliked: Mark left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Kyoungwon Kim

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 April 2014 Kyoungwon would recommend this property

Liked: The location, breakfast, individual bathrooms to services. Everything was great.

Disliked: The heating system was too strong.

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Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

07 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, good location, nice staff

Disliked: Air conditioning/heating is very loud and has to be turned off by the staff

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Lifu Li

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

03 April 2014 Lifu would recommend this property

Liked: Extraordinary friendly atmosphere here feels like home! All the HI staffs here are always ready and willing to help you! The HI manage Aron even took us for a free walkie trip across Boston's main site! And also all facilities in HI are just what you looking for! Free wifi, spacious lounge for people to chat with, free morning breakfast, etc. In short, just the amazing place for you to stay in Boston with it's unbeatable price 39.99 US dollar per night with HI memberships and the best location for all transportation! Definitely will come again and again! Thank you HI-Boston you guys made my days here!

Disliked: Lifu left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

James Malley

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 April 2014 James would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic facilities.

Disliked: Very over priced for a hostel. It was a hard place for solo travellers to make friends.

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Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

28 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everyting about it

Disliked: nothing vital worth mentioning

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

15 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great breakfast and clean rooms.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Margarita Patterson

Alone

Work / volunteering

10 March 2014 Margarita would recommend this property

Liked: This a great place to stay I always come back to the same hostel due to the cleanliness, the price and the safe and fun atmosphere. I high would recommend this hostel. I give this hostel a 5 Star rating. Thank you again : )

Disliked: Margarita left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Hon Yin Ngan

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

08 March 2014 Hon Yin would recommend this property

Liked: The location is good, just near the Chinatown station. The room is neat. The shared restroom is not bad too. There is a common area for breakfast and library on the 2nd floor and iit's a place to meet people from different countries.

Disliked: We need to pay to use the computer at minute basis.

77.1%
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Hannu Tuomainen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

06 March 2014 Hannu would recommend this property

Liked: Clean. Big lockers where you can fit all your baggage. Great showers and bathrooms. Good breakfast.

Disliked: Very expensive for a dorm room, 2 nights $90 with all the fees! Windows were bad, I had to block the very cold draft with my clothes and it still was very cold in the room, also noisy with traffic below. Unlike in a "normal" hostel, at HI Boston you're one "out of a hundred" and it lacks the casual and friendly atmosphere, reception seems to be always very busy.

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

26 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Hosteling international had a modern look to it, with modern furniture. I arrived very late because of the plane and staff were very nice when I arrived.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Daniel Smith

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

24 February 2014 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: Modern, clean

Disliked: Credit card facilities and printer at front desk broken.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Kaan Yavuz

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

24 February 2014 Kaan would recommend this property

Liked: Staff, atmosphere and cleanliness

Disliked: Bathrooms outside the room

100.0%
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Dimítria Gil

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 February 2014 Dimítria would recommend this property

Liked: The place is amazing.

Disliked: Nothing.

100.0%
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David Anglim

Alone

Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

18 February 2014

Liked: This is a huge hostel, so there is plenty of space if you need some quiet time to yourself, however there are also lots of socialising areas when you want to have meet new people and hang out. The staff (Ceanne and Patricia especially) are really cool and friendly, and are always willing to help you out in any way. I had a great time here and enjoyed my two weeks here.

Disliked: Nothing

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

11 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Modern, mainly design for young people, and it designed to meet other people

Disliked: NA

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

uldana Zharkynbekova

Alone

Business / conference

15 January 2014 uldana would recommend this property

Liked: Everything was much more better than I expected ! It is very nice place to stay, I really enjoyed staying there 2 days! Rooms are very clean, which is really important, bathroom is private , it has towels and other stuffs which is important because tourists don't have to get with themselves everything!Thank you!

Disliked: Everything was perfect!

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Rebecca Pay

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

29 December 2013 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: The friendly staff who were just going around and asking if you had any questions. Also their great activities on offer.

Disliked: Nothing.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Poon Kaichun

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 December 2013 Poon would recommend this property

Liked: The Hostel is very clean and closed to the bus station and subway Many activities for the travllers

Disliked: Poon left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Lima Tokumori

Alone

Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

22 December 2013 Lima would recommend this property

Liked: All property is clean!

Disliked: Breakfast service is good but if there are more menus it would be better.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Paul Webster

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 December 2013

Liked: Location, bathrooms

Disliked: Expensive, rooms cramped and hot, no alcohol, beds too small and squeaky.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

04 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanliness

Disliked: The dorms are too small and I thought I didn't have to sleep above somebody else's bed.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

David Morgan

Alone

Work / volunteering

03 December 2013 David would recommend this property

Liked: clean, safe - and compared to other options in boston, slightly cheaper

Disliked: too many hidden charges, for example, didn't see anything about having to pay for storage before check-in or after check-out.

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Maddison Young

Alone

Events / festivals
Family Holiday

01 December 2013 Maddison would recommend this property

Liked: the location and how easy going everything is

Disliked: nothing

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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Arina Arifuddin

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

15 November 2013 Arina would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff, spacious rooms, awesome location

Disliked: Breakfast finished too early


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