We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our site. By continuing to browse our site you are agreeing to our Cookies Policy and use of cookies technology. Find out more »

X
HostelBookers Logo
WEBSITE FEEDBACK
No booking fees
See all Boston hostels
See all Boston hotels

Reviews of HI - Boston Hostel

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

91.0% Overall Rating

309 out of 315 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (22/10/2014)

"The location was very good, close to South Station, subway, north end, China town, Boston Common..."

Read all HI - Boston Hostel reviews

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. ************************************************************************ Hostelling International Boston provides accommodations to travelers who live a minimum of 30 miles from the hostel. All guests must be 18 or over and present a valid, government photo ID upon check-in. ************************************************************************ 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 *As of June 2, 2014: Rates do not include 14.95% City and State taxes which will be added to your balance upon arrival ************************************************************************ Check In: 16:00 Check Out: 11:00 ************************************************************************ Bookings over 8 persons please contact us directly

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Boston?

Contact us directly

See other properties in Boston

40 Berkeley
44.66 USD

Hostel 68.8% 764 reviews
Friend Street Hostel & Café
30.00 USD

Hostel 71.3% 132 reviews
Constitution Inn YMCA
139.00 USD

Hotel 2 star 83.6% 8 reviews
Abercrombie's Farrington Inn Hotel
28.00 USD

Hostel 63.7% 271 reviews
Bedford Plaza Hotel - Bedford/Boston
90.00 USD

Hotel 2 star Not yet rated
Econolodge
18.15 USD

Hotel 2 star 78.6% 12 reviews
Red Roof Inn
43.99 USD

Hotel 2 star 81.4% 4 reviews
Red Roof Inn - Boston
18.75 USD

Hotel 2 star 82.9% 3 reviews

Enter dates to check prices


  •  
    Invalid date
     
    Invalid Date - Cannot be in the past
     
    Invalid Date - Check-Out cannot be beyond 25/11/2015

  •  
    Invalid date
     
    Invalid Date - Cannot be in the past
     
    Invalid Date - Check-Out cannot be beyond 25/11/2015
     
    Your check-out date is before your check-in date. Please check your dates and try again.
     
    Bookings can only be made for a maximum period of 31 days. Please enter alternative dates and try again.

processing
91.0%

Overall Rating

309 out of 315 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'HI - Boston Hostel'

Atmosphere
89.6%
Location
95.2%
Facilities
88.8%
Cleanliness
94.4%
Staff
92.0%
Value
80.8%
Safety
96.0%
Refine your results Showing 240 of 310 reviews 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10   Next
Reset filter
82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

22 November 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and safe. Staff is friendly

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

31 October 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very well set up like all hostels should be

Disliked: Price

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

22 October 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was very good, close to South Station, subway, north end, China town, Boston Common...

Disliked: The price was little high but everything in Boston was high.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

21 October 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect design. Excellent choice!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Derek Doughty

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

27 September 2014 Derek would recommend this property

Liked: amazing property!!great location!staff very helpful!!

Disliked: nothing

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Sophie Collom

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 September 2014 Sophie would recommend this property

Liked: Rooms and bathrooms were super clean, lockers were really big, and facilities were pretty great.

Disliked: My room over looked a bunch of chinese restaurants and we couldn't really open the window because it smelled so terrible, but thats not really the hostels fault.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

James Wilkes

Alone

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

21 September 2014 James would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, really friendly and helpful staff and good breakfast/evening meals.

Disliked: Some other guests were occasionally very noisy and inconsiderate to others actually trying to sleep.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

17 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendliness of staff.

Disliked: N. A.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

13 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location. Good Breakfast. Modern and clean. Nice bathrooms. Comfortable beds. Fun pub crawl

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, lots of activities, free breakfast.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Robert J Sipe

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

07 September 2014 Robert J would recommend this property

Liked: Best hostel I have ever stayed in

Disliked: Robert J left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location close to boston commons and walking distance to subways and south station. Lots of activities and even free dinner on my second day!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was excellent: right next to downtown boston and within a half hour walking distance radius of most places. the breakfast was good, with a selection of goodies (breads, cereal, hard boiled eggs, yoghurt, juice, and bananas). The free tours around campus' were good too, but most of them could probably be done yourself. staff were super friendly (shout out to ceanne) and helpful. Clean bathrooms, clean rooms, and super comfy beds. Definitely recommend.

Disliked: It was pretty expensive (but I did stay over labor day weekend). not much seemed to be happening at the hostel, but that's often up to each guest to meet others. There wasn't much to dislike!

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

Jakub Fedor

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

27 August 2014 Jakub would recommend this property

Liked: staff was great, really helpful. Comfortable bed, nice bathroom

Disliked: Jakub left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Barbara Goss

Alone

Visiting friends or family

22 August 2014 Barbara would recommend this property

Liked: Very comfy bunk, very large bedside storage locker (like a half-closet, even hung a dress), location is very central and walkable, towel / soap / hair dryer included, breakfast is like continental + eggs (although no veggies), staff are very nice. Some reviewers complain about the AC noise, but actually I thought it was really good "white noise" and soothing - I didn't have to use my ear plugs in the dorm. :)

Disliked: Wifi does not work on phones, but my laptop connected fine (this was a tip from staff). It's a bit expensive for a dorm. Have to pay $3 to store bags after check-out.

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

Edward McClelland

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 August 2014 Edward would recommend this property

Liked: Beautiful big old warehouse type structure converted to a hostel. Great execution! Nice kitchen/Dining area. Nice rooms too. Elevator to the 6th floor. Really nice, perhaps the best.

Disliked: Not too much to dislike. A hostel this good should have a theater, this one does not. Great Hostel.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

12 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very tidy, great breakfast, friendly and helpful staff

Disliked: WIFI is near useless. cannot connect on laptop or on phone.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

City break

11 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: -

Disliked: -

91.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Stacey Taylor

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

08 August 2014 Stacey would recommend this property

Liked: Really good location with heaps of places within walking distance.

Disliked: Stacey left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

08 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The little cubby holes by the bed with the plugs, the fact that you can get wifi in the rooms and the private bathrooms and the breakfast was yummy

Disliked: Quite expensive for a hostel, it's double what we have paid in some other hostels that were equally clean and friendly and comfy.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

07 August 2014

Liked: Decent location.

Disliked: It felt cramped. Not a very warm and welcoming environment. Felt like a fast food version of a hostel. Not a great value for the money, and lots of little hidden fees.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The activities n tours available each day.

Disliked: Location wasn't great

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

Sebastian Brocke

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

03 August 2014 Sebastian would recommend this property

Liked: Very good activities each day. Nice breakfast. Friendly staff. Signle room showers.

Disliked: Sebastian left no negative feedback.

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

Antonio Ortega

Alone

Work / volunteering

26 July 2014 Antonio would recommend this property

Liked: Everything is excellent. Varied breakfast, clean huge rooms (for a hostel anyway), great common areas.

Disliked: It is quite expensive, but everything in Boston is.

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

Victor Maldi

Alone

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

26 July 2014 Victor would recommend this property

Liked: The location and the quality of the rooms.

Disliked: Nothing.


See all Boston hostels
See all Boston hotels