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Reviews of HI - Boston Hostel

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

92.1% Overall Rating

295 out of 301 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (22/08/2014)

Barbara Goss thinks…

"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 +…"

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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. ************************************************************************ 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

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92.1%

Overall Rating

295 out of 301 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'HI - Boston Hostel'

Atmosphere
90.4%
Location
95.2%
Facilities
92.0%
Cleanliness
94.4%
Staff
95.2%
Value
82.4%
Safety
95.2%
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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%
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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%
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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.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway

24 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's like a small community. I was feeling secure.

Disliked: The automatic lights in the room, when you go in restroom during night, the lights open and can wake the other person

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

Walter Justet

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

23 July 2014 Walter would recommend this property

Liked: Great location! Clean, good space and atmosphere!

Disliked: Walter left no negative feedback.

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

kirsty rollings

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 July 2014 kirsty would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful staff, clean and comfy beds, good sized locker, location near to China Town and subway so good to get around. Breakfast had a good choice for a hostel - toast, boiled egg, bagel, fruit, yogurt etc and very good wi fi.

Disliked: Charged an extra 3 dollars per night as I'm not a HI member.... Charged extra for taxes too.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

21 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Facilities and cleanliness, breakfast, staff.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Hali Lindsay

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

21 July 2014 Hali would recommend this property

Liked: So much better than expected! This was my first experience in a hostel and I was a little nervous but it was fantastic. The staff was friendly and accommodating. I felt safe and secure the entire time. The establishment was very clean and offered a great community atmosphere. I would say it is better than a hotel and I can't wait to try staying in more hostels with Hostel International! Thanks for making travel fun, safe and affordable!

Disliked: Can't think of anything.

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

Mark Rizzo

Alone

Business / conference

18 July 2014 Mark would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent hostel. Good breakfast, kitchen, and staff.

Disliked: Nothing

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

MINJO CHO

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break

16 July 2014 MINJO would recommend this property

Liked: I can't say anything. Just perfect!!

Disliked: Hmmm..... Nothing...

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

12 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I ratethis hosel asexcellent ineveryaspectPleAE NOT THAT i HAVE BEEN USING HYOUTH HOSTELS AROUND THE WORLD SINCE 1250

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

03 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location and new facilities. Options to undertake different activities.

Disliked: Slow wifi at times. Breakfast could be crowded.

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

Kim Holman

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

02 July 2014 Kim would recommend this property

Liked: Location, comfort and cleanliness, friendly staff, price!

Disliked: Some bathrooms were not clean.

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

Klaus-Christian van den Kerkhoff

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

30 June 2014 Klaus-Christian would recommend this property

Liked: The most confortable hostel I have ever stayed in. The building - a totally refurbished brickstone house - is simply amazing! And: free coffee and free cookies for all, anytime.

Disliked: There was nothing to dislike. Oh, maybe one thing: Teh ventilation or air-condition in my room was quite unpredictable.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

25 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location, breakfast, bathrooms!

Disliked: None

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everything is good

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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