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

92.9% Overall Rating

283 out of 288 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (26/07/2014)

Antonio Ortega thinks…

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

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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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92.9%

Overall Rating

283 out of 288 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostelling International Boston'

Atmosphere
91.2%
Location
96.0%
Facilities
96.8%
Cleanliness
92.0%
Staff
93.6%
Value
84.8%
Safety
96.0%
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97.1%
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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%
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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.

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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%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

21 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Facilities and cleanliness, breakfast, staff.

Disliked: Nothing.

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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.

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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%
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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...

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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%
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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%
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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%
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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%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everything is good

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very new, nice rooms

Disliked: Quite expensive, especially now you have to pay tax.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

21 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It had everything, was extremely clean and the atmosphere was good!

Disliked: No alcohol allowed

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: expensive

91.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

20 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, it was quiet.

Disliked: Not very social

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

Fiona Chum

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

20 June 2014 Fiona would recommend this property

Liked: The location is great, free linen and breakfast and dinner. The common areas are also not too crowded so you can kick back without feeling overwhelmed.

Disliked: Maybe just a little bit on the expensive side.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

17 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The breakfast

Disliked: That we had to pay additional taxes AFTER receiving the booking confirmation

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

Karen Weller

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

16 June 2014 Karen would recommend this property

Liked: I was there for the Boston Marathon and it's location is perfect. The rooms are set up really nicely with quite a private feeling for a dorm room! The breakfast that's included was amazing.

Disliked: There was a fair bit of traffic noise from the main street. I would suggest to others that they try and get into rooms at the back of the hostel.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly atmosphere, staff always there and happy to help

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Sally Bellew

Alone

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

11 June 2014 Sally would recommend this property

Liked: QUIET at night. Great breakfast. Sufficient space to store bacpacks

Disliked: Noisy chairs (metal legs scraping against concret floor sound like fingernails on blackboard

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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Sophie Schobesberger

Alone

Business / conference

09 June 2014 Sophie would recommend this property

Liked: It felt like a great atmosphere to make friends. And even though the beds were bunk beds and I shared a room with 5 other people it felt like I had my own ample space. The shower and bathroom facilities are very generous. Everything that is needed like towels, hair dryer, seperate bathing mats for every person, drink and food of all kinds for breakfast is available. I really had a fantastic stay in the Hostel. I'd go there again everytime I visit Boston.

Disliked: I can seriously say there was not a single thing I disliked.


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