HI Boston - Hostel

2.0 star property
City centre hostel, steps from Cutler Majestic Theatre

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HI Boston - Hostel

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Front of property – evening/night
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Shower, towels

Overview of HI Boston - Hostel

8.6 out of 10 Fabulous
8.6/10 Fabulous

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Non-smoking
19 Stuart Street, Boston, MA, 02116
Main amenities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Library
  • Reception fireplace
  • Snack bar/deli
  • ATM/banking services
  • Vending machine
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Luggage storage
Feel at home
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lift
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Snack bar/deli

Room options

Standard Male Dorm - 6 Bed Dorm - Male only (Shared bathroom)

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Premium Female Dorm - 4 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Premium Male Dorm - 4 Bed Dorm - Male only (Shared bathroom)

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Premium Mixed Dorm - 4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Standard Female Dorm - 6 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Queen Room W/ Ensuite Bath

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Standard Mixed Dorm - 6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Economy Shared Dormitory, Men only, Shared Bathroom

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Economy Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Bay Village
  • Boston Common - 9 min walk
  • Newbury Street - 9 min walk
  • Copley Square - 15 min walk
  • Copley Place - 15 min walk
  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace - 18 min walk
  • Boston Harbor - 18 min walk
  • Massachusetts General Hospital - 19 min walk
  • New England Aquarium - 20 min walk
  • Hynes Convention Center - 22 min walk
  • TD Garden - 23 min walk

Getting around

  • Boston, MA (BNH-Boston Harbor Seaplane Base) - 13 min drive
  • Logan International Airport (BOS) - 14 min drive
  • Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field) - 32 min drive
  • Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial) - 33 min drive
  • Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal) - 33 min drive
  • Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal) - 36 min drive
  • South Station - 10 min walk
  • Boston-Back Bay Station - 15 min walk
  • Boston North Station - 24 min walk
  • Chinatown Station - 2 min walk
  • Tufts Medical Center Station - 3 min walk
  • Boylston Station - 3 min walk


  • Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery - 2 min walk
  • El Jefe's Taqueria - 3 min walk
  • Jaho Coffee & Tea - 1 min walk
  • The Tam - 2 min walk
  • Teazzi - 3 min walk

About this property

HI Boston - Hostel

When you stay at HI Boston - Hostel, you'll be within a 15-minute walk of Boston Common and Copley Square. This eco-friendly hostel is also a short five-minute drive from Northeastern University and TD Garden. Public transportation is only a short walk: Chinatown Station is 2 minutes and Tufts Medical Center Station is 3 minutes.


English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 99 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time from 4 PM until 3 AM
  • Express check-out available
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Pool table


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1885
  • ATM/banking
  • Library
  • Fireplace in reception


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Limited housekeeping

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Eco-certified property
This property participates in Green Globe – a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage and the local economy.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

Guests who do not present a Hostelling International membership card will be charged USD 4 per person per night at check-in, payable to the hostel.

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.
Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted. Guests whose residence is within 30 mi (48 km) of the property will not be allowed to check in.
State tax ID – C0014510351
The maximum length of stay at this property is 14 days.
Guests 17 years of age and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Guests 17 years of age and under cannot be accommodated in shared dormitories.

Also known as

Hostel HI Boston
HI Boston
HI Boston - Hostel Boston
HI Boston - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
HI Boston - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Boston

Frequently asked questions

Does HI Boston - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, HI Boston - Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at HI Boston - Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at HI Boston - Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at HI Boston - Hostel?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at HI Boston - Hostel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at HI Boston - Hostel?
You can check in from 4 PM - 3 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at HI Boston - Hostel?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Encore Boston Harbor (7-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at HI Boston - Hostel and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include Cutler Majestic Theatre (2-min walk) and Boston Opera House (5-min walk), along with Boston Public Garden (6-min walk) and Boston Common (9-min walk).
What's the area around HI Boston - Hostel like?
HI Boston - Hostel is in Bay Village, a short 2-minute walk from Chinatown Station and 9 minutes' walk from Boston Common.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Overall a Great Stay
First time in a US hostel. Helpful employees and volunteers. Great location. Bunk bed was a bit noisy but comfortable. Almost always a bathroom free. Diverse breakfast choices. Laundry was quite confusing, but anemployee helped me out. Very clean spaces. Only negative was how many guests walked around talking and laughing loudly in the halls and letting the heavy door slam.
Timothy, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kenneth, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Donna, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Comfortable and Friendly Vibe
Nice hostel with a comfortable vibe. The staff is great. Although basic, the breakfast was a better quality than most hotel breakfasts. Coffee and hot water were available all day. The dorm arrangement can be problematic for sleep. I arrive in the middle of the night and tried not to be as quiet as possible. My dorm mates were gracious. Ear plugs are provided at the front desk. I also recommend a sleeping mask.
Shannon, 1-night business trip
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2/10 Poor

Awadhesh, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Better than expected.
MEDIA, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

BOS South
It was just right for a quick overnight solo stay to connect with a family member and his fried before we caught a train for CT the next morning. Good simple breakfast the next morning; and overall reminded me favorably of the student hostels I found in Europe decades ago.
Leland, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Strictly decent but expensive
Bad wifi keeps disconnecting, my upper bunk creaked all night, No clear instructions of what's included in the reservation, not so friendly front desk staff, Not worth the price.
2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

First timer in a hostel
The staff were all very friendly. It’s a quiet place where I felt safe. Bunk bed was comfortable and bathroom in hallway was private. Everything was very clean. Would have liked more instructions about A/C (no buttons to adjust), lights out time, breakfast routine. Continental breakfast. Easy walking distance to South Station for train or bus. Plenty of restaurants to choose from nearby. I felt safe walking around with my grandson. Nice that they will store your luggage free for the day.
Lydia, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Tim, 1-night trip
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