Numerous free daily excursions led by volunteers or staff
Free breakfast and coffee and snacks throughout the day
Lacks amenities such as a fitness center
Rooms are simple and stark
Some room types have guests sharing the space with strangers
This 100-room modern hostel is a great place for young adults to save some money and meet new friends. It is a bit pricey for a hostel, but the features and cleanliness of it compared to other hostels makes it worth the extra cash, especially for guests who take advantage of the free tours and events. Each room has a clean hallway bathroom just for that room which is a rarity among hostels. Not surprisingly, there is no fitness center or pool.
Lively modern hostel that attracts young, budget-minded travelers.
The Hostelling International in Boston is located on a busy Boston city street. Entering the building you will notice that it has a young hipster vibe with modern industrial decor to match. The common areas are spacious with lots of seating. With a library, pool table game room, TV room, computer room, and lounges, there is something for everyone to do when not out and about. The hostel is clean, open, and sparse as far as decorations, but provides enough atmosphere to make it welcoming.
This hostel is centrally located in the heart of Boston. From the hotel, you can travel in one direction to the theater district or the other to get to the Back Bay district. It is located only six miles from the airport and is within walking distance to almost all attractions including The Freedom Trail, Harvard, Fenway Park, libraries, breweries, restaurants, Chinatown, and more. The T line is a 5-minute walk for those who prefer rail to walking or want to visit a location farther afield.
The Hostelling International has 100 rooms ranging from private rooms to 4 and 8-person rooms. They are bare bones in decor, but have awesome features for a hostel. Each bed comes with an outlet for charging devices and a nightlight, as well as an oversized locker which can also charge devices locked inside. Beds include fresh linens, and you get a towel for showering. Each room comes with a private spotless bathroom (in the hallway). Private rooms have an in-room private bathroom and TVs with DirectTV.