Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Boston, USA. You can choose from 6 Boston hostels. In total, there are 10 cheap places to stay in Boston such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $38 for a dorm.
Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Boston, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Boston? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Boston alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Boston. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Boston. To help you make friends with Boston before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Boston is one of the oldest cities in the US and captivates its visitors with historic sites and European flair. The city offers a great selection of Boston hostel options.
If you are looking for a Boston hostel, there are several suburbs to consider. Downtown is the geographical heart of the city and allure you with lots of shopping and nightlife spots. Allston-Brighton is where the young and hip live, it is a residential area for most of the university students and contains lots of cheap eateries and funky cafes. North End is the Italian quarter; if you like the Italian way of life and enjoy amazing food, you could look for a hostel there
Logan International Airport is connected to the city center by train (Blue and Silver Line). Getting to a Boston hostel or elsewhere in the city should not be a problem. It's a walkable small city, so try exploring by foot. A red line of bricks embedded into the ground of the sidewalk along the Freedom Trail, will lead you to the historic sights. There is also an extensive public transport system for you to use.
While in Boston, walk the Freedom Trail and explore the city’s history, including the Massachusetts State House, the Site of the Boston Massacre, and the USS Constitution. Your Bosten hostel should have information about these sites. You can also visit one of the prominent art museums such as the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, or the Institute of Contemporary Art. Try New England’s culinary specialty clam chowder, a thick clam soup that is served in a bowl made of bread. The best time to visit is during Indian Summer when you will be amazed by the bright and colorful leaves everywhere in the city.
Written by local enthusiast for Boston hostels Mona
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Boston. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Boston. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
A hostel in Boston costs on average $47 for a dorm. A hostel in Boston with private rooms costs on average $135.
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Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Boston. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Boston. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!
Boston is one of my favorite cities in the world. The streets can get super confusing so make sure you know where you're going though! On the flip side, the subway system is great and pretty easy to figure out, so it might really reduce your stress during a trip if you're willing to pay the extra $2.50 or so (Note: if you are transferring between different color lines you do not pay any extra). The MFA is a personal favorite if you don't mind going a bit farther, and it's right next to a charm of a museum called the Isabella Stewart Gardner that is well worth it to visit, and cheaper. Beyond that the tours of historic Boston are great, there is so much history there that it's very helpful to have a guide. There is even a chocolate tour if you're interested. The south side is the most confusing and the best food. If you want to eat at Mike's Pastries expect a long wait. Boston might be small, but there is so much character and history it's worth it to stop by.
Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Boston and USA.
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.