Hostels in Boston, USA

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Get to know Boston (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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!

 Get to know Boston (no more

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.

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FAQ about Boston Hostels

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 $63 for a dorm. A hostel in Boston with private rooms costs on average $210.
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HI - Boston Hostel is the best hostel in Boston for families.
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Backpackers Bargain Rock is the best rated hostel for partying in Boston.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Boston

Your Packing List for Boston

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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.

Get your full Packing List here

Boston Hostel Cheatsheet

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.
7 Total number of hostels
$63 Average dorm price
$210 Average private room price
$45 Cheapest hostel in Boston
Star House is the cheapest
1 Party hostels in Boston
Backpackers Bargain Rock is the best rated
Most Boston hostels are located in
Everett
8 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

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Warwick (79 Km / 49 mi.)
Newport (99 Km / 61 mi.)
West Yarmouth (104 Km / 65 mi.)

Travel Tips for Boston - from the Community

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!

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