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Get to know Martha's Vineyard (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 Martha's Vineyard. To help you make friends with Martha's Vineyard before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Martha’s Vineyard (sometimes simply referred to as "The Vineyard") is an island located at the southern part of Cape Cod. Initially named Noepe, meaning "land amid the streams," Martha’s Vineyard was originally a settlement of the Wampanoag First Peoples tribes, until it was later converted into a summer colony for affluent settlers -- a purpose it serves to this day. Measuring some one hundred square miles, the Vineyard is considered the fifty-eighth-largest island in the United States and the third-largest one on the East Coast alone.

Initially "discovered" by the English explorer Bartholomew Gosnold at the turn of the seventeenth century, this once thriving Wampanoag settlement was renamed for apparently vague reasons. Later on, it became a center for the whaling industry of Nantucket, after it was purchased sometime in in the mid-seventeenth century and made into a bi-cultural settlement of natives and English settlers. Today, Martha’s Vineyard still serves as a summer retreat for many, and is famed for its beaches and a number of historical sites. One of the best sights in the Vineyard is Ocean Part, at Seaview Avenue, Oak Bluffs -- a spread of period buildings that date back to the earliest founding of the English colony. But the Vineyard is more known for beaches like South Beach in Katama Road, Edgartown, the Menemsha Public Beach at Dutcher’s Dock, and the Joseph Sylvia State Beach between Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. It is also known for its wonderful trails, such as Chappaquiddick at Edgartown, and the Aquinnah Light.

Beyond these natural attractions, Martha’s Vineyard is also home to the Vineyard Film Center, Vineyard Haven, the Oak Bluffs Public Library, and the Edgartown Public Library. Sporty individuals may also love the Farm Neck Golf Club at Farm Neck Way. The Vineyard also boasts a number of excellent pig-out spots, which offer some of the best low-key (but still tasty!) grub.

And being the summertime retreat that it is, the Vineyard are also known for its amazing beaches, which often double as hotels! Of course, typical hotels and suites are also to be had. Because the Vineyard is a popular retreat, you may have difficulty finding a hostel in Martha's Vineyard in spite of the large number of accommodations, even during non-peak seasons, so advanced reservations are a must.

Written by local enthusiast for Martha's Vineyard hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Martha's Vineyard hostels Angelica Burrage

FAQ about Martha's Vineyard Hostels

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Your Packing List for Martha's Vineyard

Your Packing List for Martha's Vineyard

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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:

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Martha's Vineyard 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 Martha's Vineyard, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
Most Martha's Vineyard hostels are located in
Vineyard Haven
8.4 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

West Yarmouth (41 Km / 25 mi.)
Nantucket (46 Km / 28 mi.)
Cape Cod (58 Km / 36 mi.)
Newport (59 Km / 36 mi.)
Warwick (74 Km / 46 mi.)
Provincetown (80 Km / 50 mi.)
Providence (80 Km / 50 mi.)

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