HI Boston

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Free WiFi, bed sheets
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Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of HI Boston

HI Boston

2-star property
City-center hostel, steps from Cutler Majestic Theatre

8,6/10 Fabulous

943 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

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

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Boston
  • Boston Common - 3 min walk
  • Copley Square - 14 min walk
  • Boston Harbor - 15 min walk
  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace - 16 min walk
  • New England Aquarium - 19 min walk
  • Massachusetts General Hospital - 21 min walk
  • Boston Convention and Exhibition Center - 23 min walk
  • TD Garden - 23 min walk
  • Northeastern University - 31 min walk
  • Boston University - 34 min walk

Getting around

  • Logan International Airport (BOS) - 11 min drive
  • Boston, MA (BNH-Boston Harbor Seaplane Base) - 13 min drive
  • Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal) - 33 min drive
  • Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial) - 34 min drive
  • Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field) - 34 min drive
  • Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal) - 35 min drive
  • South Station - 10 min walk
  • Back Bay Station - 15 min walk
  • North Station - 24 min walk
  • Tufts Medical Center Station - 2 min walk
  • Chinatown Station - 2 min walk
  • Boylston Station - 3 min walk

About this property

HI Boston

Eco-friendly hostel near Boston University
Boston Common and Copley Square are located near HI Boston, which provides a library, laundry facilities, and a fireplace in the lobby. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a snack bar/deli.
Other perks include:
  • Multilingual staff, express check-out, and a vending machine
  • A 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and ATM/banking services
  • An elevator and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews say great things about the walkable location
Room features
All guestrooms at HI Boston offer comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi.
Other amenities include:
  • Heating and limited housekeeping


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/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 99 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
  • 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 cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Snack bar/deli


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


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


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Limited housekeeping

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Globe, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Club Card: USD 4 per person, per night
  • Child's Club Card: USD 4 per night, (up to 17 years old)
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.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; 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 sanitizer.

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

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination.

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 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

Hostelling International Boston Hostel
Hostelling International Boston
Hostel HI Boston
HI Boston Boston
HI Boston Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
HI Boston Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Boston

Frequently asked questions

Does HI Boston offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, HI Boston 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 to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at HI Boston?
As of 07 October 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at HI Boston on 02 November 2022 start from R3 996, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at HI Boston?
This property confirms that guests must provide documentation related to COVID-19 at check-in. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at HI Boston?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at HI Boston?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at HI Boston.
What are the check-in and check-out times at HI Boston?
You can check in from 4 PM - 3 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at HI Boston?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Encore Boston Harbor (14-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at HI Boston and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include Cutler Majestic Theatre (2-min walk) and Boston Common (3-min walk), along with Boston Opera House (5-min walk) and Boston Public Garden (6-min walk).
Are there restaurants at or near HI Boston?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Avana Sushi (3-min walk), China Pearl (3-min walk), and Shojo (3-min walk).
What's the area around HI Boston like?
HI Boston is in Downtown Boston, a short 2-minute walk from Tufts Medical Center Station and 3 minutes' walk from Boston Common. Our travelers say the local area is very walkable.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

I've stayed here many times throughout the year. Great location.
Michael, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kirby, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice private room
I was a little unsure about it being a "hostel" but it was the only hotel in downtown Boston that was kind of affordable. Very happy with it.
Aaron, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great help from the staff nice clean place, great location .
1-night trip
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6/10 Good

It’s the friendships you make that make life great
Checking in was not the typical friendly experience however I did get my room number. I’m older and disabled so I had asked for a little assistance. They did provide a lower bunk in a 4 room female dorm as requested. The kitchen staff were awesome! Fast, efficient and friendly. Breakfast items not what I expected based on other HiHostels but I did enjoy the cinnamon toast when available. Housekeeping folks were also efficient and courteous. They like the kitchen crew worked diligently to provide a healthy and pleasing environment. As always the other guests were awesome providing lively and interesting conversations and kindness. Much appreciated! Dinah
Dinah, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

David, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Beware it is a Hostal not a hotel.
This is actually a Hostal even though it is not advertised that way. There is no place to park nearby. Terrible experience and we booked an alternate hotel in a different place.
Steve, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Better than expected
Great Hostel deal. Very clean. The first time I have stayed in a Hostel in 10 years.I was concerned however it was a good experience
Aldo, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

KARLY, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Benjamin, 3-night trip
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