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1 room, 2 adults

HI Boston

2-star2 stars
19 Stuart Street, Boston, MA, 2116, United States of America

City-center hostel, steps from Cutler Majestic Theatre
  • Free WiFi
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Restrictions related to your trip

Massachusetts may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19. Find out more

  • Excellent. Great COVID 19 precautions. Felt amazingly safe and of course I will come back…Sep 18, 2020
  • Large dorm rooms, location slightly inconvenient but Boston is not that big to begin with…Jun 4, 2020

HI Boston

from $103
  • Standard Mixed Dorm - 6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)
  • Standard Female Dorm - 6 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)
  • Standard Male Dorm - 6 Bed Dorm - Male only (Shared bathroom)
  • Premium Female Dorm - 4 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)
  • Premium Male Dorm - 4 Bed Dorm - Male only (Shared bathroom)
  • Premium Mixed Dorm - 4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)
  • Queen Room W/ Ensuite Bath
  • Premium Quadruple Room, Mixed Dorm, Non Smoking, City View
  • Economy Single Room
  • Comfort Shared Dormitory
  • Double Room Single Use

What’s around HI Boston


  • In Theatre District
  • Boston Opera House - 5 min walk
  • Boston Common - 8 min walk
  • Boston Public Garden - 9 min walk
  • Cutler Majestic Theatre - 2 min walk

Getting around

  • Logan Intl. Airport (BOS) - 17 min drive
  • Boston, MA (BNH-Boston Harbor Seaplane Base) - 14 min drive
  • Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial) - 33 min drive
  • Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field) - 33 min drive
  • Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal) - 33 min drive
  • Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal) - 35 min drive
  • Boston South Station - 10 min walk
  • Boston-Back Bay Station - 15 min walk
  • Boston North Station - 23 min walk
  • Tufts Medical Center Station - 2 min walk
  • Chinatown Station - 2 min walk
  • Boylston Station - 3 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 99 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Massachusetts may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. 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

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1885
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

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.

HI Boston’s small print

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


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.

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.

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.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines and the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

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.

Mandatory fees

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.

Optional extras

Parking is available offsite and costs USD 25 per day (0.2 mi away; open 24 hours)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for HI Boston

  • Does HI Boston offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, HI Boston does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is HI Boston currently open?
    This property is closed from April 5 2020 to September 9 2020 (dates subject to change).
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at HI Boston?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Is there an onsite casino at HI Boston?
    No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Encore Boston Harbor (6-min drive) is nearby.
  • What is there to do near HI Boston?
    Recommended spots to visit include Cutler Majestic Theatre (2-min walk) and Boston Opera House (5-min walk), along with Boston Common (8-min walk) and Boston Public Garden (9-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 452 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great breakfast, friendly manager, lots of space, small library, laundry, TV, downstairs lounge area, close to T and South Station
Kay, us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
I appreciated the organic 1/2 and 1/2 for my coffee. This way first hostel experience- would go again!
Alice, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best Hostel Ever
This hostel is really well kept. It is very clean and well organized. They provide towel, sheets, blankets and free breakfast. The location is perfect for exploring the city. They have a lot of activities.
Javier, us3 night trip
Very Good 8.0
It was clean, I never had to ask for more bathmats. Staff was nice. First time staying in a hostel and it was great.
us5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great stay
It was an amazing stay. Surprised at how accommodating the staff were. Other guests were so friendly. Location was close to everything! The room was clean, although only two of us were there. Highly recommended!!
Tim, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
The employees are great and work in a good mood.....
us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great experience
Top notch hostel in a great location. Very close to the subway. Great facilities and the private ensuite room was very nice.
Gerardo, us3 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Everything went as planned. Affordability; cleanliness; and location.
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
My stay there was really good!! Thank you!!! We'll see you soon!
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
The physical design helped me feel very much at ease and at home. I could choose to be myself or with people as I liked. I felt free, respected, and valued and like I could ask questions or for help with anything if I needed it
Achalan, us2 night family trip

HI Boston