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HI Boston

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Queen Room W/ Ensuite Bath | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Queen Room W/ Ensuite Bath | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Living area
Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of HI Boston

HI Boston

2.0 star property
City centre hostel, steps from Cutler Majestic Theatre

8.6/10 Fabulous

979 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Laundry facilities
19 Stuart Street, Boston, MA, 02116

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Boston
  • Boston Common - 3 min walk
  • Copley Square - 14 min walk
  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace - 16 min walk
  • New England Aquarium - 19 min walk
  • TD Garden - 23 min walk
  • Northeastern University - 31 min walk
  • Boston University - 34 min walk
  • Fenway Park - 36 min walk
  • The Freedom Trail - 2 min drive
  • Boston Harbor - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Logan International Airport (BOS) - 13 min drive
  • Boston, MA (BNH-Boston Harbor Seaplane Base) - 14 min drive
  • Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal) - 33 min drive
  • Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial) - 35 min drive
  • Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field) - 35 min drive
  • Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal) - 35 min drive
  • South Station - 10 min walk
  • Boston-Back Bay Station - 15 min walk
  • Boston North Station - 24 min walk
  • Tufts Medical Center Station - 2 min walk
  • Chinatown Station - 2 min walk
  • Boylston Station - 3 min walk


  • Avana Sushi - 3 min walk
  • China Pearl - 3 min walk
  • Shojo - 3 min walk
  • Shabu Zen - 3 min walk
  • Winsor Dimsum Cafe - 4 min walk

About this property

HI Boston

When you stay at HI Boston, you'll be within a 15-minute walk of Boston Common and Copley Square. Also, New England Aquarium and Boston University are within a short drive. The location and walkable location get great marks from fellow travellers. Public transportation is only a short walk: Tufts Medical Center Station is 2 minutes and Chinatown Station is 2 minutes.


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 or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 99 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • 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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site 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


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)


  • 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 programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and 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.

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 sanitiser.

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

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 that 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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at HI Boston?
As of 27 Jan 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at HI Boston on 1 Feb 2023 start from $96, excluding 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 disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and staff are given 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.
Is parking offered on site at HI Boston?
Sorry, there's no on-site 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 social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at HI Boston?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Encore Boston Harbor (13-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 travellers say that the local area is very walkable.







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10/10 Exceptional

Emily, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great !!!
The room was nice and comfortable exactly what I needed for a quick trip to Boston. The check in process was not the best, but I don’t judge as there were a new people being trained at the front desk. I was accidentally put in to someone else’s room which could’ve been bad if they were in there but luckily everything went well!
Igoe, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Zong, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I would definitely recommend this place ! Safe, nice, clean, everything you need especially if you’re a (young) solo traveler like me !
Emmy, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Let anyone else check you in but Alba
This place is budget friendly because Boston is so expensive these days and it's pretty clean in terms of just having a place to keep your stuff and sleep and spend your day elsewhere. Justin on the overnight staff was great and so patient and another gentleman who was from the South and younger women staff went above and beyond I wish I got their names. Unfortunately my trip was soured by someone named Alba who needs to quit because she's clearly unhappy. I needed to extend my check in so I waited in front of the desk while she spent minutes on the computer without looking up at me. I figured that she was busy so I continued to wait but then another guest came out of nowhere to chat her up and she began joking with him while she proceeded to continue to not acknowledge me. I said to her I needed assistance and she said "oh you didn't look like you needed help" excuse me why am I waiting in front of you? She then said to me that it looked like I just needed wi-fi. I proceeded to tell her it wasn't my responsibility to enforce her to be polite and do her job and ask if I need assistance. She got defensive and said she wasn't going to check me in. I get working sucks but you're not supposed to take it out on guests because you're on a power trip/ being lazy. I hope she finds herself a place where she is better suited because she brought down the vibe of her fellow coworkers and the overall nice space. Some people just spread their misery and Alba is one of them. Avoid her.
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

It wasn't bad bit some rules should be more respected e.g., quite time
Sara, 3-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Laurie, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Catherine, 1-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Karen, 1-night trip
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