Top choice hostel in South End & Chinatown
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HI-Boston sets the standard for urban hostels, with its modern, ecofriendly facility in the historic Dill Building. Purpose-built rooms are functional and clean, as are the shared bathrooms. Community spaces are numerous, from fully equipped kitchen to ground-floor cafe, and there's a whole calendar of activities on offer. The place is large, but it books out, so reserve in advance.

Dorms vary in size and with guest gender; prices vary accordingly.

Information from Hostelworld


Hostelling International Boston opened the doors to its new, green hostel in June 2012. HI-Boston is located in the heart of the city and is a five-minute walk to public transportation and Boston Common.


  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour security
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board games
  • Book exchange
  • Free breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Card phones
  • Common room
  • Elevator
  • Telephone/fax facilities
  • Free city maps
  • Games room
  • Hair dryers
  • Hot showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet access
  • Key card access
  • Self-catering facilities
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry facilities
  • Linen included
  • Security lockers
  • Meeting room
  • Pool table
  • Reading light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Steamroom
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Tours/travel desk
  • Towels included
  • Vending machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair friendly


  • Air conditioning


  • Free WiFi available


  • Luggage storage