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Featured Hostels in Boston

Boston Fenway Inn by FOUND
2 out of 5
12 Hemenway Street, Boston, MA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $58 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 7

Located in Fenway–Kenmore, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Berklee College of Music and Newbury Street. Hynes Convention Center and Fenway Park are ...

3.4/5 (477 reviews)

"Good location, only a few minute walk to Fenway Park. Right next to Berklee music college. Staff was friendly and helpful. Parking is difficult to find near the Inn. They do NOT have provided parking so you are on your own. Beware the tickets, could not walk more than a block without seeing them ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2020

Boston Fenway Inn by FOUND
HI Boston
2 out of 5
19 Stuart Street, Boston, MA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $85 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5

Located in Theatre District, this eco-friendly hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Cutler Majestic Theatre and Boston Opera House. Boston Common and Boston Public ...

4.3/5Excellent! (792 reviews)

"Large dorm rooms, location slightly inconvenient but Boston is not that big to begin with, and daily activities organized by the hostel"…"

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

HI Boston
Trenton Street Homestay
2 out of 5
78 Trenton St, Boston, MA
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Located in East Boston, this hostel is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Boston Harbor and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Encore Boston Harbor. TD Garden and The Freedom Trail are ...

3.9/5Good! (9 reviews)
Hidden gem

"It was perfect clean friendly. Host was better then best."…"

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2020

Trenton Street Homestay

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The Sunset Room at The Perthshire House
The price is $48 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3

Located in Brighton, this historic hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Boston College, and Brighton Music Hall. Coolidge Corner Theatre ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Night before move-in

"Charles was an excellent host, and answered any of my questions that I messaged him with in minutes, making check in and check out a breeze!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

The Sunset Room at The Perthshire House
The Sanctuary at The Perthshire House
The price is $53 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2

Located in Brighton, this historic hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Boston College, and Brighton Music Hall. Coolidge Corner Theatre ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Review

"Great location."…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

The Sanctuary at The Perthshire House
The Tower Room at The Perthshire House
The price is $48 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2

Located in Brighton, this historic hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Boston College, and Brighton Music Hall. Coolidge Corner Theatre ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Small room in a quiet house.

"My friend stayed here and he found it clean and quiet. There is laundry and a kitchen and is a convenient location in the Boston area. He tried to book another month but it was all booked."…"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

The Tower Room at The Perthshire House
The King's Room at The Perthshire House
The price is $52 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3

Located in Brighton, this historic hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Boston College, and Brighton Music Hall. Coolidge Corner Theatre ...

The King's Room at The Perthshire House
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're hoping to find somewhere affordable to stay in Boston, there are 1432 lodging options here to pick from, including hostels. No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dormitory-style accommodations all offer the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms)
  • Budget-friendly prices
  • A social environment

Hostels are a great way to stay in Boston for a good value, so you can save your budget for going out. You'll find sporting events, local tours, and more activities to enjoy in this destination.

Hostels in Boston

While you're deciding on a place to stay, take a look at this top Boston hostel:

HI Boston - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Boylston Station. Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi, and a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with showers.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Boston?

Good weather's definitely a plus when you're discovering new places, so here's some information that might be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while January and February are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 41° F and nighttime temperatures average 22° F
  • April-June: 80° F is the daytime average and 36° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 82° F and nighttime averages are around 52° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 67° F during the day and 24° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 39.41 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Boston?

Depending on what you're interested in, you might enjoy these places:

Top Sights
  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace
  • Boston Common
  • TD Garden
Natural Features
  • Boston Public Garden
  • Walden Pond
  • Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway
Cultural Attractions
  • USS Constitution Museum
  • Boston Museum of Fine Arts
  • Orpheum Theater

Generally, Boston is known for its:

  • Historical sites
  • Museums
  • University life
  • Sports
  • Tours
  • Architecture
  • Theater
  • Skyscrapers

How to Get to Boston and Around the Area

You can fly into the nearest airport in Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.), located 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away from the city center. An alternative is Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial), which is 13.3 mi (21.5 km) away. After you've arrived, you may want to make use of public transit. You can walk to nearby metro stations including Government Center Station, State St. Station, and Bowdoin Station. To explore more of the surrounding area, catch a train at Boston North Station, Boston South Station, or Boston-Back Bay Station.

Other property types in Boston

Hyatt Regency Boston

Hyatt Regency Boston

4 out of 5
One Avenue De Lafayette, Boston, MA
The price is $118 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2
4.3/5Excellent! (1,687 reviews)

"Location, cleanliness , stuff members , spacious room"…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Hyatt Regency Boston
Boston Park Plaza

Boston Park Plaza

4 out of 5
50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston, MA
The price is $125 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 12
4.1/5Very Good! (5,404 reviews)

"I alway receive great service when I stay here. The staff is kind and always helpful and accommodating."…"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Boston Park Plaza
Archer Hotel Boston/Burlington

Archer Hotel Boston/Burlington

4 out of 5
18 3rd Avenue, Burlington, MA
The price is $100 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3
4.8/5Exceptional! (1,361 reviews)

"Awesome place. Staff is super friendly and professional. Hotel is very clean and up to date. Will definitely visit again."…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Archer Hotel Boston/Burlington
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

What Is a Hostel?

If you're hoping to find somewhere affordable to stay in Boston, there are 1432 lodging options here to pick from, including hostels. No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dormitory-style accommodations all offer the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms)
  • Budget-friendly prices
  • A social environment

Hostels are a great way to stay in Boston for a good value, so you can save your budget for going out. You'll find sporting events, local tours, and more activities to enjoy in this destination.

Hostels in Boston

While you're deciding on a place to stay, take a look at this top Boston hostel:

HI Boston - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Boylston Station. Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi, and a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with showers.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Boston?

Good weather's definitely a plus when you're discovering new places, so here's some information that might be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while January and February are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 41° F and nighttime temperatures average 22° F
  • April-June: 80° F is the daytime average and 36° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 82° F and nighttime averages are around 52° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 67° F during the day and 24° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 39.41 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Boston?

Depending on what you're interested in, you might enjoy these places:

Top Sights
  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace
  • Boston Common
  • TD Garden
Natural Features
  • Boston Public Garden
  • Walden Pond
  • Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway
Cultural Attractions
  • USS Constitution Museum
  • Boston Museum of Fine Arts
  • Orpheum Theater

Generally, Boston is known for its:

  • Historical sites
  • Museums
  • University life
  • Sports
  • Tours
  • Architecture
  • Theater
  • Skyscrapers

How to Get to Boston and Around the Area

You can fly into the nearest airport in Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.), located 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away from the city center. An alternative is Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial), which is 13.3 mi (21.5 km) away. After you've arrived, you may want to make use of public transit. You can walk to nearby metro stations including Government Center Station, State St. Station, and Bowdoin Station. To explore more of the surrounding area, catch a train at Boston North Station, Boston South Station, or Boston-Back Bay Station.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Boston?
By staying at a hostel you can spend less on accommodations and use more of your budget for fun things to do during your trip. You’ll find sporting events, local tours, and more activities to enjoy in this destination.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look identical, but these dorm-style accommodations all have shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms), budget prices, and a social environment.
What are the best hostels in Boston?
Ready to book a hostel? These ones have the best reviews from our customers and could be a good place to look first: Boston Fenway Inn by FOUND - Located steps from Berklee College of Music. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk, as well as an elevator. Rooms come with towels, showers, and linens. HI Boston - Located steps from Wilbur Theatre. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk, as well as laundry facilities. You’ll find showers in all rooms. Trenton Street Homestay - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Airport Station. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen, as well as barbecue grills. Rooms come with towels, hair dryers, and desks. The Sunset Room at The Perthshire House - Guests can enjoy air conditioning. You’ll find towels, showers, and hair dryers in all rooms. The Sanctuary at The Perthshire House - Property features include air conditioning. You’ll find towels, showers, and hair dryers in all rooms.
How many hostels are there in Boston?
If you’re in the market for somewhere affordable to stay in Boston, one of Expedia’s 7 hostels could be a great choice for you.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Boston?
Good weather’s definitely a plus when you’re discovering new places, so here are some stats about the local climate: The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 70°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 33°F. The snowiest months in Boston are March, February, December, and January, with each month seeing an average of 10 inches of snowfall.
What is there to see and do in Boston?
In general, Boston is known for its historical sites, museums, and college atmosphere. Major attractions include Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Quincy Market, and Boston Opera House. Get out into nature with places like Boston Common, Copley Square, and Boston Public Garden. Cultural attractions include Boston Children’s Museum, Museum of Science, and Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
What's the best way to get to and around Boston while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in Boston in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the closest airport, which is Logan Intl. Airport (BOS), located 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away. An alternative is Boston, MA (BNH-Boston Harbor Seaplane Base), situated 1.6 mi (2.6 km) away. After you’ve arrived, you might want to make use of public transit. You can walk to nearby metro stations including Government Center Station, State St. Station, and Bowdoin Station. To explore more of the area, catch a train at Boston North Station, Boston South Station, or Boston-Back Bay Station.

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