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HI Boston

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

8.6/10 Fabulous

919 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
19 Stuart Street, Boston, MA, 2116
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
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Boston
  • The Freedom Trail - 6 min walk
  • Boston Common - 8 min walk
  • Newbury Street - 10 min walk
  • Copley Square - 14 min walk
  • Boston Harbor - 15 min walk
  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace - 16 min walk
  • Copley Place - 16 min walk
  • Long Wharf - 19 min walk
  • New England Aquarium - 19 min walk
  • Massachusetts General Hospital - 21 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
  • Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field) - 34 min drive
  • Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial) - 35 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

When you stay at HI Boston, you'll be in a great location, within just a 10-minute walk of Boston Common and The Freedom Trail. Also, Copley Square and Boston Harbor are within a 15-minute walk. The location and walkable location get great marks from fellow travelers. Public transportation is just 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/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

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 Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


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

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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Benjamin, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Great hostel in a great location
The hostel is adjacent to the Chinatown neighbourhood, and it is a walking distance to two T stations (Chinatown and Boylston), making it easy to access many areas of Boston. The amenities are great for a hostel: a communal kitchen, a laundry room, rooms to meet and mingle with other hostellers, and the showers/bathrooms are plenty and accessible. I would definitely stay here again if I’m looking for an affordable place to stay while in Boston.
Joshua, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great solution on a budget
I stayed here because I had an early morning train to catch and it is located very close to South Station. The standard shared rooms are very small, and there was enough room for me and my two small bags, but my neighbor below seemed pretty settled in and had her stuff spread out all over the floor and the window sill (our two beds were 5 and 6 at the far end of the row). I had the most privacy due to the location of my bunk, but I wish there were curtains or screens in case the other bunks wanted a bit more privacy. It is what it is though. The bathrooms were also full of other people's toiletry products, but more or less clean, no major messes in the bathrooms I used. The staff were friendly, my bunkmates were quiet, and the room temperature was just right. I saw some people cooking in the kitchen, but I didn't use the kitchen facilities myself. It was a good value overall, and much more pleasant than the other options available in my price range.
1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great for a low price!
It was a very comfortable stay, check in was very smooth and quick! The staff were very helpful with assisting me around boston being it was my first time, the food options are wide ranging, no one really bothers you either, very very quite and everyone I bunked with with very polite and friendly!
Wayne, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Rebecca, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Deb, 1-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Meri, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

We had to be within walking distance of South Station so all hotels in the area are very expensive! This room was clean and functional and the facility seemed secure.
Ben, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Staying in downtown Boston is horribly expensive. This is a very utilitarian facility. The room was very cold and the thermostat did not work. (I think the heat was actually turned off). It was clean and functional (if expensive).
Ben, 1-night trip
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