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For families and small groups looking for cheap lodgings, Boston Homestel is a good accommodation, located in the suburbs of Dorchester, about 7 mi from Logan International Airport. This establishment offers private rooms (maximum 3 persons) as well as mixed dorms with bunk beds; it is also pet friendly. Boston Homestel comes with a garden area, free Wi-Fi, and a full kitchen, so you can eat at home while staying close to several places of interest like the Boston Common, the JFK Presidential Library and Museum, and the Boston Public Garden.
Located on Hemenway Street not far from the Hynes Convention Center is another hostel in Boston called Found Places Boston Common. Within a mile of this hostel is Fenway Park, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the New England Conservatory of Music. You can select between dormitory style or private rooms, but the bathroom is communal. Guests can enjoy a full continental breakfast daily, as well as a game room on the premises.
Backpackers Hostel & Pub is a couple of miles outside downtown Boston, and if you’re coming from Logan International Airport, you can make your way to Wellington Station on the Orange Line and take the free shuttle from there to your destination. In addition to the shuttle service, free breakfast is available, as well as free Wi-Fi. There are women-only and co-ed dorm rooms with secure lockers. Complimentary towels and linens are also provided at check-in for your convenience.
Another centrally located hostel in Boston is HI Boston, which is a short walk to Boston Common, the Boston Public Library, and Faneuil Hall. Among the many amenities offered at HI Boston are complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi, air-conditioned rooms, laundry service, and an ATM on site. This affordable accommodation also provides free walking tours for guests around the Chinatown area, which is well known for its festivals, theaters, and nightlife.
If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in Boston, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in Boston in January and February.
Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Boston if you stay on a Tuesday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Saturday.
If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book more than 90 days before your stay to get the best price for a Boston hostel.
FAQs when booking a hostel in Boston
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