Check-In and Check-Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11 am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Hostels in Boston MA vs. Hostel Somerville MA: Whether you’re looking for a youth hostel in Boston or a Boston hostel cheap enough for your budget, we recommend staying in a Boston hostel downtown.
FYI, Somerville is around 8km from Boston hostels downtown, which is where all of the hostels in this guide are found.
These are our favorite hostels in Boston. We want to make your life even easier, so we put all accommodations on a map for you. We even added our own tips for favorite restaurants, things to see, and more.
The Boston Homestel is nestled in Dorchester and is only three kilometers from some of the city’s main attractions, such as the University of Massachusetts Boston and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
The hostel has a total of 20 rooms.
Private rooms have a double bed and sleep up to three people (including up to two children). Shared rooms take the form of co-ed dormitories with bunk beds.
And if it happens to be that you are traveling with your fur baby, this hostel is just the perfect place to stay since the hostel accepts pets – sweet.
Amenities you can use during your stay at Boston Homestel:
Fully equipped kitchen
Garden – perfect for summer
Nearby free parking
Location: Dorchester is one of Boston’s largest and most diverse neighborhoods and a center for LGBTQ life.
The hostel is 11 km from Logan Airport and 6 km from Freedom Trail, Boston Common, Boston Public Garden, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
However, there is public transport. Take this as an extra cost into account.
Within the neighborhood, you can visit locations like the Strand Theater and Franklin Park Zoo. Dorchester has a thriving business district, Fields Corner, with numerous local shops and restaurants.
This accommodation has both dorms and private rooms that are pretty spacious and come with ensuite kitchenettes.
The overall atmosphere is very social and fun, with travelers often spending time at the on-site bar with affordable drinks.
But don’t worry about noise or too much energy, as the bar closes early to ensure that guests won’t get annoyed by the noise.
Note that Marijuana is legal in Massachusetts and that there is a local dispensary nearby.
Location: A 15-minute walk to Wellington Station, where you’ll find the Orange line, which links to most of Boston’s famous attractions. Boston’s craft beer district is a 10-minute walk away, with various distillery options, bars, pubs, food trucks, and live music on the weekends. Restaurants, cafes, and bars surround the area.
If you’re interested in visiting Salem Ma – the witch capital – the Chelsea commuter train station, which has direct access to this town, is a minute away from the hostel.
This information can vary by season and availability. Please take this into account.
What about the cheapest hostels in Boston?
Looking for a cool cheap hostel Boston has to offer? Of course, there are always cheap hostels and hotels in Boston.
We think it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.
The difference is usually 1-2€ ($1-2) per night, and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen.
However, if you are traveling on a shoestring budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Boston.
Open Hostelworld with a full list of budget places to stay in Boston
Order the listing by price
Simple as that.
Make sure you use the other filters and rank per price. Also, keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. Meaning the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight into what to expect.