Welcome to HI Boston!

At HI Boston, we want you to explore Boston beyond the guidebooks. We want you to dive into the rich history and diverse culture of our city while meeting travelers from around the world in our incredible hostel. We help you make the most of your travels by offering a wide variety of free events and programs that help you connect with new people, places, and culture every step of the way.

Located between Chinatown and the Theatre District, HI Boston is convenient to many sights and attractions including Boston Common (2 blocks away) and the Freedom Trail. With many forms of transportation nearby, getting here is easy whether you are traveling by plane, train, or bus. Ask our friendly and knowledgeable staff about their personal recommendations and suggestions for where to go and what to do.

Have a truly memorable experience in Boston by staying at the HI Boston hostel.



There are so many reasons to stay at HI Boston:

  • Free programs, activities and events to meet fellow travelers
  • Adjacent to Chinatown and the Theatre District
  • 2 blocks from Boston Common
  • 10-minute walk to South Station
  • Comfortable beds with personal storage, light, and charging station
  • Fully-equipped, shared guest kitchen
  • Pool table
  • Laundry
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free breakfast
  • Free daily tours
  • Free weekly welcome reception
  • Free itinerary planning
  • Free linens
  • Free in room lockers



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Recent Updates

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