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HI-Boston

HI-Boston is in the Chinatown / Theater District area, which includes some of the best entertainment the city has to offer. The Charles Playhouse is at our doorstep where you can see the Blue Man Group or Sheer Madness. In a few short minutes you can walk around to Boston Common (see a Pops concert if you can!) and get to the famous Freedom Trail. This is the best way to see the...

HI-Eastham

Cape Cod Lodging in Sleeping Cabins in a Wooded Setting

In a wooded setting one mile from Cape Cod Bay, this hostel is a great base for individual travelers, families, and groups. HI-Eastham is a traditional Cape Cod cottage colony: sleeping cabins of 4-8 beds surround the main building where guests find the bathrooms, kitchen, dining room, and lounge. The yard and...

HI-Hyannis

Your perfect jumping off point for exploring Cape Cod

Voted the Best Hostel in North America 2012, HI-Hyannis is the newest Cape Cod Hostel and boasts harbor views and small town charm. HI-Hyannis is a picturesque home, providing guests an idyllic place to relax. Only steps from downtown, the hostel’s location could not be more ideal: across the street from the...

HI-Littleton Massachusetts, Friendly Crossways

HI-Littleton Youth Hostel

A Country Gem Among Boston Hostels

HI-Friendly Crossways is the longest continually operating youth hostel in the US. Just 30 miles northwest of Boston and Harvard Square in Cambridge, and easily accessible by train, this quiet country Boston hostel is only 20 minutes from Thoreau’s Walden Pond, national historical parks in...

HI-Martha's Vineyard

Visit the two-time winner as the World’s Friendliest Hostel!

HI-Martha’s Vineyard is nestled in the rural center of this popular island destination off the coast of Cape Cod and centrally located between the Aquinnah Clay Cliffs, Menemsha Fishing Village, and Oak Bluffs. With a bus stop across the road from the hostel and a bike path behind it, getting around the...

HI-Nantucket

Known locally as Star of the Sea, HI-Nantucket was built as a lifesaving station in 1873 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the watchtower of the main building signals its history. The hostel is just minutes away from Surfside Beach and only 3.5 miles from the ferry docks and Nantucket village. From the hostel, guests can take the bike path into town...

HI-Truro

Originally a Coast Guard station, Hostelling International-Truro is the farthest hostel out on the “arm” of Cape Cod. Located in the Cape Cod National Seashore, this is a beach hostel: just a five-minute walk from the beach with large picture windows that provide a breathtaking view of the Atlantic. The hostel also provides access to fresh water ponds, bike paths, and nature...

About Massachusetts

Today, Massachusetts is home to premier beaches, rich history, and famous urban sites – as well as several Hostelling International hostel locations, including Harvard, Boston, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Eastham, and Truro. Visitors of the Harvard hostel can explore Thoreau’s Walden Pond one-room cabin and trails, or swim, sail, canoe, or ice skate on Harvard’s Bare Hill Pond. Boston, is home to countless historic sites, including the 2.5-mile Freedom Trail, which leads visitors to 16 locations that tell the story of the American Revolution firsthand, including the Paul Revere House, Bunker Hill Monument, and several museums. Other popular Boston destinations include Fenway Park, the home of the Boston Red Sox, and Newbury Street, known for its upscale shopping. The islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are both popular summer destinations and hold several annual events, including the popular Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair, held every August, and Nantucket’s Daffodil Festival, which runs from early April to mid May. Eastham is the gateway to the Cape Cod National Seashore, while Truro, known for its unspoiled, breathtaking beaches, is located near Provincetown, one of the oldest art colonies in the U.S. Massachusetts Vacation & Travel Guide