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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 Newly Renovated Cabins

Surrounded by three acres of wooded land in a quiet rural area, the newly renovated cabins of this charming Massachusetts hostel are only a short distance from the wide, white sandy beaches of Cape Cod. Lodging at this youth hostel includes 46 beds, access to a common room, a self-catering kitchen, internet access, among other...

HI-Hyannis

Cape Cod Lodging – A Youth Hostel with a Beach Holiday Home Feel

At HI-Hyannis, you don’t have to go far to find the best Cape Cod lodging has to offer! Cruise Hyannis Harbor on an 1886 Crosby catboat replica or explore Lewis Bay by foot, kayak or windsurfer. This Massachusetts hostel is also within walking distance of the ferry, which can take you to Nantucket...

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

Martha’s Vineyard is an island with a rich history of relaxation and outdoor activities ranging from beautiful public beaches, bicycle paths and art galleries to chartered fishing trips, kayak adventures and farm visits. Attractions such as the Aquinnah Clay Cliffs, Chappaquiddick island, Menemsha fishing village and Oak Bluffs gingerbread houses are easily accessible....

HI-Nantucket

There is plenty of untouched nature and a wealth of history to discover on Nantucket Island. The hostel, complete with cupola, was built as a lifesaving station in 1873. The hostel, listed on the National Register of Historic Places,is across the street from Surfside Beach. Don’t miss the Whaling Museum to learn about the island’s fascinating past. Explore by bicycle,...

HI-Truro

Originally a Coast Guard station, Hostelling International Truro is the furthest hostel out on the “arm” of Cape Cod. Located in the Cape Cod National Seashore, the hostel is just a five-minute walk from the beach. Large picture windows provide a breathtaking view from the spacious kitchen and dining area. The hostel also provides quick access to fresh water ponds, bike paths,...

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