HI Friendly Crossways Hostel

in the beautiful state of Massachusetts
  • Friendly Crossways sign with hostel in the distance
  • kitchen area of Friendly Crossways Hostel
  • six bed dorm room
  • HI Friendly crossways lounging area with couches and chairs
  • three bed dorm in HI Friendly Crossways

HI Friendly Crossways 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 Lowell and Concord, and the Fruitlands Museums.

Staying at Hostels is a Fantastic Way to See the World

Become a member of HI-USA, stay at cheap hostels and experience some of the best travel destinations in the world! Friendly Crossways youth hostel gives you access to great hiking, canoeing, biking and skiing in the surrounding area. Fascinating day trips can also be made to Salem, Plymouth, Sturbridge and Boston for history, maritime museums, “witches”, whale watching and more.


Treat yourself to an island escape and head to the stunning Martha’s Vineyard for some rural living and beach-side relaxing.

Book Your Stay

This hostel is not yet bookable online. Please contact the hostel directly to make a booking.


  • Common room(s)
  • Cycle rental available at or near the hostel
  • Games room
  • Earth friendly hostel
  • Groups welcome
  • Individual traveller welcome
  • Internet access
  • Lockers available
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Sheets in price
  • Suitable for wheelchair users
  • Botanical centre nearby
  • Cultural centre nearby
  • Historical sites nearby
  • Main attractions nearby
  • Museums/art galleries nearby
  • River nearby

Address & Contact

HI Friendly Crossways
247 Littleton County Road
Harvard Massachusetts 01451
Phone 1 (978) 456 9386
GPS 42.515631, -71.533221

Bus & Train tickets to Harvard, MA (Friendly Crossways)

More Information

Bed Capacity

> Total Beds 32
> 1 Bed Rooms 2
> 2 Bed Rooms 5
> 3 Bed Rooms 1
> 6+ Bed Rooms 2

Opening Times
Office hours are 8-10am and 5-10pm

We cannot process credit cards here, so please have cash or travellers cheques for check-in.
We’re closed during the day from 10 am to 5 pm.

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