Groups Love HI Friendly Crossways, Massachusetts
The longest continually operating youth hostel in the US, HI Friendly Crossways is just 30 miles northwest of Boston and only 20 minutes from Thoreau’s Walden Pond, national historical parks in Lowell and Concord, and the Fruitlands Museums.
Here’s what your group can expect at HI Friendly Crossways:
60 Total Beds
3 Meeting Rooms
Rural environment with outdoor gathering space
Lodging only (Sunday nights through Thursday nights, 5pm – 10am): $29 - $34 per person for first night, $23 - $28 for succeeding days (based on room type)
Lodging and Meeting Space (24 hour period starts and ends at 5pm): $47 - $52 per person for the first night, $41 - $46 for succeeding days (based on room type)
Exclusive usage (no other groups or travelers on site): minimum $1824 for first 24 hours, $1558 for succeeding 24 hours, covers up to 38 people. Additional per person charge for more than 38 people
Prices do not include a Massachusetts lodging tax or optional final cleaning fee
Groups can use our kitchen or we can cater your meals (advance notice required, minimum 20 people)
4. Room Configuration - – all hostels have dormitory-style rooms with bunk bed accommodations, designed to keep costs low and encourage interaction of guests from different cultures and backgrounds. Private rooms are also available for chaperones, couples or families.
Dorm: 25 beds
Loft: 10 beds
Singles, Doubles, Triple and Quad: total of 25 beds
Shared bathrooms separated by gender
Bed linens and towels provided
Fire circle and fireplace (additional charges apply)
Fully equipped kitchen for group use
Easels (group provides paper and markers)
Large yard for games, including volleyball and soccer
On-site parking available
7. Meeting Space
2 Main rooms with 864-square footage each
2 Breakout rooms available, depending on number of people
50% deposit and signed contract required to secure reservation
Full payment due 30 days prior to arrival
Hostelling International is a non-profit membership organization promoting international understanding and peace though hostelling since 1909. To maintain our ability to offer low-budget accommodations we charge additional fees to non-members.
However, a complimentary Group Membership is available to groups traveling with 10 or more people. A group membership entitles everyone in the group to member rates at all HI-USA hostels, as well as over 4,000 hostels worldwide. (Only the group leader can apply for this complimentary group membership.) Click here to order your complimentary Group Membership today!
HI Friendly Crossways Manager – for general and group inquiries for stays at HI Friendly Crossways
HI-USA National Sales Manager – for group inquiries at any HI-USA hostel
For general information and FAQs about group stays with HI-USA please visit our main group page.
Address & Contact
Bus & Train tickets to Harvard, MA (Friendly Crossways)
> Total Beds 32
> 1 Bed Rooms 2
> 2 Bed Rooms 5
> 3 Bed Rooms 1
> 6+ Bed Rooms 2
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.