HI Nantucket Hostel

in the beautiful state of Massachusetts
  • exterior of Nantucket Hostel
  • bunk bed and chair at HI Nantucket Hostel
  • lounge within the Nantucket Hostel
  • Nantucket Hostel outside area with bike and picnic tables
  • wood stairs leading to Nantucket beach

Known locally as Star of the Sea, HI Nantucket hostel 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 and check out the Whaling Museum to learn about the island’s fascinating past. Explore by bicycle, inline skates, kayak, or on foot, and finish your day with a seafood dinner or sunset on the beach.

This Nantucket hostel has a fully equipped kitchen for preparing your own meals, a large dining area, outdoor picnic tables, and bicycle racks. Breakfast, Wi-Fi, and parking are free. The hostel also has one of the few sand volleyball courts on the island! The maximum stay at this hostel is 7 days per season.

There is plenty of untouched nature and a wealth of history to discover on Nantucket Island.

Rent a bike from EasyRiders and they will deliver it to the hostel! Make sure you mention you are from the hostel to get a discount. Send an email to Rentals@easyridersbikerentals.com or call 508-325-2722.


After getting a taste of the rural life, change things up and hit up the big city with a visit to New York for its iconic sights and hidden gems.

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  • Breakfast at or near the hostel
  • Common room(s)
  • Credit card accepted
  • Cycle rental available at or near the hostel
  • Discounts and concessions available
  • Earth friendly hostel
  • Groups welcome
  • Individual traveller welcome
  • Internet access
  • Lockers available
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Sheets in price
  • Suitable for wheelchair users
  • Beach nearby
  • Historical sites nearby
  • Museums/art galleries nearby
  • Nightlife nearby
  • Restaurants nearby

Address & Contact

HI Nantucket
31 Western Avenue
Nantucket Massachusetts 02554
Phone 1 (508) 228-0433
Fax 1 (508) 228-2873
GPS 41.244301, -70.098011

More Information

Bed Capacity
Total Beds 49

Opening Times
Office Hours: 8-10am & 4-10pm
Check-in Hours: 4-10pm
No lockout, no curfew.

2016 Open Dates

May 20 - September 18 and then weekends through Oct 9

For group bookings outside regular opening dates, e-mail nantucket@hiusa.org.

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