Hostel - There are two good reasons to use
hostel accommodation in Boston. One is to keep the
accommodation budget down and secondly, in this type
of accommodation you'll meet lots of fellow travellers.
Some hostels have shared dormitary accommodation and
shared facilities but others have single and double
rooms with bathrooms. You'll want to check out where
the accommodation is and what the transport is like.
This can be done online as some of the bigger hostel
websites give a thumbnail sketch of each offering.
You also need to check is breakfast is included and
Hostels used to be associated with Backpackers
and Students but now very many older people
and even families are found in hostels. Depending
on what you are looking for you need to find out if
the hostel is a party place or a quieter more relaxing
atmosphere. One way or the other you will find a very
friendly atmosphere in hostels.
Hostelling International Hostel
This hostel is in the Back Bay area in Boston center. It is well located and has many facilities. It has double rooms with bathrooms (from 70 to 100 dollars) and also dorm accommodation (from 35 dollars low season). It is open 24 hours a day.
The Prescott International Hostel
This is a very clean hostel with bathroom en suite
in private accommodation and in every dorm. There's
a free shuttle to the subway from the front door (the
Prescott is situated just outside the centre of Boston).
Price is about 30 dollars a night in a six bed dorm.
The Herbert Carruth House
This budget accommodation is in the Ashmont area of
Dorchester it was built around 1877. It is being renovated
so check the renovations are completed before your
stay. You have to stay at least two nights in this
accommodation and a double room ensuite is around
100 dollars a night (but this can vary).