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Friend Street Hostel & Café

234 Friend Street, Boston, USA, Distance from city centre: 0.7km

Rating: 71% from 53 reviews

  • 68%Atmosphere
  • 76%Staff
  • 72%Security
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 84%Location
  • 64%Value for money
  • 63%Facilities

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  • Great hostel! Very well-located in the heart of Boston!
  • 100%
  • 02 Jan 2015 Anonymous Argentina
  • Besides the good location, I have to say that I'm disappointed. Mostly because I expected a clean place to sleep. First thing I saw were hair on my bed, like nobody has never cleaned it up before. Then I had to ask for the new sheet, because I found dirt and more hair on it. The matress was uncomfortable, I could feel every spring pinching my back and hear every single move, either mine or others. I'm not sure if the bathroom was cleaned at all. The morning, afternoon, night - hair everywhere!
  • 51%
  • 26 Dec 2014 Malgorzata Poland
  • It's nice hostel, but price in my opinion is to hight.
  • 80%
  • 22 Sep 2014 Marta Poland
  • If you're a walker, you can walk to downtown/chinatown in 20-25 min. Don't pay to take the subway. The walk is nice and you get to see the beautiful architecture of the city, as well as lots of nice pubs, squares, parks. I walked to the harbour by blue hills pavilion centre (for a concert) in 20 min and it was lovely to walk by the water. Very walkable city.
  • 77%
  • 14 Sep 2014 Anonymous Canada
  • The bed is not comfortable enough,but the breakfast is free and good.
  • 71%
  • 10 Sep 2014 Jing China
  • Hostel is ok. Location is pretty good. However, they are full of rules and prohibitions: there is no drinking due to a lack of license and there is no cooking due to a lack of stove because of fire regulations. The common room is closed from 12 pm to 2 pm and breakfast is really until 9.45. I've been travelling for the last 4 years, around Europe, SouthAmerica and now the US and this is by far the most expensive hostel I had to pay for but it was the most affordable in Boston's downtown area.
  • 60%
  • 07 Aug 2014 Anonymous Argentina
  • The staff were super helpful, even if some of them were a bit new to the job. The place is spotless and the lounge has all the basics. The cafe was a little gem, shame it's only open for breakfast. But seriously, the no alcohol rule really killed any atmosphere and it's really up to yourself to make your own fun. Some daytime tours or a night time activities wouldn't be a bad idea
  • 71%
  • 01 Aug 2014 Mark Australia
  • In Boston, there isn't a lot of hostels to choose from. Their location is not too far away from downtown Boston, and is easy to find from the Metro station. Only concern is that it seems to be in an area where there is a lot of homeless people, so try to avoid the local 7-eleven (they were sitting outside there every time I went there), I felt it uncomfortable. Rooms are clean enough, but the beds do not have normal mattresses, they have airbeds. This may be a problem for some people.
  • 80%
  • 20 Jul 2014 Anonymous Norway
  • Blankets smelled terrible, definitely they were not clean.0. Other guests were partying and laughing in the room, while others were trying to rest. Rooms should get some fresh air. Terrible mattress and lousy. I wouldn't complain this much if services were at least good enough as some other hostels i've been in which i've paid 20-50% of the price. Excellent employees.
  • 63%
  • 17 Jul 2014 Lucila Mexico
  • everything is so great for me
  • 100%
  • 01 Jul 2014 Anonymous Thailand
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