I was looking for an inexpensive place to stay in Boston for one night so I decided to try out this new hostel. I opted for the private room so I could have a good night’s sleep before my long train ride the next day. Upon arrival, I was greeted by friendly staff but I was surprised by how small the place was and there were so many people wandering around! The private room was basic but fine, but the noise from the lobby and upstairs was unbearable.
After complaining to the staff, I asked for a different room, but they told me none were available. There is a nice hotel just a few doors down from this hostel so I tried to book a room there, but they were also full so I ended up staying here less than 12 hours and couldn’t leave fast enough.
The washrooms were basic, breakfast was terrible, and the only positive about this place is the location. There are many restaurants in the neighborhood and a Whole Foods just a few blocks away where I ended up having an amazing breakfast!
This was the worst hostel I’ve stayed at, and the $120.00 I paid for a private room was definitely not a bargain. I realize this is a new hostel so I hope the staff is able to work out the issues.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Friend Street Hostel is Boston's friendliest hostel! We provide clean, safe, inexpensive accommodations for travelers to Boston, Massachusetts. Friend Street is centrally located and close to all Boston hot spots and attractions. Locally owned and operated, Friend Street offers friendly atmosphere and many amenities. Amenities include: free breakfast, free wi-fi, free maps, luggage storage, kitchen, 24-hour reception, free linen and laundry facilities to all guests. Travelers are sure to make new friends at Friend Street Hostel! ... more less