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Naples, Italy
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51 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Du grand n'importe quoi ! L'hôtel est dégueulasse. Je pèse mes mots ! Le réceptionniste s'en fout et n'a qu'un mot à la bouche "désolé pour ça". Petit dejeuner offert : "non, on a que du café. Vous avez du mal lire." (C'est ça. Prends moi pour une débile!) Les sanitaires sont crasseux, vétustes. Rien pour pendre nos affaires. Aucune... More 

Thank Ingrid_BLC
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Worst experience! Workers there are very unfriendly, especially a woman in the reception. The room, the reception, the bathrooms are very dirty and in bad conditions. The beds and the mattress are bad quality. The "breakfast" is just a cup of bad coffee and a bowl of cereals with no milk. Very bad hostel

8 Thank Pedro T

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Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 December 2015

This accommodation is the perfect place for someone who's looking for a place near to the center of Boston. Rooms and bathroom are just essential. Breakfast is pretty poor. When booking the website says that you need to bring your own towels and sheets but it's not true, the hostel provides them

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1 Thank Barbaradimezza
Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 November 2015

I was in an emergency situation with no place to stay. Plus side: decent value for 2 nights in the ladies only dorm area. Clean, easy to find (not "next to TD Garden, but close), 100+ y.o. building (I love old buildings, exposed brick, etc.), nice staff, comfy bed, clean showers, free luggage storage til 5PM. Staff was lovely, especially... More 

Thank Jillie2016
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

The most unorganized, mis managed hostel I even stayed at. After checking in and unpacked my bag and made my bed, left for the day. Upon returning later that evening close to midnight, I find my stuff left out in the hallway. Not only did the hostel over booked but removed me even thou I was already checked in. The... More 

8 Thank Mbredsox1
Pisa, Toscana, Italy
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

First of all: as soon as we arrived the guy at the reception told us that unfortunately he couldn't let us in the room till we paid, but that we couldn't pay with credit card at the monent, so we had to go to an ATM. We reserved a 10 bed mixed room for 60$ each person (who said it... More 

12 Thank Federico L
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

The hostel was dirty, people were not nice at all. This was far Too expensive for the quality. One person at the reception was screaming when o tried to cancel my reservation after one night at the hotel. The reservation system is ambiguous on purpose so that you cannot get your money back. Dont go, it will be a bad... More 

14 Thank Mathilde L
South West England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Just a pre warning for anyone who is thinking of paying $50 a night. Don't. The hot water is shut off (They forget to mention that part). This is the most terrible place i have ever stayed and TRUST me i am not fussy. I have slept outside on the floor and in my friends bathtub (It just didn't cost... More 

19 Thank MollyMollyMoo
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53 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

NOTICE: First off, I am not a fly-by-night reviewer at Trip Advisor. I would not put my reputation on the line for a shady write-up. Second, I have attempted to address my issue via email directly to management, only to have my concerns ignored. Therefore, I am proceeding with my review and leave it to the reader's judgment how fair... More 

16 Thank Mattermind
FriendStreetHostel, Front Office Manager at Friend Street Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, We appreciate your time to review friend street hostel. We would like to let you know that these are not scam prices we have luggage storage for current guest and day of departing guest. These prices are set by management, not a come up as you go pricing. You were a few days removed when you came store your... More 

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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

First up the location of this place is great. It's within walking distance to most places in Boston and close to a metro station as well. The staff were very friendly and willing to help with directions and questions etc. It was also cheap compared to everywhere else in Boston but still overpriced for what it is. The room was... More 

15 Thank Emma S

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
  • Free Breakfast
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 

Additional Information about Friend Street Hostel

Address: 234 Friend Street, Boston, MA 02114
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston
Price Range: €28 - €57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 48
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“If you're a woman, I highly recommend the ladies only dorm. There are men's only and co-ed available.”
 of 5 bubbles Jillie2016, 11 Nov 2015 | Read review
“I took a top bunk, because I like top bunks...But I think because less people call the top bunk, my mattress may have been less used. It was comfortable. Bring a combo lock for the locker they provide, and bring your own towel.”
 of 5 bubbles KevinL91, 2 Mar 2015 | Read review
“The six bed room was good. I don't think I would have liked the 10/12 bed room!”
 of 5 bubbles jamiew684, 28 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Extra pillow- they're so thin! ”
 of 5 bubbles 543jessw, 8 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Go for the six bed room. To get to my room, I had to go through the 10 bed room, and I believe this can be noisier.”
 of 5 bubbles ErlendMichael, 8 Aug 2014 | Read review
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