Where to Stay in Boston on a Budget?
There is no shortage of places to stay in Boston and with options ranging from hostels to five-star hotels, how do you know where the best places to stay in Boston cheaply are? And what do we mean by cheap accommodation Boston style? Each of the options below is below $100/night (keep in mind this might not include additional taxes and fees) but each of the cheap places to stay in Boston is a private room in either a hotel, hostel, or apartments. Additionally, the accommodation suggestions below are actually in Boston so you don’t need to worry about staying too far away from all of the sights and activities. We can’t promise the perfect vacation, but we’ve spent a lot of time in Boston and if you’re looking for a cheap stay in Boston, keep reading for our favorites!
Found Boston Common – $28: This historic building has been transformed into an incredibly clean and convenient place to rest after a long day in Boston. It has the basics you’ll need – towels, WiFi, warm showers, and cold AC – but the rest you’ll need to make sure you bring for yourself.
HI Boston – $34: The highest reviewed of the hostels on this list, HI sits in the middle of Chinatown which means almost anything in Downtown Boston is a 10-15 minute walk. Breakfast, linens, towels, and WiFi are standard but one even better plus? Each bed has a secure lockbox for any personal items you want to keep extra safe while out and about. Chances are if your search looked something like “where to stay in Boston cheap” then HI was probably on the top of the list.
Boston Fenway Inn – $33: Just a fast ride from Boston Logan Airport and very cozy and bigger than average rooms means this hostel feels more like a bed and breakfast (and breakfast is even included!). Sheets, towels, and linens are provided and there’s even space for you to park your bike if that’s your chosen method of transportation!
The Revolution Hotel – $74: Modern and quirky, The Revolution will feel like home for artsy and creative travelers. Rooms range from dorm-style with shared bathrooms to more luxurious suites, so you’ll find everyone from who’s in town for a meeting to in town for they-don’t-know-how-long lounging in the colorful common spaces. The best part? The perfect location for walkers!
DoubleTree by Hilton Boston Bayside – $77: The least central of all of the opinions on the list, what DoubleTree lacks in location it makes up for in-room size and amenities. Free airport shuttle, bar, WiFi, and spacious rooms make this a good place to stay if you have an early flight out of Logan or want a less hustle-and-bustle place to unwind at the end of your day.
The Constitution Inn – $92: Good for longer stays, The Constitution Inn has rooms appointed with kitchenettes, conference spaces and a well-appointed fitness center (pool included!). You’ll probably expect this hotel to be full of business travelers, and while that’s true, what you might not expect is its beautiful location just steps from Boston’s waterfront, bars and restaurants, and historic sites.
Short Term Rentals
Sonder 2BR – 90: In the heart of Brookline, this well-appointed two-bedroom apartment comes with a full range of amenities including a full kitchen, balcony, laundry facilities, gym, and free WiFi. This is the most spacious option on the list and is ideal for larger groups. Bonus? Self-check-in and check-out! Month-long stays also welcome.
We couldn’t finish this list without mentioning some of our favorite Airbnb options but there were too many to choose from to list just a couple! What we will say, though, is that a quick search for inexpensive rooms in Boston churned out 4 pages of options less than $100/night. Of course these options were greatly varied but we’re pretty confident that there’s something for everyone on the list, so if you want to to feel like you’re at your home away from home this would be a search worth your time.
Boston is one of America’s oldest cities, is packed with some of the most prominent universities in the world, and has more history to offer than most, so there’s no shortage of ways to fill your time. Now that you have a jumping-off point for where to stay in Boston it’s time to get planning and make that vacation happen! Just remember to reference this guide when you’re ready to jump in and you’ll be sure to have found some of the best options for cheap places to stay in Boston.