The Best Cheap Hotels in Boston

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Updated: January 8, 2020

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The 9 Best Budget Hotels in Boston

1. HI – Boston Hostel – Budget
Located a 3-minute walk (0.1 mile) to Chinatown Station, a 4-minute walk (0.2 mile) to Boston Common, and within steps of restaurants and theaters, this modern, affordable hostel offers continental breakfast, social events, and guided tours – all complimentary. In addition to male-only, female-only, and mixed dorms, a few private rooms with ensuite bathrooms are available; on-site facilities include a kitchen, lounge area with games, cafe, and coin-op laundry.

2. Hotel Indigo Boston – Newton Riverside – Budget
Located a 5-minute walk (0.3 mile) from Riverside Station and within a short drive of everything in the Newton area, this modern hotel is situated between the Charles River and Woodland Golf Club, about 15 miles (20-minute drive or 50-minute train ride) from Downtown Boston. Amenities include an outdoor pool, restaurant, free area shuttle, fitness center, and on-site parking (fee applies). Colorful rooms feature Keurig coffee makers and desks.

3. Irving House at Harvard – Budget
Just a 3-minute walk (0.1 mile) from the Harvard University campus, this charming guesthouse has free breakfast, free parking, and homey amenities such as a fridge for guest use, book collection, laundry facilities, and free tea and coffee all day. Guest rooms, some with space for up to 4 guests, have private or shared bathrooms. Upper floors are accessible via stairs only.

4. Newton Plaza Hotel Boston – Moderate
With easy access to the Massachusetts Turnpike, this mid-range hotel has an indoor pool, fitness center, on-site parking (fee applies), and two restaurants. All rooms have desks, and some rooms can access the executive lounge. Located 6 miles (10-minute drive) from Fenway Park and 9 miles (15-minute drive) from Downtown Boston.

5. Midtown Hotel – Moderate
No-frills hotel with an outdoor pool, on-site parking (fee applies), and microwaves and mini-fridges in every guest room. Nestled between Back Bay and the South End, the hotel is located a 7-minute walk (0.3 mile) from Copley Place, 11-minute walk (0.5 mile) from the Skywalk Observatory, and 13-minute walk (0.6 mile) from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

6. Newbury Guest House – Moderate
In the heart of Back Bay, this cozy guesthouse is within steps of the shops and restaurants of Newbury Street and an 8-minute walk (0.4 mile) from Copley Place. Complimentary breakfast is served daily, rooms include refrigerators and ironing facilities, and a bakery is located on the ground level.

7. Harborside Inn – Moderate
Centrally located hotel just 2 minutes on foot (500 feet) from Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 3 minutes (0.2 mile) from the New England Aquarium, and 9 minutes (0.4 mile) from Boston Public Market, this boutique hotel has a bar, computers for guest use, and parking for a fee at a nearby lot. Guest rooms have refrigerators, sitting areas, and Serta mattresses; some rooms feature views of the building’s atrium.

8. The Verb Hotel – Moderate
Rock ‘n roll-themed hotel with an outdoor saltwater pool, access to a nearby fitness club, restaurant, valet parking for a fee, and stairs-only access to the second floor. All rooms have record players, refrigerators, Keurig coffee makers, and vintage decor; some rooms have balconies. The hotel sits an 11-minute walk (0.5 mile) from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and right opposite Fenway Park.

9. Hotel Veritas – Moderate
Affordable boutique hotel located a 7-minute walk (0.3 mile) from Harvard Square and Harvard Station and a short walk to the restaurants on Massachusetts Avenue. Complimentary amenities include continental breakfast, Nespresso coffee, non-alcoholic drinks, and newspapers, and the hotel features a terrace, bar, business center, and luxurious guest rooms with marble showers and heated bathroom floors.

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