The Best Cheap Hotels in Boston

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Updated: March 22, 2021

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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. 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.

3. enVision Hotel Boston-Longwood – Budget
Pet-friendly, boutique hotel with a fitness center, coffee shop, and nightly reception with snacks and drinks. All rooms offer microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers; the largest suite features 2 king beds in separate bedrooms. Located at the northern tip of Jamaica Plain, just a 1-minute walk to Back of the Hill T Station with connections to all of Boston’s best loved attractions, including the Museum of Fine Arts, the Gardner Museum, and Fenway Park. Also located near several medical centers; for guests receiving treatment at Brigham and Womens Hospital, the hotel offers a complimentary Uber ride.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. Comfort Inn & Suites Logan International Airport – Budget
Great value hotel offering an indoor pool, fitness center, complimentary hot buffet breakfast, free parking, and free airport shuttles running 24 hours a day. Rooms are clean and comfortable, all with microwaves, refrigerator, and coffee/tea makers. Good, on-site restaurant serving Mexican fare every day from 3:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., plus plenty of restaurants within walking distance.

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