Hosteling International, which for years has had a site in the Fenway area, is opening a completely refurbished facility on Stuart Street, next to Jacob Wirth’s Restaurant. The 480-bed hostel, with overnight stays starting at $29 a night, is looking to open in June, after a $43 million renovation.

Check out the video within the Herald link. It looks pretty cool, though the accommodations aren’t for everyone. It’s like a dormitory, though a somewhat hip dormitory. There will be private rooms available for $100 per night.

This is great news for the international tourism business in Boston. Hostels typically attract a lot of foreign visitors, most of them young, and now they get to stay in an area that’s much closer to the downtown tourist attractions and other amenities.

File under: Foreign intrigue

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John Ford
John Ford

Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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