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Star of the Sea Hostel

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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

What a gem! Beautiful property, gorgeous location. I rented both buildings, a 16 bed and a 23 bed dorm for Girl Scouts and a few adult chaperones. We stayed 2 nights in late August and it was perfect for this. The beach is across the street, a gorgeous walk thru the dunes or a public life guarded beach with facilities...

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Eugene, Oregon
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I simply can't say enough good things about the HI-Nantucket hostel. The historic building is gorgeous, the beachside location is incredible, and the staff are friendly, competent, and helpful. I could not believe my luck at stumbling onto this place about two weeks before my trip -- $35/night to stay on Nantucket! But it was even better than I expected....

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Morristown, New Jersey
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Two mom's and 4 kids stayed in family room. We had the best experience ever!!! The property was magnificent, location spectacular and staff warm and friendly. We enjoyed making our own meals and talking with the other guests. Loved the outdoor showers and fire pit chats at night. We stayed 3 nights and wished we planned more!

Thank christine L
Morristown, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 July 2016

We had the opportunity to stay for three nights at Star of the Sea Hostel. We learned of the accomodation through the Girl Scouts website. We arrived to the peaceful seaside surrounding by taxi (about 3 miles or so ) out of town. David greeted us and since we arrived early allowed us to place our luggage in the main...

1Thank Lauren M
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 13 June 2016

I stayed for three days in early June and absolutely loved the place. It is right on the edge of the beach and the views from the peak in the hostel are awesome. Janice, the manager was very friendly and accommodating. She gives you an epic narration of the history of the hostel from the time when it was a...

Thank Margaret A
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Hints and tips: It's 3 miles out of town and not all buses run until July - check the Wave website. The nearest stop is a mile or so away I think but I'm not sure. Taxis charge $12 from the airport. What you save on staying here you can spend on bike hire, brought to you at the hostel...

Thank BetsyFamily_13
Reviewed 14 March 2016

A great Hostel that sits just above the beach. Walk down a path threw the dunes and your ocean front. This was the very first hostel I ever stayed in. It was a big space in an old Coast guard station. It is off the beaten path in a residential area of homes. The bus stop in at the end...

Thank Clickchicky
Seymour, Connecticut
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Clean rooms, clean kitchen, ample breakfast, great location. Surprisingly "older" crowd (45+). Your fellow guests make (or break) your stay - so it's purely "Potluck". We met some truly wonderful, interesting people during my stay. Most lovely of all, was Jacques, a 75+ year old French New Yorker. Also some delightful Liverpudlians in the mix. Sadly, it never fails to...

3Thank Snowwhite1Dwarf
West Warwick, Rhode Island
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

This is one of the hostels that I would travel to just to hang out at the hostel. Located across the street from surf side beach, you don't need to go much further. Opposite side of the island from the hustle and bustle of town, it's is serene and relaxing hanging out and grilling food, having a bonfire, watching the...

2Thank cpeters220
Brookline, MA
Reviewed 4 September 2015

As always, wonderful management by Janice and friends on one of God's little acres. Clean as a whistle, everywhere, from kitchen to dorms to tidy outdoor area. Janice and company make you feel like you are a welcome guest in their own home. Tons of beach towels, boogie boards (mini surfboards) provided. Outdoor showers (heavenly on a hot night, and,...

4Thank deborah_sangabriel

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Hostel was built in 1873 as Nantucket's first life-saving station, the 'Star of the Sea', so of ocourse, it is located right on the beach. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Star of the Sea Hostel

Address: 31 Western Ave, Surfside, Nantucket, MA 02554-4408
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Nantucket
Price Range: $68 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Star of the Sea Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 49
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“rent the private room that sleeps 5, you just need to pay for 5 people ($200 is still a bargain)”
364christinel, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“its a hostel, so you get a bunk. The earlier you arrive at check in time the more choices you will have of bunks.”
Clickchicky, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are quite excellent!”
deborah_sangabriel, 4 Sep 2015 | Read review
“women's dorm room is in the main building, safe and secure!”
JanaI_11, 3 Sep 2014 | Read review
“female dorm looked nice and has cupola outlook which is nice- I was in coed dorm which was fine. Hostel is at end of beach bus route which stops around 5:30 pm so good to rent a bike or have other means of transport, about 3 miles to town”
Fearlessmsla, 28 Aug 2014 | Read review
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