In Chinatown, the brand new International Hostel building charges as low $55/night for an overnight stay. The package includes Free breakfast and Wifi.
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Ramada Inn and The Copley House are traditional hotels. They have January room rates with amenities for $200 or $300 for 3 nights respectively.
This Ramada is in Dorchester, the Copley House is in the Back Bay. Hostels have private rooms and shared co-ed dorm like rooms with bath and shower.
The International Hostel in Chinatown competes with the 40 Berkley Street building to rent hi-quality rooms for the cheapest possible prices. And because international tourists and students travel to Boston in fewer number until Spring, their rates are lower today.