If Hostelling International is sold out, this might be an acceptable fallback. The location, a half-block from North Station, is the main selling point. The clientele tends toward young international backpackers who don’t mind the noisy location and lack of elevator in the three-story building. Bunk beds are in 6- and 10-person rooms (all male, all female, and mixed). The hostel has a kitchenette, laundry facilities, TV, and air-conditioning; rates include bed linens but not towels, which are available for rent.