Friendly Crossways Hostel in Harvard Massachusetts
Friendly Crossways Hostel Harvard Boston Massachusetts Budget Lodgings Accommodations


Managers: Mary and Keith Turner

Accommodations: For up to 70 people in dormitory and private rooms.

Address: 247 Littleton County Road, Harvard, MA 01451 USA

Telephone/Fax: 978-456-9386

Payment Accepted: Traveller's cheques and cash.

Activities/Attractions: Within 10 minutes of the hostel is the tiny New England town of Harvard with:

  • summer outdoor concerts
  • spectacular fall foliage
  • sledding on the common in the winter
  • orchards full of apple blossoms in the spring

Learn about Shaker communal life and Native Americans at Fruitlands in Harvard. There are miles of country roads suitable for bicycling as well as hiking and mountain biking trails, some bike rail trails and wildlife conservation areas in Harvard and adjacent towns as well as canoeing or kayaking on the Nashua River with Nashoba Paddler.


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General Information: Welcome to Friendly Crossways Hostel ... situated in Harvard, Massachusetts apple country, this smoke-free hostel and conference center has been a special place for retreats, seminars, conferences, and workshops since 1946.

First licensed in 1947 by American Youth Hostels (now Hostelling International), this hostel also provides inexpensive accommodations for individual travelers on a budget. Features include:

  • The kitchen is fully equipped with two stoves, ovens, sinks and refrigerators, and pots, pans and dining ware
  • Free coffee and tea
  • Free pick-up from the commuter rail train stop (Littleton/495) with 24 hour notice
  • Free bikes
  • Rec room with ping-pong table
  • Common room with video player
  • The main dorm can sleep up to 25; a sleeping loft has 10 twin beds. There are 13 private and family bedrooms with one to three beds
  • Blankets, pillows, hand-made quilts and sheets are included in the rate
  • The facility is situated on 4 acres of lawn with volleyball, softball, basketball and soccer set-ups, surrounded by 40 acres of organic gardens, forest and corn fields
  • There is ample parking on and near the facility
  • Wheel chair accessible
  • Large meeting spaces include the 24x50 dining hall with banquet seating for 70, with a fireplace; and a 24x36 conference room furnished with comfortable couches and overstuffed chairs

Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars)

$20-56/night plus 5.7% Massachusetts lodging tax.

Rate includes: A set of sheets and pillow case, along with blankets and pillows are included as well as use of the kitchen. Towels may be rented for $1 each.