Some hostels have a rep of being grimy and outdated – not this one. HI Boston is chic and right downtown. (Free wi-fi and breakfast are also selling points.)
A retro and insanely cool “Rock Hotel” right next to Fenway Park. Ridiculously cheap for the area and definitely photoworthy.
Formerly known as the Charles Street Jail. You once had to commit crimes to stay in places like this.
Rent a tiny, ~100 square foot microcabin in the woods and escape for a weekend. Locations are kept secret but guaranteed to be no more than two hours drive from Boston.