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Short-Term Options

40 Berkeley Street Hostel
40 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116
Bethany Union
Women Only
256 Newbury Street
Boston, MA  02116

ESL Apartments
Park Drive
Boston, MA 02115

Friend Street Hostel
234 Friend Street
Boston, MA 02114

Hostelling International Boston
19 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116
International Fellowship House
(Men Only)
386 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA 02115

International Guest House
237 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116

Short-Term Rentals

If you are looking for accommodations for a month or more, these organizations can generally provide furnished studio or one-bedroom apartments.

ABP Apartments
Boston and Cambridge
Buckingham Business Apartments
240 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

CAJ House
45 Worcester Street; 677 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118

Dyer Properties
10 Brainerd Road
Boston, MA 02134
Furnished Quarters
221 Massachusetts Avenue, #202
Boston, MA 02116

J.E. Furnished Rentals Quincy
33 Furnace Avenue
Quincy, MA 02169
J.E. Furnished Rentals Waltham
345 Lincoln Street, #2
Waltham, MA 02451

Maverick Empire
245 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116


In a homestay, a student (generally international) lives with an American family in between one and six months, and usually has their own bedroom, bathroom, and access to the kitchen. Homestays are often less expensive than other housing options, but they also offer a little less privacy.

Boston Homestay Inc.
48 Taylor Street
Needham, MA 02494
At Home in Boston
15 Cedar Road
Chestnut Hill, MA 02167

Global Immersions, Inc.
PO Box 71
Watertown, MA 02471

Short-Term on a Budget

Boston Craigslist Housing Sublet & Temporary

Rotating Room – a sublet/swap system that requires its users to have a valid .edu email address.

Sublet – a sublet searching database, includes many cities, some listings are available for free, but many of them are not.

Additional Websites




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Housing Resource provides information to Boston University Medical Campus students, faculty and staff members solely as a courtesy.  Boston University does not endorse any companies and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of listings with the office.  Contact with the persons and companies listed herein must be conducted independently and at you own risk.

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