Short-Term Housing

Do you need to make a quick trip to Boston? For students and parents who need a place to stay for a few days or a week or two, guest houses and hotels can be a good option for comfortable accommodations. Many hotels across the city have special Boston University discounts, and hotels close to the Boston University Medical Campus have a special medical campus rate.

Students who intend to stay in Boston for a few weeks up to a couple of months may want to look at the short-term rental suggestions offered here and research the websites. Most short-term rentals offer furnished studio or one-bedroom apartments. Many guest houses may offer a rental on a month-to-month basis.

If you are looking for housing during a rotation or elective, or a short-term sublet, you should consider the options offered here as well as research the short-term sublets on student specific websites.

Short-Term Options

40 Berkeley Street Hostel ESL Apartments Friend Street Hostel
40 Berkeley Street Park Drive 234 Friend Street
Boston, MA 02116 Boston, MA 02115 Boston, MA 02114
617-375-2524 857-350-3556 617-934-2413
Hostelling International Boston Men Only International Fellowship House International Guest House
19 Stuart Street 386 Marlborough Street 237 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116 Boston, MA 02115 Boston, MA 02116
617-536-9455 617-267-0877 617-437-1975

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 Buckingham Business Apartments CAJ House
Boston and Cambridge 240 Commonwealth Avenue 45 Worcester Street; 677 Tremont Street
617-491-3585 Boston, MA 02116 Boston, MA 02118
617-536-5510 617-803-4279
Corporate Housing by Owner Dyer Properties Furnished Quarters
877-333-2426 10 Brainerd Road 221 Massachusetts Avenue, #202
Boston, MA 02134 Boston, MA 02116
617-232-7844 617-236-4908
J.E. Furnished Rentals Quincy J.E. Furnished Rentals Waltham Maverick Empire
33 Furnace Avenue 345 Lincoln Street, #2 245 Newbury Street
Quincy, MA 02169 Waltham, MA 02451 Boston, MA 02116
617-479-4110 781-894-3150 617-236-4908

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. At Home in Boston Global Immersions, Inc.
48 Taylor Street 15 Cedar Road PO Box 71
Needham, MA 02494 Chestnut Hill, MA 02167 Watertown, MA 02471
781-449-9733 617-277-6444 617-484-4055

Short-Term on a Budget

Boston Craigslist Housing Sublet & Temporary – a sublet/swap system that requires its users to have a valid .edu email address. - a sublet searching database, includes many cities, some listings are available for free, but many of them are not.

Additional Websites


Bed and Breakfast Associates Bay Colony

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 your own risk.

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