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
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






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





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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