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 on a Budget

rotatingroom.coma 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. – intergenerational home-share service for 1+ month rentals. Short-term renters live with homeowners, often older adults, who have empty rooms available.

Any listings below marked with a#indicate properties within two miles from the Boston University Medical Campus

Short-Term Options

Found Places Boston Fenway Inn# ESL Apartments #
12 Hemenway Street Park Drive
Boston, MA 02115 Boston, MA 02115
857-250-2785 857-350-3556
Hosteling International Boston # International Fellowship House #
19 Stuart Street 386 Marlborough Street (Men Only)
Boston, MA 02116 Boston, MA 02115
617-536-9455 617-267-0877

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 Churchill Living #
Boston and Cambridge Multiple Locations
617-491-3585 Boston and Cambridge
STARS of Boston Furnished Quarters #
1583 Beacon Street 221 Massachusetts Avenue, #202
Brookline, MA 02446 Boston, MA 02116
617-855-9576 617-236-4908
J.E. Furnished Rentals Quincy Maverick Suites #
33 Furnace Avenue Five locations in Boston
Quincy, MA 02169 877-795-4387
Newbury Associates # The Upton #
Back Bay/Kenmore Sq. Locations 617-266-0011

Back Bay Suites # CAJ House  #
269 Commonwealth Avenue 2 South End Locations
Boston, MA 02116 617-939-1188

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. Our Home, Boston Global Immersions, Inc.
48 Taylor Street 857-302-0151 PO Box 71
Needham, MA 02494 Watertown, MA 02471
781-449-9733 617-484-4055
FLS Housing Services #
131 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02111

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.