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.com – a sublet/swap system that requires its users to have a valid .edu email address.
Sublet.com – a sublet searching database, includes many cities, some listings are available for free, but many of them are not.
Nesterly.com – 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
|Found Places Boston Fenway Inn#||ESL Apartments #|
|12 Hemenway Street||Park Drive|
|Boston, MA 02115||Boston, MA 02115|
|Hosteling International Boston #||International Fellowship House #|
|19 Stuart Street||386 Marlborough Street (Men Only)|
|Boston, MA 02116||Boston, MA 02115|
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 #||Churchill Living #|
|Boston and Cambridge||240 Commonwealth Avenue||Multiple Locations|
|617-491-3585||Boston, MA 02116||Boston and Cambridge|
|Corporate Housing by Owner #||STARS of Boston||Furnished Quarters #|
|877-333-2426||1583 Beacon Street||221 Massachusetts Avenue, #202|
|Brookline, MA 02446||Boston, MA 02116|
|J.E. Furnished Rentals Quincy||J.E. Furnished Rentals Waltham||Maverick Empire #|
|33 Furnace Avenue||345 Lincoln Street, #2||Five locations in Boston|
|Quincy, MA 02169||Waltham, MA 02451||877-795-4387|
|Newbury Associates #||Oakwood #
||The Upton #|
|Back Bay/Kenmore Sq. Locations||877-902-0832||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|
|FLS Housing Services #|
|131 Tremont Street|
|Boston, MA 02111|
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.