Hostelling International chose a historic building on the edge of Boston’s Theater District for its street-level storefronts and spacious floors. Working alongside Stegman Associates (Associate Architects), Bergmeyer developed the multifaceted program, which guided space planning and informed the selection of furniture and finishes. Capitalizing on the innate efficiency of hostel accommodations and building on adaptive reuse as a strategy, the team designed a hostel that earned LEED Silver certification. Sustainable and energy efficient features include high-performance space heating and cooling systems, building envelope enhancements, high recycled-content furniture and finishes, bicycle storage, reduced lighting power density, and regionally-sourced recycled building materials. Rather than specify photovoltaic panels, the design incorporates solar thermal panels to optimize hot water heating, a significant portion of HI’s energy consumption. Signage and QR codes encourage travelers to learn more about the building’s integrated sustainable strategy.
Hostel guided "Green Tour" offered at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm. The tour will be of the 1st and 2nd floor's green features. A short Boston Hostel Opening video will be playing in the community room
Saturday: 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am-6pm
19 Stuart Street, Boston, 02116
Hosteling International Boston
Architect: Bergmeyer Associates
617.536.9455 | Wheelchair Accessible