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40 Berkeley Hostel Reviews

40 Berkeley Street, MA, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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81%

Rating
1572 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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66%

The lobby is new and cleaned but the rooms and bathrooms are just the opposite!


54%

I was able to get my key out of the box without asking. The corridor looked more like a prison. The lady at the check in made an error in the pricing, guys at breakfast weren't friendly. If you're looking for a budget place to stay, go to hostelling international in Stuart Street, in com in compagnon it

  • 14th May 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


66%

Staffs were very kind except one woman. Community bathroom is not good, but it's okay.


89%

We had a nice stay here. The breakfast is great but a little early in the morning and the senior staff were incredibly helpful!


94%

This was a n enjoyable place to stay. Close to the city and subway system as well as many of the sites in Boston.

  • 7th May 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


74%

Please clarify the description of the rooms, and that bathrooms are shared in each floor.

  • 2nd May 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Bolivia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


49%

The place is okay, but just flat out noisy, noisy & yes more noisy. From inside the building there were a lot of noisy young people or students etc. They need to be reminded to have a little respect for the other guests. Also from inside were noises from the water pipes, when trying to adjust the water temp to a warm level, they would emit a load noise similar to a truck air horn. Then from the outside-- all the traffic noise. Better quality windows would be a good remedy for this.

  • 29th Apr 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


86%

Great place to stay. Highly recommended in terms of value and location. However, if you are looking for party atmosphere look elsewhere. This is not a youth hostel. You'll find all types here, ranges from families with kids to elderly to young backpackers.


100%

perfect. just what you need for a stay in Boston.

  • 26th Apr 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Location is brilliant. Only in short distance is Boston Common and South Station. The breakfast was a little bit too much in oil (bacon). The atmosphere in that room was strange. You won't get the hostel-feeling, because you get each other out of the way. Maybe it's the pont that the hostel is a bigger one. It's a really professional hostel and nearly a hotel.


91%

It was very good. everything was very clean bathrooms, rooms. Even though room was very clean, as soon as you enter the smell is very bad and strong. It smells like very old or a dirty sweated t-shirt. But the floor, bed, every other thing was very clean...just the smell in the room was very bad. Probably it was the old furniture?

  • 24th Apr 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

40 Berkeley feels almost like a hotel if not for the fact that there are no attached washrooms that's all. There is breakfast included and the reception also gives out free cookies during the day. There is also a popcorn cart located at the far end of the lobby. The location could not have been better, being about a mile from South Station. This helped us save greatly on public transportation. The room was spacious and our triple room had 3 single beds. There weren't any bunks in our room at all


94%

It is great. Ver y helpfull staff.


89%

Excellent value especially for Boston.


77%

It's in a good location and relatively cheap. Downsides: there are many crazy old people staying here and the breakfast is really unhealthy and gross.


80%

The cleanliness outside the rest room can be improved.


97%

Great experience, nice staff gave us many precious advice. Good location.

  • 27th Mar 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

The staff are great people always willing to help you, the location is quiet good. We had a great experience!

  • 26th Mar 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

The staff here were incredibly helpful and down to earth which is a rare thing today. Thank you for running a great business and making our trip that extra bit special!! And god Bless!!!

  • 23rd Mar 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


69%

original room had a ceiling leak, staff were helpful in moving us. Rooms smelled kind of musty. Good breakfast service included.

  • 18th Mar 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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