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40 Berkeley Hostel Reviews

40 Berkeley Street, MA, Boston, USA

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71%

Rating
1698 Total Reviews
  • 64%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 68%Atmosphere
  • 64%Cleanliness
  • 64%Facilities

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86%

Great location. Staffed desk was helpful. No bike rack, and breakfast wasn't great but no kitchen or fridge to store your own food.


60%

Shared bathrooms weren't very clean. The room itself was somewhat cleaner but still pretty dusty. The room is sober: a simple bed, two desks and a wardrobe. One wall is painted, the rest is grey. The location is fantastic, a 15 minute walk from the Boston Public Gardens and the staff is friendly and helpful.

  • 15th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

Great stay. Nice breakfast. Would always come again!

  • 12th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


46%

Positive points : Lobby and patio are very comfortable and convenient. Wifi in room works great. Hostel is conveniently located. Where they need to improve : Staff is not welcoming. Rooms look like army dorms in the '60s. The bed is more a camp bed. That can be sufficient when it is cheap but at 100$ per night that feels really crappy. Showers are old and some are broken, and most of time not clean. You share 4 showers (2men and 2 women) for a whole floor. Breakfast is awful (fat and untasty


74%

Bathrooms were not clean enough. There was not air conditioning. Staff very kind. Breakfast ok.


94%

It's a really nice place. The only thing that wasn't great was the time for breakfast, that is just from 7-9 am.


80%

excelle value, location and breakfst. Beds comfrtable. Room (win bedded) decet size. could do with a few more coat hangers.

  • 23rd Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

Clean and comfortable hostel, good location, staff very helpful and friendly.

  • 21st Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


46%

Yet another complaint about the lack of air con, not only was the room warm it felt 20 degrees warmer in the room than out side and the presence of a fan in the hallway does nothing more than create noise. The room was clean and the general areas were nice

  • 21st Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

During my stay just a shower were working on my floor.. that was definitely not enough..

  • 20th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


40%

Its a very old hotel. No air condition, very hot in the day. Its hard to stay in room during the day time. A little expensive. Breakfast is suck.


80%

good location, close to downtown

  • 20th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


54%

For a hostel it was OK. It could be cleaner in the rooms and specialy in the bathrooms. The room itself was way to small

  • 10th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


46%

Very poor room equipment, just one chair in a double room, no business office in price included, very poor breakfast, employees at breakfast very unfriendly.

  • 8th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Great place to stay in Boston. Located near public transportation that will take you anywhere you need to go in the city. My second time staying here, and I will definitely stay again. Great value and we got a free room upgrade!

  • 5th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


86%

Staff extremely helpful. Tiny room and showers a bit gross, otherwise really good facilities.

  • 4th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


51%

The common rooms on the ground floor are very nice. Beautiful terrace, co-working space, cinema room, ... The bedrooms and the bathrooms are old and filthy. I didn't even have curtains in my room. There is a super-loud fan blowing all day long. The staff at reception was friendly but staff at the kitchen couldn't be more unfriendly if they tried. Breakfast wasn't very nice either.

  • 3rd Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


80%

Like the ad for a product I saw recently, "it does exactly what it says on the tin"

  • 3rd Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


71%

Room was horrific, don't sleep for 2 days, becuase of the noise, had an asthma attack because the room was so dusty and it stank. For what we paid would have been better off sleeping in the park!

  • 1st Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

We rented a double room with shared bathroom for 3 nights. The room was spacious and comfortable although quite old-fashioned. The shared bathroom was always clean. Great breakfast with plenty of choice. There is alos a garden for the guests to enjoy during the day. Negative point: the staff was professional enough but not very smiling or friendly.


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