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40 Berkeley Hostel Reviews

40 Berkeley Street, MA, Boston, USA

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73%

Rating
1627 Total Reviews
  • 68%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 68%Atmosphere
  • 65%Cleanliness
  • 66%Facilities

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37%

Don't stay here. Is is so overpriced, especially for what you get. The rooms are poor, the bathrooms even worse. Not clean. We were freezing in our beds. This is also a place where elderly live, it is a bit creepy. The breakfast? Well, there is a café called Flour nearby, it will be your best friend... Awful experience. And expensive which makes it worse...


86%

40 Berkeley was our only option for a private room during the specific dates and while our stay ended up being significantly cheaper than what it would have been at a hotel, we felt that it was overpriced. $56 per person/night is a lot to pay to sleep in a run down dorm with old, equally run down bathroom facilities. Breakfast is good though, as is the location.


100%

Very funny! I loved the "movie room" with popcorn! :-) Thank you very much for all


71%

No one told us the breakfast was until 9 during the week. The rooms are very small and not very comfortable for the price compare to hostel we have been in the usa. But the location is perfect , the garden is very nice. So there is some renovation to make, some learning for the staff about customer service (at the food service)and it's will be much better.

  • 18th May 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Breakfast is included, you get eggs, bacon, pancakes, oatmeal and fruit. Stayed in a double on the 7th floor - amazing views over the Copley skyline. Room was clean, bathroom was fine as well. A bit pricey but probably the best value for money you can get in Boston.


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.


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