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40 Berkeley Hostel Reviews

40 Berkeley Street, MA, Boston, USA

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72%

Rating
1700 Total Reviews
  • 65%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 68%Atmosphere
  • 66%Cleanliness
  • 65%Facilities

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80%

40Berkeley is located in a great area. We stayed in a private double with shared bathroom facilities and it seemed like they were cleaned every couple of hours. The view we had of downtown Boston was great and we were within walking distance of pretty much everything. The only bummers were that we found no way to control our heating situation, from what we could tell the heat was centrally controlled so it was often stifling and we had to crack a window.


60%

we couldnt use wifi on the first day, so i couldnt search subways or way to get the place. literally ruined whole day. they offered the internet but it costs. also according to the website, they are supposed to provide free breakfast but they didnt since the kitchen is broken.

  • 26th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

Our private double room was ok if a bit tired-looking, but way too hot even after we'd turned the heating off and opened the window. We could also hear a loud generator outside all night. Not ideal! Really think it's expensive for what it was.


63%

The place is clean and safe. There is no kitchen, no breakfast, just you can make yourself a coffe. It is very expensive for hostel standard, but cheap for Boston standard. Location is central and the stuff is friendly. There is a very nice lounge.


74%

A very cool hostel in the very nice South End neighborhood. The location is great and the hostel is big. The hall and the lounge are a little bit to quiet but there are a lot of services. However, there was not a very good smell in the corridors and one of the two showers was broken. It's not the perfect place but it's more than average.


94%

Staff were friendly and helpful. That made our stay more enjoyable.


91%

Is located into the good area in Boston and have good transportation

  • 9th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


49%

Bien placé, les chambres sont vieilles et odorantes. Le rapport qualité/prix n'y est pas. Seuls points positifs : personnel agréable et la bonne localisation de l'auberge.


40%

Elevator broke down. Room was dusty. Towers where small. Internet slow. Price really high.

  • 8th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


49%

Shared toilet need to be cleaned. In the morning I found the floor flood with water.

  • 6th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


86%

地理位置非常好,门口有很好吃的早餐,也有免费咖啡喝。 房间非常小,浴室还算干净,就是睡觉非常吵~第二天一晚没睡着,都是汽车的声音!

  • 27th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

But the rooms which are near or on Berkeley street are very too noisy during the night. There is to much traffic in the night. You must have some very good earplugs. What a shame !


89%

we spend a night, 4 people. a friend of mine that was stolen were wallets at night in Boston, the staff made sure that my friend is firm bank account and for reassurance. Thank you to them!

  • 22nd Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

They dont have kichen. This should be very clear in the website and not just ommited


100%

the hostel is amazing, it's more like hotel not hostel. you should defenetly choose 40 berkeley.


57%

only one shower was working on our floor


20%

Me han cobrado el precio total al acabar la estancia, cuando ya pague el 12% por adelantado al hacer la reserva. En el hostel no tenian constancia del pago del adelanto, por lo que tuve que pagar el 100% al llegar alli, perdiendo la fianza. Al hacer la reserva con ustedes, me dijeron expresamente (en el correo que mandaron), que el adelanto era parte del pago total y que luego se descontaria del precio total, cosa que no sucedió. Agradecería que me devolviesen el importe que adelanté.

  • 6th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

eThank you - my stay was excellent. One thing I would recommand is to set a time limit at night. how long guest can sit in the inside garden and be noisy. My room was facing N, while great to have a garden below, it was incredibly disturbing when on the last night buest were still yelling around after midnght. Thank you for your time I will book 40 Berkely again. Best Renee Hills

  • 4th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


34%

c'est une catastrophe . Auberge des années 60 . Qualité de la literie 1920 . Qualité de la clim 1800. Ne jamaiss choisir cet établissement


77%

The common area is great, we really appreciated the popcorn, pool table, book shelves and couches. The actual rooms themselves are just average, but that is to be expected. Bathrooms were relatively clean.

  • 30th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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