Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Downtown Berkeley YMCA Hotel and Residence is an eclectic mix of Hotel and Hostel, a Host-Tel you might say. Perfect for younger travelers. All 78 rooms are located on the very secure 3rd and 4th floors of the YMCA building. Each room is private and each floor is equipped with 5 bathrooms located a convenient stroll down the hall. There is a shared lounge and a newly remodeled shared kitchen on its 3rd floor. During their stay, all guests of the hotel have full access to the many YMCA amenities in the facility located on the floors below.

The Downtown Berkeley YMCA Hotel and Residence is conveniently located one block from BART in the heart of Berkeley’s transforming and vibrant downtown city center. People from around the world come to Berkeley seeking world-renowned restaurants, Broadway class live performances, museums, shops and arts. Along the way, they discover fabulous diversions, and a bit of themselves. So come, explore, and be a little Berkeley.

Accommodation is only for people 18 years or older due to the share bathrooms and toilets in the building.
***Please note tax is not included in the rates shown online. A 13% tax will be charged to any stay at the Y that is 29 days or less for the City of Berkeley.*** View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 7.0

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 6.0

  • Cleanliness 7.0

  • Facilities 7.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    20 Feb 2020
    This YMCA/hotel was a great place to come back to after being out and around. The staff was friendly, the bedrooms and bathrooms were very clean and overall , an A-plus with feeling secure also. Will stay here again.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    24 Jan 2020
    Super job y'all. Thank you!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    03 Jan 2020
    Came to Berkeley fir a concert. Was delighted to be So close to freight and salvage. Staff was helpful and friendly. The place was ckean, with basic amenities— all that I needed. Reasonable cost for location. Would book there again
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 8.0


    22 Jan 2020
    Close to Downtown and BART station!
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    18 Oct 2019
    Security was good, although we did not know that the lock had to be manually set on our door.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    15 Nov 2019
    I only stayed here as it was the only hostel available in Berkeley, therefore I thought the price was a bit steep as I am used to paying dorm prices and here you have to book a twin room. However, despite the price it was a nice place and was very secure, I didn't get a chance to use the facilities but I'm pretty sure there's access to the YMCA gym etc. As a solo female traveller I felt pretty safe both inside and outside the hostel.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    13 Aug 2019
    The hotel is located just a few minutes from BART station, very convenient. The room was very simple. There was a refrigerator in a room. The bed mattress was a bit too soft, there were many spill stains on the carpet, and looked quite dirty. Housekeeping provided two medium sized towels every day, but they said the room is cleaned up and bed are made only upon the check out, not everyday. They cleaned common areas such as bathrooms, toilets, and kitchen Mon-Fri but not on weekend.
    Japan, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    29 May 2021
    In Berkeley. The gym portion was closed while I was there. The check-in process was so-so. If you're visiting folks in the East Bay, it's a great spot to stay. Otherwise, stay in San Francisco unless the price is extremely right (even if it means taking BART across the bay to visit).
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 3.1


    28 Sep 2019
    Don’t stay here. It’s overpriced for what it is. The staff wasn’t welcoming and the place just felt sketchy. As a female guest I wouldn’t have wanted to stay here on my own.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 3.1


    14 Aug 2019
    Worst experience ever! We are 2 UCB students that stayed in the hotel for 3 nights (it was supposed to be 5 nights) Bad atmosphere, rooms are very small and full of dust. The "hotel" team dont try to help with anything and always try to postpone evrything to the next shift. We did checkout 2 days earlier and eversince we are trying to contact the hotel manager to get our promised refund, with no success. The hotel is cheap compare to other Berkeley hotels but deffinitley dont worth it.
    Israel, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Centre
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Key Card Access
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Towels for hire