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Berkeley YMCA

2001 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
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Berkeley YMCA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011

The location - a short walk from the BART station and downtown Berkeley's restaurant row - was perfect. I had one of the private rooms with a twin bed which was shabby but clean and well secured - place had a very secure feel. Bed had a hard mattress which I prefer to one that is soft and caving in.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2010

I needed a cheap option for a recent trip to Berkeley, and the YMCA turned out to be a perfect choice. It's spartan, but has reasonable amenities for hostel or dormitory type lodging. Just don't expect luxury or style, and you'll be fine. Rooms are private, single or double. Individual, locking bathrooms (with hairdryers!) and showers are down the hall.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2008

If your objective is to save $ but not camp on the streets- this is a great option. Don't think holiday inn but nice flea bag and you'll be fine. At times it felt like a homeless shelter as they did have at one times an assisted living program that they discontinued five years ago. Thing is- they can't kick... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2007

I am writing this review while staying at the YMCA "hotel" for three weeks in July/August 2007. The turn-offs for this place are the following: no overnight guests, common bathrooms and showers, basic rooms. These qualities make it more like a hostel than a hotel, but you do get your own bedroom. The main turn-on, however, is the price for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2007

I stayed at the Berkeley YMCA Hotel the evenings of 13-16 December 2006. I tried making a reservation with the hotel a little less than three weeks before my anticipated visit and was told that they were completely booked. However, I was later able to make a reservation through the HostelWorld.com hosteling web site -- all I needed to do... More 

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