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40 Berkeley

40 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Best way to make a reservation is directly on the 40Berkeley website rather than a 'third party' such as hostel-bookers which works out cheaper and more reliable. Rooms are very basic (bed, desk and storage space) with shared communal bathrooms. Helpful friendly staff on hand 24 hours. Free WiFi available, but no longer serves breakfast. Basic recreation room, coffee machine... More 

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Sibiu, Romania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for one night while visiting Boston. I made a late online reservation, but I got a room with 2 twin beds with shared bathrrom for about $150. I think that's a good price for the start of October, and it's just a 15 minute walk to get to downtown Boston from the hostel. The room is quite basic,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So it's cheap and clean enough. The bathrooms are nicely remodeled. Our room felt very dorm-y and cold. They don't serve breakfast anymore. I literally think this place is half hostel/half nursing home. Very weird vibe in this place. I felt safe and it's waking distance to a lot of cool spots. But if you're a fan of hostels and... More 

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Edward D, Manager at 40 Berkeley, responded to this review

Hi Ac862, Thank you for taking the time to review us, it seems that you had a nice stay with us but were taken by surprise by something that you saw while you were here so I wanted to let you know a little about our history. Our Building at one time was the YWCA, in fact is was the... More 

Leuven, Belgium
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights in early august. I did not book this myself, but a hostel on itself isn't always that bad. We got a bit dissapointed though. I'll start with the positive things: the hostel is located close (5 mins walk) a large subway station, staff is VERY friendly and wifi (yet slow) is provided everywhere as... More 

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Bogor, Indonesia
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13 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my friend recommended me to stay in this hostel. And here I am, when I first checked in, I love their spacious lobby area. They have many comfortable white couch around. They also provide the guest with common room, where you can chit-chat with other guest, play pool, watch movies, and get a snack from vending machine. For... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place - clean, cheap, and in the center of town. One note: they no longer offer a complimentary breakfast. You can't beat the prices, and the staff are professional and friendly. Free wife abounds, and there's ample space to work.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really want to like this place but I just couldn't. So, the service we got on check in was great! He was really helpful. Told us when we checked out that they could store our bags and we could hang around if we needed to both after checkout and before- since we arrived a couple of hrs before check... More 

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Edward D, Manager at 40 Berkeley, responded to this review

Hi Youngtravelleras Thank you for taking the time to review us, it doesn’t seem that you had a bad experience with us as much as we didn’t meet your expectations and for that I am sorry. Yes breakfast was discontinued at 40 Berkeley in August of 2014 and if we did make a mistake and not take care of you... More 

Munich, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel was easy to find. Located in the Back Bay area, just a few blocks from Trinity Square. The staff was very polite and helpful. The building looks quite old. The rooms are not really modern but for the budget absolutely okay. Bed could have been more comfortable. Shared bathrooms' cleanliness was acceptable: while sinks & toilets were clean... More 

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Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I stayed for a week at 40 Berkeley as I have to attend conference at Harvard. The room is reasonable. The breakfast is very good for a hostel. The subway is 5 mins walking distance. The chinatown is 2 stops away. Helpful staff.

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Parkdale, Victoria, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This is a cheap hotel, not a hostel. The only good thing was the free popcorn at night. There was no breakfast, pretty much no kitchen, there was only a microwave and toaster. They could not even offer you a mug for coffee or a plate/fork. The desk will give you plastic cutlery-no recycling bins either. Room and bathrooms are... More 

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Address: 40 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 100
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