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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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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Budget accommodation in beautiful Back Bay. Walking distance to freedom trail and trains. Room was basic but clean. Beds were comfy. Bathrooms in need of tlc on both nights we were there there was no hot water after 9pm. None of the extras identified in the listing were available. Breakfast is no longer being served but if you ask you... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Family of 3 looking for cheap weekend in Boston to attend a Broadway show. Stayed here for less than half of ANY hotel in town. That being said, we did our homework and knew what we were in store for. Nasty bathrooms? The 6th floor has a brand new women's bathroom so we asked for 6th floor. Dirty? I wouldn't... More

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Lancashire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I knew 40Berkeley was a hostel when I booked it - but I was not prepared for how bad it would be- I felt like crying when I got to the room. It was expensive for a hostel too (we had a twin room with shared bathroom- £78 pn), especially to find the breakfast was not included in the price... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I should've paid better attention when reserving this on Booking.com. This is a HOSTEL, not a hotel. You can get a room with private bath (which we had) for $250. NO parking, we ended up paying $60 to park our car overnight about 5 blocks away. No A/C so it was uncomfortable in July during our stay. Wasn't close enough... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We hated this place!!! The room was tiny, dirty and stank as did the bed and sheets. We had a room on the 7th floor and it was extremely hot. If you opened the window for some air it was then extremely noisy from the street noise and didn't really help to cool the room anyway. My partner and i... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

40 Berkeley is more like the hostels that you find in Europe, with an international clientele to match. When we arrived, there was a long line for check-in at about 6 pm. One clerk was speaking in French, the other in Chinese. This place is very well-located and affordable; it is not the Ritz or even the Hampton Inn, but... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived to check in and stood at the counter for a good 10 minutes while female staff chatted amongst themselves. Finally someone asked if we needed something. They were disorganized, unprofessional and indifferent. What did they think we were standing there for?? The room was on the 7th floor and really hot with a dirt stained floor and a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights at the beginning of September 2014. The staff were friendly and helpful and the hostel itself is very keen. Caters to a wide variety of wants and desires including private or dormitory sleeping conditions.The location of the hostel was great within walking distance of the city centre and harbour. The offer of free popcorn, coffee... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot more expensive than when I stayed in 2011 but the best price for a private room in a good location in the South End. Think college dorm and you'll know what you're getting. Clean rooms and bathrooms.

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Regina, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location was good, the price was good, the staff at the front was friendly and helpful. I loved the popcorn and free coffee and available laundry. The public washroom/showers were very clean and worked properly. The room was spartan, but clean. The WiFi was good. I thought the location was great, walking distance from major attractions and about a... More

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Address: 40 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston
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