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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
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent localization. Well maintained bathrooms and clean bed sheets and towels. Good accommodation. Staff very kind. Best cost benefit!! Next time in Boston, it's gonna be our choice of booking....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a conference to attend in Boston, and the price of the conference hotel rooms was insane. I joked with my co-workers about staying in a hostel instead of at the hotel, but when I found 40B on the internet I decided to actually go for it. I've been to numerous hostels, both in the US and abroad -... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent three nights at Berkeley 40, Boston, and well, I guess if I would have known what it was like, I would have spent some more money for a better place. I was sleeping in a single room with a shared bathroom. The room was clean, but the bed was awful. I'm not a heavy person, but I could... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived just before midnight from Australia, and were greated with smiles. Small double room, great bed, totally clean,, bathroom across the hall. Close to everything including coffee and restaruants plus plus plus. Just being in the lobby and the garden is nice.We will go again.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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 January 12, 2015 via mobile

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 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

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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