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Greater Boston YMCA

316 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
Greater Boston YMCA
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

When we first arrived it reminds you like a school/college - there's wooden floor boards everywhere, a tiny jail like elevator and the decor is very bland. The room we got given was a great room, very spacious with separated rooms inside for four people. However, our friends were also in a room for four people, and theirs was a... More 

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15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

No air con but you rent a fan for a deposit. The bed had a plastic covering, not very comfortable either. Quite noisy and a bit far out. But there is a train station near by. Personally I would pay more and stay elsewhere next time.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

The room is tiny, and the only window we had was scary to use. the bathroom are awful and crowded. the atmosphere is nagitive. It isnt so close to anywhere in the city. We left a day ahead of plan. just dont go there.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

This is very much a hostel, not a cheap hotel by any means. BUT, if a hostel with private rooms is what you're after - great! It's very clean, staff are friendly and it's well located. We booked a twin room and it was basically a single room with bunk beds. It is a little bit dated and the rooms... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

I stayed at the YMCA for 3 nights and I have to say that it is not as bad as lot of people write and say. My friend and I shared a room with a bunk bed. There was no Air Conditioner in the room wich was quite awful because it was very hot and stuffy. But we got a... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

The building is quite old (I am not sure but it might have been the first YMCA in the US). Therefore you can't expect too much. Our room was small and very basic, but clean. However, it reminds more to a prison cell than to a hostel. If this doesn't matter because you do not plan to spend much time... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

The location is great. But you might not want to stay here, it's $50 a night and only cold showers on the floor where you actually sleep. You can use the gym to have a hot shower, but that's where the roaches come up through the drains. There are other places to stay on Huntington Ave.

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Helsinki, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

Location is great. Room was very hot (no a/c, or even a fan). No wireless internet but internet connection was possible with cable (reception didn't advise us). Lot of rules (no alcoholic drinks).

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Usk, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2011

I stayed here with friends for a couple of nights two weeks ago. Our room was narrow but decent with comfy beds and a desk and a chest of draws. It was clean as were the bathroom facilities which were pretty good. The staff were friendly and helpful. This place does not have a 'hostel' atmosphere simply because it isn't... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2010

Where do I begin? Ok, the stench when you get off the elevator. Is it the garbage stored there in the large bin behind the locked cage door? Is it the general rot of this old building? Is it some of the lifer inmates here? There is this weird chemical/sour smell everywhere, like the alcoholic neighbor I had once who... More 

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