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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2010

Several people have compared this place to a homeless shelter. They are not exaggerating. I have seen prison rooms in movies that look more welcoming than this dump. I felt very unsafe at this place (the rooms had a single old, weak lock). The men's bathrooms had a double shared shower, if you're in the mood for dating I suppose.... More 

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Barcelona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2009

Hello! I spent one weekend in september in YMCA Greater Boston whilst I was in NYC for three weeks. As I've seen in Tripadvisor I thought it was to be a hell, a pigsty or something like that. I was really prepared when I put my feet on the YMCA. I've arrived on the morning, at 13 more or less.... More 

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Lincoln
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2009

Rooms are very small and there is no A/C... they give you fans but if you are planning to go in the summer and find it difficult to sleep in a bed of seat...... GO ELSEWHERE but great location

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2007

Arrived on a Sunday and the girl at the front desk was slow but super friendly. She pulled out city maps and helped us find our way around. The more you ask the more info you get. We were supposed to get a semi private room that we would share a bathroom with 1 other room ended up in a... More 

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NSW Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2007

This YMCA was not worth the money. The front staff were unprofessional. The place felt like a half way house. None of the urinals worked and the only shower that worked was the shared double shower. Mirrors were missing from the washbasins, so a simple shave became a hassle. The room smelt and was noisy (traffic and snoring from next... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2006

we stayed here one night in june. we had a private double bedroom with shared bathroom. the room was pretty small and not very clean (no a/c), the bathrooms were ok but i did not see the shower since i decided not to take one. it is a huge builing, some students from the nearby university live there so in... More 

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northern ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2006

we wanted to cry when we arrived here having stayed at a lovely hotel in new york. the hostel is indeed a homeless shelter which we found to be quite apparent.the toilets were the most disturbing part of our stay as the females showers were communal and not the cleanest. as a young woman i did not feel safe in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2006

The writer who described this place as a rehab facility and the guests as "inmates" was right on the money. I concur with everything he said. The only thing I can add is the terrible noise: people slamming doors and yelling or talking loud in the halls all night, with no consideration at all for others (paper-thin thin walls and... More 

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San Francisco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2004

This is a homeless shelter that rents rooms. The main lobby is lavish, but once you get upstairs (3rd Floor) you have a locked mental ward and rehab client's rooms all around you. The men's shared bathroom should be condemned. Broken toilets and urinals are the majority. Toothless women "inmates" are even in-and-out of the men's bathrooms lookin for their... More 

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