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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Boston is not a cheap city. My hostel cost me about $100 a night. The place was decent enough. You're not going to get a great place here, but if you just want a place to sleep and shower in between going out and exploring its a fine spot to book.

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Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed December 11, 2016

So when you come here, don't expect to much but a friendly and helpfull staff. They doe their very best. The Berkeley is quiet good located; aprox. 20 min.walking distance from the south Station. Right across the street there is a circle K. The Lobby is spacious and free wifi is provided in the Hotel. During the day you can...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed November 23, 2016

My sister and I were travelling cheap through the US in June and our budget for accommodation was in the hostel range, however we didn't want to stay in a 4 bedroom dorm and have to share with 2 other people (like most hostels offered). We found 40 Berkeley to be slightly better price and it allowed us to have...

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Banff, Canada
Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Spent one night in a tiny, private triple room on 5th floor. It was ungodly hot so keep that in mind if you are visiting in the summer. Staff were very helpful and friendly and the hostel has a good atmosphere. I would probably stay here again if back in Boston.

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Reviewed November 13, 2016

This place is simply gross. I'm not one to shy away from staying in hostels when I'm looking to travel on a budget, however me and my partner barely lasted one night in this place before leaving and never looking back!! Booked in for a week, and felt so unsafe and creeped out by the place that we left first...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed October 24, 2016

Was the Berkeley better than sleeping in my car? Yes. Was it better than paying over $250.00 a night for the next priced hotel in the area? Yes. Was it located in a prime spot in the city? Yes. Will you find parking nearby for free? All arrows point to no. Will you have air conditioning in your room? No...

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Reviewed October 22, 2016

The Hotel was not far from the city centre, but the room was cold, poor old furniture, break fast was a nightmare very little choice of food! and the staff were nasty! toilet was not so clean and the shower pressure was so bad to the point where i could not howe!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Before checkin i confirmed with the frontdesk that i want to pay by cash and not by card. she confirmed with 1 other front desk person and they confirmed that i can do that during checkout. At the time of checkout, there was this lady Mona at the front desk and she was very rude. When i informed her about...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 11, 2016

I stayed here two years ago and the noise was unbearable. Due to the cost, I decided to do a take 2 - essentially never again. The noise is super loud - literally feels like you are sleeping on the street! Having said that, I found the rooms to be OK (I had a private double) and clean and the...

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Paderborn, Germany
Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Well we expected more than the 50s furniture and were a bis disappointed at fist. But the beds are ok and it is !really! clean, even tho lots of ppl use the same bath. The staff does its best, you got free coffee, tea, toaster and tv in the lobby area. By the way the lobby is in that cute...

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South End
Stroll down the beautiful brownstone lined streets while capturing views of Boston’s tallest buildings from a distance. Some of Boston’s best restaurants are scattered around this neighborhood. There are many gems to be found, from jazz clubs to classy bars and restaurants. It is also home to art galleries, interesting boutiques, artsy stores and SOWA open market during the summer months. The South End is a true find in the city, with a more residential feeling than Back Bay.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in Boston's historic South End within easy walking distance of Copley Square, Back Bay and downtown Boston, 40 Berkeley offers an unbeatable value for budget-minded travelers. Our 168 private guest rooms are an appealing alternative to Boston's high-priced hotel rooms. All have either a shared or private bathroom and many have spectacular views of Boston's skyline. The hotel's elegant main lobby and public spaces recall the building's storied history as the country's first YWCA. In addition to its dramatic interiors, the hotel has a lovely private patio garden where guests gather in the warmer months for socializing and impromptu events. ... more   less 

Additional Information about 40 Berkeley

Address: 40 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116-6316
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > South End
Price Range: $117 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — 40 Berkeley 2*
Number of rooms: 168
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“The higher up the hotter it gets. Reserve a room on one of the lower floors.”
 of 5 bubbles T-NutsP-Nuts, Oct 24, 2016 | Read review
“As far as I can tell, there aren't any - but given that many face on a common courtyard, go for a higher floor to limit smoke and noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Sylviemcgee, Sep 29, 2016 | Read review
“No Rooms were particularly nice”
 of 5 bubbles jonhN2013TM, Sep 22, 2016 | Read review
“Top floors can get really hot!”
 of 5 bubbles 476mayb, Jul 8, 2016 | Read review
“It was pleasant to stay because we were so exhausted from our Congress to do anything else. Our room had no tv either.”
 of 5 bubbles mrslisas2016, Jul 5, 2016 | Read review
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