If your objective is to save $ but not camp on the streets- this is a great option. Don't think holiday inn but nice flea bag and you'll be fine.
At times it felt like a homeless shelter as they did have at one times an assisted living program that they discontinued five years ago. Thing is- they can't kick anyone out. Rest assured all the trouble makers have long since been weeded out. Everyone still living there is completely harmless and even friendly/helpful.
The bathrooms/showers were hit or miss as far as cleanliness but just remind yourself- You are not paying $200 a night.
So those are the bad things. The good things:
Good strong coffee in the am.
Great location-Very convienient to BART, downtown berekley, shopping, restaurants, university.
I paid $45 a night!
Access to the Gym next door with a good indoor pool
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