Based on 1,834 reviews
40 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116, United States
  +1 617 375 2524
40Berkeley - Boston, MA
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college dorm
air conditioning
public transportation
ceiling fan
clean bathroom
great location
like a prison
shower toilet sink
exploring boston
carpets dirty
hot as hell
value for money
dirty and the rooms
bad smell
hair in the sinks
staff was friendly
  • Okay
    Jul 2017

    availability, price

    no ac loud street noise

  • Okay
    Jul 2017

    Older Hotel, mainly used for low rent residential apartments......

    Location was nice, easy to get to what we wanted to see.

    Older hotel, current renovation, air conditioning wasn't working, ice machine only worked half the time. Had to share bathroom, No TV in rooms, wanted 2 beds, but didn't get that. No place to keep cold drinks, or food. Parking garage the that hotel got a discount from was over 6 blocks away, and was still expensive. No place to park closer to hotel. Expensive for what we got. Had a lot of residents that lived in the hotel, and they didn't seem very friendly to the hotel guests at all.

  • Mediocre
    Sep 2016

    The price and location

    Only 1 elevator and it violently shook as it operated. Room was hot as hell and it was cool outside.

  • Good
    Jun 2016

    Looks like a dorm

    It served our purpose. We wanted a place to sleep and we got it. Bathroom is shared, stalls and showers. They have a sweet deal on parking with one of the garages near by. Nothing really complain about.

  • Mediocre
    Jun 2016

    Never again

    Staff did try to help, but not able to resolve after the fact.

    Location is great, however the facility is not as presented online. Advertised as a refurbished YMCA serving as a hostel with a wonderful location and modern amenities.The pictures are bright, sunny and clean. Reality was a dive populated by bewildered expats and some of the seedier elements of society. The expats and I apparently had different expectations. The floor we were located on had a distinctive yuckiness about it, complete with stained carpets, chipped paint, a gross dormitory style bathroom with torn shower curtains and the a sink was not affixed to the wall. The room had a semi-malfunctioning ceiling lamp and a very dim bulb. Street noise - and smells were prominently accessible through the windows. A drunk wandered down the hall around 1 am demanding that, "b%/#h give him his money," because he "had seen the mother %=#er leave." Not sure what that was about, but the suggestion that I should have let the desk know was laughable. Really not thrilled about the idea of wandering out into the hall with a drunk. The worst part was the spiders. I survived 4 days in Maine with minimal bug bites only to get 8 spider bites in the hostel! We chose the place as it was easy access to the airport for a 6 am flight. It was, but next time I will just get up earlier. Never again.

  • Excellent
    May 2016

    Nice Space

    It's a great place to go without spending too much money and get a little bit of travelers delight without getting on an air plane.

  • Poor
    Jul 2015

    Please stay away!


    My Stay at the 40 Berkeley Hostel was horrible. The stay here ruined my vacation. The facilities are filthy (bedroom and showers). They have old towels, bedsheets, beds,and out of service showers. We cringed every time we had to return for sleep/shower. While my group was out, one of the ceiling fan blades broke off. We alerted the staff upon noticing what happen. We were accused of breaking it and were promptly charged an additional $150. The staff was unfriendly and the Manager was unprofessional/unhelpful. Please spend the extra $10-$20 for a far superior experience in Boston.

  • Excellent
    Dec 2014

    THE best hostel I've stayed at

    Pleasant environment, friendly, helpful staff, comfortable bed, easily adjustable room temperature, clean, wholese atmosphere. I recommend this place highly, and plan to stay there anytime I go to Boston.

    Nothing unpleasant. I've stayed in hostels all over the world and I'd rate this one right at the top.

  • Okay
    Aug 2014

    Good location. It's walkable to the city center.

    The bathrooms were dirty and the rooms outdated with no AC.

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Free Parking
Free Airport Shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet Friendly

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3:00 PM

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11:00 AM


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