The Revolution Hotel

The Revolution Hotel


Based on 11 reviews
40 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116, United States
  +1 617 848 9200
The Revolution Hotel - Boston, MA
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  • 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.

  • Good
    Dec 2010

    Close to everything, staff was always friendly, great for the money, hearty free breakfast.


  • Okay
    Nov 2010

    the breakfast is very English very big fat, the sockets in the room are all two holes...I could not charge my laptop. the room is also noisy near street, and the heating did work, and the blanket was just better than nothing and I felt very cold in the room.

  • Good
    Nov 2010

    Reasonable price, great food, breakfast included, Close to downtown

  • Okay
    Nov 2010

    It is cheap, well heated, not far away from downtown

    Two showers per floor is not enough

  • Okay
    Nov 2010

    Well de breakfast was pretty good and the bathroom, although it was shared, was clean. Also you have a / eleven near and many restaurants close. Nice if you are a Backpacker

    If you travel by car, the haven´t parking, so nearest was 24$ a day. The room seems old.

  • Mediocre
    Aug 2010

    The stuffs are ok.

    The hotel description on the internet and actual hotel completely contradicting. Out of the 5 nights I was staying, I couldn't not able to sleep for a single nights. The banging of the door, people chatting on the corridor late nights, room smell, bed squeaking...etc. contributing for my miserable nights which I never been experiencing before. Judging from all these services and the sanitation of the rooms, washrooms and the corridors, I havent touch the breakfast which was included in the price. This is maybe the biggest mistake I ever made regrading vacationing.

  • Okay
    Sep 2009

    Convenient location

    Could have told me it's a ywca

  • Mediocre
    Sep 2009


    Coming from Italy I had not quite clear what a ywca is, I thought it would look like a youth hostel. No ac anywhere, Boston is humid, hot and sticky in summertime. It was deadly hot in the room.Also very expensive for being less that a hostel.

  • Mediocre
    Aug 2009

    Next to the train and subway station, and not far from downtown and seaport area. Good internet access in the rooms. Very good breakfasts, during the weekend.

    The room was not very comfortable: no air conditioning, no tap, broken blind. Only two showers for a lot of rooms on the floor.

  • Okay
    Jul 2009

    staff, location

    private room is without washroom

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Catering to creative, adventurous, out-of-the-box travelers, The Revolution Hotel features several room types: Studio Suites for business travelers; Triple and Quad rooms with shared private bathrooms for groups of friends; and Premium King accommodations with en-suite bathrooms for couples, among others. A welcoming two-story lobby and garden level work space will serve as areas for guests and locals to gather and exchange ideas. An impressive 5,000 square foot food & beverage operation with expansive outdoor dining is destined to become a destination in and of itself.

The Revolution Hotel



Free Parking
Free Airport Shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet Friendly

Check in

4:00 PM

Check out

12:00 PM


Policies vary by room type and provider.


Fitness center
Free Wi-Fi
ATM on-site
Business center
No smoking
Cable or satellite TV
Coffee shop
24 Hour Front Desk
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Concierge service
Laundry service
Game room
Storage available
Increased Accessibility
Parking (surcharge)


Most Popular Landmarks

  • Boston Public Garden 0.6 mi
  • Boston Common 0.7 mi
  • Freedom Trail 0.8 mi
  • Charles River Esplanade 0.8 mi
  • Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum 1.1 mi
  • Old State House 1.1 mi

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