no ac loud street noise
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.
The price and location
Only 1 elevator and it violently shook as it operated. Room was hot as hell and it was cool outside.
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.
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.
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.
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-$20 for a far superior experience in Boston.
THE best hostel I've stayed at
Pleasant environment, friendly, helpful staff, comfortable bed, easily adjustable room temperature, clean, wholese atmosphere. I recommend this place highly, and plan to stay there anytime I go to Boston.
Nothing unpleasant. I've stayed in hostels all over the world and I'd rate this one right at the top.
Good location. It's walkable to the city center.
The bathrooms were dirty and the rooms outdated with no AC.
Close to everything, staff was always friendly, great for the money, hearty free breakfast.
the breakfast is very English very big fat, the sockets in the room are all two holes...I could not charge my laptop. the room is also noisy near street, and the heating did work, and the blanket was just better than nothing and I felt very cold in the room.
Reasonable price, great food, breakfast included, Close to downtown
It is cheap, well heated, not far away from downtown
Two showers per floor is not enough
Well de breakfast was pretty good and the bathroom, although it was shared, was clean. Also you have a / eleven near and many restaurants close. Nice if you are a Backpacker
If you travel by car, the haven´t parking, so nearest was 24$ a day. The room seems old.
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.
Could have told me it's a ywca
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.
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.
private room is without washroom
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
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