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40 Berkeley Hostel

The hostel was in a fairly convenient location. Although there was no air con in the room there was a ceiling fan and a desk fan which were fine. I can't say I enjoyed the breakfast but there was ample food.

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Facilities

  • 24 hour reception
  • ATM
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Restaurant
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Wheelchair accessible

Communications

  • Card Phones
  • Postal Service

General

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Elevator
  • Laundry Facilities

In Room Facilities

  • Ceiling Fan
  • Reading Light
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities

Laundry

  • Washing Machine

Parking

  • Bicycle Parking

Sport & Leisure

  • Cable TV
  • Pool Table

About 40 Berkeley Hostel

At 40 Berkeley, we make your comfort and security our top priority. For this reason, all of our rooms are private theyre priced per room and not per bed. That way, you get the fun communal atmosphere of a hostel, without worrying about securing your belongings!

Boston's known for its awesome food, and were no exception. Every guest at 40 Berkeley wakes up to a free, full, hot American breakfast every morning! You can even join us for dinner during the week for a small price.

Our location is absolutely unbeatable. Located in Boston's chic South End, and a short distance from popular spots such as the Freedom Trail, Museum of Science, New England Aquarium, Museum of Fine Arts, Quincy Market, and Faneuil Hall, we offer incredible value and convenience for all travellers.

At 40 Berkeley, our aim is to make everyone, both our guests and our year-long residents, feel right at home.

We offer freshly baked check-in cookies, free popcorn, free Starbucks coffee, free billiards, free towels, free Wi-Fi, free luggage storage and more.

We also offer discounted passes to local attractions, laundry machines, internet and printer kiosks and 24-hour reception.

You can relax on our garden patio on in our living room, complete with plush couches and a working fire place. Our movie room features theatre seats and a free DVD collection.

Please note that we do not accept guest under the age of 18. Please read our Things to Note below before booking.

Important Information

Conditions

Thanks for booking your room with 40 Berkeley! Please remember that all of our rooms are private. If you've reserved a two-bed dorm, you are agreeing to pay for both people.

Check-in: 3pm.
The maximum length of stay is 20 nights.
Rates do not include a 14.45% tax which shall be added to your balance upon arrival.
At this time we dont offer air conditioning, sorry.
Please note that we do not accept guest under the age of 18.

Feel free to contact us at 617.375.2524 or stay@40berkeley.com with any questions, comments, or concerns.

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Guest Reviews

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

The hostel was in a fairly convenient location. Although there was no air con in the room there was a ceiling fan and a desk fan which were fine. I can't say I enjoyed the breakfast but there was ample food. Although the bathroom was shared I rarely had to wait to use it as there were two near my room. The hostel itself was quiet at night. As I was sleeping with the windows open I was sometimes disturbed by traffic but this is to be expected in a city. There was a lovely courtyard garden with tables and chairs which was attractively planted and very pleasant. I would be happy to stay there again.

Overall
4
Location
4
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

We stay there 2 nights in private room. Good location bit not close to any of the most important sightseeing spots. Anyway, is 20-30 min walking distance from Bus South Station ….but not very easy to reach following instruction of the hostel, especially because it´s in a part of the city (south end) with short, snake-like streets and crazy corners like: “Tremont and Tremont” one block away from..Tremont St. Advice: look carefully in google maps before start to walk. Room excellent, but no AC (in summer, this can be important). Bathroom perfect, very clean. Breakfast great, “classic-American” style. Service and staff very good.

Overall
4
Location
4
Cleanliness
5
Value
4
Facilities
5
Service
3

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

The hostels was closed to the center of the city. There was a free breakfast every day. It was a buffet with lot os options (eggs, bacon, toast and compliments, fruits and waffles). The room was nice but really small. We stay four people in room which was same size as the rooms for one or two people. There was no kitchen so cooking lunch or diner was not possible.

Overall
4
Location
4
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Good location: 7 Eleven is right accross the steet, subway and train stations are within short walking distance. The room seemed a bit shabby, but linen and towels were clean and everything (electicity, lights, heating, desk) worked fine. Shared bathroom was also clean, and well-equipped, except for the shower sprinkle, which should have been repaired. Breakfast is "great" in all senses of the word: you can eat as much as you wish and there is a wide selection both in foods and drinks, offered on a self-service basis. Overall, the building and a staff was nice, and I would definitely return, should I have the chance.

Overall
5
Location
4
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
5
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I stayed there with two friends, and the best thing is that all rooms are private! So, you don't have to be warried about if your luggage is a mess ir not! Also, this is more safety because you are sure that no one will have acces tu your stuff and your things!
There are two big bathrooms per floor, one for men and other for women! Each bathroom has several WC and several showers, and they are quiet clean! It wasn't a problem not having a bathroom inside the room!!
Breakfast is great!! You can have whatever you want!!
It also has pool tables, free wi fi, a tv room, and a common space with lots of sofas where you can take your own food to have lunch or to dinner!
I firmly recommend it!!!

Overall
4
Location
4
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I changed my room, the first one was quite ugly, smelled and was and not so clean, the second one was okay. Washing machines, TV-room, free popcorn, breakfast are fine.

Overall
3
Location
3
Cleanliness
2
Value
2
Facilities
3
Service
3

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I stayed here for 5 nights with a friend while we were travelling around the states.
I really liked the location. Its in Boston's Back Bay which appeared to be a really nice area (really pretty too).
Close to everything you could need - bars, restaurants and about a $10 cab ride down to the wharf.
A lot of people have complained in the reviews about it being a home for the elderly. I did run into a few elderly people which i assume live there but i really dont feel its something to complain about. There were equal amounts of young people there. The staff were friendly. They host a few events and theres always information around the hotel about things to go out and do. They offer cheaper admission to tourist attractions in the area. Ive also read people complaining about the wifi which i dont understand. I stayed on the 7th floor and found the wifi great, so great that we were watching movies online when we went to bed.
I didnt really feel comfortable in the bathrooms, they arnt very private but i guess it just depends on what your standards are.
I would recommend this place to anyone! super cheap accommodation in a over priced city. If i was to go back to Boston i would definitely stay here again.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
2
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

It´s a hostel in good location, with a good price and a confort facilities.

Overall
4
Location
4
Cleanliness
3
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Good hotel. Small but clean and well located.

Overall
3
Location
4
Cleanliness
3
Value
3
Facilities
4
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

The hostel foyer is the most pleasant part of it. The rooms seemed clean but the hostel has an overriding smell of disinfectant which gives it an unpleasant institutional feel. There are some permanent residents and therefore a number of older people around. The rooms are pretty noisy and the blind in ours did not work ( no one was interested in mending it). Depending on the shift, the staff varied from totally disinterested to enthusiastic.
The hostel is, however, fairly central and cheap so for a couple of nights is okay.

Overall
2
Location
3
Cleanliness
3
Value
3
Facilities
2
Service
2

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*  The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 82% for this property is based on ratings provided by 1479 guests.

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