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Reviews of 40 Berkeley

Hostel | 40 Berkeley Street, Boston, Massachusetts, USA MA 02116

73.4% Overall Rating

624 out of 747 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (29/06/2014)

"The place was kept very clean. There was free flow of Starbucks coffee/tea and pop-corns plus free breakfast. The lounge was spacious and well planned. Free wifi was available throughout the hostel but you have to pay…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wake-up calls
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Common area / room
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Group bookings of more than six people must be booked through the 'Groups enquiry form' on the agency's website.

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73.4%

Overall Rating

624 out of 747 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend '40 Berkeley'

Atmosphere
68.0%
Location
86.4%
Facilities
69.6%
Cleanliness
68.0%
Staff
77.6%
Value
64.0%
Safety
80.0%
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91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Vladimir Lazarev

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

27 October 2011 Vladimir would recommend this property

Liked: Good clean rooms, good staff.

Disliked: only tree irons for hostel (it is large), no kitchen for preparing food by yourself. No sport, no swimming.

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

26 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, ease of finding taxis, adequacy of amenities, helpfulness of staff (at 5 am one day!), spacious lounge areas with fireplace, rocking chairs, interesting European guests, cookies at front desk on Thursday night, women's bathroom separate from men's, availability of BATH as well as shower, clean toilets, fast elevators, plenty of closet & drawer space

Disliked: Nothing. It was fine if you didn't expect the Ritz.

The property's response is...

68.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

25 October 2011

Liked: Location

Disliked: Rooms, breakfast

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Emma Spurin

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

17 October 2011 Emma would recommend this property

Liked: In a really nice part of town, not necessarily the closest location to Harvard, JFK Library or other sites, but Its only a 2 minute walk to the station to catch the train around Boston. It is about a 10 minute walk from the Public Gardens and the Cheers bar!

Disliked: Nothing.

The property's response is...

40.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

16 October 2011

Liked: Good location

Disliked: the staff is not very helpful breakfast is bad, I prefer to pay less without breakfast in the price no guest room with restroom

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break

16 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, friendly staff

Disliked: outdated

The property's response is...

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

11 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cute and simple.

Disliked: Not enough bathroom space for a full hostel. Having two twin beds is more expensive than one double even though it was for two people. That doesn't make sense to me.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

05 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is ok, if you are not exspecting a lot and you are looking for a cheap hostel which is located well. The breakfast was super, the room ok.

Disliked: But the corridor looked like a prison. The most strage thing is, that it is 50% Hostel & 50 % Residence for old and it seems also poor people. But it was ok to stay there for the price.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

virginie thévenot

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

04 October 2011 virginie would recommend this property

Liked: very good welcome, check in and check out easy and good breakfast

Disliked: everything is good

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Business / conference
Family Holiday
Shopping

04 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A very clean place and the breakfast is pretty good, the place is very easy to be found.

Disliked: no

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

02 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, price and ameneties

Disliked: Bed wasnt great

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break

30 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: GREAT TO STAY!!!! RECOMMEND!!!!

Disliked: BATHROOMS

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

30 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Pretty good location, all major attractions can easily be reached by foot. Rich breakfast and they do offer dinner but didn't try it as it's $10 extra per night. Staff was pretty helpful.

Disliked: Pretty noisy, get's better after 10/11pm though. There's a ceiling-fan but even with open windows it was still pretty hot in the room. Showers and rooms appear to be clean, might need some renovation though.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

23 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is great, ypu are right in the city.

Disliked: The place is really old, the room (private) was tiny and the bathrooms not very clean. I only stayed one night, so I didn't even wanna get in the shower. The breakfast ist really bad too.

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

17 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Surprisingly excellent facilities. And so big! It felt more like a college dorm than a hostel. Courteous staff. Great selection of food at the complimentary breakfast. I wouldn't mind staying there for a month!

Disliked: Small walk from the closest T stop, but the directions included with the reservation were easy to follow.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

12 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The breakfast and people.

Disliked: The bathrooms are a bit suspect...

The property's response is...

51.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping

11 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: wide common spaces

Disliked: shabby bedrooms!!

62.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

30 August 2011

Liked: It is cheap for a good location compared to other hostels and hotels.

Disliked: Lots of weird residence. Unclean breakfast area and bathrooms. Bad beds. No aircondition.

The property's response is...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Marie-Eve Deschambault-Lepage

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

28 August 2011 Marie-Eve would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is close to everything and you can go anywhere you what by foot.

Disliked: No air conditioning in the rooms. The breakfast was not really good.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

26 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, and make your own waffles for breakfast!

Disliked: Room was very hot (7th floor, no air con) and the breakfast provided was disgusting, although you can have waffles as an alternative

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

25 August 2011

Liked: The staff were quite helpful and the breakfast was good.

Disliked: 1. 99% sure I got BED BUGS from here. I was in room 725, so would reccomend staying in another room if possible. I will email the hotel about this to let them know. 2. Room 725 also smells quite badly. 3. I got the impression that the hostel didn't really know what it was- it looked like it was part of a social housing project for homeless people, but also catered for travellers. Overall it was quite a souless place (a bit like an old peoples home), which is a shame because it has lots of potential i.e. why do they not utilize wasted space in reception and put some internet terminals in there?

The property's response is...

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Pricely Francis

Alone

Events / festivals

24 August 2011

Liked: The staff members

Disliked: The decor

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Laura Hennessy

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

21 August 2011 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: free hot breakfast, free towels and linens, mini fridge in room, closets

Disliked: older building, could use some updates and cleaner bathrooms

The property's response is...

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

JUNXIAN LEE

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

21 August 2011 JUNXIAN would recommend this property

Liked: The location was not too bad. walking distance (approx 10 mins) to the main shopping street at Arlington station, and walking distance (approx 5 mins) to State station which is fairly central.

Disliked: 2nd floor was a little noisy, affected mainly by noises on the street level. It also gets a little warm in the night during summer, but the problem can be easily addressed by borrowing a portable fan from the counter.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break

20 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: price and location

Disliked: nothing


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