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Reviews of 40 Berkeley

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

68.8% Overall Rating

635 out of 764 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (28/09/2014)

Charles Heazell thinks…

"Property was in a central area although still a small walk to the nearest metro stop. About 20 minutes or so from Fenway which was a selling point to me. Generally had the facilities and service you…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • 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
  • 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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68.8%

Overall Rating

635 out of 764 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend '40 Berkeley'

Atmosphere
63.2%
Location
84.0%
Facilities
57.6%
Cleanliness
65.6%
Staff
76.0%
Value
60.0%
Safety
75.2%
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77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
City break
Sightseeing & culture

09 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice breakfast included

Disliked: it is a quite cheap alternative to an (expensive) hotel in Boston if you can accept shared bathrooms

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

03 December 2011

Liked: Location and staff

Disliked: Cleanliness, odour in room.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

29 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice common area with a lot of space

Disliked: beds in the deluxe private double were too small

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

27 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is very well located, good breakfast, although only until 9 am.

Disliked: One of the nights was very cold and the heating was not working and the room was very cold. The receptionist gave us extra blankets and offered to move us to another room but that room heat did not work either. Other people were complaining about the cold too, so this might be something general in the hostel.

The property's response is...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

22 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: They provide really great breakfast and it's located near station.

Disliked: The bathroom is not that much clean. I feel uneasy to share it with others, although I've already known it before I went there.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

22 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: facilities, wi fi, Friendliness and helpfulness of the staff

Disliked: a little far from metro station

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

13 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great common rooms, pool billiard, etc. Great breakfast!!

Disliked: Room was too hot, heater had to be turned down in November. Non energy-saving, only single glazing.

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

11 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Homebaked Cookies were a real delight.

Disliked: We wernt advised the breakfast on a saturday started an hour later.

The property's response is...

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

Hannah Difford

Alone

City break
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

10 November 2011 Hannah would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly, clean, comfortable - everything I needed for a trip alone. The day out to Salem was a real highlight, if it wasn't for 40 Berkeley I wouldn't have been able to experiance Halloween there. Thank you!

Disliked: The front desk staff weren't entirely aware of what activites were on offer.

The property's response is...

31.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

JOSE romero

As a family with children

City break

29 October 2011

Liked: It' s near the T Station

Disliked: It' s expensive and dirty.

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

27 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The breakfast was really great! The room was clean as well as the bathrooms. Good location for people who do not want to spend soooo much money for a place to sleep.

Disliked: -

The property's response is...

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...


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