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Baguio, Philippines
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6 reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2015

They were the only hostel in the Bay Area that was affordable and available when i needed a place. The staff, especially Dave and Tom, were very helpful. My one recommendation is that they get rid of the carpeting and recycle/donate some of the clutter.

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

The only advantages of this place: 1) it's cheap (cheapest place to stay in Berkeley) 2) it's close to the University/the BART. That's it. The rest is just bad news. 1) The place is unclean. It smells weird, you need to walk around with shoes on otherwise the floor is really sticky and stuff stick to your skin. Also, I... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 May 2015

I stayed 5 nights and I believe this place ought to be closed down. It is inhabited by freaks and misfits and has bugs and smells like poison. I would suggest a sleeping bag in People's Park would be a better accomodation.

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Berkeley, California
1 review
Reviewed 10 April 2015

Piedmont House is great. You cannot find a better value in east bay. The staff is warm and friendly and they help you to adjust to life in Berkeley. Its always nice to meet new people and the hostel is conducive to making new friends,

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San Francisco, California
1 review
Reviewed 4 April 2015

I travel a lot for work, and stayed in a lot of places. Spend a lot of time around the San Francisco area. This spot doesn't pretend to be a 5-star hotel and doesn't have to. It's a hostel, and with from what I can tell 90% of the guests having some involvement with the university. Eclectic group, very interesting... More 

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Long Island, New York
1 review
Reviewed 14 March 2015

On a whim I decided to stay in a hostel intead of a hotel during my most recent trip to the Bay Area and I couldn't have been happier with my decision. There is a true sense of community at the Piedmont House. The place is full of colorful characters. The staff was super helpful and seemed as though they... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
1 review
Reviewed 10 March 2015

The best hostel I have ever been!! Very nice people, very nice place. Free wifi, clean bathroons and all you need for one night. It's located near the university and the bart station. There is no other better place to stay in Berkeley.

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
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Reviewed 15 January 2015

I booked three nights in this horrible place. The first night I stayed in a room that smelled of paint with a terrible bed. The following day I was moved to a larger room (14) within a few hours I realised that the bed was infested with bed bugs. I alerted the manager who grudgingly moved me to room 15.... More 

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Redway, California
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 12 December 2014

As a resident of northern California since 1972, I easily recommend the Piedmont House hostel for your stay in the east bay. Aside from the fact that its location is quiet and convenient to everything culturally worthwhile in Berkeley, the management is long-time steeped in spiritual cultivation, and knowledgeable of the needs of travelers. Craig Louis Stehr, 12/12/'14

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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1 review
Reviewed 19 August 2014

This place offers the typical hostel experience: simple sleeping space, shared kitchen and bathroom and a great atmosphere to share meals with people and meet travelers from all sorts of walks of life. I had a great time here and can recommend it very highly. The staff and owners are very friendly and the clientele likewise. No hiccups with any... More 

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Address: 2434 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-2455
Region: United States > California > Berkeley
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Piedmont House Hotel Berkeley
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“Never ever stay here under any circumstances.”
 of 5 bubbles LMLynley, 15 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Book early if you want private accomodations. Generally, there are openings for a shared room situation.”
 of 5 bubbles craigsR8919AT, 12 Dec 2014 | Read review
“For those traveling on a budget the shared rooms are the best value. Private rooms still very reasonably priced though.”
 of 5 bubbles clairedaniels12, 24 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Do not stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles PaoTseTung, 13 Nov 2013 | Read review
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