I was on travel to US and had a conference in Boston. In the beginning I was planning to book a room at the conference venue but decided not to because the price is unreasonable if I book a single room for myself. Then I found 40 Berkeley and booked a single room. I was surprised that the hostel looks pretty neat from outside.
I went early and waited in the really convenient lobby and went around the living room and common room.They let me putting my luggage on their storage. They have plenty of space as well on the mezzanine floor and some desktops, scanner, and printer placed there.
The check in was easy. They gave me a single room nearby the shared bathroom, which is really nice. They clean the room when I ask, they appreciate guest's privacy so we can choose to have our room cleaned or not.
Breakfast is served for 2 hours with generous portion and choices of foods and drinks. Some of the people there are permanent residents and nice to talk to. Towels are provided and may be replaced upon request.
The most interesting part is they have social events for residents which I happened to join one of them, the magical performance. The show was really entertaining and they also offer free foods and drinks. Free starbucks coffee is also provided from 10am to 5pm, as well as free popcorn throughout the day. There is a movie room and laundry room availabe for guests. Free Boston passes are offered if you book through their website.
I would definitely stay in this hostel again on my next visit to Boston.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Boston's historic South End within easy walking distance of Copley Square, Back Bay and downtown Boston, 40 Berkeley offers an unbeatable value for budget-minded travelers. Our 168 private guest rooms are an appealing alternative to Boston's high-priced hotel rooms. All have either a shared or private bathroom and many have spectacular views of Boston's skyline. The hotel's elegant main lobby and public spaces recall the building's storied history as the country's first YWCA. In addition to its dramatic interiors, the hotel has a lovely private patio garden where guests gather in the warmer months for socializing and impromptu events. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 40 Berkeley Hotel Boston