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“Good option for a budget traveller”
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40 Berkeley
Ranked #13 of 30 Speciality Lodging in Boston
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Very basic rooms and communal bathrooms, but the place works, mostly because it's well run and kept very clean. It feels very safe, and the big lobby area has lots of people of all ages sitting around using the wi-fi and the complimentary coffee and tea.
This is definitely one for budget travellers. The rooms have very few facilities apart from wi-fi and air-conditioning. But they are clean and the bathroom areas always seemed to be completely spotless. some of the furnishings could do with updating - the carpeting in the corridors was pretty shabby.
Staff went out of their way to be helpful.
There's no restaurant or cafe, but Billy's cafe across the road has good prices and excellent food - I had a big stack of delicious blueberry pancakes and syrup.
It has good access to the airport, and is within walking distance from South Station.
Altogether a really good choice if you're on a budget. You need to book.

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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Baths have been renovated (at least we know about the ones on the 6th floor) and the rooms on the 2nd floor as well. Very beautiful, almost chic, still simple, but absolutely fair. Location is great and the view from the 6th floor is amazing!! All been clean. We would absolutely and definitely go there as well. S.th. between a hostel and a hotel. We had a room for 2.

The staff is very kind!

Photos are from the new room only.


Ps we spent 3 nights there.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Pros: Good location -we're laid back and loved the nearby "Delux" Bar
Clean Bathrooms (Everytime I went in it was freshly cleaned) TIP:Check all the bathrooms on your floor, some were brand new and lovely, some older, glad we looked)
Nice front desk staff and they held our bags for free the day we checked out
Free Coffee
Good Wifi

Cons: Smelly (mix of lemon and vanilla cleaning products)
Outdated furniture & really small mirror in room
A/C was broken in our room and construction was loud outside
Only one working elevator of two (slow)

Overall: A good deal for the price. We found downtown Boston a big to affluent for our blood, so next time we might try and stay further from downtown. Don't stay here if you have a strong sensitivity to odours.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Stayed for a week and had a great stay. The rooms have air-conditioning and they are refurbishing all the rooms. I stayed on the 2nd floor in a double non-refurbished room with a shared bathroom. Really good size, comfy bed, clean and the bathroom was just refurbished and spotless. I always woke early so never waited. Had a great stay. Will definitely return.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We stayed in a simple room with a double bed, wardrobe and table. The shared bathroom was just up the hallway with several toilet & shower units in a lockable cubicle. The room and bathroom were clean, there is a laundry room, filtered water dispenser and free wifi. The man at the desk gave us a map and suggestions for breakfast. For just over $100 in Boston we thought it was fab.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 40 Berkeley

Address: 40 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116-6316
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > South End
Business Centre with Internet Access Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 30 Speciality Lodging in Boston
Price Range: €24 - €122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — 40 Berkeley 2*
Number of rooms: 168
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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