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Yun's Place
Ranked #22 of 37 Boston B&B and Inns
Reviewed 28 October 2011

This was by far the best way to visit a new place. Before we arrived the communication via the internet was exceptional! We knew exactly what to expect before arrival.
First things first, the price and location cannot be beat!
This was our first visit to the area. We arrived at the home and received a warm welcome. The home was clean and orderly. Alan& Yun gave us a quick tour of the home (location of the kitchen, restroom and use of keys). In addition, we were given maps of the area and tips on how to use the public transit was well illustrated. The beds were comfortable and there was ample of lighting. There is free wi-fi and were able to surf the web and email with ease on our ipads!
Breakfast was nice. We had an assortment of cereals, muffins and crescents to choose from. We were also quite fortunate as Yun made a WONDERFUL pear sauce each morning. The pears were picked from the tree behind the home. If you are lucky you will be able to enjoy this delectable treat!
We decided not to rent a car since the transit service can take you to almost anywhere in the area. We walked almost everywhere. There is a bus stop only a couple of blocks from the home that takes you the rails. We chose to walk to Harvard Square to catch the rail. This is an easy one mile trek and if you walk one can absorb more of the community.
We were able to come and go as we pleased and were given good tips on where to eat, and places to visit. We felt right at home and never once as an outsider. If we needed anything all was had to do was ask! Why stay at a cookie cutter hotel when you can live as though you are part of the community. This place has something that those places never will, heart!
When I return to the area I would not hesitate to return to Yun’s Place.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 September 2011

Yun's place is close to Cambridge and the city of Boston. Price is good at $99 per night. We have stayed in a number of b&b's in the USA and this was not one of our favorites. There is no television in the rooms and no nice little luxuries that you often find in this style of accommodation. Bathroom is shared which is not a major drama but we don't enjoy sharing the same bar of soap with others. It would have been good to have been provided with personal products for the bathroom. Breakfast is self serve continental. It is sufficient but nothing special. The house is clean but we did not see the rest of the house - it seemed to be out of bounds. We are an easy going couple who enjoy meeting new people which is why we like to stay in b&b's. This is the first b&b that I would say did not make the grade.

  • Stayed: September 2011
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1  Thank Madjude
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Reviewed 26 November 2010

I stayed at Yun's place in October for 4 nights with my husband and 2 boys (7 and 2 years old). I decided on the place after reading all the great reviews, but we were surely disappointed. To me, Yun's place is not a professional run Bed and Breakfast, they simply rent out 2 rooms and a bathroom, and provide a self-serve breakfast, which was the same stuff - muffins and croissants from COSTCO, 2 varieties of cereal, milk, juice and coffee - for all the 4 days! They did not clean our rooms or make our beds. Our trash cans were over-full before Yun decided to clean them on the last day. Alan was so particular about little things like switching off the bathroom lights and the exhaust fans! Common, there has to be some freedom when you have kids and when you pay so much of money!

Another major negative of this place was that Yun and Alan have their offices on the same floor, so we hardly had any privacy! They worked in their offices all day and even until late night! Alan hardly ever spoke to us though we had a lot more interaction with Yun. I am still shocked about all the great reviews of this place - not sure what went wrong when we stayed there! We have stayed in several B&B and have had such great experiences, but this one was a disaster! In fact, we were so unhappy the very first night that we decided to move out the next day. Since they were not willing to refund us the money for the remaining nights, there was no way we could afford another place for 3 nights in Boston. Hence we decided to just stay and remember it as one of our 'Not Good at all' experiences!

Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
4  Thank traveller9988
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Reviewed 15 October 2010

I stayed there with my girlfriend, my sister and my father for two nights in september 2009 for a U2 show and we really enjoyed it. Yun is very nice and generous and the rooms are clean and quiet. We could watch TV, go on the internet, there is more than one bathroom, we had enough things for the breakfast, like coffee, milk, juice, cereals, muffins, bread, pastries or fruits... The free parking was very appreciated because we could walk to Harvard Square in 15-20 minutes, where we could visit Harvard, shop, eat in restaurants and take subway to go anywhere in town. It's easy to find and not expensive, i would probably go there if I had to go to Boston again!

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank JMichel_07
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Reviewed 21 June 2009

My husband and I have stayed at Yun's Place 3 times now, and they are very accommodating. It's a decent location just off the exit for I-90 through Boston and about a 5 minute drive to the downtown center. It's not the best location if you do not have a car, and want to walk to restaurants and shops. But you can walk to the Charles River path in about 10 minutes and to the Harvard train stop in about 20 - so it is possible. They also have off street parking for you.
Yun and Alan are such nice hosts and their breakfast is great and the coffee is unlimited. They also give you lots of bottled water to take when you go out. We have enjoyed staying there the 3 times we have, and will probably be back for more. The rooms are nice and the bathroom is right down the hall. It has never been crowded as they have only 2 rooms and is in a very quiet neighborhood.
It's a great option if you do not want to spend the much higher rate on a larger chain hotel in downtown Boston - but not so great if you do not have a car and want to walk and take the train places. Highly recommended, however, and we will be going back! Perfect place to stay when we visit family up from NJ.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank kwitt16
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Reviewed 20 July 2008

We stayed for a few days at this B&B in Boston. It is run by very nice people, you get a nice breakfast and you have internet access. Also, it is a nice old building with nice interiors and everything is clean. This on the plus side.

On the negative side there are some relevant issues you should know. The walk to Harvard Square subway station took us 20min. It's a residential neighborhood and there aren't any restaurants etc. in the near proximity. And Harvard Science Campus is being built 100m north of the place which effectively means that on a week day it is hard to sleep late (till end of construction 2008/2009?).

Additionally, the bathtub needs to be fixed as it has a dent and the water does not run off completely. Which is not so nice considering that you share the bath room. Finally, one of the rooms (not ours fortunately) had a door that did not cover the full door frame. I found this matter rather unsettling.

In general, I think these last two issues need to be fixed. Concerning the location, well, you have to consider for yourself. I would rather check out other places first, especially, considering the connection to public transport. I kind of feel terrible, because these are nice people, but it's not a perfect B&B.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Roundtrip_Rob1n
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sabine W
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Additional Information about Yun's Place

Address: 66 Hopedale St, Boston, MA 02134-1238
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Allston / Brighton
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Boston
Price Range: £83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 5-minute walk to Harvard Business School. A 20-minute walk to Harvard Yard and Harvard subway station, from where you can access all of Boston and Cambridge, including MIT, Boston University, Hynes Convention Center, and Boston Convention Center. $109 per night, single or double occupancy. Complementary breakfast, Internet access, WiFi, parking. We offer two rooms in a Victorian-era house. One room has a queen-size bed and can comfortably accommodate a couple. The other room has two single beds. Our bathrooms are shared. ... more   less 

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