The only thing good about the hostel was its location. We only used the hostel for sleeping, as our short stay meant we needed to pack our days full of activities to make the most of the time. I wouldn't say the hostel was dirty, nor would I say it was clean.The staff were okay I guess, they did not understand us, which was frustrating (they were American, so no idea why they couldn't). On the website,we were promised breakfast and toiletries as well as great facilities, the kitchen was closed however and the only toiletries were the soap and water in the bathrooms. They did give us a voucher for breakfast at a nearby sub shop, but I did not find the choices very good (were quite unhealthy and greasy). It is okay for a room for the night, but do not expect more. I know it is a hostel, and I shouldn't have expected too much comfort, but I had more hopes following the promise on its website.
- 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