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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good29%
  • Average37%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible6%
12 Aug 2017
“More of a hostel than a hotel”
26 Oct 2016
“Not really an option... at all.”
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

With accommodations in the Bay Area a bit on the pricier side, I opted to spend a couple of nights at the Downtown Berkeley YMCA Hotel. I think I got the room at around $75 per night, but you do get what you pay for....More

2  Thank Agnes C
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Great location in downtown Berkeley. That's about the only positive thing I have to say about this hostel. Old, filthy, worn-down and smelly - not what one should expect no matter the price. My best advice is to stay somewhere else.

3  Thank flippflopp76
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

The YMCA hotel it's pretty good if you're not a fussy person. The rooms are private and have everything you need for a comfortable stay, as a closet, chair, desk and mini fridge. Bathroom, washing machines, dining room and kitchen is for everybody, but this...More

5  Thank Dianita M
Reviewed 10 June 2015

The best part about this "hotel" is the location. And the free use of the adjacent YMCA facility, otherwise I'd give it a 1. Before the trip I called for advice about parking and told it was impossible. I researched options and parked my car...More

7  Thank LaLunaStella
Reviewed 28 February 2015

The hotel offers no free parking. If you need to park your vehicle during the day, before 6:00pm, you will have to pay for parking. The Allston Way Parking Garage is nearby. You can park for free on the street after 6:00pm, when parking meters...More

7  Thank George M
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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US$ 73 - US$ 124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Price range
US$ 73 - US$ 124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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7 May 2015|
Response from George M | Reviewed this property |
No, there is no AC, just the window for ventilation.
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"Try to get a room on the fourth floor. The large rooms are just a little bit bigger with other bed squeezed..."
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"I had a good night's sleep, but there seemed to be room service going on at night (maybe some emergency..."
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