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York, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2012

When we first arrived it reminds you like a school/college - there's wooden floor boards everywhere, a tiny jail like elevator and the decor is very bland. The room we got given was a great room, very spacious with separated rooms inside for four people. However, our friends were also in a room for four people, and theirs was a... More 

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South Island
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46 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2012

No air con but you rent a fan for a deposit. The bed had a plastic covering, not very comfortable either. Quite noisy and a bit far out. But there is a train station near by. Personally I would pay more and stay elsewhere next time.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 August 2012

The room is tiny, and the only window we had was scary to use. the bathroom are awful and crowded. the atmosphere is nagitive. It isnt so close to anywhere in the city. We left a day ahead of plan. just dont go there.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2012

This is very much a hostel, not a cheap hotel by any means. BUT, if a hostel with private rooms is what you're after - great! It's very clean, staff are friendly and it's well located. We booked a twin room and it was basically a single room with bunk beds. It is a little bit dated and the rooms... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2012

I stayed at the YMCA for 3 nights and I have to say that it is not as bad as lot of people write and say. My friend and I shared a room with a bunk bed. There was no Air Conditioner in the room wich was quite awful because it was very hot and stuffy. But we got a... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2012

The building is quite old (I am not sure but it might have been the first YMCA in the US). Therefore you can't expect too much. Our room was small and very basic, but clean. However, it reminds more to a prison cell than to a hostel. If this doesn't matter because you do not plan to spend much time... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2012

The location is great. But you might not want to stay here, it's $50 a night and only cold showers on the floor where you actually sleep. You can use the gym to have a hot shower, but that's where the roaches come up through the drains. There are other places to stay on Huntington Ave.

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Helsinki, Finland
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2011

Location is great. Room was very hot (no a/c, or even a fan). No wireless internet but internet connection was possible with cable (reception didn't advise us). Lot of rules (no alcoholic drinks).

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2011

I stayed here with friends for a couple of nights two weeks ago. Our room was narrow but decent with comfy beds and a desk and a chest of draws. It was clean as were the bathroom facilities which were pretty good. The staff were friendly and helpful. This place does not have a 'hostel' atmosphere simply because it isn't... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2010

Where do I begin? Ok, the stench when you get off the elevator. Is it the garbage stored there in the large bin behind the locked cage door? Is it the general rot of this old building? Is it some of the lifer inmates here? There is this weird chemical/sour smell everywhere, like the alcoholic neighbor I had once who... More 

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Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Additional Information about Greater Boston YMCA

Address: 316 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Fenway / Kenmore
Price Range: RM174 - RM424 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 180
Also Known As:
Greater Boston Ymca Hotel Boston
Ymca Boston
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