Yun's Place, a Boston and Cambridge B&B

66 Hopedale St , Boston, MA 02134-1238 USA (Show map)


Near Harvard Business School (5 min), Harvard Yard (20 min), and Harvard metro station (20 min). Bus 64 goes to MIT. $109 per night, single or double occupancy. One guestroom has a double bed, and the other guestroom has two single beds. Complimentary breakfast, use of a computer, Internet access, off-street parking. For reservations, please email or call (8 am to 10 pm Eastern time). We enjoy meeting people and hope to serve as your hosts.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.1

Great B&B!

4.6 on June 21, 2016

We enjoyed our five night stay with Alan and Yun. They were gracious hosts and the accommodations were lovely. Everything was spotless. Yun played her Chinese lute for us which was of interest, since my husband is a luthier. Alan and I talked about the development of Chinese characters which was fascinating for me, a calligrapher. I am so glad we happened on their website and stayed with them.

Nice, cozy place

5 on May 31, 2016

It's a very convenient place. Walking distance to Route 66, and just beside Harvard University. Room is very clean and quiet. Alan is a gentle man! It is a best choice to stay there.

Nice and cosy

4.4 on May 25, 2016

We recently stayed for four nights at Yun's Place and we had a wonderful time. The room is cosy and very clean. The location is very convenient, just beside Harvard Business School. The nearest subway station is about 20 minute walk, you may take bus 66 to get there. However, we choose to get there on foot several times, as it was really a pleasant experience walking through Harvard campus and Harvard Square. Alan was very nice and helpful, made sure our stay there very comfortable.

Nice stay

4.6 on September 30, 2015

We had a very nice stay at Yun's this week. Accommodations were clean and the room was large. It is a pretty long walk to the T, but the walk is pretty. Just plan on staying out all day. Alan was very nice and made sure we had what we needed.

close to Harvard

4.6 on September 02, 2015

A very familiar managed b&b - I can recommend it absolutely

Amazing stay at Yun's Place

5 on August 29, 2015

I stayed at Yun's Place in late August. Yun and Alan were extremely welcoming and nice to me, and help me to get around Boston. The room were impeccable, and the bed was extremely comfortable. The breakfast consisted of whatever you like (cereals, bread, croissant, oatmeal, muffins) and Yun always had some cold water bottles for me at the end of the day. They were very charming hosts. I also found the location to be ideal. A 20-25 min walking distance to Boston University along the river or through downtown, and a 10-15 min walk to Harvard square. I also felt that it was a very safe neighbourhood. I would definitely come back if I had the chance!

Nice and quiet place

4.0 on August 19, 2015

Stayed 4 nights in the only room on the 2nd floor, which is large and nice. There is a bathroom just next to it. The breakfast could be improved but the coffe is good. Bus 66 to Harvard Square a few minuts from the house. Recommended.

A home away from home

5 on June 05, 2015

Yun's Place is honestly the best place we could have stayed at. It's such a lovely and warm place. The owners, Alan and Yun, are great people. They were always so hospitable and considerate with us. By the end of our stay, I really didn't want to leave. It was so sad to say goodbye to Yun. She became such a dear friend to us. Yun's Place is truly a home away from home.

The loveliest B&B I've ever stayed in.

5 on June 05, 2015

A beautiful three-storey house in a great location (Places my friend and I walked to from Yun's Place included: Harvard University, The Charles River, Mount Auburn Street, Mass Ave, Harvard Square, part of the Freedom Trail...). At least as much of a draw as the beautiful house itself are the titular Yun and her husband Alan. In part because because she's a super sweetheart, and in part because of how unwittingly adorable she is, Yun's one of the world's most relaxing people to converse with, so that mornings we didn't catch her still in the kitchen when we came down for breakfast were actually a bit of a let-down. Alan is much more reserved (one of those quiet nice guy types) but eminently likeable. None of the little particulars were lacking: Comfy beds, decent breakfast, etc. I thoroughly recommend and hope to stay there again someday.

Fantastic Stay!

5 on December 21, 2014

Yun's place is located in a very convenient location, just close enough to Harvard to see the lovely campus and near great eating spots in Allston. More importantly, the house itself is very clean, comfortable, and cozy. Alan and Yun are very kind and considerate hosts. There was not a single need they didn't anticipate, and you really do feel less like a guest and more like a friend by the end of your stay. With convenient parking, great accommodations, and fantastic hosts, there really isn't more you could ask for. I would definitely stay at Yun's Place again in my travels. -JW

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Rooms & Rates

Double room

Our double room has a queen-size bed, ideal for a couple. There is WiFi Internet access, and we can provide a small table for you to work on. The bay window looks out on a neighborhood that has changed little since 1900.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $109 - $109

Two-singles room

This room, with its two single beds, comfortably accommodates two people. There is WiFi Internet access. This room looks out on Windom Street.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $109 - $109

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Location Type

easy access to Freedom Trail (via the metro), easy access to downtown Boston (via the metro), close to Harvard Business School (5 min on foot), close to Harvard Yard (20 min), close to Harvard metro station (20 min)


Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 7 miles

Directions to property:

BY CAR: (1) Take I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) to Brighton/Cambridge. (2) Take the ramp to Allston/Brighton. (3) Continue on Cambridge Street (go 0.2 mi). (4) Turn right at Windom Street (first traffic light) (go 0.1 mi). (5) Turn right at Hopedale Street. (6) We are at the northeast corner of Windom and Hopedale streets.

Area Attractions

Historical interests, Museum, Harvard Business School (5 min on foot), Harvard University (20 min on foot), downtown Boston (via subway), Freedom Trail (via subway), MIT (via bus 64), Harvard Museums, Museum of Fine Arts, Gardner

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Computer, Telephone, Washer/dryer , local phone service, free off-street parking, 1 queen-size bed or 2 single beds

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Boating

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  • Check In:: before 11 pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00 noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: We request a minimum stay of two nights.
  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash



Yun and Alan Thwaits

Languages spoken

Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Japanese

About the innkeepers

Yun is a banker and plays the Chinese lute (pipa). Alan is a translator and editor. Both Yun and Alan enjoy meeting and talking to people.

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cereal, muffins, croissants, milk, o.j., coffee

  • Time Served: 7 am to 11 am
  • Serving Location: Kitchen