Yun's Place, a Boston B&B near HBS Reviews


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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.1

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Quaint and homey

4.6 on September 30, 2017

Alan was the most accommodating host. He was very helpful in assisting with our many questions about the Boston area. He offered info which was extremely useful. Our room was large enough for our needs and the bathroom was large (though shared) The location was on a short street. We felt very comfortable in the accommodations.. Would stay here again.

Bellisimo lugar

5 on September 30, 2017

Hemos estado en este sitio con mi esposa en un par de oportunidades y es realmente un excelente lugar para recidir mientras se esta de paso por Boston. Yun y Alan son una pareja muy amable y estan dispuestos a que su estadia en este lugar sea muy agradable. No tengo mas que recomendar este lugar.

Wonderful stay at a great value

4.2 on September 07, 2017

Yun and Alan went out of their way to be outstanding hosts. It was a unique B&B in a great location. We enjoyed our stay and it was totally worth the price.

No better place.

4.8 on August 30, 2017

Awesome, very quaint and convenient. I enjoyed my stay very much. Just what I needed. Within walking distance to Harvard Square. This BB is situated in a nice a peaceful neighborhood. The host were very pleasant, as well. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others.

The best of the best

5 on August 28, 2017

I have never imagined such a good place to stay in Boston! Yun's place is so beautiful, so clean, and so comfortable, that I want to live there for a much longer time than the scheduled two's day vacation. It is in a quite neighborhood super close to the Harvard Business school. Yun and Allan are super warmhearted and super cute couple. Yun made delicious porridge 'Babaozhou' for us! It has been two months since my stay there, and I still miss the porridge. I keep thinking about my experience in Yun's place, and rate that as one of my luckiest thing among my many vacations in the past years. The bedroom is so sweet, so quite, and so clean. Same feeling for the bathroom, I enjoyed everything there, and it felt more convenient than many 4 start hotels that I have stayed. I love Yun's place, I lovvvvvvveeeeeee it! Xi

Very good place to stay!

3.6 on August 28, 2017

Yun's place is a very nice and quiet place to stay in walking distance to Harvard University. The rooms are nicely furnished and very clean. You have to share the bathroom, which is no problem if you travel with friends and shouldn't be a problem otherwise as well. You make your own breakfast using the kitchen where there is all you need. In the evenings we enjoyed sitting on the porch for a little chat and nightcap. The hosts are very friendly and helpful and you might even get a litte Pipa concert as Yun is a great Pipa player! We enjoyed our stay there very much and would highly recommend the place for a relaxed stay.

Very nice place to stay

5 on August 28, 2017

Yun and Alan are excellent hosts. They have helped us in any way. We stayed in Yun's Place for one week. The rooms are nice and clean. The beds are really good to sleep in. The bathroom is also nice and clean. The breakfeast is very good. The place is very quiet and not far away from busstop, the Harvard T-Station, the Charles river (which offers good possibilities for a run in the morning). We liked it very much and we can highly recommend this place for staying in Boston. We hope to come again to Boston and then we will ask again to stay here.

Great stayat Yun's place

5 on June 23, 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed our three-night stay at Yun's Place in mid-June. It's a pleasant experience. Yun and Alan were nice and helpful. The room and bathroom were spacious and clean. The beds were comfortable. In the mornings, Yun / Alan cooked oatmeal for us. We also had opportunity to listen to Yun to play Pipa. Highly recommended.

Wonderful Stay at Yun's Place

5 on June 11, 2017

I was Yun and Alan's guest for 4 nights during Harvard graduation, May 2017. The accommodations were excellent once again. I stayed previously last fall during the Harvard-Yale football weekend. Clean and comfortable. Very friendly. I highly recommend Yun's Place.

Most gracious hosts!

5 on October 03, 2016

Yun and Alan are helpful in every way--where to eat, directions, etc. Excellent communicators. The house was so tidy and nicely appointed. The neighborhood was quiet and the walk to the subway a pleasant turn through part of Harvard campus. We left as friends and would stay again in a heartbeat. Bonus: Yun plays a pipa expertly and made for a lovely accent to one of the mornings.

First time in Boston

4.8 on October 03, 2016

This was our first time in Boston and first time staying at a B&B. Yun and Alan were fantastic. They were super nice, and they left us alone to do our own thing. The street and house were so quiet. We got great sleep. We had to share a bathroom, but had no issues with that. The walk to the T was about 20 minutes so that was the only downside. We hope to stay there in the future if we go back! Oh, and you won't find anything cheaper.

Very good value

4.4 on September 30, 2016

Excellent accommodation and service. Very good value. I hope to return and stay again.

Awesome Short Stay

4.6 on September 28, 2016

OMG, Yun & Alan are GREAT! They run a very nice place that I looked forward to spending time at after a day of sight seeing. I will not stay anywhere else from now on. It;s like a home away from home with family. Thank you for the great visit, stories and your company!

Beautiful Place

5 on September 17, 2016

My wife and I can only say thank you for such a remarkable days we spent at this place.

"My home" in Boston

5 on July 13, 2016

The Best B&B, A Home Away from Home My 11-yr old son and I stayed at Yun's Place in in later June for two weeks. Yun and Alan were extremely welcoming and nice to us. and help us to get around Boston. They offered their bicycles to us which made our life there so easy and pleasant. Because my son went to a summer camp daily and there's no public transportation directly to the camp site. The 20-25 min round-trip bike-riding solved the issue. The room and bathroom were very clean, and the bed was comfy. The breakfast consisted of whatever you like (cereals, bread, croissant, oatmeal, muffins) and Yun always had some cold water bottles for us everyday. Yun is very nice and always there to help. She took care my boy with love like his own grandma. They were very charming hosts. I also found the location to be ideal. A 20-25 min walking distance to Harvard, Boston University. I also felt that it was a very safe neighborhood. Yun's Place is 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, We 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.

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.

A home away from home

4.2 on June 19, 2016

Our warm and thoughtful host made our time in Boston very comfortable and relaxing with good recommendations of things to do and places to eat, It was like a home away from home. The breakfasts were generous too.

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

Stay at Yun's

4.4 on October 12, 2014

Yun's is easy to find on the web and is a great value for overnight stays. Close to transportation, very clean, and wonderful staff.

The best value in the Boston/Cambridge area

5 on August 31, 2014

I stayed with Alan and Yun while attending a conference at MIT this summer. Their beautifully furnished residence is conveniently located near Harvard and is within walking distance to Harvard Yard, Boston University and Fenway Park. If you are driving via the Turnpike, they are just a few short blocks off the Cambridge/Allston exit. The setting is a quiet residential street not too far from bus and rail transportation. Yun maintains a beautful garden and she even sent me away with some of her freshly-picked tomatoes on the morning of my departure.

No better choice than this one. Don't trust me? Try it!

5 on August 21, 2014

I love the way American style integrating with the Chinese one, exactly the way of its owners: American host and Chinese hostess!

Homey Stay! Good value for money

4.2 on July 28, 2014

I stayed at Yun's Place for 3 nights in July 2014. The place was clean and had a very homey atmosphere. The room was spacious. Yun and Alan made sure that I have everything to make my stay comfortable.

Great place in Cambridge near Harvard

5 on June 20, 2014

This was our first experience at a Bed + Breakfast, and my first Trip to Boston. My wife had been once before. Yun and Alan were more than accommodating, they even helped us find some great places to visit in the city. The place was extremely quiet, clean and relaxing, yet only a 10 minute walk past Harvard to the Red Line to downtown. Alan and Yun personally communicate with you before, and after your stay to make sure everything is in order. They are wonderful folks! I would recommend Yun's place to anyone who wishes to stay in Boston.

Yun's place: a place like home

4.6 on June 14, 2014

I went to the MIT for a one-week course and I stay in Yun's: great experience, for me was like staying at home. Alan & Yun (the owners) are helpful and nice, the breakfast was great (self-service according to what you want to eat!) and I love the place because it was quiet. Tip for the travelers: take the 64 bus which is just a couple of blocks from Yun's. 64 will take you to central square or Kendall, right in front of the metro stations. If you buy a 7-day Charlie card for bus/metro as I did, you will have no problems at all to go in and out of Yun's to Cambridge, MIT or Boston. Another tip for the travelers: book an early flight and the taxi from Yun's to Logan is only going to cost you 30 US$ (Mr. T was so kind to call a taxi for me!). I have stay in B&B all over the world and I strongly recommend Yun's place, specially if you are a lonely traveler who is seeking a quiet place to sleep.

Thank you for everything!

5 on December 19, 2013

My husband and I had an amazing stay! It was the best place we could have ever found. For those who are looking for a great place to stay, we totally recommend it: The room (actually the whole place) was so clean, cozy, and comfortable, breakfast was delicious, and the location is excellent. But beyond this, we would like to say that Mrs. Yun and Mr. Alan are very kind-hearted people, very friendly, concerned, and helpful and they made us feel at home, which to us it meant a lot. We had wonderful conversations with them and we will always remember the pear smoothies which they prepared for us. We also remember the nice time we had listening to Mrs. Yun playing the pipa, she is such an amazing musician. We will never forget the great time we had with them and we will definitely stay here again next time we visit Boston. Thank you for everything.

Home away from Home

5 on November 21, 2013

Looking for a great place with lots of character and supporting local rather than corporate finance. Please consider this quaint, pre-1900 home which also operates as a B&B. The hosts are gracious, helpful and very much concerned for your enjoyment not only in their open and beautiful home, they also want to ensure your experience of Boston is legendary. From the locations they suggested to eat in Harvard Square to the Docks (No-Name restaurant), to providing guests with literature and publications of events within the city. Their humble and very warm presence is more than show, they welcome you in as one of their family. You will not regret this location or your experience while staying with them.

enjoy boston,and stroll in cambridge on the way back home

5 on October 14, 2013

in these reviews,some says it s a little bit far from Boston center.Not true!!!After a short subway ride(with a nice view when it crosses the bridge),you find yourself in har vard square,life continues,same smiling people that in Boston,friendly students,good libraries,cafés...You can stroll on the empty harvard school s meadows in the morning before going to Boston in the morning or enjoy it at night on your way back to Yun.The short walk along the stadium is what you need to evaporate the Samuel Adam too much you had downtown.About Yun and Alan? Just nice people/Discreet but ready to help ,knowledgeable,perfect Erik

Wonderful host

4.0 on October 04, 2013

Very clean home and extremely nice and interesting host. Great value!

Great Getaway

5 on August 05, 2013

My husband and I searched all over looking for an affordable place to stay near the T because we had Red Sox tickets. We came across Yun's Place and couldn't have been happier! It was within our budget, and it was a better experience than we could have imagined. The couple who run the place are wonderful and incredibly welcoming. They had a great breakfast set up every morning, and best of all, coffee was ready when we woke up! We had a great time and would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a great relaxing getaway.

Very nice B&B

4.2 on June 29, 2013

I am happy to fully recommend this nice B&B. The room was lovely and comfortable, everything was absolutely clean, breakfast was a big self service choice in the little comforatble kitchen. The hosts are very friendly and help with all kinds of questions that a foreign guest may have; and if on top you want to listen to and learn a little about the chinese lute, you are at the right place. The house is situated in easy walking distance (at least for a European) from Harvard Square. Ursula from Germany

My stay with Chinese clients

5 on May 23, 2013

I found Yun's Place on I thought it would be interesting for my Chinese clients to experience a New England Bed and Breakfast. What a surprise we got when Yun answered the door. My guests felt right at home with a Chinese host and loved being able to eat a traditional Chinese breakfast. Yun and Alan were very welcoming and the 3 day stay was wonderful. If I am ever in the area again, I will be sure to stay here for as long as I can.


5 on May 19, 2013

the best place ever! rooms are big and clean. breakfasts are awesome. strongly recommended.

A home away from home - wonderful B & B & wonderful people running it

5 on May 14, 2013

I came from a course on scholarship across the road at Harvard - I was met by Alan who was immediately helpful, friendly, gave me all the tourist info I needed for a delightful time in downtown Boston. I stayed in a room with the most comfortable double bed and a room that was a home away from home (NZ). The bathroom facilities and everything else in the B & B was very tidy and clean. Yun is a wonderful person and talented musician ( I awoke on mothers day to what I thought was a CD playing ) however it was Yun. She prepared a nice set of options of contential breakfast and when we chatted she helped me get my ticket to NY by booking a bus $17 US (I saved over $110 US as I was going to take the train). Alan helped me on the computer as I had to do a referee report for a work colleague - Yun helped me get to the train ( things they just do to help visitors just makes a DAY BRIGHTER ) - the overall experience was OUTSTANDING. Anyone who would dares to do a bad review on Yun's Place - is a person with a problem - as this is great value with absolutely fine & cultured people running this B & B. I loved it and so will you as a visitor to USA!

Fantastic Place to Stay!

4.4 on February 26, 2013

I stayed at Yun & Alan’s place for four nights and five days whilst attending a class and a conference at Harvard Business School. From arrival, Yun and Alan were very friendly and had my room neatly prepared, lovely comfy sheets and pillows. We had communicated via email before my arrival and they made sure they were at home when I arrived. Their home was the perfect combination of comfort and cleanliness and I enjoyed the lovely hospitality, had a busy schedule and had to leave very early in the morning each day, although breakfast is usually served at 8am, Yun made an effort to make sure she set everything out for me the night before so that I could still leave after having had breakfast. They are a very healthy couple and the breakfast served reflected this: oatmeal, croissants, orange juice, varieties of fruit, lovely fruit smoothes; a selection of cereal was also available. One of the days Yun went out of her way to make me a packed breakfast!! During my stay, Alan helped me call for my cab on more than one occasion and also helped me with carrying my suitcase upstairs. Felt like I had a little bit of home with me during my travels. I loved their home, it was very clean and tidy and warm. I was able to buy my own food for dinner and warm it in the microwave in the kitchen; this is something you cannot do at a normal hotel. I was also offered free bottled water at any time I felt thirsty. Yun and Alan spent time talking to me over breakfast, I learnt a little bit about their life and hobbies too; Yun played for me the Chinese Pipa. On the last day, my flight was in the evening, they did not rush me to check out by the early morning/afternoon, which is the case for many places. I was able to stay till the evening and once again Alan called the cab to the airport for me. I would highly recommend Yun & Alan’s place. It felt like I was staying with family members in Boston as I felt very welcomed.

Excellent value and great place to stay

4.0 on October 29, 2012

I stayed in Yun's place for 3 nights recently. It is a charming Victoria house conveniently located close to MIT campus. The room is clean and owners are friendly. I enjoyed the stay.

Sweet Place, Lovely Hosts

4.4 on September 01, 2012

Yun and Alan are warm and helpful hosts. Their home is lovely, the pillows and sheets were so comfy, and it was a nice quiet oasis in the middle of the bustling city, with parking to boot.

Our three nights stay

4.6 on August 30, 2012

Thank you Alan and Yun for making us felt like at home. The room was clean and comfy.

You won't be disappointed

5 on August 27, 2012

Our 4-day stay in Yun’s house was a very pleasant experience. We feel like coming back home after each day’s touring around. Yun and Alan are warm and friendly by nature. While offering the guests a comfortable and quiet environment, they would always be there if you need any help or information. As knowledgeable persons with a good taste in life, they are willing to share their joy and experiences. The food and facilities are not luxury, but everything is just what we like: the food is healthy and the room is clean. If you have any special demands, they would be very happy to satisfy you, just like to their friend. The house is in a very safe and convenient area. It’s a relaxing 20-minute walk to the T-station in Harvard town. We’d love to come back again.

"Homey and Charming B&B"

4.4 on August 25, 2012

My stay was brief, but very much enjoyable. I recommend this B&B to anyone who wants to visit Boston and Cambridge. The hosts were very welcoming. The place was very clean and had a homey feel.

Great place to stay on Boston

4.2 on July 09, 2012

Located at the edge of Harvard campus, Yun's place was ideally located for us to experience Boston for the first time.  A simple 15 minute stroll to the Red T1 line near Harvard Square passing thru the Harvard Campus was interesting in itself.  A 3 stop T1 ride took us to central Boston  in no time at  all (for the cost of $2) and the reverse trip was just as easy, no matter what time of the day. We even had the pleasure of walking from Yun's into central Boston along the Charles Rivet which was just a short distance away. Although it took us over an hour, it was a great way to get acquainted with the city.  Alan, the  proprietor, made this  all very simple for us with provision of simple maps and suggestions.  We enjoyed our stay at Yun's place and the interaction  with Alan and Yun made us feel like valued guests.  Nothing was too hard for them.   The breakfast was simple, fresh and all we could have wanted. Excellent.  The rooms were extremely comfortable and quiet,. The bathroom, although shared, was not a problem as Yun's has only two guest rooms. It was sparkling clean (as was the whole house), warm and  fresh.  A testament to them both. We would highly recommend Yun's to anyone wishing to visit Boston.  Do not be put off by the B&B not being in central Boston.  In fact we saw it as an advantage as we had easy access to the city proper by public transport and walking when we wanted and we were able to see the Cambridge/Harvard area which was a hive of activity day and night.  We have already recommended Yun's to friends and will stay next time we visit Boston.

Right at Home at Yun's Place

4.6 on May 29, 2012

We had a fantastic long weekend in Cambridge and Boston with Yun's Place as our home base. A quick walk across the Charles put us on a walking tour of historic Harvard; with the T stop at Harvard Square, we were minutes from downtown Boston. Lots of things to do close by and far, great food abounds, and Yun and Alan are those rare kind, attentive hosts you seek in a BnB experience. I highly recommend a visit when you're in the area!

Like Staying with Family

4.4 on April 01, 2012

Yun’s Place is a B&B in the old-fashioned sense: a room in a home with shared facilities for a reasonable price. Yun’s is like visiting your relatives. The rooms are basic but comfortable. The furniture looks like it all came out of a garage sale and everything is a bit worn. But the place is very clean and comfortable. The owners care about you and are very kind and helpful. You eat breakfast in the kitchen, often sitting with the owners. It really is like visiting family. Don’t come here is your idea of a B&B is owners who live in a separate wing and who only are around to collect money and provide breakfast. And don’t expect every room to look like a page from Architectural Digest. Private and street park is available. The location is central and great if you have a car and want to cover all parts of the city. It isn’t quite as good if you are relying on public transportation since it is about a 20 minute walk to the subway station near Harvard. And much of the walk isn’t the most pleasant. Come to Yun’s Place if you like a homey B&B in a central location and for a reasonable price.

Exelant Stay.

5 on October 30, 2011

I will start off by saying I proposed to my soon to be wife at Yuns. We both really enjoyed our stay there. we happned to be late and arived at midnight, we were greeted with a smile and a handshake and Alan stayed up late giving us a map tour of boston. The rooms were very clean, the house has a very warm and friendly feel to it. Alan and yun were VERY nice, and we would personally recomend it to anyone, infact we want to go back to boston and when we do, we will stay there again.

Home Away From Home

4.0 on October 28, 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.


4.0 on October 12, 2011


From Amit and Marianna - A lovely stay!

5 on October 11, 2011

It was our first visit to Boston as couple of visiting scholars. We stayed there for the first two weeks. We had a very warm welcome and were amazed by their hospitality. The rooms were very clean and tidy and the bathroom was very clean and well maintained. We enjoyed a healthy breakfast as well. Overall, we enjoyed our time there and we hope to stay there again. If you seek a quiet home-like place which is 15 minutes by bus to Harvard Square, we defiantly recommend this B&B!!!

Very nice, feels like home place at Yuns's

4.0 on August 19, 2011

My gf and I were guests at Yun's Place this week for a few days and had a great time there. The room was nice and clean and Yun and Allen are very friendly people. They were really helpful and I am quite sure we received more good tips from them as compared to what we would have had from an hotel concierge. The toilet and room were clean and the location of the place is perfect. It is 15 min to first metro station and to get there you have a nice walk in the Harvard business school. The breakfast was honestly not super but anyway fair, if you do not expect to have bacon and poached eggs every morning. Do not listen to people complaining about the place and expecting things that you should not expect from a place like Yun's place. The price is quite low for American standard and this makes it in general a very very good deal. We would go back

Staying at Yun's felt like staying with friends!

5 on July 04, 2011

I spent 4 nights at Yun's place on June 2011. The room was immaculate, breakfast generous (self-served, so you can eat as much as you want), and above all Alan and Yun were so nice that I felt a little sad when I had to leave. Also, it is nice to have a bit of Chinese atmosphere in Cambridge... The only drawback is that it is a 20 minutes walk to the subway and Harvard square, so if you are without a car be prepared for that.

Fell at home while in Boston

3.6 on December 13, 2010

Excellent place to stay while in Boston. Alan and his wife Yun are great people and let the guests feel at home. Always ready to help guests with whatever they need. The price is fair and the place is always clean. It is impossible not to like.

great place, great people

5 on December 12, 2010

My husband and I stayed at Yun's place in August for 4 nights prior to my husband’s fall semester begins at Harvard Business School. We had a wonderful experience at Yun’s Place. Yun’s Place is a friendly family-like Bed and Breakfast with professional manner. Yun’s Place is quite, clean, with a very comfortable bed, and in good location with easy access to public transportation. They provide a self-serve breakfast with a variety of food and fruit to chose from: muffins, croissants, cereal, bread, bagels, oatmeal, eggs, milk, juice, several varieties of fruit. Yun and Alan are very nice and helpful in many aspects. Yun made special rice soup and French toast for us. The fruit smoothies were delicious. They went above and beyond, even driving us shopping for furniture and moving our belongings to the school residential hall at our requests. They made us feeling like family, which was very important for us, since it was the first time for us living abroad. We have stayed in several B&Bs, and this one was the greatest experience by far.

Yun's Place--the B&B EVER

5 on December 12, 2010

I highly recommend Yun's place. I stayed at Yun's place in August for 10 nights in August this year before BU classes started. They are nice, warm people running a loving, clean, and friendly B&B. Breakfast was great, with many varieties of food. I could cook a lot food at this B&B, where in general this is not allowed. This is the best B&B I have ever stayed in. I felt just like at home during my stay there because of the comfortable atmosphere, and most importantly, because of Yun and Alan, who are so kind towards their guests and generous in giving help! Yun and Alan were wonderful, treating me like an old friend. Kudos to Yun & Alan!!

Very bad experience

2.2 on November 26, 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 dissappointed. 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 empty 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!

Innkeeper Response
We do try to accommodate guests. If you have requests, please ask. It is true that we have our offices on the same floor. Most people find this a convenience, since they can ask for suggestions for places to see, directions, and numbers for taxis. However, if privacy is a concern, we recommend Lotus Place (208 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA 02139), where rooms are at a distance from the front desk. We have discovered that children can sometimes be rambunctious and disorderly. This is not the atmosphere that we want for our B&B. Hence, we no longer accept guests with small children (under 14 years of age). If you have small children, we suggest that you consider Day's Hotel (1234 Soldiers Field Rd, Boston, MA 02135), served by bus 86 to Harvard Square, and by bus 70 to Central Square, Cambridge. It was a mistake not to offer a refund. We have changed our policy here. If you are not satisfied with our accommodations, let us know, and we will refund funds for the unused portion of your stay.

- Yun and Alan (innkeepers)

A great discovery

3.8 on October 19, 2010

I confess I'm never optimistic about Cambridge lodging; the choice is always between paying too much and getting far too little. But innkeepers Yun ("Yoon") and Alan treated me with utmost thoughtfulness and warmth. Their cozy, quiet home is just a 20-minute walk from Harvard Square -- no problem for a walker -- and the price was less than almost any other place in the area. And there’s a bonus for music lovers: If you're interested, Yun might offer a recital on her pipa (you can look this instrument up on Wikipedia). If she offers, do say yes! It’s a chance not to be missed.)

Feel at Home in Boston

4.6 on September 06, 2010

I selected Yun's Place for my first visit to Boston based upon other reviews at this site, and wasn't disappointed. From the moment of arrival Yun and Alan made me feel more like a visiting family friend than a paying guest. They are very flexible in their manner of hosting, providing as much or as little interaction and information as desired by their guests. I appreciated directions to get around the city, a suggestion for a good Italian Restaurant, plus "extras" like a ride to the "T" on an unexpectedly rainy morning. While you are there, life of the household goes on around you. With any luck, you may get a chance to hear Yun, an accomplished musician, practice her Pipa, or sing traditional Chinese melodies.

the most WONDERFUL B&B

5 on August 29, 2010

This is the best place I have ever stayed outside home. Just felt like I was at home during my stay here because of the comfortable atmosphere, and most importantly, the innkeepers--Yun and Alan, who are so kind towards their guests and generous in giving help! Love this place:)

What a Pleasure

5 on July 06, 2010

My mom, my aunt and I stayed at Yun's in June 2010. I was so pleased to find a B&B in Boston at such a great price. When we arrived at the B&B Yun was so friendly and warm I knew we were going to be well taken care of that weekend. The home is so clean, and her warmth is overflowing. Our breakfast was delicious and so healthy. The smoothies were out of this world. Yun and Alan spoke with us a bit, and I felt that they were my closest and dearest friends. I travel domestically and internationally many times per year, and this is and will be one of my favorite places. Do not miss it. Sue, Old Bridge, NJ

Your home away from home

5 on May 20, 2010

I stayed couple of nights at Yun's place and had the pleasure of knowing a nice and wonderful couple. The place is quite though very very accessible to Harvard. Is less than 10 minutes walk from Harvard Business School. This place has become my address in Boston. Yun and Alan, Thank you, Arigato, and Xie Xie!

enjoyable and practical - Yun's place

4.2 on May 10, 2010

The atmosphere at Yun's place is good; it is a nice, it's peaceful, it feels like a second home.

Great place, nice people

5 on May 01, 2010

I stayed at Yun’s place with a friend when we attended a conference in Boston. It was a great place to stay: clean, quiet, and comfortable. Both Allan and Yun were terrific, treating us like old friends. I’ll definitely stay there again next time.

Very Good Place to Stay

4.4 on April 10, 2010

We made the right decision to stay at Yun's Place. It is very convenient to go everywhere in Boston. The place is quite and the couple are great. Alan speaks idiomatic Madarin and Yun cooked Chinese-Breakfast especially for us. Both of them naturally show charm in their style which is supported by scholarship.

Great place, great experience

4.8 on April 06, 2010

This is a great place to stay--like staying at a friend's home. It's very clean and comfortable and within walking distance to the subway. The best part was interesting conversations with Yun and Alan. I wanted to stay there longer!

Great People and Great Location

4.8 on November 04, 2009

I recently stayed at Yun's Place as a result of needing a place to stay for an HBS interview. It was my first time staying at a bed and breakfast and my first time in Boston, so I was a bit nervous. But Yun and Alan were GREAT hosts and the location is AMAZING for HBS. It's about a 5 minute walk to campus. The red-line is easily accessible. So I would say this place is an A+.

Good place to stay!!!

4.0 on September 20, 2009

Very nice place to stay!!! not near to the central area but you can take the bus and visitors places are easy to find

Pleasant hosts / Clean home

3.8 on July 24, 2009

This B&B was exactly as shown on the internet. I was very pleased at the hosts pleasant demeanour, willingness to share information on how to get around, where to go, etc. Both my friend and I were very pleased with our stay. I would definetely go there again.

Quaint/Affordable stay in Boston

4.0 on June 21, 2009

Yun's place is a very quaint house on a quiet street that is fairly centrally located in Boston. My husband and I have stayed there 3 times now in the past 6 months as we visit Boston often. It's a much cheaper option that the large hotels in the center of the city - but is only a 5 minute drive to get to the central parts of Boston. About a 10 minute walk to the Charles River path and 20 minutes to the nearest T stop. Easy access as it's right off I-90. Yun and Alan are very accommodating and the rooms are lovely. There is a nice breakfast every morning and all you can drink coffee. They also offer a free place to park off the street. We recommend this place highly and look forward to going back!

2 nights in Cambridge

2.8 on November 10, 2008

Very nice accomodation, close to the underground - Very clean accomodation -

Comfortable, feel at home

4.4 on November 10, 2008

We have an awesome stay at Yun'place. The place is clean,comfortable and owner is friendly. She made us feel so much at home. We enjoyed the breakfast very much especially the multi grain porridge. Really miss the stay. We determine will stay at Yun's place again if we visit Boston the next time.

Gracious gem near Cambridge

3.6 on October 24, 2008

What a 19th century gem in Cambridge! V. courteous & gracious hosts esp. since my mother extended her Boston stay last minute & they could accomodate the extra person... the area was less than 10 mins walk away from Harvard T and Square, playground & the Charles River close by. We stayed for 4 nights and felt quite at home, as we puttered around Beantown. Expect being treated to lute music (Yun is an excellent player and practises most evenings), being given clear information when asked(maps, directions, charlie card). The wireless connection was helpful when we had to navigate by car to the airport or to check MFA updates, etc. Breakfasts were low key continental affairs...if you expect pancakes, German sausages, frittatas or wild mushrooms, then check Frommer's...Overall, definite recommend, as Yun's is a good value vs. hotel stay & parking was free on the lot. (Which is much better than the $30/day USD for the lot near Boston Common) better saved for the highway tolls and shopping!

Great Experience!

4.0 on August 25, 2008

We loved Yun's Place! They are gracious hosts, available for any need, helpful with information about places to see and directions to and from, and provide a clean, quiet, and aesthetically pleasing environment. Yun was generous with her musical gifts and performed on the Chinese pi'pa for us. We had wonderful interactions with our hosts and came away more than satisfied with our experience. The location is close to Harvard and Boston's amazing transit system, so getting into the city was easy. Highly recommended!

very recommended place

5 on June 26, 2008

We stayed at the B&B for a 9 days. The home is very clean. Alan and Yun are excellent hosts. They help us a lot with everything we needed. We certainly recommended yun's B&B. Dror & Ilana

my week in Alliston

4.0 on May 19, 2008

Spend a week in a so nice bed and breakfast is for me luck! Alan and Yun are very nice people, friendly and helpfulness with me and all my requirement. I received more than I expect in a week. So I hope than other people can enjoy ,like me,a wonderfoul week or more time in this so nice Bed and Breakfast!


5 on December 28, 2007

As parents of an HBS student, we found Yun's place to be perfectly located. Yun and Alan's arrival briefing was terrific. They showed us around their lovely home, offered restaurant, shopping, and sight seeing suggestions, and went over a map with us. Our room was spacious, clean, and quiet. The highlight was hearing Yun's stories of China and a brief pipa concert. The convenient parking was a great bonus. Our stay was both memorable and enjoyable. We plan to return.

Fabulous stay

4.8 on November 10, 2007

Yun and Alan's hospitality was flawless. Their home is so warm and welcoming and Yun went out of her way to make sure we felt at home. We loved our room and breakfast was perfect. Yun even treated us to a beautiful tune on her pipa. Fabulous locations, just a short stroll through beautiful Harvard to the subway. Every thing was just lovely. Can't recommend highly enough.

Wonderful Weekend Stay

4.0 on September 30, 2007

We stayed at the B&B for a beautiful fall weekend. The home is very clean and comfortable. There were lots of muffins, bagels, fruits, and cereals for breakfast. Alan and Yun are wonderful hosts. We would certainly recommend this B & B.

Very good B&B next to Harvard Business School

5 on May 10, 2007

We stayed in Yun's Place for 6 days in May 2007. It is located in a quite and safe, neighborhood next to Harvard Business School and 15 minutes to Harvard Square by walk. The house in general is very clean and comfortable; you use slippers in the house. Yun and Alain are very kind and friendly people and help you always when you ask something. Yun is also a great musician! They don't serve a special breakfast but the kitchen is full with muffins, bagels, cheese, fruits, cereals etc. and you can help yourself anytime. There is a computer with Internet connection and you can also use your own computer if you wish. We enjoyed our time in Yun’s Place very much; the house, the location and especially Yun and Alain are just great!

Yun's Place, a Boston B&B near HBS


  • Nightly Rate $109 - $109
  • Reviews (83) 4.5
  • Rooms 2

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