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

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. 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. We enjoy meeting people and hope to serve as your hosts.




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

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.


5 on December 09, 2016

Yun's place is a quite, nice accommodation near to Harvard. Alan is very kind and helps with everything. We had a great time there for good price.

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Rooms & Rates

Peony room (1 queen bed)

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 - $129

Plum room (2 single beds)

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 - $129

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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


On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Computer, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Telephone, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer, Wired internet , local phone service, free off-street parking, 1 queen-size bed or 2 single beds

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: before 10 pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00 noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions



Yun and Alan Thwaits

Languages spoken

Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Japanese

Resident Pets

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