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

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

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.5

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

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.


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.


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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

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)

Airport

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

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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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Policies

  • 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
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

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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Meals

Breakfast

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

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

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