Piedmont House is a 100-year old wood-paneled house that serves as a guest house. As such, the atmosphere at Piedmont House is one of lively interaction and cooperation. The best thing about Piedmont House are our guests: writers, scientists, tourists, musicians, artists, and students. You will find a daily changing community of diverse souls from all over the world. We're environmentally friendly, chemical free, and we recycle 'til the cows come home.
Our location is only 3 blocks South of UC Berkeley, and 3 blocks East of Telegraph Avenue shopping district . There are over 40 restaurants and cafes within 10 minutes walking distance. Easy public transit to the airports, San Francisco, and Oakland is available 24 hours per day. Several bus stops are within a few blocks.
The rate is for 1 twin size bed (for 1 men) in a room with 1 or 2 other men. NOTE: THIS BED IS IN A SHARED ROOM FOR MALE GUESTS ONLY, WOMEN SHOULDN'T BOOK THIS ROOM. The room has 2 or 3 twin size beds (for 1 person each), a desk, shelves and a place to hang your clothes. Blankets, towels, and linen are included (free of charge). The room is nice and clean, but relatively basic since most amenities are shared.
There's a big but cozy living room where we eat, read, sing, and jam. There are guitars, piano, books, games, etc. We have many private bathrooms in the house (but all are outside the rooms). There's a shared kitchen that comes with everything you need to cook a meal (pots, pans, plates, cups, rice cooker, coffeemaker, etc) except for a microwave. We're both vegan and omnivore friendly (separate fridges, pots, etc).
There's free WiFi in all our rooms and common areas. And there's also a free computer kiosk. We have cheap coin-op washing machines and clothes dryers.
Parking is on the street, free, and time regulated on weekdays during the day. It is again free but un-timed during evenings and weekends
All our staff members live in the building, are Berkeley residents, and well-versed in the many treasures Berkeley has to offer: they can show you the best places to eat, party, shop, or have a cup of coffee.
dirty and old. hippy style.
Very nice people at Piedmont House. I enjoyed my stay, even though the dorm's bathroom was quite dirty.
It was nice to live there ... with good internet connections and friendly hosts.. also with nice cooking place......the best thing is...it is very close to UC Berkeley's depertments....
I was happy with my experience. My bed was comfortable and check on was easy. My emails were answered in a timely manner. The place may be a little shabby but everything worked well enough.
I really enjoyed my stay in Piedmont House. I met very interesting people and enjoyed my time chatting with them. It is just a few blocks away from the UCB campus that made it ideal for my stay. Overall, it is a good hostel to stay.
Overall, I didn't really have a great stay. When I got there, there was no one to help me find my room, and the key that was supposed to open the lock did not. However, I was able to track down someone who switched keys and got me into my room. The bed was not very comfortable, and I didn't feel like the bathroom was safe to walk in barefoot since it was so dirty. The door next to my head kept opening and shutting, making for a lousy night's sleep. If I go back to the bay area, I will stay somewhere else.
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I got to Berkeley late night, and needed a place to sleep so bad!
I contacted this awesome people around 11 pm and they answered me all my questions and gave me different options too.
I got there and hanged out with other roommates, and some of the staff too... cool people.
A really nice place to stay, my bed was ready and waiting for me to be horizontal. Kitchen, shower with hot water, common room, good location.
I'll definitely come back here.
Highly recommended.. A little messy, but who cares!
I didn't know that Piedmont House was a hostel from the start, but it turned out to be a pleasant surprise. When I first arrived at the hostel one of the frat houses on the street had their speakers on their patio and was blasting music, but at least it was good music.
I was also rooming with 2 summer students so they woke up extremely early and as a result I was woken up at 8 or before every single day. My room was also downstairs so I could hear people in the kitchen in the mornings so it didn't really allow me to sleep in.
Having laundry services available for free as well as a computer with internet was really great. I also loved hanging out in the common room because I could talk to the other guests staying there and some of them had some really interesting stories to tell. The kitchen is also open and when people are done cooking they have no problem sharing food with some of the other guests. It was a great bonding experience being there.
If I had any tip I would say that you can also book with Piedmont House through their website (website hidden) that way you don't have to pay the additional fee through Airbnb. I don't think this would cause any problems through Piedmont house as it's a booking fee for the site.