L'Auberge Espagnole /room H

House - Private room · Park St, Dorchester, MA 02122, United States
Your host, Hermina
109 Reviews
Response rate: 92%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

Dorchester is a historic neighborhood of over 6 square miles in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The town was founded by Puritans who emigrated from Dorchester, England in 1630.
The house is Beautiful Victorian houses built on 1848.
This is not the wealthiest part of Boston, yet very convenient , affordable and save location to the city center, Cambridge, Harvard Square, MIT, ocean, South Shore
The house is big and spacious on three floors and attached Townhouse behind the main house. Can accommodate 8-10 people.
Location to public transportation: 4 min to walk to the T- red line Fields Corner stop. Red line is the most convenient line in Boston which connects you to any directions you need to go. The South Station is the 5th stop from the house and next one is Downtown Crossing stop, continues to MIT, Harvard on the same line direct.
You can end your day in the ocean for sunbath, swim or nice walk in Castle Island (Historical site). JFK Library and Museum, UMASS Boston are in Dorchester two stops from the house.
Room H: is a studio setting on the back of the house, has a separate entrance, kitchenette, bathroom shared. It is a half floor down basement room, has a lots of sun in the morning, portable AC in the summer. It is a big room can accommodate 3-4 to make it economical if needed. Has a queen size bed and sleep futon.
Wireless internet access, cable TV, home phone for you to make local calls.
Parking: unlimited (privilege for the area).
From Logan airport: you can have a free ride by taking the Silver line and changing to T-red line Ashmont train, outbound to the Fields corner. Taxi will cost $35+tip
From the South Station: T-red line Ashmont train, outbound to Fields corner it may be $15-20,
Safety: It is save to walk from T station to the house even late nights.
In front of the house is a Vietnamese Buddhist center and the back of the house is the of the branch of Boston police station. It is very safe between two of them :)
~ The highway (93) and the Mass Pike (90) are a short drive away.

You will have clean bed sheets, Towels, Hair dryer, Iron & Ironing Board, Maps

The library, shopping and eating places just around the corner (Blarney Stone is a nice place to eat on the corner).

About a 5-10 min quick drive gets you to South Bay shopping center, where there is a supermarket, large Asian grocery store, Target, Home Depot, Marshall's, Office Max, Best Buy and Old Navy. There are also neighborhood shops on the plaza if you need something and a grocery store the very last one on the plaza.
From T-Andrew Station shuttle bus takes you to South Bay shopping mall area.
Room B- has queen size bed, ceiling fan, closet (single matrass can be provided if needed for extra person

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $15 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $380 /week
Monthly Price: $1000 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 1:00 PM
Cancellation: Flexible
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Great stay!

    November 2013
  • Clean room, affordable, perfect or what I needed for a short work trip on a budget. Hermina was helpful and available throughout.

    November 2013
  • Hermina in Dorchester ist eine nette Gastgeberin, die wir, da wir selber nur kurz dort waren, nur einmal gesehen hatten. Die Unterkunft ist ist preisleistungsmäßig entsprechend. Das Badezimmer ist mit einem anderen Apartement zu teilen. Die Nachbarschaft ist ruhig. Es gibt eine nette kleine Terrasse hinter dem Haus, der Parkplatz bei Hermina ist kostenlos und die Subway direkt in der Nähe, was den Anschluss an Boston gut ermöglicht, da in Dorchster nicht so viel zu erleben ist. Bis 1Uhr nachts kommt man damit zurück nach Dorchster.

    October 2013
  • The house was beautiful! Everything in the house is good ! And the room D we live is wonderful

    September 2013
  • I stayed in the basement apartment at Hermina's house. The studio is spacious, clean and functional but the furniture is a bit old and musty as is the mattress and bedding. Evenings were chilly and damp. The bathroom, which was shared with two other people, was small and thus quickly steamy and moist. All in all, if you want a place to crash for the night and don't expect to spend much time working or relaxing at home, you might like to stay at Hermina's. She herself is agreeable and her house is conveniently located with many very good restaurants nearby. Downtown Boston is a quick subway trip away.

    September 2013
  • Nice place. It absolutely met my expectations. clean, private, and everything worked fine. Hermina was also a great host, very helpful and responsive, an all around nice person. walking distance to the T was handy too.

    September 2013
  • Loved staying here. Clean, beautifully furnished, sunny, and bigger than I'd expected, with a desk, sitting area, kitchenette and bed. I had lots of space to myself, but Hermina was also very friendly and invited me upstairs for a pleasant chat and tea one evening. Would definitely come back next visit to Boston.

    Tip: the Vietnamese restaurant you pass walking here from the Red Line is really good (and cheap).

    September 2013
  • The host, Hermina, was gracious and responsive, making all efforts to ensure I found my way. I am familiar with Boston and know how busy and noisy the streets can be, so I was very pleased to find a comfortable, quiet room in a tranquil location. As an added bonus, it was easy to park on the street and there was a quite good, family oriented Vietnamese restaurant nearby.

    September 2013
  • We stayed for two-nights in room H, which is located in the basement of the house. The pros: Hermina is a great and helpful host, the room is accommodating and spacious, although it was hot outside the room was cool for sleeping, ample street parking, easy access to the T, and everything was in functioning order. The cons: the room felt and smelt damp, a couple of typical basement insects, the neighbourhood isn't appealing (had people describe it as "ghetto"), and the sheets and pillows had stains. We did see a couple of other rooms in the house, which were very nice! Overall, it was an easy place to stay and suited our purpose, which was to explore the city of Boston.

    August 2013
  • Nice place, OK neighbourhood. Damp smell, but not (website hidden) facilities. Adequate bathroom. Washer/drier weren't working when I was there. Overall: good.

    August 2013
    Response from Hermina:

    Thank you, everything is fixed, things stop working when they shouldn't :)/It always happens when I'm away :)

    August 2013
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Originally from Armenia, I live in Boston last 15 years. My house is one of many beautiful Victorian houses in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Boston/Dorchester. The house is beautiful, big, clean and colors are my addition to its charm. I love colors you can see it in the pictures. I love the idea of B&B and now I have chance to host people from the world in my own house. I love traveling and the experience of meeting locals and one way of doing it, is where do you stay. I share what I know about Boston with pleasure and sometimes I learn from travelers what they discovered in Boston.
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