We are a large house with an ever changing sea of people--including musicians, scholars, sojourners, artists, writers, poets, among many others.
Stayed for one night and was convenient and safe.
Piedmont House is a really cool environment in a great location. Everyone at the house was friendly and interesting. It can be loud at night, especially if you get a room facing the street.
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 ended up not staying there. I walked in and walked right out. The place is a mess!!!! I wasted my money!
The location is smack center in the middle of fraternities. So be warned that if you think you have graduated from college and late night romps and partying till wee hours or getting woken up by the sound of it is a thing of past, then this location is not for you. This is not an area you want to be if you are on a holiday.
The place itself is good for backpackers and low budget exchange students. There is common toilet and there was one toilet that had multiple stalls but no locking mechanism for the door in individual stalls (like a dorm). Another guest barged in the stall and yelled that I should have locked the main entrance door to the area. It was confusing. I had my privacy in my room and morning sunlight, but the wifi signal was zero from my room, and I couldn't get much work done inside. Had to go to roadside Cafe for Wifi. Great place for social butterflies who need company and can handle non-stop social interaction.
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.