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Overview of The Cambridge Karma House

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Flat-screen TV
1 bedroom, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
1 bedroom, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
Entire apartment

The Cambridge Karma House

3.5 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Laundry
  • Outdoor Space

Explore the area

    Popular LocationHarvard University9 min walk
    Popular LocationHarvard Square9 min walk
    Popular LocationMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)7 min drive
    AirportBoston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.)17 min drive

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Traditional Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen, Garden Area

  • 850 sq ft
  • Studio
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Double Bed OR 1 Queen Bed

Classic Apartment, 1 Queen Bed, Kitchen, Garden View

  • 850 sq ft
  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Queen Bed and 2 Double Sofa Beds

Comfort Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen, Garden Area

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Corner

  • 140 sq ft
  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

About this area


Located in Cambridge, The Cambridge Karma House is in the historical district and near a metro station. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Boston Common and Boston Public Garden, while Museum of Science and New England Aquarium are popular area attractions. Check out an event or a game at Fenway Park, and consider making time for USS Constitution Museum, a top attraction not to be missed. Guests appreciate the property's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Harvard University - 9 min walk
  • Harvard Square - 9 min walk
  • Boston University - 7 min drive
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - 7 min drive
  • Fenway Park - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Boston Yawkey Station - 5 min drive
  • Harvard Square Station - 7 min walk
  • Logan International Airport (BOS) - 15 min drive


  • Café Pamplona — 3 min walk
  • Grafton Street Pub and Grill — 4 min walk
  • Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage — 4 min walk
  • Clover Food Lab — 6 min walk
  • Pinocchio's Pizza — 7 min walk

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Cambridge Karma House

3.5-star Cambridge apartments in Riverside, walk to Harvard University
Along with laundry facilities, this smoke-free apartment building has express check-in and express check-out. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a garden and a picnic area. Each apartment features a kitchen with a refrigerator and a microwave, plus free WiFi and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Added amenities include a balcony, a private yard, and a coffee/tea maker.
The Cambridge Karma House offers 5 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Rooms open to balconies or patios. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations include desks. Accommodations at this 3.5-star apartment have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers and microwaves.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels.

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi


  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Rollaway/extra beds: USD 45.0 per stay


  • Free toiletries


  • Flat-screen TV with cable service

Outdoor areas

  • Terrace
  • Balcony or patio
  • Yard
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Laundry facilities

Work spaces

  • Desk


  • Air conditioning


  • Pet friendly


  • No elevators
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Luggage storage

Location highlights

  • Near a metro station
  • In the historical district


  • 5 rooms
  • 3 floors
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 1885
  • Individually decorated



Check-in from 3:00 PM - 2 AM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
Guests will receive an email with check-in information
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from September 4 2020 to March 31 2021 (dates subject to change).


Pets allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 45.0 per stay

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cleaning fee: USD 29.00 per accommodation, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 45.0 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Tax ID - C0177510491
This property accepts credit cards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
This property is not wheelchair accessible.

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties

Property is also known as

Cambridge Karma House Apartment
Karma House Apartment
Cambridge Karma House

Frequently asked questions

Rating 5 - Excellent. 5 out of 48 reviews
5 - Excellent 10%
Rating 4 - Good. 16 out of 48 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 13 out of 48 reviews
3 - Okay 27%
Rating 2 - Poor. 10 out of 48 reviews
2 - Poor 21%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 4 out of 48 reviews
1 - Terrible 8%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Business traveler
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Not a good experience
I am sorry I did not take the reviews into account when booking this property. The house is falling apart, very run down. Even though the cleaner made a huge effort to clean, it is actually not clean-able.Not sure how come this is listed on
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
excellent location close to harvard square. the building is not in the best of shape but is more than sufficient for comfort. all the amenities are in excellent condition and i found the apartment very functional and well suited to my needs. arrival and checking in was very smooth and well managed.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

4/5 Good

Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2019

3/5 Okay

Disliked: Staff & service, room comfort
It's convenient to Harvard Square and the T. There is no AC, which shouldn't be a problem in most, but not all months. But--Two days before my scheduled check-in, they sent me a message saying the space I had reserved months earlier was not available and my reservation was cancelled. I had plane fare and a commitment to be in Cambridge. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A RESERVATION? Phone conversations with Expedia, totaling some 3 hours over two days, resulted in something being worked out with the property. The owner told Expedia those in the apt. I had reserved had extended their stay. CAN YOU LET SOMEONE EXTEND STAY IN A SPACE THAT'S BEEN RESERVED? The owner communicated to me that my reservation had been cancelled because the credit card I gave Expedia didn't work. It had worked for the airline, however. This was after he was renting us a space. The number he had was off by one digit from that which I gave Expedia. So maybe there was a typo, but THIS WAS A DIFFERENT story from the original communication. Also, if a card doesn't work, DO YOU SUMMARILY CANCEL SOMEONE'S RESERVATION AT THE LAST MINUTE WITHOUT EXPLANATION OR DO YOU ASK FOR ANOTHER CARD? It's always been the latter in my experience.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

3/5 Okay

Liked: Room comfort
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Know what it is before you arrive
Location was good. Cambridge is an expensive place to stay. This is more of a VRBO type of set up than a hotel.