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

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48 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

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


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Popular LocationHarvard University9 min walk
Popular LocationHarvard Square9 min walk
Popular LocationMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)7 min drive
AirportBoston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.)16 min drive

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    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 New England Aquarium and Franklin Park Zoo are popular area attractions. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Fenway Park or TD Garden. Our guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Harvard University - 9 min walk
    • Harvard Square - 9 min walk
    • Boston University - 6 min drive
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - 7 min drive
    • Fenway Park - 9 min drive

    Getting around

    • Boston Yawkey Station - 5 min drive
    • Harvard Square Station - 7 min walk
    • Logan Intl. Airport (BOS) - 16 min drive

    About this property

    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


    • 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


    Pets allowed

    Children and extra beds

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

    Property payment types

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    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. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

    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.
    • 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
    Cambridge Karma House

    Guest reviews

    Overall score and ratings for The Cambridge Karma House

    Guest rating
    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition


    • 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


    • 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


    • 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.


    • Liked: Staff & service, room comfort
    Great place and location...but a little dirty

    We had a comfortable stay over the weekend but it needed a little sprucing up. Under the bed it was filthy - hadn't been swept there for weeks which is a little off putting.... but generally a pleasant experience. Thank you

    Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2018