Terms and Conditions
You are renting a room or shared sleeping area (depending upon your purchase selection) at 2434 Piedmont Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704.
By renting at Piedmont House, you agree to comply with the policies below:
A. First night's rent to be paid in advance of your stay. Please do not book any room without paying at least one night's rent. Any reservation made without a paid deposit, or special arrangements made by you and Piedmont House staff will be canceled by midnight, California time, on the night of the reservation. The first night's payment is non-refundable, so please be certain about your plans prior to reserving.
B. Payment. The remainder of your reservation must be paid in full 24 hours after arrival. We accept credit card or PayPal and payments can be made on the self-payment page of our website.
C. Damages/Losses. You are responsible for any damages, losses, missing items, and rent arrearages, at an amount deemed fair and just by the staff.
D. Check-in time is 4 PM. Check out time is noon (12 PM). There is a $15 per hour late checkout charge for checkout after noon (12 PM).
D. Quiet Hours START at 10 pm; visiting hours END at 11 pm-- no noise at a level that disturbs others is permitted at any time, and you must be responsible for all of your visitors (TWO maximum at any time, and they must also observe the House Rules and may not visit the premises when you are not here). Special arrangements must be made with management for any exceptions to this rule. You must let our manager, staff, or the appropriate authorities such as the police, fire dept., etc. know in case of any emergencies or if anyone is being inconsiderate and will not respond to reasonable requests for compliance to said House Rules.
E. Polite, considerate behavior is a MUST! This is shared housing, and adjustments must be made to accommodate other guests and the housemates here. There are live-in staff, long-term residents, and several guests at any given time.
Since this is shared housing situation, we ask that your actions keep this place peaceful, functional, and harmonious.
As for food, please clearly label and use only your own food or items clearly marked or indicated free. Do not eat other's food.
Also, we ask for your considerate actions in our common spaces:
- Clean up after yourself immediately when finished in the kitchen, community rooms, and bathroom
- Please do NOT monopolize the bathroom and be judicious with electricity and water usage
- Cooperate with others in general.
Piedmont House is a NO-SMOKING establishment; consistent with Berkeley law, please do not smoke less than 15 feet from any door or window of the building.
F. This should go without saying, but here goes anyway: Illegal or obnoxious behavior will not be tolerated, and AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON, Piedmont House staff may refund your current day's rent (and any future rent you may have advanced) and require you to leave. Piedmont House reserves the right to refuse to rent to anyone, at our reasonable discretion.
Your occupancy dates will be those you have reserved on our system. To cancel your stay you must email the hostel. Any change in plans to shorten or extend a stay must be made to us by email, 24-hours' in advance, to receive a refund. Refunds given only within 2 weeks of reservation date. First night's payment is not refundable, and all refunds are subject to a 5% processing fee, so please be certain about your plans prior to reserving.
Due to excess time and energy for repeated check or cash payments, we will now charge a $5.00 service fee for guests who change and pay one day at a time.
Thank you for choosing Piedmont House as your lodging choice in Berkeley.