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Hojo (575 Comm Ave)

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Hojo (575 Comm Ave) BU Reviews

3.9
26 reviews

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Hojo (575 Comm Ave) offers a mix of positives and negatives according to student reviews. The dorm is praised for its convenient location near classes, dining halls, and study spaces, making it ideal for students in certain majors. Residents appreciate the private bathrooms in each room, as well as the option to control the thermostat. The building also boasts a top-floor study lounge with great views, making it a quiet and comfortable place for studying. On the downside, students have reported issues such as cramped triple rooms, old and musty smells, poor water pressure in showers, and limited natural light in some areas. Some residents mentioned encountering noise issues, security guard interactions, and occasional maintenance issues. Despite its drawbacks, Hojo remains a viable option for students seeking a convenient and private living space with certain amenities.

Location

Private Bathroom

Cramped

Freshman

7

Sophomore

16

Junior

2

Senior

1

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4 months ago

Building is old, elevators are always broken, stairs are creepy. Triple is too cramped. Bathroom shower gets clogged easily. Bed is too close to ceiling, I've hit my head so many times on the ceiling or on the metal bar under the bed while getting up or going to my desk. Lighting and view from wi...

Lived in atriple room
1 year ago

My stay was nice overall. The room I was in was big enough to house three people. The building itself is very old and needs updates. My experience with security has been interesting because some are very chill but others make a lot of micro aggressions. The way people are saying they are all chill j...

Lived in atriple room
1 year ago
Verified Student

HoJo is in a pretty good location, and the private bathrooms are fairly nice (compared to other freshman/sophomore housing). There’s a decent study/common space on the top floor which can be nice to use. The triple rooms are pretty standard, small but at least you get a bathroom. Rooms can also be h...

Lived in atriple room
1 year ago

I thought Hojo was gonna be way nicer than the other freshman dorm options. Honestly, I would have rather lived in Warren. Here are my main points summarized: PROS: 1. It's extremely convenient in relation to classes and Marciano which many people (including myself) believe is the best dining hall....

Lived in adouble room
3 years ago

This is definitely one of the best dorm style room options. If you’re a freshmen hoping to make friends it’s not exactly the best place since everyone is either upperclassmen or internationals but if comfort and chill vibes is what you’re going for this is the place. Having a security guard can some...

Lived in atriple room
3 years ago

I lived in a seventh floor single. It wasn’t huge, but definitely enough space for one person. I lived in a Hojo triple freshman year and there was no light but seventh floor facing the river was wonderful, you could MIT campus and there was plenty of natural light. AC/heating is an old unit, not li...

Lived in asingle room
3 years ago

The two perks to living here are proximity to QST, SCI, KCB and having a private bath for each room. Otherwise this building is VERY old - carpets and curtains are old and smell old and my room had problems with spiders (so bad my roommate thought we had bedbugs). The rooms aren’t super well sound-i...

Lived in atriple room
3 years ago

Hojo can be a great place to live especially if you want your own bathroom but don't want to pay extra for it like you would in a suite. The security guards at Hojo are the best on campus, it has a lot of hidden-gem community events, and its location is great for commuting to East campus classes, Ke...

Lived in atriple room
3 years ago

Great location, especially for Baystate Underground, Starbucks, Fenway Restaurants, Target, and classes. Triple can be tight and not a ton of closet/storage space, but private bathrooms and 8th floor study lounge are huge bonuses. Security is pretty chill, especially compared to Freshmen coming from...

Lived in atriple room
3 years ago

I loved having a private bathroom. Besides that, Hojo is a CAVE. There's pretty much no natural light at all coming through the small window, so it's always dark. I started to miss my old Warren double where at least I'd be woken up by the sun in the morning. The room was still in shadow at noon. A...

Lived in atriple room