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Iowa City
Reviewed 11 June 2007

This place realized a nightmarish scenario: we (three of us) got to Boston around 6:00 am on Sat., June 9th. We asked for a room for 3 people and were quoted a price of $85 for a night's stay which we agreed to. We were clear about our expectation that we're paying for a night's stay there (despite the checkout...

3Thank imranpirwani
Reviewed 27 May 2007

I have travelled all over the world and this has to go down as the worse place I have ever stayed in my life. I know it is cheap (although for a bit more we got a decent hotel on our last night), so you pay for what you get, but this was truly awful. After travelling for 15 hours...

2Thank timkipling
Hampton, Virginia
Reviewed 22 May 2007

My roommate and I are photography students and wanted to travel to Boston from Philly to take pictures of the city. We are of course on a budget being students and all. I have traveled all over Europe and have stayed in hostels, so I looked on [--]. I found this place. I called the Inn and booked for me...

2Thank ash1027
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 May 2007

My friend and I "stayed" at this "hotel" for one night only. In summary: 1. Semen stains all over the bedsheets 2. Dirty unwashed room in general with decrepit furniture 3. Neighbours (possibly down-n-outs/ex cons) smoking dope ALL night long to the point where ourselves and all our stuff smelt of marijuana for the next few days 4. disgusting bathroom...

7Thank worthyness
Reviewed 26 December 2006

Um... well you wanted cheap, right? This is about as low as they go in Boston, can't complain about the price per se... it's just that even for a low price... couldn't they at least change the sheets? My sheets still had pizza smeared on the corner from the last guest... and a few decorative cigarette holes and subtle grease...

2Thank Greenmans
los angeles
Reviewed 18 November 2006

Staying at the Farrington was the most fun experience I've had at a hotel in a long time! Each night, I wondered wether I would wake up the next morning or not. Upon entering the Farrington Inn, I was a little alarmed to find that Norman Bates was not only alive, but was still managing small inns to the general...

2Thank retraccmnej
Boston, ma
Reviewed 4 November 2006

Please DON'T stay at Farrington Inn, it is a worst hotel ever. I spent 4 night at this hotel, and felt very terrible. I wanted to save money since it seem the cheapest hotel in Boston area, I spent $80/night but the quality is very bad. The place is so dirty, the room is not clean and so dusty. The...

4Thank vtn
Reviewed 16 October 2006

I could write pages upon pages about this "hotel"...but I won´t! Instead I will just stick to the point! All of the bad reviews concerning this "hotel" are totally correct. The good reviews must have been written by either the owners or some very very strange people. This is not a hotel. This makes a regular hostel seem like a...

3Thank 2,008
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Hong Kong
1 review
7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2006

I've met a very bad hostel boss in this hostel,his name is Bob,he said I double booked the hostel and insist to charge me double price,even I told him the computer had been hang for one hour between two bookings and I've just got one confirmation letter from hostelworld.com(I booked the hostel through this website),he said I had just two...

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18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2005

The Farrington used to be a pretty good deal. It was simple, but always clean, and the people were nice. It is no longer that way. The last two times I have stayed there it has been filthy, and the rooms appeared not to have been cleaned between customers. I wrote to the owner, and he called to apologize. But...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
THE FARRINGTON - The Boston Hotel Alternative - is a small inn located in Boston right near Commonwealth Avenue and Boston University. We have single rooms, studios, efficiencies, one bedroom apartments, and rooms with kitchenettes. Our rates include parking, WIFI and limited local phone service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Abercrombie's Farrington Inn

Address: 23 Farrington Avenue, Boston, MA 02134-1704
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Allston / Brighton
Price Range: ₹ 3,696 - ₹ 10,350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Abercrombie's Farrington Inn 1.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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“Realized later for less than half more I could have booked a quad and had private bath & still pay less than other places even farther from center city. Before I stay in summer, I'll call/email to confirm A/C. Didn't see window unit, but it's been really cold.”
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