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Abercrombie's Farrington Inn

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Reviewed 19 January 2010

This place was just awful! In sub zero temps there was little heating throughout our time there, we had to ask for extra blankets as they wouldn't put heating on! Slept in total with FIVE blankets just to keep warm! Ridiculous! In 4 nights spent there on day we were leaving was the bathroom cleaned. Whole time there was a...

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Naples, Italy
Reviewed 8 January 2010

I have traveled with my boyfriend through the US for one month. We have been to more than 20 hotels that compared to this one, offered heaven for the same price and less! It was an awful experience, the room was dirty and freezing cold (we were there in november), the sheets looked dirty and covered with cigarette burns, there...

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3Thank MisiaH
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 16 November 2009

Terrible place. Dirty, dusty, ugly, old, and far from downtown. The shower seemed to be a cleaner machine because of the high pressure of the water. The air conditioner was broken. The pillows were so old that they were brown. And (thank God I haven't seen one but) I know there were mice in there because I have my chocolates...

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4Thank lonely_traveller_br
Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed 2 November 2009

When we arrived, we got goosebump because of the atmosphere of the place. It was like the checking in scene of Hot Fuzz, except way worst. Picture yourself walking in a victorian haunted house that has not been renovated since 1930, but with punk music coming out of the radio. The staff (the owner?) was friendly and I have no...

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3Thank cereal_kiiier
MA
Reviewed 9 October 2009

THis is the hostel that wasn't. Why they want to charge for a three night stay while i wanted to stay just one night i do not know. I would not recomend this place becasue it is Sketchy.

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3Thank wegerphi
Denmark
Reviewed 8 September 2009

I was backpacking to Boston with my girlfriend and we booked a room at the Farrington inn because it seemed to be an okay base for exploring the city. The check-in was quite normal and we payed and got our keys without any hassle. That was however the best part of our experience. The place is totally worn down and...

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1Thank CPHbrd
boston
Reviewed 8 August 2009

i had a falling out with husband and had to find a place to stay for the night. i thought since this place is close to the T line, it's perfect for going to work the next day. it's located in a cool neighbourhood with ethnic restaurants, cafes, and cool shops. however, the room i got reminded me of a...

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3Thank la_estranjera
Reviewed 5 May 2009

I stayed here because I came to see friends in Allstown, and I'm allergic to their cats. If your goal is to run all over Boston as a big tourist, I'd look elsewhere. This is a great location-specific spot, perfect if you're planning to hang in the Allston 'hood. This inn isn't the godforsaken pit I'd been led to expect...

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1Thank Mollydoll
New York
Reviewed 29 March 2009

Awful. I stayed for one night, simply because my friend had his GF over and I couldn't stay there. I checked into my room, then took a trip to the bathroom, only to have the freaking door handle fall off the door! I was trapped in my room, screaming for help for over half an hour, before I finally found...

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5Thank scottydukes
England
Reviewed 29 September 2008

I don't know what everybody on this site is crying about?! Have they been wrapped in cottonwool their whole lives?! I arrived there, and judging by reviews, expected to be shot and disembowled on sight! What I was greeted with was a friendly student who happily told me about Boston and nightlife (I arrived on a Sat night) and showed...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • 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: $72 - $218 (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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