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Abercrombie's Farrington Inn

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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...

5Thank scottydukes
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...

1Thank zappomusic
Ireland, West Virginia
Reviewed 23 August 2008

me and my friends were travelling around various places in america this somwhere and in general only had good experiences hostel wise until we came to our last stop which was the abercrombie farrington inn in boston. The owner was very odd and used to lurk the corridors waiting outside the bathroom at odd hours of the night but that...

2Thank Suszie
Reviewed 26 June 2008

The best western I had booked had a problem the first night, so my business friend and myself were re-booked to the farrington for one night. The Inn is in a residential neighborhood, but once you get inside is a mix between a half-way house, filthy hostel, and the bates motel. The reviews on this site don't lie: The room...

2Thank ArdenDude
Somerset, England
Reviewed 2 June 2008

You may not want the corporate "Holiday Inn" experience, but there's no excuse for places like this. Having toured New England, staying in independent lodgings, this was by far the worst. The room was filthy, the bedding unhygienic, the staff sullen and the welcome underwhelming. Every door has seen the attention of a jemmy at some point and it was...

1Thank One-eyed-Eddie
Charleston, SC
Reviewed 25 April 2008

My husband and I were reminiscing about our worst hotel experience ever. By far, after 28 years of extensive traveling, the Farrington Inn is the worst, scariest place still not condemned and still tricking visitors into staying there (where IS the health department, by the way? Who has jurisdiction?) To describe it as the hotel from Psycho is a start....

3Thank CultureHound
New York
Reviewed 12 March 2008

My husband and I stayed at this "place" in 2000. It was filthy to say the least. I unknowingly acquired bedbugs there and brought them home to my bed. Needless to say, my mattress got infested and I had to replace it! It's location is in an unsavory part of town. There are also strange, noisy people staying there. Our...

2Thank moounc
Reviewed 13 February 2008

After seeing this 'cute' little place on their website, we decided to give it a try although we soon wish we hadn't. From the front of the building, the place looked really quaint, but as soon as we stepped inside, the weirdness began. There is no 'reception' in the house, just a phone to ring when you arrive or need...

1Thank MS08
Rhode Island
Reviewed 21 January 2008

My wife and I decided to go to the farrington Inn so I could take a test at Harvard just five min's from this horrible disaster. We got there after taking very bad directions from the RUDE man over the phone who yelled at me and called me names. however, you may ask why did we stay here--its CHEAP we...

2Thank Traveldude08
Reviewed 2 September 2007

So after reading all the reviews about this hostels, my friends and I were really concerned. I was actually looking for other places to stay while being in Boston. We got there wednesday afternoon and checked in. The guy there was soooooo nice and very helpful. We then saw our rooms and I was ready to see a dump but...

1Thank Gabby1987

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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: RM409 - RM827 (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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“if you don't mind sharing a bathroom with many people get a room with a kitchen to at least save on food”
dawnb904, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 21 in the building on Linden Street. It has a private bathroom and is a full size apartment. Accommodates 4-6 people.”
lawyerny, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“spring for the private bath and make sure the bathroom is fully equipped with soap and towels”
Susan_53212, 27 May 2015 | Read review
“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.”
DownhillDowntime, 18 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Specifically ask for AC”
aidolynskey, 5 Sep 2013 | Read review
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