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Abercrombie's Farrington Inn

1.5 of 5 Inn   |   23 Farrington Avenue, Boston, MA 02134-1704 (Allston / Brighton)
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Ranked #40 of 45 Boston B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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binghamton, ny
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Female traveling alone, plan to stay again. Shared bathroom on third floor, sheets on one of beds threadbare, other sheets fine, single blanket/bed, & one towel, room barebones, but appreciated very reasonable cost, included parking, closeby. City residential, felt busy, safe. A little noisy, but city-normal for setting. Saw four male patrons and one young female, all polite and friendly.... More

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

The staff here were very helpful on arrival but after that, we never saw them again for the 3 nights of our stay. The room was very cramped. what security? We were able to push our door open after we locked the keys in the room. We were on the ground floor and the window didn't seem like it would... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I visited this guest house as a solo traveller during a summer travelling break. The guest house is situated on a welcoming residential street. Great proximity to the Metro system, which is relatively cheap. Boston city centre is very accessible as is nearby Cambridge (for those wishing to see the Harvard University campus). There was a very welcoming living area... More

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Waterford, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

My friend and I spent three nights at the Farrington Inn; it was reasonably priced for what we paid for! The rooms were basic but everything we needed for a quick weekend break just minutes from the heart of Boston city. As we were tourists the staff at this accommodation gave us great recommendations on where to go by day... More

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Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Being in Boston Labour day weekend, and not knowing that it's labour day weekend can cause some trouble! Having not booked any hotels as we had pre-arranged accommodation that unfortunately fell through, we went on a search for somewhere to stay. We had stayed in the Farrington Inn in May and thought it was fine. We had to share a... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

This hostel was quite difficult to get too, in the end my sisters and I (who I was travellilng with) gave up and got a taxi, being new to Boston and not ever visiting it before and after spending the whole day travelling to get there, I did not have the energy to find trains and switch trains to get... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

I have a distinct feeling that this place is run by uptight professors. You have to ring a bell and then wait a few minutes to get service. Slow wifi couldn't even open email. My room have tatami-like beds, but was mostly occupied by korean students that seems to never leave the place. (They are probably the culprits for the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Cheapest place to stay in boston at the time, good loctaion, nice staff. But the rooms were bare, unkept and seemed to be old fashioned. Staff were very friendly, no facilities as such, bathroom was for all the house, not just your own. lack of security, the key to the bedroom didnt work. air conditioning was very noisy. not worth... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Although I liked the cozy location and atmosphere, I was distracted by the lack of sanitation. However, the staff were very cordial, and I hope to receive value for value accomodations upon my next visit to Boston.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

My arms neck and side of face is covered in bedbugs! So gross! I wish i read the reviews before i stayed here! I have travelled all around the world in budget accomodation but never have experienced bed bugs! I will be calling the health jnspector on this place. It seems they know about the infestation but have not done... More

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Also Known As:
Abercrombie`s Farrington Hotel
Abercrombie`s Farrington Hotel Boston
Address: 23 Farrington Avenue, Boston, MA 02134-1704
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Allston / Brighton
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Abercrombie's Farrington Inn 1.5*
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 
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