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 to the hostel.
We ended up paying for a taxi which split between us wasnt too bad but obviously the trains would have been cheaper!
The hostel itself is an old house really, its quite big and creepy looking, speaking to other travellers it doesnt have the best reputation, mention of bed bugs and things and thin walls...but I can honestly say I didnt experience any of this? The beds were fine, the room was quite large, we had an en-suite hower and toilet and a small kitchen area with a fridge. We were pleasently surprised. OBviously it is an old house but it had character.
The man who checked us in was very friendly and helpful.
The next day it wasnt difficult finding our way to the trains to head back to the city centre to experience Boston! A little out the way and near the university buildings but a simple trip really.
I miscalculated our stay and requested we spend another night in the hostel, they were very accomodating and said although they were fully booked would not leave us out in the street. In the end we did leave as originally planned but were very happy that we wouldnt have been without a roof over our heads. I did not have a bad experience here and I would say price wise its good value.
- 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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