Abercrombie's Farrington Inn

Abercrombie's Farrington Inn

5.04 reviews
Ranked #80 in Boston hotels
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23 Farrington Avenue, Boston, MA 02134-1704
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Amenities

Free WiFi
Internet Access
Free Parking
Cribs Available
Pets Allowed
Air conditioning

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Local from Boston, Massachusetts, USA

This place is actually in a pretty good spot if you like partying in a college bar. Just a few short minutes away are Tavern in the Square, White Horse Tavern, and a few other bars. The neighborhood is quiet at night but it does get a little dark because of a lack of street lighting. The rooms are pretty solid for a hostel and you have a choice to have your own bathroom too. Not much can be said other than it is a pretty decent hostel in a good area if you're into seeing what Allston and its neighboring neighborhoods have to offer.

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A budget hostel that is convenient if you want to stay near Allston. There are different types of rooms, some with private bathrooms (that also usually come with a fridge and microwave). The rooms are very basic, and the building is old and dark, but the rooms are clean and I found the staff (owners?) to be friendly and helpful. Not much to expect from this inn but it's a good value on a smaller, quiet street that's a good base for exploring Allston/Brighton. They also offer free parking next to the building.

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If you just need a place to sleep in Allston, the Farrington is your place. The area is convenient to Brighton, Back Bay, and Harvard. It's nothing fancy, but then most hostels aren't. The spacious double room we had just happened to have a sink, fridge and coffeemaker, but apparently it's the only one like that. The bathroom was down the hall, also not fancy. No frills, but also no grime. Although rates vary, weekday to weeknight, summer to winter, it stays relatively cheap, not much more than a hundred. If you need a cheap place to stay, and want to be in a cool neighborhood with good bars and eats, this is a good option.

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Don't expect to be wowed and dazzled by the Farrington Inn. Even the owners seem to understand that there's no sense trying to sugarcoat things and sell the hotel as something other than what it is: an old, dark, creeky, dusty guesthouse. I hate to say it, but during my time there I sincerely felt as if I were walking through an old haunted house and wondered what kinds of things had gone on there over the years. It's kind of a neat old building, but some of the decor was seriously creepy. And only two of the rooms have private baths, which for me was a huge turnoff. You get what you pay for, I suppose.

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Amenities

Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
Parking
  • Free self parking
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
Traveling with Children
  • Free cribs/infant beds
Pets
  • Pets allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Smoke-free property
Bath
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Bed
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free)
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Cable TV service
  • Flat-panel TV
Housekeeping
  • Housekeeping - once per stay
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Free local calls
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 7
Abercrombie's Farrington Inn

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