My boyfriend and I are in our early twenties and have travelled a lot, staying in a lot of budget places. But, as other reviewers have said, budget should not mean dirty.
It is now nearly 1am and we are being kept awake by our neighbours blaring music and talking loudly. This is our third night here and each night has been the same.
We are sleeping on mattresses older than we are that creak and have springs that prevent you from finding a comfortable position. The bed sheets are torn and we have taken the filthy blanket off completely. We are sharing a bathroom with 3 other people and the toilet backed up. We went to the management office but had no response at all. Luckily, we came across housekeeping who unblocked it, and supplied us with a plunger in case it happens again!! The kitchen facilities are fine but with no washing up products which strikes me as a bit disgusting. Speaking of management, when we met him initially, he was very pleasant and allowed us to check in early. But when we were taken to the room that he had told us was ready, there were wet, dirty towels on the bed. This didn't seem to phase him at all.
The people who are currently keeping us awake with awful music tend to sit around the apartment all day whereas we like to go out all day and explore, the hostel is a five minute walk from the subway stop which is a plus. So, if you've come to Boston to get drunk and see nothing but the inside of your hostel, then this is the place for you. Otherwise, I really do recommend that you spend a bit more money for a nicer place. We were desperate, unfortunately, due to last-minute booking. Lesson learned.
- 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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