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Reviews of Adventurehosteljfk /NYC

Hostel | 538 East 86th Street #3, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA NY 11236

86.6% Overall Rating

262 out of 295 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (10/12/2013)

Muntasir Abdelrahman thinks…

"Staff are very friendly and helpful, they keep the place nice, clean and tidy and they enforce very simple basic rules to their guest to keep it that way"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 30.00
  • Luggage Room USD 5.00
  • Towel USD 1.00

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

METHOD OF PAYMENT: CASH ONLY!!! Please READ following content before BOOKING. CHECK-INS : You MUST specify your ARRIVAL TIME or run the risk of NOT BEING CHECKED-IN as staff might NOT be present at your arrival. (in case of delay we strongly advise guest to notify the hostel as 1 hour delay will signal a no-show). TIME FRAME WHEN YOU CAN SCHEDULE YOUR CHECK-IN IS BETWEEN 12.00 PM (noon) -11.00 PM (night) also, NO CHECK-INS CAN BE SCHEDULE OUTSIDE THOSE HOURS. NO EXCEPTIONS ! We do NOT offer 24hours reception . Please note we will not be able to accommodate New York STATE resident. Rates do not include New York State and local taxes 14.75%+ 5.25% bed tax.

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86.6%

Overall Rating

262 out of 295 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Adventurehosteljfk /NYC'

Atmosphere
88.0%
Location
71.2%
Facilities
88.0%
Cleanliness
93.6%
Staff
88.8%
Value
85.6%
Safety
91.2%
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Customer review

With a large group / tour

Relaxation/spa

28 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Its excellent, very nice place to stay.

Disliked: no comments

100.0%
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Chris Denesha

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 May 2012 Chris would recommend this property

Liked: David is about the most likable person you could want running a hostel. Great atmosphere with lots of freedom. Met some other travellers here and we had several epic adventures. David does whatever he can to make your experience better. More like a home than a hotel.

Disliked: Chris left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very good place to stay with a really chill and cozy atmosphere. It's a bit of a walk to the Subway station and a bit far out, but other than that it's great.

Disliked: Not much really

97.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

19 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice, helpful staff and clean facilities

Disliked: Location

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Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I really enjoyed my stay in this hostel ! small but relaxing atmosphere, very well maintained place and friendly staff. I am traveling for almost a year now and that is one of the best place I've stayed so far ! thank you so much

Disliked: nothing, all good to me .

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

17 May 2012

Liked: Not much; The owner tried to be helpful Use of kitchen

Disliked: Owner was a bit rude at first then when we paid he was super friendly. Facilities are very outdated. The walk to get the subway is not too bad (about 12 blocks) but the ride to Manhattan is about an hour (tiring). The beds are uncomfortable-guess you get what you pay for. Room was cold, blankets were to thin and all we had was a broken heater.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Erick Garcia

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

07 May 2012 Erick would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice facilities - friendly people

Disliked: Pretty far out of the way, and still a little pricey per person

22.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break

30 April 2012

Liked: Nothing.

Disliked: Exraordinary unfriendly staff. Never experiened anything like it.

The property's response is...

91.4%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Vasileios tsiatouras

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

29 April 2012 Vasileios would recommend this property

Liked: It's very clean. There are a lot of shops within walking distance.

Disliked: You need around 40 minutes to get to Manhattan with the subway.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, great facilities

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

42.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Silke Buchholz-Loth

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

27 April 2012

Liked: The Internet worked very good, kind and friendly other guests The common room is nice, but loud action tv or ego-shooter-games all day and night long,

Disliked: The rooms are awful: 8 sqm for 6 people, one shower for 14 people, the staff sleeps in the same dorm as the guests The owner/staff has obsessive ideas about rules, but only for the guests, he himselft does not follow them, does not accord to agreements for example pick-up times. He also is very greedy for money, you have to pay for everythind, for example for keeping your luggage for a few hours until your bus goes. In the common room there is loud action tv or ego-shooter games all day and night long

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: homely atmosphere, quiet neighborhood, cleanliness and many more...

Disliked: nothing everything was great

60.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Mark Gibbons

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

15 April 2012

Liked: The place has a very homely feel about it, because the owner has simply converted an apartment into a hostel. For this reason it is great to relax here, watch a movie, play a video game.

Disliked: The location couldn't be much worse. It's 15 - 20 minute walk to the nearest metro stop, and there aren't buses. The shops in the area aren't that great and are also 10 - 15 minute walk away so quite inconvenient. If you want to be going into manhattan every day then it's also a bit of a trek, usually taking 40 or 50 minutes once you get on the train.

97.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

cody heuer

Alone

Events / festivals
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

03 April 2012 cody would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was GREAT! Best Hostel I have stayed in while visiting NYC. Clean, safe, and lots of entertainment. Definitely recommend to all travelers. Thanks a bunch!

Disliked: LOVED IT!

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Thomas Koslowski

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 March 2012

Liked: facilities

Disliked: bedrooms

80.0%
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Location - 20% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Christoph Keller

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 March 2012

Liked: All the extra like PS3 and the big flat screen, but I mean you're in New York. How cares about staying in a hostel. The city is the life!!!!!

Disliked: The location is worse, the neighbourhood is okay.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

12 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Advanture Hostel is a quite good hostel. The atmosphere is really nice and the people are very friendly here. We liked the kitchen for free use and of course the PS3 with all the games.

Disliked: Manhattan is a bit far away from here (40 min by metro) but on the other hand the way to the JFK Airport is very short.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Bernardo Fonseca

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

11 March 2012 Bernardo would recommend this property

Liked: The family enviroment is great! The Hostel is inside Brooklyn, what makes you feel inside the old NY movies. It is next to the JFK airport and it is really clean and organized.

Disliked: It is a little more then one our to get to Manhattan, because you need to get a bus to the train station, so you can go to the island. It can be a little hard to find how to get there in the beggining, but you are going to make some friends in the hostel, and they can help you with that. =)

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zhiming lin

Alone

Shopping
Work / volunteering

05 March 2012 zhiming would recommend this property

Liked: i like it just as my home. everything is fine.

Disliked: zhiming left no negative feedback.

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Kazuki Fujikawa

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

05 March 2012 Kazuki would recommend this property

Liked: Staffs are very kind, and location is good.

Disliked: Kazuki left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

04 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very Clean

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Ikko Watakabe

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

26 February 2012 Ikko would recommend this property

Liked: it makes you at home. like home staying.

Disliked: Ikko left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I felt here like at home

Disliked: Snoring guy in the same room :)

97.1%
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Jo Mizusawa

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 February 2012 Jo would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was very nice. The staff are kind and friendly, the price is cheap, and the facility was great.

Disliked: It's a bit far from manhattan, about 30 minutes by train, but, there is a direct train going to Manhattan so I didn't feel so inconvenient.

94.3%
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Alex Frias

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

20 February 2012 Alex would recommend this property

Liked: Coming to David's place was like going to a friend's place. He makes you feel welcome the minute you walk in and makes sure you feel comfortable. Very straight forward about the rules of the games, no hidden fees or unnecessary rules. The neighborhood is quiet and nice. He's around often and the place is well maintained and clean. It is also a small place, but there is a space for you to chat and socialize, but overall you are assured to have a good night's rest before you go on your next day out in the city.

Disliked: The location is a bit off the beaten path (about 40 minutes from downtown) but it's worth every penny you pay and it's a bargain! Excellent vale for your money!