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Reviews of Adventurehostel JFK/NYC

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

88.2% Overall Rating

281 out of 317 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (08/09/2014)

Austin Marhold thinks…

"Awesome Staff did a good job of keeping the peace. Had a really nice TV and sound system. Several Balconies. Really nice shower. Good Wifi. Comfortable Bunk Beds."

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Facilities

  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Television room

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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88.2%

Overall Rating

281 out of 317 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Adventurehostel JFK/NYC'

Atmosphere
90.4%
Location
76.8%
Facilities
88.0%
Cleanliness
91.2%
Staff
92.8%
Value
88.8%
Safety
89.6%
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82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: FRIENDLY AND SECURE WITH KITCHEN , INTERNET ETC

Disliked: Distance from manhatten.15 minute walk to the final stop on the awkward l line

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Visiting friends or family

16 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I enjoyed my stay at Adventure Life Hostel NYC. Dave was extremely kind and courteous, the atmosphere was chill and has everything you need to enjoy your stay. The hostel was not overbooked so I had a room almost entirely to myself. Although, it would be cool if a few more people stayed there so we could grill out on the balcony, enjoy the movie collection, party with some music, etc.

Disliked: If you look at the map, you see the location in Brooklyn. But if you've ever lived in New York, you know that taking the subway is kind of normal. And there is a great (Sicilian) pizza joint right next to the station.

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

leandro pagano

Alone

Visiting friends or family

03 July 2012 leandro would recommend this property

Liked: I like that, is very clean and comfortable, David is an great guy!

Disliked: There is more expensive that others cities, but NY expensive too

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very nice and the fact that the facilities was comforting to use was like being in a house. This was a nice hostel.

Disliked: nothing really. Location could be a little better.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Svetlana Jefimova

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

20 June 2012

Liked: David is a really nice and caring host.

Disliked: The location-its really in the end of Brooklyn. I was arriving late at night and it was quite scary to go on your own. It took us also more then 1 h to get to the city center.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Relaxation/spa

14 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Dave is a really nice and friendly guy who trys to make your stay as comfortable as possible. I enjoyed staying there.

Disliked: It takes about an hour to get into Manhatten from there.

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

Simon Hingston

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 June 2012 Simon would recommend this property

Liked: Great little place. First time I've stepped on a carpet in years!

Disliked: 30mins plus from the city.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Catherine Murphy

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 June 2012 Catherine would recommend this property

Liked: It was like a Home from home, the staff were very friendly and it was very clean.

Disliked: location

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

07 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I got a short stay but this place is like my home away from home, I felt very comfortable and safe. David is such a nice host thank you for everything...

Disliked: It is a little bit far from manhattan...

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

05 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It has everything you need and is close to the airport!

Disliked: nothing

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

04 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, friendly and caring staff, homely atmosphere

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Marisha Jones - Lennon

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

04 June 2012 Marisha would recommend this property

Liked: The people in the hostel were very friendly and the place was very clean and felt very safe. The location was great, close enough to get to the subway and far enough away to be quiet. David was a great host as well, he knew such a lot about the things to do in New York.

Disliked: There was no sign outside, though this couldn't be helped!

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

rhalya derr

Alone

Shopping

02 June 2012 rhalya would recommend this property

Liked: everything

Disliked: nothing

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

02 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This place is AWESOME!! Its nice and cozy and the common room is great to just relax. Its a home away from home. The rooms are nice and comfortable as well. The staff was beyond nice. Dave is a great host and a real funny guy. The atmosphere is great!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

01 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, nice, cozy apartment. Felt like staying at a friend's place.

Disliked: Too far away from Manhattan, took about 1 h to get there, including the 15 min walk to the subway station. Felt a little bit sketchy coming to the final stop of the grey subway line.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Chen-Yu Liu

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 May 2012 Chen-Yu would recommend this property

Liked: Great Place to Stay , recommend this one!

Disliked: Chen-Yu left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

28 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: David was very friendly and accommodating.

Disliked: nothing really

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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

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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

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.

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