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Reviews of Adventurehostel JFK/NYC

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

90.1% Overall Rating

284 out of 321 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (23/09/2014)

Jolanta Herma thinks…

"David who was a manager of a hostel was really friendly and helpful from the first day. He helped me with carrying my suitcase and he borrowed me his charger. He is the best person on this position."

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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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90.1%

Overall Rating

284 out of 321 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Adventurehostel JFK/NYC'

Atmosphere
92.0%
Location
80.0%
Facilities
89.6%
Cleanliness
90.4%
Staff
95.2%
Value
92.0%
Safety
91.2%
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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.

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
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.

100.0%
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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%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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.

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

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.

100.0%
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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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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

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!

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, kitchen is great!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Shantanu Patra

Alone

Work / volunteering

02 February 2012 Shantanu would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere is good. Having access to a kitchen is a great advantage fir budget travellers.

Disliked: cant think if anything

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Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

28 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nothing

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Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

28 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: David is an amazing host. He makes everyone feel at home and comfortable. He is very helpful to people new to the area. The hostel feels more like a home than anything else. I would recommend this place to anyone needing a place to stay.

Disliked: Absolutely not one thing