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Reviews of Adventurehostel JFK/NYC

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

85.4% Overall Rating

293 out of 334 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (07/06/2015)

Claudia Rest thinks…

"At the Adventure Hostel you stay in a flat with David and a woman who live there. It was pretty unusual but we felt very welcome."

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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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85.4%

Overall Rating

293 out of 334 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Adventurehostel JFK/NYC'

Atmosphere
86.4%
Location
74.4%
Facilities
86.4%
Cleanliness
84.8%
Staff
88.0%
Value
88.8%
Safety
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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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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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!

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

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

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Sana Ullah

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Visiting friends or family

28 January 2012 Sana would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere was very friendly. Also the it seems like the we were living at home which made it relaxing. The train and bus was easy to find and manage. It was neat and clean....

Disliked: Sana left no negative feedback.

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

Wei Zhong Goh

Alone

City break

15 January 2012 Wei Zhong would recommend this property

Liked: Living area, furnished with kitchen; comfortable heating; friendly environment. Will recommend.

Disliked: Location; not signposted so please remember the address: number 538

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Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

15 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: That was my second stay in this hostel and everything was great as usual !!

Disliked: nothing at all !

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

08 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel itself and the staff are all good.

Disliked: It is very far from Manhattan.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

06 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: laid back ,clean, very homelike place. warm, well heated in the cold winter nights.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Mariko Kondo

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

03 January 2012 Mariko would recommend this property

Liked: this hostel is really relaxing and staffs are friendly and helpfull. I made two friends at this hostel. The hostel is in an ordinary apartment, so the hostel itself is a house.

Disliked: There are two bedrooms, but they were not separated for men and wemen. The bedrooms are unisex. The bedroom was a little bit stinky.

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

Jang Seong

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 December 2011 Jang would recommend this property

Liked: Hostel Owner David is Absolutely nice guy!!! First i worried about the location but it's not difficult i think.(Even if I am a First Visit in America), Objectively It's not too far from Manhattan either. I perfectly feel comfortable in this hostel.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Anne caruso

Alone

Visiting friends or family

18 December 2011 Anne would recommend this property

Liked: very comfortable ....met the most interesting people ever.

Disliked: nothing.

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

Abdullah Metwally

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

15 December 2011 Abdullah would recommend this property

Liked: It just like home

Disliked: Abdullah left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

15 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staf and people there

Disliked: A bit dificult to find, the street around it are very similar beetween them

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

Rebecca Wood

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

11 December 2011 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere is very laid back and friendly. David is awesome. He helped us out with anything and everything. After our first conversation with him we felt comfortable and settled in. He goes out of his way to make your stay better for you.The subway is also very nearby and easy to walk to (you can take the L train right into the city). It is a safe and secure environment to leave your valuables lying around, while going into the city for the day. We had an awesome stay.

Disliked: Rebecca left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

11 December 2011

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: Everything

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

Philip Williams

Alone

Business / conference

19 November 2011 Philip would recommend this property

Liked: Great price ,great staff,free Internet. Big flat screen tv. Free phone.

Disliked: Location a bit far ,but worth it.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Glauco Chiyaki Sesta

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping

13 November 2011 Glauco Chiyaki would recommend this property

Liked: I appreciated the cozy atmosphere, the big living room, the fact that there was a free protected wireless internet connection, the other fellow travellers, most of whom were nice people, the managers (David and Amanda), who were helpful, the fact that we could use the fridge and had some room on a shelf for our own food, the fact that there was a kitchen shelf for food that past travellers had left over, which saved us from starvation on our first night and breakfast.

Disliked: There's no sign outside the hostel building so we had to get off the taxi and walk to the building door to make sure that that was the place. At the entrance door of the small, 3-story tall building, there was an intercom with a faded writing on it saying "Adventure Hostel". Definitely something you could work on, David, and make more visible. There wasn't much room in the dorms so taking out stuff from our bags was a bit tricky. Sometimes the TV would stay on for no reason when nobody was watching it.

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

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

30 October 2011

Liked: the owner. David's a reqally funny person

Disliked: location)))