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Reviews of Adventurehostel JFK/NYC

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

88.1% Overall Rating

272 out of 307 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (23/07/2014)

karolina briejnev thinks…

"the staff were nice and strict about the rules and i just loved the bathroom ! If you look for comfort, quietness and a clean place then you should stay there. I will most definitely be back, do not…"

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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

  • 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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88.1%

Overall Rating

272 out of 307 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Adventurehostel JFK/NYC'

Atmosphere
88.0%
Location
76.8%
Facilities
89.6%
Cleanliness
95.2%
Staff
88.8%
Value
87.2%
Safety
91.2%
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94.3%
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Jonathon Lintott

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 May 2011

Liked: There was a great friendly and social atmoshere. I was traveling by my self but with this hostel met people to do activities with each day. The staff always went the extra mile.

Disliked: This hostel is an little far from Manhatten. I recommend you buy a 7 day subway pass even if you are only staying for three or four days.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very friendly and helpful. Great advices about the city and available 24 hrs. The property itself was very clean and had a friendly atmosphere.

Disliked: The only thing which might become a bit exhausting after a while is the long distance to Manhattan and the tourist places. But on the other hand, the L Train is only a few minutes away from the hostel, so you can travel easy within the city and get to all the places you"d like to see.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good staff. It hasn't been going long, and it is a bit crowded. But they made me feel welcome and are keen to make sure you enjoy yourself

Disliked: A little bit out of the way.

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

Rebecca Conner

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

04 May 2011 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: This is one of the nicest hostels I have stayed in! It was just like staying at somebody's house. It was really cosy and friendly, and just what I needed after the 30 hour journey I had been on to get there! There was free internet and tea and coffee, a huge tv which we watched films on in the evening and food shops were only a short walk away. It was also one of the cheapest hostels I found so definitely value for money!

Disliked: It was a little far from manhatten but it is easy to get into the city by the subway.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly Staff and friendly roommates. I highly recommend this hotel if your're traveling alone.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: like a family, warm and friendly, very helpfull

Disliked: not really in the city, but good connection

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

27 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I had a great time in this hostel, the atmosphere there is friendly and the staff very nice and cheerful. This is not a big hostel and it's a good thing because it feels like home.

Disliked: it's far from Manhattan, 45 minutes by the subway.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Catherine Guinee

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

17 April 2011

Liked: there was free wifi, free tea and coffee, tv access and dvds, brochures for visiting venues

Disliked: no map available, no events organised, could pay small fee and all eat together rather than the people running it eating with their friends and alienating the other guests,

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

Stefan Hauer

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 April 2011 Stefan would recommend this property

Liked: simply a great and very friendly place to stay! Nice People, the Staff is very friendly and it feels more like staying at a friends place than at a hostel...

Disliked: nothing. or no, one thing: the distance. But that is clearly mentioned in the description...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

12 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice owner, great people around. A lot of DVDs and video-games to enjoy.

Disliked: A little far of - to get to Manhattan calculate an hour. Still if you go to city in the morning and leave in the evening no reason not to chose this hostel.

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

Alexis Cantu

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

30 March 2011 Alexis would recommend this property

Liked: I loved staying here. The staff is very welcoming and accommodating, and make great conversation! The neighborhood is quiet, a fifteen minute walk to the L train, and the hostel itself is very safe. David gave us free coffee, tea, and snacks, and we were allowed to use the kitchen to store food. There is a great entertainment area in the common room with a giant T.V., a million channels, PS3, Wii, Netflix, and games. Probably the best part about my stay in NYC.

Disliked: I don't have any dislikes, only heads ups: the commute to Manhattan is about an hour from here, if that bothers you. The beds aren't super comfortable, but very clean and they come with a night light and an alarm clock!

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff are extremely friendly and good hostel to relax good tv and common area

Disliked: Not sure if its really good value for money staying in the city is better. Also advertised as JFK ... To highlight proximity to airport but once u factor a 15 minute walk fro subway to hostel then it isnt really more convenient (or quicker) then places further in ie Manhattan

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cozy environment. The common area feels like someone's living room.

Disliked: .

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

27 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly people

Disliked: it's far away from manhattan, but close from a subway station, on the end of history is not that bad the location

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

23 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great...

Disliked: none

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

01 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really cosey atmosphere, awesome staff!

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

20 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A very atypical hostel, in the sense that it is much, much more personal and comfortable, like a home. Staff is extremely friendly and is always trying to make sure that your stay is going good. To put it shortly, this was the best hostel I've stayed at and I will definitely be checking back here to stay when I am visiting NYC / Brooklyn again. Highly recommended.

Disliked: The only subway line (L Train) is about 10-15 minute walk away from the hostel.

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

Florian Sanktjohanser

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

17 January 2011 Florian would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice and helpful staff, friendly family-atmosphere. And cheap. Ideal for a longer stay in New York.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

11 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the atmosphere and the happiness of the staff

Disliked: this property was located on manhattan on the website but finally it was in brooklyn

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

Fabio Tordini

Alone

Work / volunteering

06 January 2011 Fabio would recommend this property

Liked: small and cosy place, offers every facility and basic comfort one can need. Clean and furnished, with very gentle and helpful staff. and it's located ten steps away from a nice Diner.

Disliked: nothing

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

Richard Weiher

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

02 January 2011 Richard would recommend this property

Liked: very tiny but family like hostel, we where there too short too get the full impressions but this short time it was very friendly.

Disliked: took 5 hours from Manhatten to this hostel everyone should call David first he know a very fast way from Brooklyn to Manhatten and back.

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

Mi Na Kim

Alone

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

30 December 2010 Mi Na would recommend this property

Liked: the hostel staff is very nice and friendly. It's not a tipical hostel type. Because the hostel is like apartment, it's easy to meet other people and hang out with them. The day I arrived in the hostel, there were severe snowstorm so I couldn't go out. But there were a lot of DVD and games so I was able to enjoy in the hostel. Moreover, it's absolutely clean!!

Disliked: It's not located in Mahattan. It's in the blooklyn. It would be a little inconvinient. However, you would enjoy friendly blooklyn neighborhood.

94.3%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Daniela Emig

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

27 December 2010 Daniela would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and helpful people. Nice apartment with a big livingroom, where you can use the free Internet, play Wii or PS3, watch TV or hang out with the other guys! We had a lot of fun. Thank you again ;)

Disliked: -

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

21 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's safe to leave your luggage. This was a 2 bedrooms apartment on the 3rd floor of a housing/residential complex that is converted into a hostel.

Disliked: Distance to the subway and airport.

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

Alexandre ILTCHEV

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

17 December 2010 Alexandre would recommend this property

Liked: The managers are really friendly, and do want you to enjoy your stay. It feels like home!

Disliked: Although its a bit far from downtown, the L line brings you right to there