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TMax-n-Topo's Hostel & Private Rooms

5046 Cascade Road (Route 73), Lake Placid, NY 12946 (Formerly Jackrabbit Hostel)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this hostel. This place is a terrific place to stay while you’re doing all your outdoor activities in the high peaks. We stayed in the hostel for one night after a long day of hiking. We stayed in one of the bunk rooms in the lower level. It had 4 bunk beds and a single. Our bunk room... More 

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Rochester, New York
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on a hiking trip with three friends and we stayed at Tmax and Topo's. It's really clean, there is comfortable furniture upstairs, and the beds were also very nice bunks. You get free use of the kitchen (with the expectation that you clean up after yourself) as well as a large assortment of games and books. The hosts... More 

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Buffalo, New York, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Hostel is immaculate, no small feat when many of the guests are out hiking in the dirt and mud all day, and bring back souvenirs from the trails with them. The rooms and bunks are spacious and well lit, the shared kitchen is always clean, and the living area is comfortable. Don't let the inexpensive rates keep you away... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

LOVE this place! Feel totally at ease when you walk through the door-like staying at a friend's house. They have everything you could ever need, better than any hotel! Where else can you meet like-minded mountain-loving people, cook your own food or buy yummy stuff in case you forgot everything, play games, read books, have your own quiet time to... More 

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Yonkers, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I usually avoid hostels in the US because they are usually terrible. But this place was perfect. The owner (I only met one of them) is super nice and has good info on the area. We stayed in one of the private rooms and it was great. Plenty of heat, hot water, and very clean. Cable too! Nice common area... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

So close to everything you need when you are in the Adirondacks. Room was clean and quiet. Owner and fellow guests were all very friendly! There is a community kitchen that can be used to cook basically anything. Will definitely be staying here again!

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Rochester, New York, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is easy to find right on Rt. 73. They were very easy to work with. I got their answering machine and got a call back within about 10 minutes...had my reservations made and was set to go. Unlike other hostels I have been in, they provide linens and towels; just bring your shampoo and you are all set. They... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a great hostel that is especially tailored to people who are in the area for outdoor activities such as hiking, backpacking, rock/ice climbing, skiing, snowshoeing, paddling, hunting, etc. The owner, Dave, is particularly knowledgable about the region and is more than happy to help you plan a trip if you ask. I would also recommend the private rooms... More 

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Ended up having to massively change dates for a trip, they accommodated me and allowed me to shift my dates multiple times until I had the rest of my rearrangements sorted out. Fantastic Customer Service!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

You can't go wrong with this place. An aura of friendliness and order reigns at Tmax and Topo's. David and Tmax are super friendly hosts and avid hikers. They're frequently dispensing helpful information about the mountains to guests. The place is spic and span and very well organized. Obviously, a lot of thoughtful effort has gone into adding all sorts... More 

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