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Adventure Hostels JFK

538 East 86th Street #3, Brooklyn, NY 11236
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  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This hostel, if you can call it that, is about a 30minute walk from the END of the L line. I won't say the walk (even at night) is particularly dangerous, but it is definitely not the safest nor is it scenic. Once I arrived at the hostel I asked the owner what's up with him advertising it as a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Foremost, the location of this place is horrid. If you don't enjoy a bit of walking through a ghetto region that smells putrid, don't come here; in fact, even if you like walking, don't come here. The subway is a good 15 minutes away, and even once you arrive, it takes 45 minutes to get to Manhattan: the epicenter of... More 

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I've never had experience staying in a hostel and this one was my first one. I was really excited about the way how they setup the things there. The guy David who runs the place is very very friendly and efficient with managing the household and with contacting clients. The place is located in a big scary place, but it... More 

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In The South
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10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Just like title says a good value for the money. From what I know this seems to be the nicer part of Brooklyn. I however did not opt to go exploring due to being unfamiliar with the area and not knowing the exact route to the subway. The host was more than accommodating, there was however some confusion in regards... More 

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Copenhagen
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3 reviews 3 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

As many other people comment, it has a bad location. Odd place to call a hostel. It is more like a private appartment stuffed with bunkbeds leaving no space free. You are told (a bit militaryish) to leave your shoes outside and to make your bed in the morning, not having any private items left ontop. This is alright -... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

The hostel was dirty. David was disrespectful. It was loud and crowded. Cash only and far from anything.

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Isla Vista
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

The place was not easy to find. It is a bit hidden and the people around do not know where it is and have never heard of it. I would never go there at night, especially if you do not know where it is. I found the area pretty dodgy. It is not a hostel really. It is more a... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

This "establishment" (and I almost question whether this is zoned for daycare or actually legal.....) is really not my cup of tea...but I will try to describe it objectively. I will never go back. It is an apartment in an apartment complex - rowhome type area on the last stop of the L train in Canarsie. I am not sure... More 

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