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The New York Loft Hostel

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249 Varet St, Brooklyn, NY 11206-3823
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok for a nyc hostel and people come to nyc and not experience others hostels in spain or other this might seem like a besty. but from what hostels are in spain or other countreis this is just average over priced. i think owner is on ccoaine or something moves to fast and people who work there feel they are... More 

Thank mlucchelli
Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very basic free breakfast served (Peanutbutter/Jelly toast :D), great location after lots of sightseeing in manhattan. Very quiet,alternative area of brooklyn. Train connection is perfect, little local supermarked just around the corner.Hostel has a ATM. AC is not good enough in the rooms. Lovely shared terrace area.

Thank Alexandra O
Saint Louis, Missouri
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I chose this hostel because I was in town to attend a concert in Brooklyn. The hostel is in a great location and very close to a train station. As a solo female, I felt safe walking from the train station to the hostel at 1am. I shared a room with two other females and we had our own bathroom.... More 

1 Thank Patricia C
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This hostel is nearby a subway and the workers are helpfull. There is a restaurant(Forest point) nearby. Plus was that there is an ATM and machines where u can get soda's and candies. There is also an elevator. There is not so much to do in the area. The (bath)rooms are very dirty. Hair in the bathroom etc. The blanket... More 

1 Thank salma6
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Nice hostel. Great outdoor space. Near the subway station so it's a good location. Staying here you have more of a feel of Brooklyn. Good place to stay in New York as you're still near the city but not in the middle of all the hustle and bustle. Reasonable priced. Breakfast included which is always a plus.

Thank Jodie C
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

I needed a place to crash before my international flight the next day. This place was perfect. Inexpensive, chic, and friendly. I'd definitely stay here again. There is a small shop within walking distance, free WiFi, free breakfast, and a very nice environment including a lovely deck I used while typing. Its a bit sketchy at night but a real... More 

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Brno, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Being just a block from L train - the location is great. Not too expansive either (for NYC). The rooms are huge and clean. You don't get much furniture in them. You got beds (some rooms have bunk beds, some single beds) and metal locker for your stuff. Rooms have bathrooms in them. The hostel is quite large and full... More 

Thank Outcast89
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This is a terrible place to stay. Heard noises, shouting and hitting the doors, floor in the by people who stayed in nearby rooms in midnight. It is not a safe place. people Knocking the doors at midnight and saying by mistake knocked the door. This is not a safe place.

Thank jpkdass
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33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

This hostel has it all- price, location, breakfast, garden, spacious rooms.. justly awarded in the past few years for the great achievement of turning an old factory building in this hostel palace. But having endured a few successful years the place longs for an update and better cleaning. Our room had dirty stained walls and sticky stained doors. After half... More 

Thank Evelien A
NYLH, General Manager at The New York Loft Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for your helpful feedback- Usually our cleaning staff always takes care of absolutely everything- i will walk a little round today to make sure housekeeping are doing their job properly. Most of our reviews give good complements in terms of cleaning, but is good to read other perspective and i will go ahead and... More 

Hobart, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

After travelling acros North America for over a year, my partner and I found this hostel to be one of the most disappointing places we have stayed- especially considering the price. Pros: • Great location! Trendy part of town with lots of food options nearby and a subway station close by. • some of the staf were friendly • breakfast... More 

Thank Chris M
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in East Williamsburg​,​ Brooklyn, 'The Hottest Neighborhood at the Moment! ' and 2 blocks away from the L Subway and ​only ​10 minutes away from ​Downtown ​Manhattan​. Smack in the middle of the hippest young neighborhood in NYC full of bars and restaurants.​ Look how nice we are: Free Street Parking in front of the building Free Breakfast every morning Free Wifi throughout the building Free BBQ every Wednesday and Friday (Summer) Free Movie Nights every Tuesday and Thursday! Free hostel party and live rock and roll every Wednesday in our secret basement Free world famous interiors to behold. Super Garden Super terrace with ping pong Super kitchen loft Computers with printers Please note NYC hotel tax not included in price. This is 14.75% in all rooms, this includes the hotel tax that is 5.875% and the sales tax is 8.875%. Private Room: additional NYC Hotel Room Occupancy Tax $3.50 / room per night". Rates DO NOT includes taxes and are subject to CHANGE without prior notice Please note that guests must be at least 18 years of age to stay at this hostel, or 16 years of age with a parent or legal guardian. Also no person with a New York state ID is permitted stay at the hostel. We require you to present a passport from overseas or an out of state ID. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The New York Loft Hostel

Address: 249 Varet St, Brooklyn, NY 11206-3823
Location: United States > New York > Brooklyn
Price Range: $66 - $301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The New York Loft Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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