The New York Loft Hostel
Real reviews from fellow travellers
These are trusted reviews from guests who have actually stayed here. We hope you find them helpful.
Note: we only give a property a rating once it has received a minimum of 3 reviews.
- “ Can't beat the value for the price. Good location with easy access to the metro and CitiBike stations. Breakfast included was definitely a plus! Would recommend ”
- 17 Jan 2016 Khalafalla USA
“ Such a great experience! Beautiful hostel, feels almost like a hotel (amenities-wise) but with the fun community of hostels. The bar is really fun and they have pretty good deals, it's really easy to get into the city and the area is really nice. Just having a hostel with so much space and even a courtyard is a rarity in NY and really adds to the experience. I'll definitely stay there again! ”
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Be sure to visit us again and explore more of Brooklyn :)
- 21 Oct 2015 Lisa Sophie Austria
“ Cute place in Williamsburg? Yes! Free breakfast, including fresh fruit & hot coffee? Every morning! Friendly & helpful staff? Always! Easy to meet cool people from all over the world? Oui! A short walk from the L-train? You know it! A rocking Basement Bar with open mic & drink specials? Totally! Would I go again? Undoubtedly so! Do I recommend this place? I'm recommending it right now! I stayed for 5 days & NYLH felt like home. I made some amazing friends here & I already miss being at the NYLH. ”
We are so thrilled to know you had an incredible experience with us! We hope to see you back very soon- there is so much more to explore in NYC! :)
- 09 Oct 2015 Anonymous USA
“ Pretty good hostel, but pretty average bedding, no outlets at every bed, you have to pay for your towel... Breakfast is included and good enough!
Booked three nights, had to sleep in three different rooms. Not convenient at all and staff didn't help much; they didn't want to change my reservation because the hostel was full, even to a cheaper room at the same price which I would have preferred... ”
Thank you for your honest and helpful review. We do apologize for all of the room changing but if the hostel was full, unfortunately that was the only option unless a private room was reserved. We would love for you to visit us again and would be happy to pass on a discount for return guests! Hope to see you back soon!
- 23 Sep 2015 Anonymous France
“ People shouldn't be put off by the location, as the local area is perfectly safe, with all the necessary amenities within walking distance. Also, Manhattan is closer than many people think. ”
Thanks for the helpful review! :)
- 19 Aug 2015 Rory England
“ Awesome place! Beautiful decoration and design. Friendly atmosphere. It's not so far from the city. The neighbourhood seemed strange at first (industrial buildings, abandonned factories, etc) but it seems like many artists are living there in lofts in those buildings. The little shops near the hostel seemed interesting too!
Will definitively come back there if I go again to NYC! ”
Hey! We are so happy you discovered the beauty that is Brooklyn! Please visit us again soon :) There is so much more to see! Happy travels!
- 16 Aug 2015 Anonymous Canada
“ Only stayed here one night and didn't partake in any of the activities, but they seemed to have a lot of fun things going on. The staff was friendly and sociable. The hostel was in kind of a warehouse area and I felt a little unsafe walking back to the hostel from the subway station at night. My only complaint about the hostel itself is that there were no outlets in the room, only one in the bathroom. That said, charging my phone was a bit of a challenge. Overall, a great place to stay! ”
Thanks for the great feedback! We appreciate your business and we hope to see you back very soon! Next time, check out our outlets in the kitchen- they are located underneath the dining tables! :)
- 09 Jul 2015 Anonymous USA
“ One of the best hostels in Brooklyn ”
Thanks so much for your kind words! Please visit us again :)
- 14 Jun 2015 Anonymous USA
“ The hostel is located in a very cool, hippy neighbourhood. You can all sorts of indie-dressed young folks roaming the streets at night.
A big minus is the location, as it is far from Manhattan where most of the tourist attractions are. I moved to Manhattan after one night's stay in this hostel, but I do not regret living there at all for the experience was great.
Beware that the rooms are not always clean and I seriously suspected that the sheets were not changed often.. ”
We appreciate your feedback and helpful suggestions. Our House Keeping team is on premises everyday and we are located only 15 minutes away by subway to central Manhattan. We hope to see you back very soon!
- 06 Jun 2015 Anonymous China
“ I was overcharged by nearly $100, had to later ask for a refund. I found the staff unhelpful and rude, even though it was there mistake. There was no social atmosphere here at all, by far the worst hostel I have stayed at, and I have stayed in a LOT of hostels. Wi-Fi connection was terrible, it kept cutting out and when it did work it was very slow, it also only worked in certain areas. No iron, even though listed in facilities. Bar played loud music till 3am so you won't get much sleep either. ”
We appreciate your review and will take your suggestions to help better our services in the future. We offer free ear plugs as well as irons behind the front desk reception area. Please join us this summer and enjoy our BBQ's and happy hour in the garden! Happy travels!
- 29 May 2015 David England