Greenpoint Lodge

95 Norman Ave, Brooklyn, New York, USA, Distance from city centre: 4.8km

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Rating: 75%from 3 reviews

  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 66%Staff
  • 73%Security
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 93%Location
  • 73%Value for money
  • 73%Facilities
Subway outside the door! 15 minutes to manhattan! Fabulous neighborhood! Private rooms!

The rooms are located in a three-story house in the vibrant greenpoint/williamsburg area of brooklyn, and are comfortable, quiet, and well-furnished.

Important - please scroll down to read all room descriptions before booking! Rates are flat rate at maximum occupancy (2bed room @$35 = $70). There is an additional one-time $20/person cleaning fee.

Cancellation policy: because i am a small, boutique hostel, late cancellations are very harmful to my business. For this reason there is a 50% cancellation fee two weeks before the start of the reservation, and 100% cancellation fee one week before. I will do everything within my power to secure a reservation for the cancelled period and refund whatever percentage i have been able to cover. The deposit you pay goes directly to hostelworld. Their cancellation protection only covers this deposit, not our cancellation fee.

The lodge and the location:

Let greenpoint lodge be your home away from home. A relaxed, quiet, and fun atmosphere in what's been voted of the best neighborhoods in new york. Private rooms offer a lovely, quiet place to recoup after a long day of sightseeing, before heading out again to explore the local neighborhood's nightlife.

15 minutes to manhattan, 2 blocks from a park, and surrounded by cafes, galleries, bars, and restaurants. The g nassau ave subway is outside the front door and the l bedford ave subway is 10 blocks away. Easy access to all airports, especially laguardia and jfk.

The greenpoint lodge is in a private home and very well-maintained. It is clean, quiet, friendly, and safe. Rooms are fully cleaned between each guest and sheets and towels are all high quality organic cotton. All mattresses are firm and comfortable, and an assortment of different pillows are provided.

The lodge is a 'turn-key' rental, meaning there is not a full-time staff. We are always reachable by phone or email for any questions, or requests. There is an info pack in each room with questions answered, neighborhood info, and restaurant recommendations. If you are looking for a place with a full time staff, this isn't for you. If you want a private, cozy, comfortable and relaxed atmosphere where you can feel at home without anyone bugging you, then this is the place for you! And we are always available by phone, text or email if you need anything!

There are a total of 6 rooms, 1 living room, 2 bathrooms and 2 kitchens, fully stocked with all the pots, pans, and dishes you might need. All sheets and towels are provided as well as coffee and a coffee maker, cable tv, wifi, and a computer.

There is a small boutique spa and hair salon on the ground floor, so if you need to unwind or want a great new york hairdo just let us know!!

Please note:

Room rates on hw are listed per person, but fee for room is flat rate at total occupancy. Since all rooms are double occupancy this means they are all double the per-person rate.

There is a $20/person one-time cleaning fee. This applies for each room you rent, if you switch rooms. The longer you rent, the cheaper it becomes!

Important - read all room descriptions before booking! - i have tried to make my listing work within the booking engine/hostelworld.com configuration. Where hostelworld says '4 bed' it means it sleeps up to 4 people maximum - if you share beds! Please check the room listing to see exactly how many beds and what size they are. Hostelworld lists the price per person, but all prices are for the max number of people for each unit, regardless of number of people there will be. Thanks! (ie. A 2-bed listed at $36/night is really $72/night whether it is 1-2 people). All deposits are paid directly to hostelworld.com and are nonrefundable unless you purchase their cancellation protection. This only covers your deposit to hostel world, and not our cancellation fee.

Basic double private room - 1 double bed - sleeps up to two people. There are two rooms at this level the 'blue room' - this is a small but lovely and quiet room overlooking the backyard with big windows. There is also the 'sky room' - also a small but lovely and very quiet room with a skylight.

'Standard double private room' - 1 double bed - sleeps up to two people. This is a lovely, quiet, private room with a double bed. TV in the room. closet and small dresser.

Deluxe double private room - 1 queen bed - sleeps up to two people - aka queen rose room. This is a very quiet, large room with it's own closet and dresser. Tv in the living room. This room has no windows, but is painted a nice cheery color and has a ventilation/AC unit.

'Superior double private room - there are two rooms at this level -the 'queen loft room' - one queen bed in the loft and one double bed below - sleeps up to two people. Large sunny room. Tv in the room. it does overlook the street so can have some traffic noise. and the 'double suite' - a large sunny room with a double bed and a single fold out couch. TV in the room. up one floor so quieter than the queen loft, but still some street noise on weekends.

Access: there is self check-in with a keypad entry. Once you have made your booking hostelworld will send you a confirmation - in the hostel conditions will be included the basic check in instructions along with the code. We will also send you an email with the entry code and full check-in instructions before you arrive. You will not be able to enter without this code. So it is absolutely imperative that you check your email and bring it with you. No curfew - you can arrive anytime and not have to worry about whether someone is there to let you in.

Check-in is 3pm and check-out is noon. If you need to arrive early or leave late - there is an area set aside in the basement for free self-service bag drop.

Prices are per person per night.

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Apartment Facilities & Policies

  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast not included
  • Cable TV
  • Cash Only
  • Child Friendly
  • Cooker
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Internet Access
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Taxes included
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels Included
  • Utensils

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 14 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Apartment Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Cancellation policy: because i am a small, boutique hostel, late cancellations are very harmful to my business. For this reason there is a 50% cancellation fee two weeks before the start of the reservation, and 100% cancellation fee one week before. I will do everything within my power to secure a reservation for the cancelled period and refund whatever percentage i have been able to cover

THERE IS NO FRONT DESK AT THE LODGE. YOU MUST BRING THE ENTRY CODE AND CHECK-IN INSTRUCTIONS OR YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GET IN!!!

Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon. If you need to arrive early or leave late, there is an area set aside in the basement for free self-service bag drop.

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95 Norman Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Enter through the glass spa door, then enter your code to the inner door and proceed to your room. Door will be open and keys inside.

By subway:
G train to Nassau Ave, Norman Ave exit. - we are the first house on the left with a front yard. Right out front of the subway.
L train to Bedford Ave, walk north on Bedford to end, then left, first right, on left. it's about a 15 minute walk.

By car:
BQE to McGuinness Ave exit (from south/Williamsburg Bridge) or Morgan ave exit (from North/Queens). East on McGuinness Blvd, Left on Norman ave, through 2 lights, on Right at fire Hydrant.
On-street parking is fairly easy, but check the signs well for street cleaning days.

Taxis - ONLY TAKE THE NYC YELLOW OR LIME GREEN TAXIS. YOU MUST WAIT ONLINE FOR THESE TAXIS. ANYONE APPROACHING YOU AT THE AIRPORT IS A SCAM. DO NOT GET IN THEIR CAR.

YOU CAN ALSO CALL OUR CAR SERVICE TO MEET YOU AT THE AIRPORT - INFO BELOW.

From LaGuardia airport
A taxi is easiest and is usually around $25 and takes 15 minutes. (public transportation involves a combination of buses and subways and can take up to two hours. trust me - it's worth the cab fare)
By car: Take the BQE over the Kosciuszko Bridge to the Meeker/Morgan Ave exit. Continue on Meeker Ave a few blocks, then right onto McGuinness Ave. Continue a few blocks, then left onto Norman Ave. Go through two lights, then it's on the right by the fire hydrant. It says 'Sparrow Salon' on the front.

From JFK a taxi is about $35-$45 and takes 20-30 minutes.
By car: Take the BQE over the Kosciuszko Bridge to the Meeker/Morgan Ave exit. Continue on Meeker Ave a few blocks, then right onto McGuinness Ave. Continue a few blocks, then left onto Norman Ave. Go through two lights, then it's on the right by the fire hydrant. It says 'Sparrow Salon' on the front.

By subway from JFK: This takes about 75 minutes. You can take the AirTrain to Jamaica, switch to the E subway towards Manhattan, get off at 23rd St/Queens Plaza-last stop before Manhattan, and switch to the G train towards Brooklyn. Go 3 stops and get off at the Nassau Ave stop. Take the Norman Ave exit, cross Manhattan Ave, and we are the first house with a front yard on the left. It says 'Sparrow Salon' on the front. This is a fairly easy trip, and takes about 75 minutes.

From Newark Airport:
Pick-up: The easiest is to arrange in advance to have my car service pick you up for $55 plus tolls and tip (about $75 total). They also know my neighborhood, so it's an advantage. You will need a cell phone for them to call you, or it will cost $10/hour for them to park and meet you inside with a sign. If you have to go through customs please let them know and arrange a later pickup time so they don't have to wait too long. Please email me for contact info.
By taxi: A regular taxi from Newark is $90. Go over the Williamsburg Bridge middle roadway to Mcguinness Ave exit. Left off the exit onto McGuinness. A few blocks to Left on Norman Ave. Go through 2 lights, were on the right at fire hydrant.
I prefer to take the bus to Bryant Park or Grand Central (just exit the airport, and the buses come right out front. Ask for any bus to Manhattan and it's about $12) and then hail a taxi from there, which is about $15- take the 59th St bridge, lower roadway, then go right on Jackson Ave. Left over the Pulaski Bridge, continue on McGuinness, right on Norman Ave, through two lights, and were on the right at the fire hydrant. It says Sparrow Salon out front.
Otherwise you can take the train to Grand Central, and then get the 7 train to the G train to the Nassau Ave stop, Norman Ave exit. There are a lot of steps to climb to transfer from the 7 to the G train, so it's not the best way to go if you have a lot of baggage.

If youre driving or coming in another way not listed, there are so many ways to come into New York. Google Maps is a great website for finding out how to get anywhere in NYC.

On-street parking is not difficult - you can almost always find a spot within a few blocks. Just read the signs well.

OUR CAR SERVICE: 718 383-8300. you can pay in advance by credit card when you call them. you must have a cell phone so they can call you to arrange where to pick you up when you land. just call them, let them know your flight number and arrival time, and they will be there.

Located Near

Located in Lovely Greenpoint, Brooklyn, often voted one of the best areas in NYC.
G Nassau Ave Subway 1/2 block away.
L Bedford Ave Subway 10 blocks away. 1 stop to Manhattan's East village
15 Minutes to Midtown or Downtown.
Lots of Cafe's, Restaurants, Galleries, Grocery stores, and everything you need.
Close to the BQE, Midtown tunnel, and Williamsburg Bridge.
Easily accessible from JFK and LaGuardia.
This is the real New York City, with a friendly, safe, neighborhood feel.

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