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    About this area

    Funky Buddha Hostel is located in Brooklyn. Sunset Park and Aviator Sports and Events Center are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit New York Aquarium and Chelsea Piers. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Barclays Center Brooklyn or Madison Square Garden.

    Getting around

    • Brooklyn East New York Station - 3 min drive
    • Sterling St. Station - 4 min walk
    • New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) - 35 min drive

    Property amenities


    Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    Valet parking: USD 10 per day
    24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
    Airport shuttle at scheduled times, on request

    Food and drink

    Free English breakfast available daily 7 AM–8:30 AM

    Things to do

    Outdoor pool

    Family friendly

    Outdoor pool



    Guest services

    Housekeeping (once per stay)
    Luggage storage

    Languages spoken



    BBQ grill(s)
    Picnic area


    Shared microwave
    Shared refrigerator
    Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    Air conditioning
    Egyptian cotton sheets
    Premium bedding


    Bathtub or shower
    Free toiletries
    Shared bathroom

    Food and drink

    Coffee/tea maker
    Shared kitchen

    Guest rating

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Took my money & provided no service!

    I booked a bed here for June 28th and was unable to check into the hostel. It took 15 minutes to get the host's friend to open the door. I waited for 2.5 hours for any employee to show up and check me in, before leaving to find another place to stay. The hostel is not welcoming or tidy. The front of the building is covered in trash and debris including a machete and pick axes. There is a child's plastic table with a hookah that reeked of marijuana directly next to the front door on the sidewalk. The house number is spray painted on the front of the building. I didn't actually get to see it inside because the host NEVER arrived. But he certainly kept the $80 I paid for the privilege visiting this establishment. Hotels.com kept me on the phone for an hour and wasted my time when I tried to get a refund. The Funky Buddha is not a place ANYONE should stay at. It looks like a set from a horror movie and the host doesn't care about his business or customer's experience. Hotels.com also did not handle this properly. I was told that the company would try to make it right, but in the end, they basically told me I could use the service to book another room at my own expense. Thanks! In the end, I'm out $80 for room, $30 in cab rides and I missed the event I traveled to NYC to see because I had no place to stay on a busy weekend. Think twice before you book with Hotels.com and NEVER book your stay at the Funky Buddha!

    Stayed 1 night in Jul 2018


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    The worst place where i ever been !! Terrible ! Dirty ! Expensive !

    Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2018


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    It was a bad experienceI didn't like the condition of the hostel. Plus your ad said free shuttle service from the airport and I had to take a taxi to the hostel because no one was there to pick me up.

    Stayed 1 night in Jul 2018


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 1 night in Jun 2018


      Honestly it was ok but unpredictable ...

      Was good at first but the weekend it got so over crowded. My last night stay I could not get to my bed because two new people coming in had to assemble their bed so for majority of the night I could not get to my bed. It just got super crowded and the breakfast was bacon egg and cheese sandwiches from the deli with orange juice. Not at all what I expected but the host was friendly and hospitable.

      Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

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