Do you want to enjoy an accommodation in Brighton Beach? Brighton Beach is a trendy and hip, mostly Russian neighborhood. We are convenient located one block to the Q and B train. 30 min to Manhattan. 2 block to the famous Bordwalk. Many lovely shops and good groceries around.
We offer 4 bed shared rooms. private rooms $40 one person. $50 two.
We have a nice common area, Free public computer, free wifi, free HBO TV, free phone, free towels, access to a good equipped kitchen and nice sized bathrooms.
It will be our pleasure to host you in beautiful Brighton Beach.
What I liked the most about staying at Brighton Beach Residence was that as soon as I set a foot indoors, I could forget that it was winter outside. This place is comfortably warm. Having access to the kitchen and even to some free food (coffee, bread, butter, oranges, tangerines, sweet treats, etc) made my stay much more relaxed. Heidi and Alex were friendly and helpful. I would certainly go back.
Stayed there the second time and I will be back in he future. All good.
Adele and Alex were such warm, kind and responsive hosts. I feel so happy about staying in their property. Adele replied to my phone calls very fast and always had a very kind attitude toward me and the issues I brought to her.
Great hostel close to the subway stop and the beach. If I were in NYC again, I would spend the nights there :)
Stayed with my mom in NY. Pretty clean and safe environment. Safe neighborhood, close to the plenty of grocery stores, subway and ocean. Planning to come back. :)
The family who operates this hostel is extremely nice and highly responsive. I never met them because they were out of town during my visit but they were always reachable by phone, and they put up with me very well when I was cranky because I couldn't find the street address which was my fault, not theirs. I would definitely stay here again, but you should know ahead of time what you are getting into. It is a hostel, there were at least eight people staying there when I checked in. The average guest is very young and may not understand how to share space with others, my particular roommate had feet that smelled so bad it was unbelievable. But that's not the fault of the hosts. The house smells moldy but it's by the beach and with that many people using the house the the bathroom tends to be a little wet, always. Use the bathroom on the bottom floor, there is less traffic. They kept the house very neat and clean as much as can be expected because of the volume of people, I did not take a shower though because the shower head had mold on it. I personally love the neighborhood. Brighton Beach is a New York neighborhood that must be experienced during your stay. Distinctly Eastern European / old school Jewish neighborhood with of course a fabulous mexican restaurant around the corner and a couple of pizza places just to keep it diverse. Bakeries, little fruit/vegetable stands, clothing stores, all thrown together and suspended in time, it's been like this for the last fifty years and will probably remain the same for the next fifty. It's a good deal for the money and while the train may take a little while you're going to need the nap anyway after a long day of sightseeing. And for those of you who are complaining about the train noise at night? You should come hang out in my midtown Manhattan neighborhood to get some perspective.
This is a great hostel to stay in New York. Brighton Beach has it's own charme, it's a safe russian neighborhood and located at a nice beach. Lots of whole food shops around to stay healthy while you in the US. I would go there any time again!
Simple clean place to crash for a couple of nights...
I really enjoyed my stay here, the owners were lovely, very kind and very helpful, there is a homely atmosphere in the place, along with free access to computers, tv, food and also free sweets & chocolate. The bathrooms were good and the place was clean. I recommend staying here if you are looking to meet more people and want a homely environment for a cheap cost, as long as you don't mind the train ride into downtown NY. And visit Coney Island just down the road!
I've stayed here both during hurricanes "Irene" and "Sandy" and I can say, that the host was very friendly, helped with places to stay during these events and with lots of associated issues.