Funky Buddha Hostel

Star Rating
1.5 out of 5
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1.8 / 5
6 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Brooklyn Bridge
    10 min drive
  • Popular Location
    One World Trade Center
    11 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Battery Park
    11 min drive
  • Airport
    New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.)
    15 min drive

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  • Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Shared Dormitory, Women only

    Room Amenities

    • Park view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 4 Single Bunk Beds
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  • Shared Dormitory

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Bunk Beds
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  • Comfort Single Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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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 Central Park Zoo and Chelsea Piers. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Barclays Center Brooklyn or Madison Square Garden.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Brooklyn Bridge - 10 min drive
  • Popular Location
    One World Trade Center - 11 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Battery Park - 11 min drive
  • Popular Location
    New York University - 12 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Statue of Liberty - 20 min drive

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

About this property

Funky Buddha Hostel

Brooklyn hostel in Wingate, near Prospect Park
An outdoor pool, valet parking and a microwave in a common area are available at this smoke-free hostel. English breakfast is free. Other amenities include a fridge in a common area, a garden and barbecues. All 5 rooms provide complimentary wireless Internet access, Egyptian cotton sheets and coffee/tea makers. Guests will also find fans and free toiletries. Bathrooms are shared and housekeeping is available once per stay.
Funky Buddha Hostel offers 5 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and free toiletries. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a bath and shower. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.
A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. For a surcharge, an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is offered to guests. This Brooklyn hostel also offers an outdoor pool, a BBQ and a garden. Parking is available on-site at a surcharge.
Funky Buddha Hostel is a smoke-free property.
Recreational amenities at the hostel include an outdoor pool.

Renovations and closures

The property is undergoing renovations. The following areas are affected:
  • Swimming pool
During renovations, the hostel will make every effort to minimise noise and disturbance.



Check-in available 24 hours
Minimum check-in age - 16

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


Check-out before 10 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

Payment types at the property

Diners Club
JCB International
American Express

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A 5.0 per cent city/local tax will be charged

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 60 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 10 per day
  • Cleaning/housekeeping/linen fee: USD 5 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Property is also known as

  • Funky Buddha Hostel Brooklyn
  • Funky Buddha Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Funky Buddha Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Brooklyn

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Valet parking: USD 10 per day
  • 24-hour return 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


  • Lift

Guest services

  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • Dutch
  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Russian
  • Spanish


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Fan
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding


  • bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Shared bathroom
  • Towels

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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