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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love this place! I stayed at TMax during my third visit to ADKs in 2015 and have gone there ever since. I had stayed at the ADK Loj and Crowne Plaza before, and though the other two places are great as well, TMAX just felt like HOME. The first time I cooked in the kitchen, the memory stayed with me....

Thank OutdoorCrazie
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Propane leaking into sleeping quarters and kitchen. Would not recommend staying here as it is pretty musty as well... Went in March when it was cold - would hesitate to see what it's like if it's hot out!

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I love to hike in the high peaks wilderness area and make the five hour trip there three or four times each year. This hostel is conveniently positioned outside of Lake Placid about 1/2 mile from Adirondack Loj Road and convenient to many of the high peak trailheads. If you like hostels, this is one of the good ones. It...

Thank WMHWebster_NY
Beijing, China
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Tmax-N-Topo's is ideally located for hiking the Lake Placid High Peaks. Once you step in it feels like home. Bedrooms and Bathrooms are very clean. HVAC works great. Kitchen is large and has everything. Highly recommend it.

Thank Not_So_Bad_Guy
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Excellent place. Plenty of folks happy to give tips on tackling the local high peaks. Great beds... very clean... great kitchen.... Proprietor David very happy to discuss local hikes and gauge your ability to handle hikes you are considering. I have stayed at 100's of hostels over the years around the world. This one is my favourite... plus David is...

1Thank Billy Bob G
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

David the owner is friendly and knowledgeable. The rooms are spotless, we were in a room with 8 bunkbeds, comfortable and clean. Only two others shared the room and no problems with lights or noise, etc.The common room is great, with tons of books to read, games, guitars, tv....and beautiful to sit in. It overlooks a lovely deck and has...

Thank Judy R
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

The rooms and all the facilities are clean. It's a good place to sleep before or after to go some hiking. We really feel like home here and it accepts pets (so becareful if you have allergies). I would definitely come back here.

Thank Marie-Claude_R
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 21 November 2015

Arrived at 4pm and unable to find anyone to check us in. After waiting quite a while we crossed paths with another guest who knew where the keys were and showed us where the rooms are. Place was totally dark and noone around could even find a light switch. The place overall felt dingy. Not sure if there is a...

3Thank Peepsy
TMax-n-Topo, Owner at TMax-n-Topo's Hostel & Private Rooms, responded to this review

After being notified of this review recently by one of our wonderful guests, we felt compelled to respond. We are very sorry whenever any guest is disappointed with any part of their stay at TMax-n-Topo’s and we are always very willing to work with guests to improve their experience with us. However, on very rare occasions we do have guests...

Cortland, New York
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

David and Terri are helpful, knowledgeable and generally fantastic people. Their hostel has a great vibe and all the amenities recreational travelers want. Clean, simple bunks, fairly priced. Big, well-equipped kitchen, inexpensive snacks and a common room with games, books, tv, etc. They can also do prearranged shuttles and are happy to answer questions about hikes, eateries, and other local...

Thank Diana N
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 6 October 2015

The rooms are well-priced for what you get. The hostel was clean and homey. There was a nice big common area with games, books, etc, and we loved having access to the kitchen. I wish I could have stayed longer, and will definitely consider coming back especially as a place to unwind after a few days of hiking.

Thank mdos7

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
TMax and topofgothics (Terri and David) met in the Adirondacks in 2003 and have hiked there together since. TMax-n-Topo’s offers everything from bunks starting at $28 a night to a private suite. Both are 46ers and have earned the 46er winter rocker. TMax is currently working the Grid and is half-way there, so we can offer lots of hiking information. David completed a thru-hike of the AT in 2009. TMax is a 115er and is working on the state high-points list and Colorado's 14-thousand footers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about TMax-n-Topo's Hostel & Private Rooms

Address: 5046 Cascade Rd, Lake Placid, NY 12946-4119 (Formerly Jackrabbit Hostel)
Region: United States > New York > Lake Placid
Price Range: €26 - €136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Tmax-n-Topo`s Hostel & Private Rooms Hotel Lake Placid
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