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The Harlem YMCA

180 W. 135th Street, at Seventh Avenue, New York City, NY 10030
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

This was the cheapest option we could find for a long weekend stay in New York. Around $250 for two of us for three nights. For a premium twin room we were expecting two twin beds but it was a set of bunk beds. The premium was an added fridge and TV. The room was fine - small and spartan... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We spent a week staying at the YMCA, which is convenient to the NYC Metro and seems very safe, so long as you take the usual precautions for any large american city. The accommodations are spartan, as is usual for the business model and there is no restaurant or useful food vending machines. Nevertheless there are reasonable cost local eateries... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

One of the cheapest options in Manhattan, actually I could not find a cheaper hostel in New York at the time I booked. Located in the heart of Harlem, with 135 St subway station just next to it and many buses that send you to the centre of Manhattan. The rooms were tiny, with barely enough space for you and... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

I was on a solo visit and stayed at Harlem YMCA for 3 nights in Oct 2015. I had a single room on 7th floor and it was very clean. The bed linen was clean n towels were changed daily. The toilets / bathroom was also very clean. Though it was a shared bathroom i never found any queues (between... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We stayed there from 9th until 16th of September 2014. NYC is an expensive city and we're able to save money in this hostel. It has a nice bedroom, was clean and safe. Also, the people in Harlem are very friendly. It is near the central park and the subway is 5 minutes walk so you can go to downtown... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

Hostel rooms is not big. Just bed to sleep. Hostel employer is very friendly. Safe hostel. Area is not very safe, but when we stay nothing happend. Just be cereful about your things, bags and don't walk at night. Hostel give 1 free ticket for breakfast. Prise is cheap so you get how much you pay :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Good hostel located in North of Manhattan, precisely in Harlem. Very close to subway station, super markets and main services. Rooms are very basic, equipped with TV and noisy AC. Personnel is friendly and helpful, rooms and shared bathrooms are mostly clean and well working. Cheapest solution in NYC.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Cheap, clean, safe and a nice view from the windows. Is only 10 streets away from central park. There is a metro station next to the building so is easy to get access to the entire city. I am gonna stay there again.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My friend and I had a 5 day adventure in New York and needed somewhere affordable to stay which was still reasonably close to the city centre - this was it! Initially we got a taxi from the centre out to Harlem, in traffic this took about 25 minutes but was interesting chatting to the driver and seeing the sites.... More 

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Harlem
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has played a vital role in the history of New York City. Today, the neighborhood is as vibrant as ever as new businesses and developments go up next to local institutions. The heart of the neighborhood is bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and you’ll discover some of the most beautiful blocks in the city, filled with handsome brownstones, soul food restaurants, corner shops, and scenic parks. For a taste of a real New York neighborhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
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