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The Harlem YMCA

180 W. 135th Street, at Seventh Avenue, New York City, NY 10030
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a nice place were you can find the most simple accommodations. Perfect to spend the night and go around all day. It's very clean and the staff is very nice and friendly. Our room was a non private bathroom, but that was not a problem because there were at least 3 full bathrooms in our side of the floor... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I would definitely recommend this hostel to low budget travellers. Very close to 135th Street Subway, 20 minute journey into Times Square. Safe and very laidback area. Situated closeby is a very nice pancake restaurant serving wonderful breakfasts and dinners. The rooms are small but very clean. Toilets/shower very clean and modern. Staff very helpful and friendly. WiFi good and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Myself and my friend stayed here 6 nights in total over a 2 week period, this hostel is in a good location, very close to the subway and 15-20 mins to midtown. We felt very safe in the area and the locals were friendly and helpful. Also there is free wifi in the common rooms and you can pick it... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We stayed in this hotel for 3 nights and it was definitely worth the money. It is a very cheap option comparing to many others, and most of the cheaper ones were either situated very far away from the city centre or very dirty hotels. Harlem YMCA is clean, confortable, and the staff is very friendly. The rooms don't have... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Not the most comfortable place to stay. Reception very welcoming. Room bare, noisy aircon. NO WIFI reception, except near office on street level. Good security, bathroom a little walk down the hallway. 2 showers side by side in same room in men's. Some food outlets, but not that much nearby. Cafe in YMCA had coffee, and bagels etc for breakfast... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We stayed here for a week and just appreciated everything. Our trip was all on a budget and so far this was the best solution to stay for a long week. Bathrooms are clean and there are lot of them so we did not have any issues waiting...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I stayed there for 4 nights, I was impressed. First of all, the staff was friendly, second the rooms were clean (they dont smell great but they were clean). The showers arent as messy as i thought, worst thing i saw was some water on the floor after someone had showered. The room i stayed in had a lousy lower... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The location is near the tube station. The area does not look so secure. The hostel staff are so friendly and helpful, and the rooms are clean but I cannot say the same thing for the bathrooms and the toilets. I don't think I have even seen worst bathroom and toilet facility in anywhere. There is one bathroom for 15... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I've been reading some bad reviews of the Harlem YMCA and thought I should share my experience!! I've just returned from a weeks stay in this hostel (got back to Britain yesterday!) and it was fantastic! Bedrooms were clean and always made up nicely, the bathrooms were modern and always clean, of course they're shared so there's a bit of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Dirty rooms, the toilets are unusable. So slow wifi, uncomfortable beds. have o share the toilet and the shower. I was shocked the 1st day of how the room looks like. The location is close to the metro (only advantage I see)

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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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