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1.0 of 5 Hostel   |   180 W. 135th Street, at Seventh Avenue, New York City, NY 10030 (Harlem)
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  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Hamburg, Germany
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64 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If travelling on a budget this no frills hostel is a good option. When I was there the elevator did not work properly but otherwise all was well functioning. The pool I found a great extra, although I did not find the time to use it. Friendly staff. Great location. I would stay there again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

You certainly don't expect a lot from a hostel in this price segment at the big apple. Firstly, the room was really small! The shared bathrooms couldn't give us a better impression, but seemed to be pretty much clean. This part of the neighborhood of Harlem and the walk to the close-by tube station seem to be safer than other... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

My friend and I spent three nights there and we were just looking for a good place with a reasonable price for us. Because we used to spend all day in Manhattan and just went back to YMCA to rest at night, our experience was ok. They provided one courtesy breakfast in a restaurant nearby. The subway station is located... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I have stayed in plenty of NYC area Ys and was not expecting anything glamorous; however, for the amount you pay to stay here, things should be a bit better. I live in the NYC area but had to go into town for a show at JALC on a snowy evening. The weather was expected to worsen as the night... More

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Seattle, Washington
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11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I had a fabulous experience! And I will definitely come back and recommend this place to anyone going to NYC on a budget. Unlike a different review, first thing: nothing was stolen. I only had wonderful experiences here. Seriously, the staff was incredible. You could just tell everyone loved their job and was here to help. The room was small,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Stayed there for 3 nights in September 2013. Given I was not in NYC as a tourist, I did not see much sense in shelling hundreds of dollars per night, so settled for the Harlem ymca. I was given room 721. The room had a double bed, a fridge and a chest of drawers. No tv, no chairs, no signage... More

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Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

It is clean (and there is constant cleaning of the common areas), the price is great (you cannot find anything cheaper in central NYC), the gym that you can use is absolutely fantastic! We realized that the machines that they have there are better than at our gyms at home in central Berlin. The tube station is a half a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The hostel is a street away from the subway, which takes you into the centre of town. Despite what I've read in other reviews, I'd like to clarify a few things; a) me and my friend met new people in the kitchen/ communal area of our corridor both nights we were there. It's not a typical European-style young people's hostel,... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

As a cheap place (about $50 per person per night) for a couple of friends to stay for a few nights, then the Harlem YMCA fitted our needs excellently. In every category it did what it was meant to do: - Not in the very very centre of New York, but about 90 seconds walk to the subway. And the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

This is the perfect spot for the perfect price. My first experience with a hostel and would definitely do it again. While traveling in New York you will spend a lot of money so saving on your resting place is great. The location is easy to get to from LaGuardia Airport via subway and or the public bus, only 2.50.... More

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Also Known As:
The Harlem Ymca Hotel New York City
The Harlem Ymca Hotel
Address: 180 W. 135th Street, at Seventh Avenue, New York City, NY 10030
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Harlem
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 172 Specialty lodging in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — The Harlem YMCA 1*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Get more and pay less, when you stay with us at the YMCA! Enjoy our full-service fitness center which includes swimming pool, steam room and sauna, and cardiovascular and strength training studios. Take advantage of free Wi-Fi and television in the tourist lounge, business center, daily housekeeping services, and 24-hour security. For travelers who are on the go, we are conveniently located near four subway lines (2/3, B/C) which run 24 hours a day. A 10 minute ride will take you to the most scenic and serene sections of Central Park, and 10 minutes more will take you to the heart of Manhattan and hotspots like Times Square, Empire State Building, and Rockefeller Center. Stay in the neighborhood and admire the historic architecture and rich cultural sites on a guided tour through Harlem, get a taste of soul by Top Chef Master, Marcus Samuelsson at Red Rooster, and polish off the night with some smooth jazz on Sugar Hill. We have private single rooms as well as private doubles (bunk beds). Guests share common bathrooms which are conveniently located on each floor. • Free unlimited Wi-Fi (in tourist lounge)• Clean linens & towels provided • No curfew or lockout • Each room is private with own lock and key• Each room has air conditioning & refrigerator• 24 Hour security• Elevator building• Free Tourist Information and Maps. If you would like to inquire about group rates, or have additional questions please contact us!Please Note: All guests must be 13 years of age or older. Valid Photo ID is required to stay at the YMCA. Maximum length of stay is 25 days. Visitors are not permitted on the guest room floors. Check-in after 2pm, Check-out by 11am. Reservations may be cancelled up to 24 hours prior to arrival date without incurring penalty charges. ... more   less 
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