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2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   180 W. 135th Street, at Seventh Avenue, New York City, NY 10030 (Harlem)
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The Harlem YMCA
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My wife and nephew stayed for 3 nights and were thoroughly delighted in the price, staff,cleanliness, and the location. Close to Central Park. Short walk to 2.3 subway lines. The staff was help full in all ways.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Close to subway station (1 block) Nice neighborhood Friendly staff Gym and pool Cheaper than average in ny Clean rooms and bathroom Great option for low budget travelers I will probably come back here again when i return to nyc

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Stayed two nights here while visiting the city. The house is very nice and appointed with beautiful and interesting art and furniture. The room was comfortable and Rick , the owner and host made us feel right at home. He was also very helpful with hints on getting around and choosing attractions and restaurants.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This place was a nightmare no bathrooms easy acessible only on the 7th floor (1 shower and toilet) 10th floor being renovated and on the 11th floor. we were moved 4times in one night as we had been put 'on the wrong floor' and 'shouldnt have been on that floor' which was rather worrying as the other floors housed 'long... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

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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Address: 180 W. 135th Street, at Seventh Avenue, New York City, NY 10030
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Harlem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Harlem YMCA 2*
Number of rooms: 235
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