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The Harlem YMCA

2.0 of 5 180 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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Province of Siena, Italy
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Argyle, Texas
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Address: 180 W. 135th Street, at Seventh Avenue, New York City, NY 10030
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Harlem
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Hotel Class:2 star — The Harlem YMCA 2*
Number of rooms: 90
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