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2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   5 West 63rd Street, New York City, NY 10023
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was the worst experience! The room was so small and the room and hallway smelt disgusting like vomit & urine. The bathrooms were so dirty and they smelt terrible! The beds were extremely uncomfortable! It was the worst place I have ever been we stayed there one night then had to move hotels because the smell made my friend... More

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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No this wasn't a swanky $500 a night suite but for the price it was just fine. Access to the gym, sauna, pool, rooms were basic but very clean even the shared bathrooms even food in lobby cafe. thank u

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Coral Gables, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at the West Side YMCA several times. For me it's the difference between being able to stay in Manhattan, or not going to NYC at all because hotels are very expensive there. However, the Y continues to increase their room rates, but do little to maintain the condition of the rooms! This last time I noticed that... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After looking at previous reviews, I wasn't sure about my choice. However, when I got to my private room on the reno'd floor, I was surprised. The bathroom (despite having one temp 'boil you like an egg' showers) was clean, my room had a desk, mirror, a decent TV and luggage space. The atmosphere isn't great, it's not like a... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked at the YMCA after struggling to find a hotel that would let me stay for one night over the weekend in the area. I booked a deluxe room which is located on the upper two floors. Pros: The location is great, steps to central park and the subway is only a few blocks away. I was extremely surprised... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here as it was the cheapest place to stay in New York the day before New Years. After initially being being given a store room- yes, an actual store room, complete with mop, bucket and step ladder we were given a room on the 13th floor. The room was tiny but clean and the TV didn't work but... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited in September 2011 on a school trip so its a bit of a late review but could never remember the name of the place. It was awful! Our room had two single beds placed on top of each other that where on wheels and not fastened together. Dangerous! There was stains on the bedding. Disgusting! There was mould and... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Perfectly situated in the Upper West Side. Friendly and helpful staff. Great fitness facilities. The bathrooms are a bit odd to figure out, every floor is different! Love the lounge area for breakfasts.

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Address: 5 West 63rd Street, New York City, NY 10023
Location: United States > New York > New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — West Side YMCA 2*
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Also Known As:
West Side Ymca Hotel New York City
Ymca New York
New York City Ymca
Ymca West Side New York
Ymca Nyc

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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Located just off Central Park West and steps from the Columbus Circle Travel hub, our New York hostel guest rooms offer private Single and Bunk rooms that provide a home away from home for nearly 130,000 International and Domestic budget travelers each year.Our ideal location in NYC allows guests to enjoy the beauty of Central Park, the energy of Times Square and world famous cultural institutions including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and the Museum of Natural History. As a hotel guest of the West Side YMCA, you can enjoy FREE use of our 65,000 square foot Health and Wellness Facility - including two indoor swimming pools. We're easily accessible to all NYC public transportation - uptown, downtown, cross-town buses, and the 1,A,C,E,B,D,N subway lines.Guest Rooms Facilities IncludeCable TVShared Bathrooms on each floor (some private facilities)Air-conditioningHousekeeping - Clean Linens and Towels providedElevator BuildingAround the clock check-in24 hour securityFree WiFi in lobby areaSafe Deposit boxesNo Curfew ... more   less 
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