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1.0 of 5 Hostel   |   5 West 63rd Street, New York City, NY 10023
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When i arrived, I asked for a quiet room. Was put in one next to pump room, very noisy and hot. Next room was cold but i thought it would warm up when i turned the radistor on. WRONG!! Slept in very cold room and went to work. Came back from work at 7.15 pm. Asked to have both heat... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is dog crap. There was poo on the shower floor and my bed was damp with sweat and piss. Never go here its literally hell on earth. People were knocking on my door all night and there was maggots on the floor. GRIM.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

If you're planning on seeing the as much of the city as possible and you only need a place to crash, this is perfect. You're a short walk from central park, broadway and lots of shops and museums. So if you don't mind sharing a bathroom and sleeping on a bed which has wheels in a tiny room, this is... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Firstly, it was in a good location close to a subway. However I would never ever stay here again and i would highly recommend avoiding this place like the plague! I understand you have to share the shower and toilets and that would be okay if they were clean, there was all sorts of unmentionables on the floor e.g blood,... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I brought a college trip here and I had told the students it would be basic. There is basic and there is inhabitable. This place verges on the latter, it ought to be condemned. The receptionist was deplorable and I can honestly say I have NEVER been treated in such an offensive manner in all my life, for a country... More

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Naperville, Illinois
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I stayed at this hotel for almost one week in august 2013. I was there with friends, and one of them had bugs on her bed. They changed her room 4 times before finding a new room without any bugs!!! Also, there was like 10 showers for one entire floor, and we could use only 5 of them (the other... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

We recently went to the west side YMCA on a trip with our college, I came with very low expectations and I was very surprised by they cleanliness and the comfort of the rooms. The rooms are very small and our room did have a bit of problem with overheating, this was at times at a nightmare and a blessing... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Believe me, it's hard to find this kind of location for this kind of price in NYC and still have an OK standard. Yes, this is a hostel with shared bathroom, but considering this it's OK. We have been staying here several times, and this is my conclusion: In Summer time, the standard of the mens bathroom could be a... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

My partner and I stayed here for a week in September 2013. The best thing was the location. Seconds away from Central Park and only a few minutes walk to Columbus Circle shops and Subway station. We had a premium bunk bed room and it was very comfortable. Not a huge amount of room, but for the price we certainly... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

The only good thing about this place is the location. Other than that, this place was absolutely disgusting. Customer service was horrible and the hallway leading to our room smelled of feces. I understand that this place is very cheap but it's so not worth it in my opinion.

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Additional Information about West Side YMCA

Address: 5 West 63rd Street, New York City, NY 10023
Location: United States > New York > New York City
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 171 Specialty lodging in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — West Side YMCA 1*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Also Known As:
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