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West Side YMCA

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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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Miami, Florida
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102 reviews 102 reviews
8 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The location is perfect, a few steps from the Central Park, perhaps a mile from Times Square, 300 feet from the Lincoln Center and the subway station and the facility is as "spartan" as you should expect from a YMCA chain...but the lack of maintenance is more than obvious. It takes too long for the service personnel to clean the... More 

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enfield
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6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I travelled here in February 2015 and stayed for 4 nights on business. I stayed her with some students as I am a teacher. I think this place is great. I always get a room with a view of Central Park. The staff are ok and the little cafe is handy. The location is amazing and ideal for exploring the... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So our room had a broken bathroom door, broken shower door, no door to the wardrobe, a broken bathroom blind, a noisy bed and ants on the floor. Despite this it was fine. The shower was painful though, it was broken (like most of our room) and had only one setting of so powerful I will decapitate your head. Anyway... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was traveling standby to new York where I had a reservation thru booking.com at the Westside ymca. Storms caused me to get stuck in San Antonio for a day. I tried numerous times to contact the hotel to see if they would hold my reservation but never heard a response of any sort. Their message claimed they would return... More 

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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place was very clean and simple. It is in a great location, opposite central park and walking distance to time square. Showers are super small, no where to hang your clothes or shower items. Being a pillow if you can as the ones provided are thin. Nothing wrong with this place, bit pricey for what you get but you are... More 

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Prague
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The YMCA is a budget option in a fantastic location that offers young people the ideal place to stay in the heart of New York city. I've stayed at the YMCA on six occasions over the last 12 years and seen improvements every time I've stayed, this time the improvements have prompted me to leave a review. The security and... More 

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 5 nights in March 2015. Overall, the price for being in a nice, safe, and quiet NYC neighborhood was well worth it! We had our own room with bunk beds, dresser, closet, chair, and window. We shared 11 bathrooms with the 12th floor. Each bathroom had a toilet, sink, and shower. The hostel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I didn't have high expectations of this hostel. On a negative note, the bedrooms are very small. The bunk bed (top and bottom) were very noisy and squeaky enough to wake the other person up. Mattress was also not comfy however beds were made daily and bedding appeared clean. There was only one bathroom on our floor, so considering the... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I went with a friend to spend 4 days in New York. We were told YMCA is a large chain of good american hostels. Great location, near Central Park and subway station. Good communication to main services. Kind personnel treat. We payed for private bathroom and we were scammed, so we had to use the shared ones. Our room consisted... More 

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