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2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   5 West 63rd Street, New York City, NY 10023
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

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 June 19, 2014 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 June 18, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

So, I generally stay in budget accommodation, but I was ready to pay a bit more for this trip... but, not ready to pay the NYC "more" of $200/night. This was the only thing I could afford. It was probably as basic as it could get without being gross, or not good. No bugs. Clean sheets. Nice (enough) staff. Good... More

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Ulm, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Hi, been there 3 nights in NY City. Room is very small given the price with double bunk beds, Aircondition and TV. Floor bathroom and toilet was a bit messy but not very crowded. Nice selection of food in small market downstairs, self-service. You definitly do not want to spend more time in the room than necessary, maybe others are... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This hostel is in a very good location, close to central park and the subway station. Other than that everything else was poor. I stayed in a single room which was a decent size, but decoration was very sparse and kind of felt like a prison cell. The bed was very hard and uncomfortable. The air conditioning/heating didn't work and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

“First you can this hostel can start by taking down either very old or 'staged' room photos- It doesn't look anything close to that level cleanliness or esthetics / The Westside YMCA is a very scary place to stay and perhaps a ripe place to catch catch SARS or MERSA-. The entire hostel needed repairs, upgrading, carpet and for God's... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I thought that it being under the name hostel that this place would have a social environment but it is extremely hard to meet other people as a solo traveller. The bathrooms are the worst I have seen, almost threw up from the smell when I first walked in. The showers are horrible and fluctuate from boiling hot to cold... More

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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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