I stayed in this hostel as part of a group trip. I decided to stay in a private room, which was very basic. It had the bed, a desk with a small tv and an air conditioner in the room. I was using shared bathrooms for the week I was staying there. I didn't have one good shower the whole week I was there, as it seemed the shower only went from freezing cold - boiling hot, and no matter how long i tried to adjust it, it would always be unbearably hot...
The location of the hostel was the best thing about it. Literally a minutes walk(not even) to Central Park. 10 minute walk to Times Square. Ideal and very close to main subway lines too.
Overall, when you are visiting one of the world's most amazing cities, you tend to be out from first thing in the morning - to dinner time, then back out again. I was very rarely in the room during the day. So I would recommend this place to anyone looking to visit New York for a few days - a week, if you are going to be doing a lot of sightseeing.
- 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:
- West Side Ymca Hotel New York City
- Ymca New York
- New York City Ymca
- Ymca West Side New York
- Ymca Nyc