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5 West 63rd Street, New York City, NY 10023-7162
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#35 of 289 Specialty lodging in New York City
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Located just off Central Park West and steps from the Columbus Circle transit 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 Include Cable TV, Shared Bathrooms on each floor (some private facilities)Air-conditioning, Housekeeping - Clean Linens and Towels provided. Elevator BuildingAround the clock check-in 24 hour security Free WiFi in lobby area Safe Deposit boxes No Curfew
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Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Vending machine
Steam room
24-hour security
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24-hour check-in
Wifi
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
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Centrally Located
Budget
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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96Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
76Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Tanya T. wrote a review Aug 8
Illinois1501 contributions383 helpful votes
Firstly, this is the YMCA, not the Ritz-Carlton. PROS: Check-in is easy. The room is basic but the mattress is comfortable. Free wifi (look for password displayed on the wall near the elevator of your floor). There is keyed entry to the women's room (though everyone on the floor shares it) -- 3 stalls, 3 showers, and 4 sinks. The secret sauce to bathing in shared space is to wear a bikini and flip-flops. There is a separate bathroom for men. Each room has a window air conditioner, closet space, desk. Towels and soap are provided (no washcloths). During my stay, housekeeping is every 4 days (which is OK with me, I prefer more privacy). Security to the property is pretty good, you must use your key card during the day and exterior doors are locked in the evening. You have access to the pool/gym facilities. Central Park, subway, pharmacy, a bakery, convenience stores, food stands are all within a 5 minute walk. The location can't be beat for a budget stay in New York. CONS: Halls and restrooms have little to no AC (it's like a sauna). Sometimes the ladies restroom door is not closed properly (less secure, but I had no problem). The shower drains don't clear very well. In 1 or 2 minutes, you'll be standing in 2 inches of water (and showers are not cleaned after each use). There is a $10 per night fee. This may not be obvious when you book but it is in the fine print (payment is due at check-in). Otherwise, a great place to lay your head and see the city while paying a fraction of what other hotels charge. I saved over $500 with a 2-night stay but I don't think I could have stayed longer.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Nathaly C wrote a review Jul 2022
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This hostel is near central park and the subway is just 5 min away. The room was not very clean and the AC made lot of noise, the bed was not comfortable and the bathrooms were always dirty with hairs everywhere. The place didn’t have a kitchen or entertaining areas like other hostels do. I wouldn’t stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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tyagi wrote a review Jul 2022
New York City, New York388 contributions155 helpful votes
They charged mu credit card when I booked. Not mentioned when I booked. They say front desk is open 24 hours and daily housekeeping. NO! After 4 days I had to demand that my room be cleaned. When the front desk was closed in the morning, no WIFI connection. I was not told anything about the facilities available to guests when I checked in.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Jukka wrote a review Jun 2022
Helsinki, Finland3 contributions
I had a one-person room with a shared bathroom. The room was small and the A/C unit was very noisy and it could not be used while sleeping. This hostel is a good choice if you need cheap accommodation for a couple of nights near the Columbus Circle.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Paula S wrote a review Jun 2022
Massachusetts94 contributions5 helpful votes
Thought I would save some money while attending a concert at The Beacon. The AC worked very well and the room was clean. That’s about all I can say. The bed was extremely uncomfortable and the pillow was tiny. You get what you pay for. Next time I’ll pay the extra for a hotel room. I’m sure it would be fine for other people. The staff was very nice, it just wasn’t for me.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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mcmusgro wrote a review Jun 2022
Laurinburg, North Carolina455 contributions87 helpful votes
There aren't many affordable options in NYC so I was happy to discover this place. It's halfway between a hostel and a hotel. The rooms are small, the bathrooms are shared and there are no communal kitchens or microfridges in the room. But you are paying a "resort fee" to have access to the YMCA's gym and pool so you might as well take advantage of it. They do require a swim cap but they sell them at the front desk if you don't have one. The pool also special hours on weekends and holidays so you can't use it whenever but it's still a great perk. It's easy walking distance to Times Square, Central Park and Columbus Circle. There are several food trucks around the corner as well as a Starbucks, Target and Whole Foods within 5 minutes walk.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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amonavis wrote a review Apr 2022
London, United Kingdom22 contributions41 helpful votes
The best location. Across the street from Central Park. Right beside Madonna’s apartment! BUT: The walls badly need repainting. The rooms are dirty. The bed wasn’t completely fresh, I took it apart and found some hairs and the comforter cover looked used with some weird dirt on it. Gross!!!! I don’t think they wash it with each guest. The bathrooms were very clean (I had the deluxe room with semi private bathroom.) The cleaning staff seems on top of it. The air conditioning barely worked and the room was hot and stuffy in April. I wonder how bad it gets in July? I won’t stay here again but it was an interesting experience. I guess it’s an OK option for those peak periods when everything is $300/night.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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fenway77 wrote a review Mar 2022
Greendale, Wisconsin32 contributions36 helpful votes
The West Side YMCA is definitely a no frills place to stay, but the location is excellent. You're right next to Central Park and Columbus Circle. Times Square is an easy walk south. We stayed in 2 different rooms. The first had a bunk bed and was quite small, but the bed was comfy and the room was clean. It also had a small TV and fridge. We had a semi-private bathroom, which was down the hall. This meant we had to scan our key on one of the bathroom doors to get in, but once inside we had privacy while we got cleaned up. The bathrooms were kept clean and tidy. We were able to upgrade the second half of our stay to a room with a larger bed and an in room bathroom. Again, this hotel is no frills. It can be rough around the edges, but it's clean and comfortable at the end of a long day of sightseeing. We did not have time to take advantage of the gym, the pool, the sauna, and stuff like that, but they looked nice. I'd recommend the West Side YMCA. If you're visiting NYC, you should be out doing stuff, not sitting around the room. It was everything we needed it to be.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Yukiko L. S. wrote a review Feb 2022
39 contributions36 helpful votes
I am doubtful about their security - definitely the Japanese harassment was perfectly implemented in the way that they get more supports with less spend than victims paying the fee for deteriorated services only to serve the Japanese harassment groups. Else, it was fine. A YMCA facility. Something you can imagine for YMCA guest accommodations would be all set and ready to welcome you.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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EMMA M wrote a review Jan 2022
Siena, Italy4 contributions2 helpful votes
I've taken a reservation for 1 person , 8-11 January 2022. On Jan 2nd I was involved in a major car accident in the USA and immediately I've sent the cancellation, offering to send the Hospital and Police reports . My credid card was immediatelly charged 100% for 3 days.. I've written to the management..no reply if not : your card was charged of the due amount..Thank you very much!! I hope you'll find in a similar situation the same hearthfull comprehension!!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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PRICE RANGE
$103 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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United StatesNew YorkNew York CityLincoln Square
NUMBER OF ROOMS
381
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Frequently Asked Questions about West Side YMCA
Which popular attractions are close to West Side YMCA?
Nearby attractions include Big Apple Jazz Tours (0.3 miles), The Metropolitan Opera (0.2 miles), and Jazz at Lincoln Center (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at West Side YMCA?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a fitness center, and free internet access.
What are some restaurants close to West Side YMCA?
Conveniently located restaurants include Per Se, Marea, and Grom.
Are there opportunities to exercise at West Side YMCA?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at West Side YMCA?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to West Side YMCA?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum (4.5 miles), World Trade Center Memorial Foundation (4.5 miles), and Hamilton Park (2.0 miles).