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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night at the West Side YMCA over the Easter weekend. We booked it for its good location but were disappointed by the rooms and facilities on offer. We had a room with a bunk bed and shared bathroom. The corridor had a prison block feel, despite the doors being painted in bright colours. The room also felt...

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Baltimore, Maryland, Usa
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel is located steps away from Central Park and lots of shopping, and entertainment activities. When we arrived, there was a party bus parked at the entrance and several college-aged people gathering together, so I was assured this was going to be okay. I actually rented this space as a place to change between various activities while stating in...

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Norway
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To stay so central in the Big Apple with out getting ruined, it`s perfect: You can get a decent single room, and it`s quiet peaceful as well.I asked specific about a quite room (light sleeper) - and they provided me with that. Stayed here for 5 nights - you can\t beat the location.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only good thing was the location! I arrived at the YMCA after an 8 hour flight to be greeted by very rude reception staff! Rooms were small, however was not really an issue, main issue was the bunk beds - no ladders and no railing! Didn't help they were on wheel as slid about the floor with every movement. Spotted...

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esbjerg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take your morning run in Central Park, and sat Hello to the famous fountain from "Frinds" , grab breakfast in the park , watch New Yorkers Walker Their DOgs. Ready for a busy and inspiring Day on Manhattan- enjoy😀

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As soon as you walk in you will think you have entered a prison. I felt extremely unsafe there, with strange people walking round and whistling until gone 1am. The room was not clean at all and whenever you moved on the metal bunk beds it made too much noise. Me and my friends didn't shower for the whole time...

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Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for cheap accommodation in a good location then this is probably your best option. There are quite a few downs thou. The place is eerie, seems incredibly empty. Definitely not recommend is you plan on meeting people like you can in hostels. This isnt one. The shared bathrooms are actually hell. Everything gets wet. The shower...

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Reviewed March 6, 2017

Make no mistake, the Westside YMCA is by no means a luxury hotel and is very much angled towards budget-oriented travelers- it is basic. That being said, my stay there was very acceptable and I would recommend it as it was great value. In New York, most of your time is and should be spent exploring the city. I spent...

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4Thank Josh R
Crowborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Typical YHCA - tiny rooms, cramped & stuffy, poor ventilation (therefore extremely hot, even in November!!!), rather unhelpful reception staff. Only plus side was the location - right on the Park, and for a small fraction of the price of surrounding establishments.

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

Room had a hole in the wall. The beds were extremely loud when moving. The toilets were very communal and we all wished we could have showered in peace. I recommend taking swim wear if staying. The good points were the wifi was fast and staff were helpful

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theater performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Internet
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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-in24 hour securityFree WiFi in lobby areaSafe Deposit boxesNo Curfew ... more   less 

Additional Information about West Side YMCA

Address: 5 West 63rd Street, New York City, NY 10023-7162
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Upper West Side
Price Range: $108 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — West Side YMCA 2*
Number of rooms: 377
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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
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“Location, location, location.”
Globerotta, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Rooms away from the lifts and bathrooms will be much quieter. Also, ask for a room with a view over the Park if possible (to the East)”
joshrX8524VZ, Mar 6, 2017 | Read review
“11th floor with a code for the bathroom.”
Miranda9545, Jan 7, 2017 | Read review
“try to book a room on 10 or 11 floor”
Sebas85, Jan 3, 2017 | Read review
“Top two floors”
gunnarh253, Nov 18, 2016 | Read review
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