Still not cheap, and there are now better-kept places to stay in NYC (Equity Point on Times Sq for example), and fixtures and fittings are getting a bit rickety now. Wi-fi only available in the downstairs area, something to do with the age of the building (although I've stayed in plenty of older places all over the world which have wifi throughout)
Although rooms have A/C, the unit is just placed in the open window with a thin plastic sheeting around the unit, which in winter doesn't keep any cold air out and makes it very noisy year-round on the street side.
Housekeeping was fine: clean towels, soap and shampoo every day and your bed is made up, there is cable TV and a safe in each room too.
Leisure facilities are excellent but then if you're a tourist in NYC, you're not going to spend a lot of time in the accommodation or the gym, you get a better workout just walking around the city! It's just a few blocks to Columbus Circle for the subway and a few steps to Central Park too, so good location
- 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
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- Also Known As:
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