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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We landed at LaGuardia and took the M60 bus and walked about a bock to the YMCA. The location is convenient to the airport and for public transportation. There is parking available for a cost with reservation, but I also saw free off the street parking nearby (weekends)...but a car is not necessary for this location. We checked in a...

Thank E E
Reviewed 28 October 2016

My friend and I just stayed here for four days and we really liked the hostel. You get what you pay for, a small room with a bunkbed and access to toilets and showers. My friend and I had two main concerns before going. 1 - Would the toilets and showers be clean? 2 - Would it be safe for...

Thank Joakim J
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I can to New York city on business needed a place to stay last minute. I can across this ymca hostel Harlem. My room wasn't ready at the time and my reservation was screwed up, but the nice receptionist upgraded me from a single to a double so I had it all to myself. Overall the room was fine beening...

Thank Tracy C
Port Moody, Canada
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Spent two nights, and nothing but kudos for the 'Y'. The rooms are basic, and you do indeed have to share a biffy, but everything is clean, it is safe and secure, the beds were comfortable, sheets crisp, and given the busy streets, even relatively quiet (I'd really like to chat with that sadistic Paramedic about his siren, LOL)....and it...

Thank HKRedneck
Krakow, Poland
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Just small remarks. At the 11th floor, we did not have internet in the room, you have to go to the common area. At one night the heating in the room was crazy! The air condition a bit dirty and noisy, was not possible to sleep. What's more, wasn't possible to open the window (was screwed together. Security couldn't not...

Thank Kasia S
Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Recently stayed for Labor Day/Electric Zoo weekend. If you're looking for a cheap place to lay your head after a long day of visiting the city, this is a solid place to stay. The rooms are small and basic, but for a hostel, they are on the nicer side. We stayed on the 10th floor, where the bathrooms are semi-private....

Thank JasmineK89
Mechelen, Belgium
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Good place to stay in NYC for a Good price. Toilets and showers are clean, staff is friendly. Not the best neighbourhood. But it s descent. If you're looking for a cheap and Good place in New York. This is the place for you!!! NeXT to a subway, next to a hospital

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Mechelen, Belgium
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

First of all it was difficult to judge the quality and the price because in Europe for this money one can get a good 3 or 4 start hotel. Now, because it is New York, I do realise that this accommodation should be called cheap in comparison with other hotels. This cheap means 514 US dollars for 7 nights. 1....

Thank RasMechelen
Reviewed 24 February 2016

24 hour entry, check out was super easy. It was affordable, comfortable, the bathrooms were clean. The only issue I had was that the rooms were too warm for comfort. But it was an issue that the current staff was aware of, so I sure it's been taken care of.

Thank Marc-Anthony C
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 November 2015

This was the cheapest option we could find for a long weekend stay in New York. Around $250 for two of us for three nights. For a premium twin room we were expecting two twin beds but it was a set of bunk beds. The premium was an added fridge and TV. The room was fine - small and spartan...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property, your comments are very much valued. When comparing our deluxe rooms and standard rooms their is no difference in the actual room. All of our rooms offer linen, soap, television, fridge, desk, chair, twin sized single or bunk beds, A.C. The difference are the bathrooms...

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Staying in Harlem

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As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has played a vital role in the history of New York City. Today, the neighbourhood is as vibrant as ever as new businesses and developments go up next to local institutions. The heart of the neighbourhood is bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and you’ll discover some of the most beautiful blocks in the city, filled with handsome brownstones, soul food restaurants, corner shops, and scenic parks. For a taste of a real New York neighbourhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Get more and pay less, when you stay with us at the YMCA! Enjoy our full-service fitness center which includes swimming pool, steam room and sauna, and cardiovascular and strength training studios. Take advantage of free Wi-Fi and television in the tourist lounge, business center, daily housekeeping services, and 24-hour security. For travelers who are on the go, we are conveniently located near four subway lines (2/3, B/C) which run 24 hours a day. A 10 minute ride will take you to the most scenic and serene sections of Central Park, and 10 minutes more will take you to the heart of Manhattan and hotspots like Times Square, Empire State Building, and Rockefeller Center. Stay in the neighborhood and admire the historic architecture and rich cultural sites on a guided tour through Harlem, get a taste of soul by Top Chef Master, Marcus Samuelsson at Red Rooster, and polish off the night with some smooth jazz on Sugar Hill. We have private single rooms as well as private doubles (bunk beds). Guests share common bathrooms which are conveniently located on each floor. • Free unlimited Wi-Fi (in tourist lounge)• Clean linens & towels provided • No curfew or lockout • Each room is private with own lock and key• Each room has air conditioning & refrigerator• 24 Hour security• Elevator building• Free Tourist Information and Maps. If you would like to inquire about group rates, or have additional questions please contact us!Please Note: All guests must be 13 years of age or older. Valid Photo ID is required to stay at the YMCA. Maximum length of stay is 25 days. Visitors are not permitted on the guest room floors. Check-in after 2pm, Check-out by 11am. Reservations may be cancelled up to 24 hours prior to arrival date without incurring penalty charges. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Harlem YMCA

Address: 180 W. 135th Street, at Seventh Avenue, New York City, NY 10030
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Harlem
Price Range: €65 - €120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Harlem YMCA 2*
Number of rooms: 90
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