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5 West 63rd Street, New York City, NY 10023-7162
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#38 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
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Vending machine
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
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
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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100Great for walkers
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91Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
80Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Jan_from_Atlanta wrote a review Oct 2022
Atlanta, Georgia954 contributions389 helpful votes
The two things that were positive here is that I was able to have a private room (no bath) for under $150 in a great location near 59th and Columbus Circle. It's downhill from there. The halls are drab rows of doors that look more like a prison. The a/c did not work, but I was able to get that fixed. The bed was the old metal coil springs with paper thin sheets and a plastic hospital-style pillow. I was not able to stay for my last night in NYC, went for one night to HI Hostel on Amsterdam, which was far better. Yes, I was in a room with 7 other people, but it was way better overall.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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fenway1977 wrote a review Sep 2022
Greendale, Wisconsin9 contributions5 helpful votes
Just got back from my 3rd stay at the West Side YMCA. Staying here is a total trade off: price/location versus quality/comfort. You can't beat the location on the Upper West Side: close to Central Park and walking distance from Times Square and Broadway. The price is great for the location. BUT, what you're getting in value you're not getting in comfort and quality. The room we had last weekend was small (they're all small - some uncomfortably so). The full size bed took up most of the room & you had to literally squeeze past to get into the bathroom. The bed itself was hard and the pillow were not great (they were plastic). The A/C was loud. The shower did not drain well (though the water was hot and the pressure was good). The bathroom itself was clean. You get a fridge, but the TV didn't get any reception (not that you're in NYC to watch TV). The room was not dirty, but it was dingy - like no matter how much they clean, it's never getting truly clean. If you're visiting NYC, you're not spending much time in your room (at least you shouldn't be), but you do want somewhere comfy to come back to at night. You want to get a good night's sleep before heading back out the next day. You want to be able to take a nice shower to relax and rinse off. The West Side YMCA is hit and miss on those things. This was the worst room we've had and it did impact our trip somewhat. It wasn't great not sleeping well because the bed was so crummy, but it didn't at all ruin our trip. If you're willing to take a chance - this could be your place. Like I said, location is GREAT, but be realistic about your expectations.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: Try and get a room with a PRIVATE bathroom, otherwise you're sharing with the entire floor.
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Lea H wrote a review Sep 2022
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After we arrived at the YNCU west side hostel, it was clear to us, that our stay wouldn’t be pleasant. The bathroom that you have to share with the rest on the floor is dirty, full of hair and very small. At night, it would be best if you wore the most body-covering clothes you have as to not touch the bed sheets since you might get a rash. Also pay attention for little bugs or other things that could fall from the ceiling if you are sleeping in the top bunk bed. The room looks like they stole the design from a prison and everywhere is hair and dirt. The place also isn’t good for women. I would never go to the bathroom alone even if it’s just around the corner. The sometimes dimly lit hallways or weird men don’t make you feel safer. The location might be very good and the price sure is affordable but it isn’t worth the nights you have to sleep with one eye open hoping that there aren’t any little roommates with six legs that came for free.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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dizzodyl wrote a review Aug 2022
Ripley, United Kingdom37 contributions7 helpful votes
This place is fine if you want a cheap place to stay in the centre of new york, with plenty around you. The hotel does provide you with a towel and a decent bed to sleep in. There are plenty of bathrooms on each floor, but some of them dont always lock so some people end up walking in, even if you put the card in the window. Otherwise the bed is comfy enough, and you probably wont be spending much time there if you're busy exploring.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Sabine A wrote a review Aug 2022
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I booked a single room with one single bed. It comes with a desk and chair, open closet with safe, single bed and a TV. It has heat and AC and outlets in wall and also in the desk lamp. They do provide plastic cups and also soap. It is very simple. You have a shared bathroom at the end of the hallway. 3 toilet stalls and 3 shower stalls are available. Yes it can be busy so be smart with shower times. It is definitely over priced for a hostel, however you are located right at the entrance of Central Park (Columbus circle is 2 minutes walking distance and times square is about 20 minutes on foot). I felt it is a safe area and food trucks and Starbucks are a short wall away. Staff is helpful and friendly. If you arrive early you can store your luggage for 4 Dollar in a storage room. Wifi is available and vending machines are on every floor as well close by the gym
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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LOBV wrote a review Aug 2022
Toronto, Canada22 contributions1 helpful vote
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This is a hostel like hotel, so don't expect 5 stars, it works for what it is. I will recommend room(1347) to solo travellers, is away from the busy zone of washrooms and showers. However, you can still hear some door closing noise, it's almost inevitable. The room is spacious and it has AC, a mini fridge and the view from the window is really unbeatable for the price. You can also access the pool if you want, it is included. Yes the building is on the old side and sometimes on construction, but you will be outside for most part of the day, so, if you are looking in to being in the room for long hours, this might not be your option. Also, note that there is a bakery, fruit shop and Restaurant on the west side of the street, opposite to the park. I wish I had found these before, but, oh well. There is also a grocery store in the Columbus circle for you to grab some basic food if you are on a budget. Like in any other place, keep your food closed and tide or bugs will come and eat it for you. Line 1 (red) takes you to Columbus Circle stop which is 3 block away. The Y is right where Central Park is, and the MOMA is walking distance (10 min) Walk a little more and you can get to Times Square. I went there at night and the walk was enjoyable and safe (8pm) Hope it helps.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: Room 1347 for solo travellers
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paypal323 wrote a review Aug 2022
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Disgusting facilities, dirty rooms, dirty beds, and cockroaches... When I emailed them to inform them about this, they asked me if I brought it in from outside.... Not sure how you carry in a cockroach that big. The bathrooms are barely cleaned and even though the location is great, it's really not worth it.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Tanya T. wrote a review Aug 2022
Illinois1552 contributions415 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: Travelled solo
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tyagi wrote a review Jul 2022
New York City, New York397 contributions160 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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US$90 - US$125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 (0.5 km), The Metropolitan Opera (0.3 km), and Jazz at Lincoln Center (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at West Side YMCA?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and free internet access.
What are some restaurants close to West Side YMCA?
Conveniently located restaurants include Per Se, Jean Georges, and Grom.
Are there opportunities to exercise at West Side YMCA?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, 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 travellers enjoy visiting The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum (7.1 km), World Trade Center Memorial Foundation (7.1 km), and Hamilton Park (3.2 km).