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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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Crowborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

24 hour desk staff? They were very rude and incompetent. Except one woman who was very nice. The towels had brown stains on them, I dare question what they were. There was cat food in the guest book. The showers were dirty and the rooms smelt. Cheap prices for a hostel should not mean the staff should not care about...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Welcomne to Hell. The showers had a build up of pubes, grease, feces and other human waste. There was bugs, the room smelt of my nan's breath and cheese when I first walked in. My friend's air conditioning didn't work so we put up with a broken window when the room got sweaty which was often. This place is literally...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we arrived after a 7 hour flight and all I needed was a nice place. Did I get that? No. It looks like a prison. The beds are lumpy and creaky. You have to walk into the SHARED bathroom if you want to go to the toilet. Then there is the showers, don't even get me started on the showers....

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Rapid City, South Dakota
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

our room was simple and clean. the bathrooms were extremely clean. the location was excellent. I play racquetball and every morning I would meet up with other players at the courts and have a great workout. We will be staying there again.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If your looking for a 'room' that has a bed, table, quiet, great location, and save for the price, this is the place. The bath room could use a little updating, but, functional. We were there for 3 days during the 1st week in Dec. We arrived early in the morning (1am) and was greeted by the 'guard'. It was...

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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 theatre 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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  • 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
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Upper West Side
Price Range: RM452 - RM718 (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
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