I booked this hostel with a little bit of doubt. Due to the fact that the opinions of the hostel guests where so inconsistent I did not know what to expect.
I stayed at the top floor in a room that was OK clean. Could be better, could be worse. It was kinda strange that the window did not close and that the airconditioning was hanging outside --> which gave a hurrandance noise when it was raising. It was practically not duable to get to sleep if it was raining. I did find a cockroach wing in my room, but frankly from the start I would have been surprised if I did not. The house keeping changed my bedsheets and towel every day. The bathrooms at the top floor are private and clean. There were I guess 12 single bathrooms with everything in it. If it wasn't clean you just simply take the next one (but like I stated, most were very clean). Although the floor was fully booked I never had a problem with finding a clean and free bathroom.
The people at the desk where okay at checkin and checkout. Same as the room: it could be better, but it could be worse. Although It was kinda strange that they did not tell me that breakfast was not included, and I constantly had to ask about the towels / swimming pool/ opening hours e.g. If I would have had a problem with my room I would not feel comfortable to notice that.
At checkout I wanted to leave my suitcase at the frontdesk until 5 PM, but due to the rude and inmature people who where watching my bag I had to stay next to my suitcase for hours. He was very rude and I did not understand why (I mean, get an other job if you don't like yours, don't punish me for that).
Overall. For 115 dollars in downtown NYC it could have been better. If I could do it over I would have booked a more expensive hotel for more luxary.
- Also Known As:
- West Side Ymca Hotel New York City
- West Side Ymca Hotel
- Ymca New York
- New York City Ymca
- Ymca West Side New York
- Ymca Nyc
- Ymca West Side
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located just off Central Park West and steps from the Columbus Circle Travel 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 IncludeCable TVShared Bathrooms on each floor (some private facilities)Air-conditioningHousekeeping - Clean Linens and Towels providedElevator BuildingAround the clock check-in24 hour securityFree WiFi in lobby areaSafe Deposit boxesNo Curfew ... more less
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