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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

I read all the reviews before I booked and was very pleased when I arrived. Yes, superb location, you can see the city and walk to Central Park. The room was surprisingly clean and shared bathrooms were ok. Because of the size of the rooms, I booked two, one for me and one for my son. The rooms are really...

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Ostend, Belgium
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in December for about 6 nights in the YMCA West Side. First of all the location is absolutely amazing for this money. You're literally 2 minutes from Central Park. There are free facilities to use (swimming pool and a fitness room). We haven't tried the swimming pool, but the fitness room was great, alot of equipment available and...

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Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I´d choose this hostel again just for the location, really close to columbus circle where you can take the subway, in a walking distance to times square and hells kitchen where you can have a drinks by night and come back to the hostel walking. However during my 8 nights stay there was one day the wifi service was completely...

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Reviewed 15 December 2016

This place is great for short term stay, solo traveler. Rooms are clean, comfortable and well equipped. Shared baths are actually nice, kinda private, each shower has a door. Location is absolutely amazing, walking distance to almost everywhere. Price is very good and convenient comparing other options. Been there 5 or 6 times within last year, and I´ll keep going.

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Cairo, Egypt
Reviewed 14 December 2016

- By the central park, my room had a good view. - Very close to subway at Columbus circle and few minutes walk to many places especially Central Park. - Very basic place to stay at. - Clean, Wifi. - Value of money.

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Cairo, Egypt
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The Y is beautifully located, just a skip and a jump from Columbus Circle, with Lincoln Center just down the street. But this are simple accommodations with shared bathroom that is not always kept clean or dry. I did not mind a simple room, small TV, and spartan arrangement, however, and it is not easy to find hotels in this...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were staying in New York for 4 days! We chose YMCA Westside because of the location to central park in relation to the price. (We are students) Its our first time in New York and when we arrived at West Side YMCA, we were greeted with such friendly and helpful staff. Our baggage was delayed at...

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Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

The hostel wasn't great quality but provided what you need for a trip to New York, a bed and quick access to the city(a bed and a shower). The view from my room was great as it was on the eleventh floor, however, the floor was very dirty, the tv didn't work, the heating didn't work(bare in mind this was...

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Reviewed 21 November 2016

Despite all the comments about the quality of this place compared to the price, I totally disagree that it's worth! I'm saying that because I've stayed in the Vanderbilt YMCA, and it's far more clean, organised, comfortable and above all: the staff was friendly and helpful. I can't tell you the same about the West Side. First of all, we...

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Reviewed 19 November 2016

Manhattan is an expensive city for hotels so my choice is always YMCA Westside. I'll get a room at either of the two top floors. The rooms are rough but the beds are ok. The gym is the hidden gem of this place. You can enter free of charge, take a refreshening shower and chill out in the sauna or...

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Staying in Upper West Side

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Upper West Side
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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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: £69 - £122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — West Side YMCA 2*
Number of rooms: 377
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West Side Ymca Hotel New York City
Ymca New York
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