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    Nearest transport:
  • 66th Street-Lincoln Center Subway Station (0.3 Km / 4 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • shopping
  • culture
  • sightseeing
    Distance to airport:
  • LaGuardia Airport (9.2 Km)
  • John F Kennedy International Airport (22.3 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "Calm and quiet area", "Clean and comfortable hotel", "Good clean rooms"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Central Park Carousel (0.8 Km / 10 min walk)
  • Central Park Wildlife Conservation Center (1.0 Km / 12 min walk)
  • Top of the Rock Observation Deck (1.1 Km / 14 min walk)
  • Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (1.3 Km / 16 min walk)

Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

West Side YMCA Hostel

5 West 63rd Street, Upper West Side, New York (NY), United States 10023 (Show on map)

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"Price, location, availability of workout..."

H, United States October 18, 2015

Features of West Side YMCA Hostel

Hotel Facilities

  • concierge
  • elevator
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • laundry service
  • restaurant
  • safety deposit boxes

Sports and Recreation

  • fitness center
  • indoor pool
  • sauna
  • squash courts
  • steamroom


  • Wi-Fi in public areas

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Hostel Description
Its location, off of Central Park West, provides quick and easy access to many of the city's popular attractions and venues. The guest rooms at the West Side YMCA Hostel are basic with standard amenities like satellite television. Even though there are no onsite restaurants at the YMCA, there are several local delis, cafes and eateries within walking distance. Fitness fanatics will be quite pleased with the athletic facilities at the hotel as there are two pools, a massive fitness center equipped with basket ball courts, racquetball courts, and steam and sauna rooms. Carnegie Hall and the Museum of Natural History are located very close to the hotel along with the Lincoln Center. Be sure to take a stroll through the gorgeous Central Park while staying at the YMCA Westside Hotel. To make your reservation at West Side YMCA Hostel New York (NY), just enter your travel dates on our secure online booking form and submit.
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H Z. Solo travelers
United States of America, October 19, 2015
A little iffy

Price, location, availability of workout facilities
Somewhat Uncomfortable. Room was reserved as double with 2 single bunk beds, instead was a double bed against a wall. Not enough blankets before heat was turned on, then with it tuned on the room was Overheated. Mattress was like a futon, beware if you don't like that, and it's rather noisy. Thank heavens for the private bath, I don't know if that's always the case. Staff was friendly. Overall, not bad for the price, but would have been obnoxious to have 2 people crammed into the room. I didn't use the meal plan so cannot comment on that. Very nice location next to Central Park and near subway.
玫君 陳. Solo travelers
Taiwan, October 19, 2015
The best location

nice location, pool, good price
The house keepers were not very nice. They knocked my room before my check out time and even I hanged out the "don't disturb" card they ignored it. The youth customers maked big sounds at midnight, so I couldn't sleep well while I stayed there.
Khaled A. Solo travelers
Australia, August 08, 2015
solo travler

location, cleaning and the comfort
Ekaterina C. Solo travelers
Russia, September 07, 2015
Sleepless night

location, free wifi
I stayed at the West Side YMCA Hostel for only one night, but it was the worst night ever.The staff was not rude but whenever I was approaching them with basic questions(I had to because they didn't explain anything when I was checking in), the facial expressions of the ladies at the reception were not friendly, rather highly annoyed and bored.The hostel is very big and crowded.My room was located at the 9th floor.The noise coming from the ventilation outside was unbearable.The moment I entered the room I realized immediately that the night was going to be sleepless and requested to be moved elsewhere.They did move me, however, the new room was at the same floor, same noisy.I haven't slept the whole night.The location is good, so if you are not planning to sleep but prefer to explore the night life of NY instead, this offer might suite you.Otherwise, you may be too tired to enjoy the sights a step away.
Raymund H. Solo travelers
Philippines, July 03, 2015
Great value

Accessibility, price, facilities
Very convenient
Joshua B. Solo travelers
United Kingdom, June 17, 2015
Last minute NYC

Clean, aircon, safe.
Great location on the bottom left of central park. On a main avenue & safe. Rooms were clean, had bedding/ desk/ chair/ mirror/ aircon/ towel/ soap all included. As my room was on the 13th floor (with a great view directly out into central park) bathrooms were accessed using your keycard - these had sink/ mirror/ toilet/ shower in the one room which you could lock whilst you were in there. I believe on the other floors it was same sex shared bathrooms. It was always clean when I used it. Aircon unit in the room was noisy but did the job of cooling the room down when I got back. Can't complain for the price!
Lee H. Families with older children
United States of America, June 03, 2015
Will stay again

Location, location, location
The Westside YMCA was perfect for a place to sleep and shower in NYC, which is exactly what we were looking for. The price is unbeatable in the city and the location is excellent. If your looking for spacious or comfort, you won't be pleased because it is college dorm style rooms, but if function and price are what you want, this is the place to stay.
Omobolanle S. Business travelers
United Kingdom, May 19, 2015
I think they should invest in an iron .

Elisabeth F. Solo travelers
Austria, May 08, 2015
Very basic

the pool inside is great
Two working female showers for 75 rooms on the floor! Really expensive for what it is, though the location is great and it was suprisingly quiet during the night.
Reiko I. Solo travelers
Japan, May 09, 2015
Good location

Clean, good location, reasonable price

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