Harlem YMCA Hostel

Harlem YMCA Hostel

180 West 135th Street, Harlem, New York (NY), United States, 10030
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    6.5
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    7.2
    Very good

    "Great location and value for money"

    Wasey

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    May 13, 2016

    Property highlights

    • 190 meters to public transportation

    • Sauna

    • Steamroom

    • Air conditioning

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    6.7
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  • Harlem YMCA20 m
  • Mother African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church180 m
  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture180 m
  • Abyssinian Baptist Church260 m
  • Shiloh Baptist Church280 m
  • Mt Olivet Baptist Church300 m
  • Saint Paul Baptist Church300 m
  • Genesis II Museum Of International Black Culture350 m
  • Strivers’ Row390 m
  • Harlem480 m
  • Value for money7.1
    Location rating6.7
    Nearest airportLaGuardia Airport (LGA)
    Distance to airport7.4 km
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    • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed
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    • Shower
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    Nearest essentials

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    What to eat nearby

    American cuisine
    American cuisine
    Harlem Shake
    880 m American, Diner, Fast food
    The Grange Bar & Eatery
    1.0 km American, Bar
    A Taste of Seafood
    1.0 km American, Seafood
    Italian cuisine
    Italian cuisine
    Custom Fuel Pizza
    1.0 km Italian, Pizza
    Settepani
    1.2 km Italian, Mediterranean
    Jb Italian Restaurant & Pizza
    1.8 km Italian
    Bar
    Bar
    Grill on the Hill
    1.0 km Bar, Pub
    Cantina 1838
    1.9 km Bar, Central American, Latin
    Vinus and Marc
    3.5 km Bar, Pub

    What's nearby

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    Announcements

    The YMCA of Greater NY will be adding daily membership fee effective on May 15, 2018 onward. All reservations made after that date will be charged a USD 10 daily membership fee per room. This fee will be collected by the property upon check in.

    Real reviews from real guests

    Agoda Reviews (81)Booking.com Reviews (974)
    6.5
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    10
    Cleanliness6.6
    Facilities6.8
    Location6.7
    Room comfort and quality5.6
    Service7.3
    Value for money7.1
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    8.4
    Excellent
    Emanuel from Portugal
    Couple
    Standard Room with Bunk Bed
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2018
    Harlem YMCA”
    YMCA is not a typical Hostel. It's a Social Institution that among other this offers a place to stay to people in need. They offer accommodation to guests (in a dedicated floor) as a complement to their activity and as form to have some extra income. So, don't expect to have many commodities and expect to share your elevator ride with some of their users. But it has an excellent price/quality relation. Never had any issue at all. The staff was attentive and not intrusive. The hostel is clean, silent and has nice installations. There is a great view to midtown if you room faces south. The transportation: one word PERFECT!
    Reviewed November 23, 2018
    3.2
    Gurbinder from India
    Couple
    Standard Room with Bunk Bed
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018
    felt like robbed after paying $151+ for small stores like room”
    we paid $151+ USD for a hostel room. later found out that the usual cost is about 50-60 USD only. didn't get water bottles, towel, etc.
    Reviewed October 22, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Dinberu from Sweden
    Couple
    Standard Room with Bunk Bed
    Stayed 9 nights in August 2016
    It was great!”
    It met our expectation!
    Reviewed October 02, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Cheong from Singapore
    Couple
    Bunk Bed
    Stayed 4 nights in September 2016
    Great Value for money but shouldn't set expectation high”
    YMCA harlem is at a great location (upper Manhattan), 2 minutes walk to subway (2 and 3) with express service to downtown. Common restroom is not bad, at least clean enough, but might need to queue or wait for a little bit longer time. Room is still okay, but with some kind of weird smell (not sure if others have the same). Bought a air freshener about $2 from local supermarket. Food stalls available nearby (Popeye, Texas Chicken, Chinese Food, DD), supermarket, some shops at 10 blocks away (125 street).
    Reviewed September 12, 2016
    7.2
    Very good
    Wasey from Pakistan
    Solo traveler
    Bunk Bed
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2016
    Great location”
    Great location and value for money
    Reviewed May 13, 2016
    3.3
    MING from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Standard Room with Bunk Bed
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2015
    worst”
    speechless. Overall is regret to stay at this hostel.
    Reviewed June 27, 2015
    2.7
    Daren from United States
    Solo traveler
    Standard Single Room
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2014
    Stay somewhere else”
    near metro, cheap, has gym
    I didn't like staying here. It was December and the rooms were not that warm, although it was apparent that they turned on the heat in the lobby to keep the staff comfortable. Also, the place is quite old and dirty; it felt like staying in the homeless shelters I used to volunteer in. Bathrooms were so-so; they were cleaned once a day. Often the toilet paper would run out in the evening. Overall this is not a comfortable place, and after a long day of site-seeing, it will not help you relax and rest. You're supposed to show your key to the staff every time you walk in the building, which is weird. They also neglected to explain this to me when I checked-in, and only after a few times in which the desk staff were kind of rude to me did I figure out that this is what they wanted. Perhaps they're tired of explaining it, perhaps it's a stupid rule, perhaps they really don't care enough? I don't know.Also, the area is pretty awful. There are few decent food options, and walking around at night feels dangerous. A street-walker even came into the restaurant I was having dinner at just to ask me for money while I was eating, then shouted profanities at me when I refused -- this is what Harlem is like. I really, really don't recommend staying here or in Harlem in general, if you have a choice. Even if it's cheap, just stay somewhere else and enjoy the nicer parts of the city.
    Reviewed December 13, 2014
    6.3
    Good
    Junsong from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Standard Single Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2014
    simple and good”
    good price, simple facilities and close to subway.
    good price, simple facilities and close to subway.
    Reviewed July 31, 2014
    5.0
    ERIC from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Standard Single Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2014
    it was OK”
    access to public transport, clean, cheap
    my stay at Harlem YMCA was OK, there is nothing exceptional nor something you want to complain about. Though it was easy to access the subway, it is a little bit far from the city centre. I would rather choose YMCA Vanderbilt and pay extra.
    Reviewed May 17, 2014
    6.7
    Good
    piya from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    Standard Single Room
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2013
    Private room but join toilet ”
    Good located and quiet
    Reviewed January 04, 2014
    4.7
    MAN from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Standard Single Room
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2013
    Close to subways and good value for money”
    transportation, value for money, easy access
    staff was pretty friendly, very close to public transport, good for backpackers
    Reviewed January 02, 2014
    5.3
    Javier from Spain
    Solo traveler
    Standard Single Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2013
    Basic but affordable and with a great gym”
    Close to Subway, Gym and staff
    It's good value, considering accommodation in NYC is far too expensive. You get weird looking local misfits staying there long term, harmless anyway, and the area has no appeal at all. But it's very close to the subway (though Harlem is far from Midtown even on the subway) and has a great gym (with free access for guests). Rooms are small, with bunk beds, there's only wifi in the lobby and no breakfast, but again, this in NYC,
    Reviewed December 18, 2013
    6.3
    Good
    Jarmo from Finland
    Solo traveler
    Standard Single Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2013
    Convenient for a short stay”
    cheap, location, easy access
    Reviewed December 18, 2013
    8.7
    Excellent
    Eva from United States
    Solo traveler
    Standard Single Room
    Stayed 5 nights in December 2013
    Affordable and more than efficient!”
    The staff was INCREDIBLE! Everyone was amazingly nice and caring! The location was great! Literally less than a block to the subway. PRICE! NYC rates are crazy, YMCA made my trip possible!
    I had a fabulous experience! And I will definitely come back and recommend this place to anyone going to NYC on a budget. Unlike a different review, first thing: nothing was stolen. I only had wonderful experiences here. Seriously, the staff was incredible. You could just tell everyone loved their job and was here to help. The room was small, very small, and the bed was what you'd find at a summer camp from grade school (thin mattress, single beds, kinda lumpy, cheap pillows). BUT the blanket was great and fluffy! And the room was always very clean and my bed was made every night when I came home! And the bathrooms were almost always available when I wanted to use one. There was one time in my 5 day stay where I had to go to a different floor to use the restroom, but that was no big deal. It took forever for the water to heat up, but once I figured that out, it was no problem either. I really can't say enough about how fabulous my experience was. I loved it.
    Reviewed December 14, 2013
    5.7
    Paul-Marc from France
    Solo traveler
    Standard Single Room
    Stayed 8 nights in November 2013
    Cheap hotel ”
    price, close to subway, in a safe place
    Reviewed November 14, 2013
    6.0
    XI from China
    Business traveler
    Standard Single Room
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2013
    good location”
    price location view
    It is a good place for save your money and 30 minutes to W42 st time square
    Reviewed November 07, 2013
    6.0
    XI from China
    Business traveler
    Standard Single Room
    Stayed 6 nights in October 2013
    Nice price ”
    price location view
    Nice price and nearby the subway station 2&3 about 30 mins to time square
    Reviewed November 07, 2013
    4.7
    KAI from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Standard Single Room
    Stayed 5 nights in October 2013
    Average”
    Price, Price, Price
    It was okay overall, considering the price I paid it was reasonable. Not very pleased with the common shower room as the door cannot be locked and there's is no partition at all so you could be showering next to a dude like what you see in prison. I would recommend the guest to use the showers located on the third floor gym which gives you some privacy. The water plumbing was under maintenance for the first two days, so sometimes we could not use the toliet, which was quite inconvenient.
    Reviewed November 04, 2013
    8.3
    Excellent
    Saba from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Standard Single Room
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2013
    My stay was great. I really enjoyed the experience”
    It was exactly as it was shown in the pictures. The staff was friendly and helpful. The environment was very relaxed and there were students from all over the world.
    The Hostel was exactly as it was shown to be in the pictures. I had booked a single room and they actually gave me a double (that is, with a bunk bed) to myself. I had read complaints about the bathrooms, but they were actually quiet clean. There is free wifi internet that can be accessed from the common rooms/lounges on the various floors. I was given free soaps, towels and the first day break fast was free too. Each room has a fridge, a desk and closet with extra quilts. I was somewhat apprehensive about the area, but the staff assured me that Harlem has changed alot over the last few years. I still felt that I should be cautious. However, the hostel is very close to the subway and its a good place to stay if you are merely going to be spending the night there. Plus, you'll meet a lot of other young international travellers.
    Reviewed October 29, 2013
    6.7
    Good
    Regina from Indonesia
    Solo traveler
    Standard Room with Bunk Bed
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2013
    Close to subways and good value for money”
    transportation, value for money, easy access
    staff was pretty friendly, very close to public transport, good for backpackers
    Reviewed October 25, 2013
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