West Side YMCA Hostel

5 West 63rd Street, Upper West Side, New York (NY), United States, 10023 - See map
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West Side YMCA Hostel

"Pros: • Fantastic central Manhattan location just a short walk from 59th St/Columbus Circle subway stop & Central Park."

Thomas - March 9, 2019

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Property highlights
Check-in [24-hour]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Central Park
Within 990 m of property
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Popular landmarks
International Sejong Soloists 70 m
West Side YMCA 110 m
Ghostbusters Building 150 m
Avery Fiscer Hall 150 m
David Rubenstein Atrium 160 m
Mostly Mozart Festival 170 m
Alice Tully Hall 180 m
Lincoln Square 180 m
Vivian Beaumont Theater - Macbeth 180 m
American Folk Art Museum 190 m
Nearby landmarks
Central Park 990 m
Top of the Rock 1.44 km
Times Square 1.6 km
Broadway 1.6 km
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1.67 km
Grand Central Terminal 2.15 km
Empire State Building 2.64 km
High Line 3.33 km
The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum 7.26 km
Statue of Liberty 10.64 km
9.2

Exceptional

Location rating score

360 meters from city center
  • 250 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Sauna

  • Steamroom

  • Daily housekeeping

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Value for money7.4
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportLaGuardia Airport (LGA)
Distance to airport9.0 km

Rooms available at West Side YMCA Hostel

Single Room with Shared Bathroom
Single Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Bunk Bed Room with Shared Bathroom
Bunk Bed Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
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  • 1 bunk bed
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Standard Quadruple Room
Standard Quadruple Room
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Shower
  • 4 single beds
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Deluxe Bunk Bed Room Semi-private bathroom
Deluxe Bunk Bed Room Semi-private bathroom
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Standard Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Standard Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Single Room Semi-private bathroom
Deluxe Single Room Semi-private bathroom
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Standard Double Room
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    Deluxe Single Room
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    • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
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    Standard Quadruple Room
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      Deluxe Bunk Room
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      What people love about West Side YMCA Hostel

      • 7.6
        Very good

        "Air-con worked great and was vital for the days and hot nights."

        Manasa

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        September 5, 2018

      • 8.0
        Very good
        Location

        "Nice surroundings with Central Park and Lincoln center nearby."

        Siri

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        August 5, 2019

      • 9.2
        Exceptional
        Location

        "• Great price considering location & you get your own room."

        Thomas

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        March 9, 2019

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      9.2/10
      Room comfort score
      5.9/10
      Value for money score
      7.4/10
      Review score - United States
      7.8/10
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      Overall rating:
      7.3
      Very good
      6,125 reviews
      Cleanliness
      6.6
      Facilities
      6.8
      Location
      9.2
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      What travelers say they love:
      The staff was nice and better than I expected after reading ...
      peeratos from Thailand
      Solo traveler
      More about West Side YMCA Hostel

      More about West Side YMCA Hostel

      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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      Most talked about facilities

      Housekeeping
      23 mentions
      Internet
      6 mentions
      Swimming Pool
      4 mentions
      Breakfast
      2 mentions

      What they offer

      8.4
      Excellent

      "if you are fitness conscious then you have great facilities ..."

      george

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      June 24, 2019

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      Nearest essentials

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      Food and dining

      Nearby restaurants

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      What's nearby

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      Reviews of West Side YMCA Hostel from real guests

      Overall rating
      7.3
      Very good
      From 6125 reviews
      9.3Location
      7.6Service
      7.3Value for money
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      Rating via Agoda7.3
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      Cleanliness6.6
      Facilities6.8
      Location9.2
      Room comfort and quality5.9
      Service7.1
      Value for money7.4
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      <6 Below Expectation (117)
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      8.0
      Excellent
      Lindsay from United States
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 8 nights in July 2016

      Like being in college again!”

      The West Side YMCA was exactly what I needed during my NYC visit! My single room was small but pleasant. It included a desk and chair, wifi, a comfortable bed, a window, a closet, an air conditioner/fan unit, and a small flatscreen TV. Housekeeping changed the sheets daily and provided a fresh towel every day or every other day. The bathrooms down the hall were generally quite clean, with three toilet stalls, three working faucets (and one that didn't work), and three shower stalls. Guests are invited to attend group exercise classes and use the swimming pool during open swim times (swim cap required), though I didn't have a chance to take advantage of these offerings. The location is stellar--within a short walk of Lincoln Center, the Upper West Side, Central Park, the American Museum of Natural History, a variety of restaurants, Midtown, and the various subways stopping at 59th Street-Columbus Circle. My only complaint is that only one shower stall had a decent shower head; the other two were like taking a shower using a fire hose: lots of pressure, but stinging!

      Reviewed July 17, 2016
      8.3
      Excellent
      Robert from Australia
      Business traveler
      Stayed 1 night in January 2013

      A good option near to Broadway action ..”

      Great location, bright rooms, helpful staff, and it doesn't break the bank

      I've taken to stopping over in New York on a Saturday night to take in a Broadway, when traveling from Europe to the US on business. Staying at the West Side YMCA Hostel has twice now been a good experience. The Hostel is on Broadway, and a 20 minute walk, or one or two NY Metro stops, to most Broadway or Off-Broadway theaters.

      Reviewed January 30, 2013
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Caroline
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

      How to get to Sesame Street...”

      West 63rd and Broadway was recently renamed Sesame Street in celebration of the show's golden anniversary. It's a fantastic location with easy access to buses and the subway at Columbus Circle. I stayed in a single room with air con, a tv and fridge as well as storage space and a desk. The bed linen was clean, towels were provided daily and I felt safe at all times in there. If you don't have $250 a night to spend on a half decent hotel room then the YMCA (or just "The Y") on 63rd is the place for you. Excellent value for money with water stations to fill your bottle, a small shop selling food and drink at reasonable prices, a gym and TWO swimming pools that guests have access to. There's a corridor of shared bathrooms (toilet, shower cubicle, sink in each one) that are kept clean with ample hot water. Basic, but for what they charge, it's a bargain! Be aware that you'll be charged $10 a day membership, but it still means you're getting great value for money.

      Reviewed May 28, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Cara from United States
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Single Room Semi-private bathroom
      Stayed 4 nights in August 2020

      Exceptional”

      The YMCA West Side hostel was very clean with a prime location and friendly staff.

      Reviewed August 02, 2020
      8.0
      Excellent
      john from Canada
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in June 2012

      great location but small rooms...great staff...”

      location price cleanliness staff

      i always stay at the west side y....for the price it is the best deal in nyc......too bad they closed the restaurant.......

      Reviewed June 19, 2012
      8.7
      Excellent
      Lee from United States
      Family with teens
      Stayed 3 nights in May 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.

      Reviewed June 03, 2015
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Thomas from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 5 nights in March 2019

      Great stay, fantastic location, would recommend to those on a budget”

      Pros: • Fantastic central Manhattan location just a short walk from 59th St/Columbus Circle subway stop & Central Park. • Great price considering location & you get your own room. • Clean throughout the property including communal restrooms. • Staff were friendly and helpful when required. • Considering you're in central Manhattan, I didn't find there to be too much street noise. Potential cons: • Bed was fairly comfortable but (as clearly advertised) was a single. At 6'2 tall and broad shouldered, it was snug. I was comfy but some may find it difficult. • Shared bathrooms is fine, I had no issues but I was up showering by 6.30am, got busier by 7am. • Didn't have the communal feel of a traditional hostel, but that may well be a pro for lots of people! I had a fantastic stay & would recommend highly. Perfect for budget solo travel.

      Reviewed March 09, 2019
      6.3
      Good
      Jim from United States
      Business traveler
      Stayed 1 night in October 2008

      West Side Y a budget place”

      It's close to Central Park and Columbus Circle, people are nice, guests weren't noisy
      cable connection poor, window treatments useless, bed short (and I'm under 6')

      The West Side Y is a good place for the price, but don't expect any amenities. The bed and room were clean, the shared bathrooms weren't too bad, the mini-cafeteria had little to offer, but you could get wireless in the dining hall if you sat next to the window. I had meetings at the New York Atheletic Club at the south end of Central Park, and for a ten-minute walk between there and the Y I saved $200 over a night at the NYAC.

      Reviewed October 22, 2008
      8.3
      Excellent
      Rick from United States
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 3 nights in November 2012

      Great location but small rooms”

      Very inexpensive. It's a great deal for being right in the middle of its all in Manhattan.

      I stayed at the YMCA to prepare for and run the New York City marathon. The location as perfect and the gym facilities were very convenient.

      Reviewed November 08, 2012
      4.7
      Ekaterina from Russia
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in July 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.

      Reviewed September 07, 2015
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Jennifer from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in January 2019

      Excellent facilities”

      Location is excellent, close to Columbus Circle subway. There are food stalls underground which is great, lots of Asian food to choose from. YMCA facilities are top notch, glad i can use the gym and swim in the same place.

      Reviewed January 16, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Mark from Ireland
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

      great location”

      very good staff...my friend stayed in a nice stay in times square and i met her there a few times. I can honestly say that the staff at YMCA from management to cleaning staff were 10 times nicer...no attitude...lovely stay..xxx

      Reviewed December 30, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Diraja from Indonesia
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

      nice location near central park”

      the place near from everywhere, especially if you wanna explore New York in very short days, also its has good atmosphere and hospitality

      Reviewed November 19, 2016
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Reshma from United States
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

      It was a good experience staying at YMCA”

      Pros - Affordable, near Central Park, 30 minutes walking to Time square and Bus station (NY Trailways). Good staff. Just saw all happy people everywhere. Was a wonderful trip to NY.

      Reviewed August 30, 2018
      6.0
      Ian from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 6 nights in June 2013

      Nowhere is cheep in New York”

      Location, friendly, price

      Nice old building a great to have access to the gym. Excellent location at the bottom west corner of central park and very easy to get anywhere in the underground. Room was clean but not much for your money. Plumbers must be expensive in New York; every tap and toilet in the place seemed to leak. Aircon has been installed in rooms which means that a building designed to breath has been closed up and the whole floor smelled musty and old. Still, the price was good and it was quiet and felt safe.

      Reviewed July 08, 2013
      7.3
      Very good
      Suzanna from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

      You pay for the location!”

      Great location right next to Central Park and 20 minutes walk from Times Square, pleasant communal area, friendly staff.

      This hostel is friendly and clean but amenities are basic and the main attraction is the location you get for a great price. We found the beds to be uncomfortable and the room (we had a bunk) was very small but the bedding and towels provided were spotlessly clean. The shared bathrooms are adequate but you can't take your clothes/towel into the shower cubicle without them getting wet so you have to leave everything outside. They were small but clean and the showers were good. I didn't have to queue but it's worth getting up early. It was a bit noisy through the night as people came home late but there is a friendly atmosphere. I would stay here again for the price but be prepared for the basic nature of this hostel. I would recommend to people on a budget.

      Reviewed October 31, 2013
      6.7
      Good
      Tony from New Zealand
      Couple
      Stayed 4 nights in November 2012

      Great location, but lacking some facilities”

      Location, location, location, right by Central Park and close to imes Sq, Broadway, etc. Gym, pool and sauna available (though it closed early on weekends)

      The room was small, very basic, and clean. A set of bunks, a writing desk and one chair, tv. Aircon noisy. Couldn't go to the room to relax, just for sleeping. There were no tea and coffee making facilities either in the room or elsewhere. A small shop sold drinks and food, but it was not open long hours. With it being New York you could go out for a coffee 24/7, but not really convenient. Toilets and showers on the floor left a bit to be desired, of three showers one was out of order, another could not be fully turned off. We think there was a dining area for guests who brought their own food in, we used it as a lounge. Staff didn't point out the room to us, it was away from the reception area and we came across it looking for the computers (expensive). Saw others using it, but no sign to say we could, used it anyway. Chosen for the location, which saved us a lot in travel to the city centre as we spent a lot of time there, and at Central Park. Having use of the pool, gym and sauna facilities was great

      Reviewed December 17, 2012
      8.4
      Excellent
      Moises from Spain
      Couple
      Stayed 6 nights in June 2016

      Amazing location”

      Amazing location in Central Park...!!! In the other hand is a hostel so you have to share restroom and shower, and probably your bed will be a bunker one. If this doesn't mind to you, you'll enjoy breakfast in Central Park every morning and 10-15 min walking to Times Square. Nearest metro stations are 59 (Columbus Circle) and 66. The hostel also have swimming pool and gym.

      Reviewed July 07, 2016
      8.0
      Excellent
      Amanda from United States
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 4 nights in October 2013

      Great Value!!”

      The YMCA is located next to Central Park, near the subway, and it was quiet!

      My stay was great! I came for the NY Marathon and the location was everything I could ask for. Yes it was a sparse room, but it had a bed - comfortable; TV; enough outlets; and it was secure for a single female traveler. I never felt uncomfortable and the staff was very friendly. I would definitely stay here again!

      Reviewed November 07, 2013
      8.0
      Excellent
      Mark from United States
      Family with teens
      Stayed 4 nights in July 2012

      Great location with all you need to visit New York”

      Stream-lined procedures and easy access to rooms

      the total lack of responsiveness of reservations desk at ymca is unnerving. if you are a person of abundant faith, trust in the computer reservation process. it really does work ok.

      Reviewed August 10, 2012
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