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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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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Squash court(s)
  • Steamroom
  • Swimming pool [indoor]

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Smoking area


  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Wheelchair accessible

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
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YMCA West Side property is for student travelers, backpackers or people with a low budget. All standard types will offer a "bunk bed" and shared bathroom only. There is no ensuite bathroom

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-3 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 3 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 03:00 PM
Check-Out From: 11:00 AM
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Rooms : 350
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Recent customer comments

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based on 215 reviews
  • Cleanliness 6.0
  • Facilities 6.7
  • Location 9.0
  • Room Comfort/Standard 5.9
  • Service 6.5
  • Value for money 7.3
  • Food/Dining 4.9
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HAO from China
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016
NYC is expensive
I stayed in hostel first time
Reviewed September 21, 2016

Jeanelle from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 9 nights in September 2016
Convenient location, everything you need
I stayed for 9 nights as a solo traveller. The location is great - a minute walk to the subway and everything you need! Great restaurants close by too. Staff were friendly and really helpful.
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Joseph from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Premium Single
Stayed 7 nights in July 2016
Cheap, excellent location
Couldn't have asked for a better location. Was smack in the middle of Manhattan Island, and just a stone's throw away from Columbus Circle (59th St) subway station, sort of a minor hub for trains uptown and downtown. Bed linens, towels changed daily and shared bathroom (door can be locked for privacy) was very clean. However, room carpet was not the cleanest and staff were matter-of-fact but not the friendliest. Overall, you get what you pay for and ideal for budget travellers.
Reviewed August 06, 2016

Chris from Australia
Premium Bunk
Stayed 9 nights in July 2016
Small rooms good location
The rooms are very small, some of the air conditioning units are very loud we swapped rooms and it was quieter than the original room we were given. Good location you can walk to time square from hostel. And subway lines very close as well as resteraunts. The staff weren't the friendliest it felt like they were doing a huge favour when serving sometimes - it depends who u got. The Beds were changed and new towels were given each day and the toilets and showers were clean.
Reviewed August 05, 2016

Lissette from Puerto Rico
Family with young children
Stayed 3 nights in July 2016
Nice time
I loved it and I felt secure.
Reviewed July 23, 2016

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

Pei from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Premium Single
Stayed 6 nights in July 2016
The price is reasonable! Great location!
Reviewed July 12, 2016

Moises from Spain
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

Siu from Hong Kong
Stayed 3 nights in May 2016
good place
Location excellent, near central park. Had internet access, free of water refill, gym room...
Reviewed June 05, 2016

Rhema from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Stayed 9 nights in May 2016
Good location but bad service
The location of the hostel is awesome and there are private rooms which not that expensive. However, the staff was not really friendly, and the worst part is they always clean the public bathroom at 10 am, which i think it is the busiest time of the day and people are lining up to take shower or use the bathroom.
Reviewed June 03, 2016


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