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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 8 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 25 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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Thank Everton J
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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1Thank Gunnar H
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We stayed here for 2 nights, 30 sept - 1 oct 2016. Let's take it from the beginning: We got to the hotel around 10-11 in the morning, and they told us that the check in isn't until 2 30 pm, so we had to let our baggage (it's 2$/piece and they keep it until 11pm). We went to grab...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 November 2016

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night as this was so well located - we were actually staying in NJ for our great NYC visit but decided to see a show (Aladdin) as a special family treat and didn't want to fiddle around with trains so late at night (&wake our host!). Hence we wanted a cheap room (2 actually) that was...

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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I'll get this off the table straight away, the staff were really nice and helpful. That's my only real positive in this review, I just felt the pricing and reviews on booking.com were the exact opposite. The rooms are severely dated, the cost of the rooms is wildly high for what was on offer. I would never ever stay here...

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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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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: $132 - $210 (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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“Rooms away from the lifts and bathrooms will be much quieter. Also, ask for a room with a view over the Park if possible (to the East)”
 of 5 bubbles joshrX8524VZ, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“11th floor with a code for the bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles Miranda9545, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“try to book a room on 10 or 11 floor”
 of 5 bubbles Sebas85, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Top two floors”
 of 5 bubbles gunnarh253, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Don't get your hopes up for being accommodated before the check in hour.”
 of 5 bubbles 764adrianai, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
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