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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

As the title says you are in a great location if you stay here, only a short walk from Times Square and right across the road from Central Park. The rooms themselves I think could do with a bit of a deep clean and the showers could definitely do with a refurb. A good bonus of this place is that...

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1Thank cwhite84
Reviewed 20 September 2016

If you're looking for a singles club, this isn't it. :-/ If you're looking for a well run facility with a great variety of exercise options for the whole family, including two pools, then this is it! Great classes, a classic building, an amazing location. The best weight room in the city. If you're looking for the place as a...

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2Thank Bob M
San Diego, California
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Chose the place for its location and affordable price (comparing to other accommodations in Manhattan) Positive sides: 1) Location (it's really perfect location in Manhattan) - very close to central park; - subway is around 8 min walk; - within walking distance to Time Square (we were walking every day); 2) Free WIFI in the room (what is even not...

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1Thank TravelWithKatie
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Stayed here for a weekend with a friend, clean rooms, friendly staff, great value - plus access to the fitness facility. No food on site, but close to everything! There is a wholefoods at 59th and many restaurants nearby. Great location!

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Port Pirie, Australia
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay here, I found the room to be spotless, the bed extremely comfortable, and the staff very helpful and friendly. Close to Central Park, and a Starbucks just down the street on the corner. What else could you ask for???

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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I wont stay here again even if it is near central park. The receptionists were not helpful or welcoming, and when I arrived at my room there were some men just randomly hanging around there doing nothing. As a solo traveller I didnt feel safe. The air con was so loud I could not keep it on. Only good thing...

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5Thank Bethan J
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We had a private room with bunk beds, can't lie not what I was expecting at all it was tiny and nothing in the room no home comforts at all. There was a shared bathroom with misted glass doors on the showers but this gave no privacy at all. For the price it cost you can really moan - right...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Positive: Location (100 meters from Central Park), Free WiFi. We got a room facing Central Park. The Gym was nice, but not the pool. Negative: This hostel is really worn and in serious need of maintenance. Every single door (toilets/showers and our room) that we encountered, needed to be lifted by the handle in order to close with lock. Cleaning...

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1Thank Øyvind T
Reviewed 8 August 2016

its a hostel so its good for basic needs.! i will probably go back again when i go back to new york as it is very close to broadway and central park. female reception staff need to take a step back and remember customer service skills but in general all staff are kind

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2Thank Jamie K
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

A bit dirty bathrooms. Tiny bathrooms. Just two toilets and three showers for a lot of rooms around 50 on the floor. Windows wouldn't open. Very damp and no fresh air on the corridors. Noisy. Not very well soundproof. Could hear banging loud doors all night.

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Upper West Side
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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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Upper West Side
Price Range: $118 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — West Side YMCA 2*
Number of rooms: 377
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