With a stay at Green Point YMCA in Brooklyn (Greenpoint), you'll be close to Gantry Plaza State Park and Chrysler Building. This hostel is close to Grand Central Terminal and New York University.
Make yourself at home in one of the 90 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have showers and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Don’t miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an indoor pool, a sauna, and a steam room.
For your convenience, a complimentary breakfast is served daily.
I picked the YMCA because it was a cheap option that wasn't quite a youth hostel and was very close to an event I was attending at the Brooklyn Expo Center. Not much in the way of amenities, but I got a decent-sized room that was simple but clean. The staff were all helpful. Basically what I expected for my money.
Shared bathrooms and no mirrors in the rooms are slight (but expected) downsides, though the ladies' room was clean and the showers worked well. Right after I arrived an employee made her way through the halls spraying air freshener will-nilly, so the place reeked of fake flowers for a while, but luckily that faded.
The staff was extremely kind
The smells, the random people who seemed to be living in some of the rooms, the dodgy showers.