With a stay at West Side YMCA, you'll be centrally located in New York, steps from Museum of Biblical Art and Dante Park. This hostel is close to Rockefeller Center and Broadway.
Make yourself at home in one of the 360 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have showers and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Dip into one of the 2 indoor swimming pools or enjoy other recreational amenities, which include a fitness center. This hostel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and an arcade/game room.
Satisfy your appetite at the hostel's restaurant, which serves breakfast and lunch, or grab a snack at a coffee shop/café.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff.
Bed is not comfortable
The whole place in general is very safe and monitored. So the safety problem doesnt really exist there. The windows open to provide fresh air. Lots of bathrooms. Easy area to get out of and get to whereever you need to be.
However, they have a curfew, a human body limit per room and will try to charge you for as much as possible during your stay. I had to rent a DOUBLE bed room because i had a friend stay over (which apparently isnt allowed). No food, only 99c soap to shower with and no ventelation in bathrooms. staff is rude at any chance they get and the other guests staying there weren't any better. They even charge you per bag if you want to leave your bags in the locker room.
Noisy: banging through the night. Cleaning staff did not respect do not disturb sign on door knop
Location was excellent and price was affordable. $2 to store a bag was reasonable and security staff assisted with that cheerfully.
Perhaps it was an off day, but the 8th floor had a pervasive odor that was unpleasant to say the least. I also was cursed with untidy floor mates who messed up the bathroom and this wasn't cleaned during the 14 hours I was sharing it. The front desk also had an indifferent attitude while checking in - almost as if my presence was disturbing their other plans for the evening. I am pretty tolerant of shared facilities and budget properties in NY, but overall this experience managed to fall even below those standards. I enjoyed my stay at the East Side Y last year, but this stay at the West Side Y left a lot to be desired.
Good value and great location. Great staff and security as well. Clean sheets and passable furniture. This is definitely an alternative to the el cheapo rooms in the East Village and felt safe at all hours. I would recommend this place again when traveling on a tight budget.
The glass shower doors afford no privacy when showering. Don't know how the women's showers are configured, but for the guys, it's three next to each other across from the sinks/mirrors. I was brushing my teeth at the mirror facing the mirror and the guy behind me in the shower was, well I had to close my eyes. Also be advised that this is a really nice hostel, so expect loud kids late into the night. However, never enough to wake me up (I was there for five nights).
Wow! to the location and gym facilities. With just a few small fixes, this could be a great (NYC inexpensive) place to stay.
There was no facecloth provided There were ZERO coat hangers in the closet in my room, despite lots of space for them. One of only three showers in the only male bathroom on the 9th floor was broken (the water control handle was broken off) and could not be used. Your wifi network system blocks all access to destination port 465, ie SMTP, one of the oldest and most basic protocols on the Internet. Yes, many people get their mail through the web (http) nowadays, but many of us don't, and there's no security or other reason to block ssh, ntp, smtp, etc ports. First day, there was no shampoo nor conditioner in my room Second day: there was conditioner but no shampoo in my room. There was no water fountain / source of drinkable water on the floor (bathroom taps sprayed). On two cold days in late April, the room was too hot at night.
The location was perfect as we were across the street from Central Park, close to Lincoln Center, Columbus Square, and other great cites in the city. The staff was very friendly, and I appreciated the fact that there was a security desk in the lobby. The beds were surprisingly comfortable for being bunk beds and the room was very quiet as our window faced away from the street.
The shared bathroom and showers were a bit of a challenge, but, considering the price, wasn't too bad just inconvenient.
I like the comfort of just walking around the city and close to subway stations, shopping area, central park and others. Staffs are very good and accomodating except the guards coz i saw a woman with stroller and baby with bags and they dont even care to open the door.
I dislike other guests who does not care about other guests esp in the middle of the night.
It's very closed to the central park.
The bath shower is old and hard to be used.one of the shower's ceiling is leaking.And it's not convenience to use the hair dryer.What's more, I lost my pajamas at at the hostel.It just disappearred in my room.And the housekeeping said they may take it as the laundry.This is redicules!
How small rooms were
Great price & location
Shared bathrooms on 10 floor - often crowded, no privacy. Always ask for floors 12 or 13 that have single bathrooms, which open with a card And are not shared.