|Distance to city center||1.0 mi|
|Nearest Airport||New York John F Kennedy Intl|
|Distance to airport||13.9 mi|
|bunk bed||in 63 reviews|
|central park||in 166 reviews|
|close to metro||in 37 reviews|
|columbus circle||in 40 reviews|
|felt safe||in 39 reviews|
|friendly staff||in 260 reviews|
|good price||in 28 reviews|
|great location||in 806 reviews|
|gym and pool||in 51 reviews|
|like a prison||in 24 reviews|
|room was small||in 364 reviews|
|semi private||in 13 reviews|
|shared bathroom||in 261 reviews|
|times square||in 59 reviews|
It’s awesome, centrally located near Central Park, Lincoln center, Columbus Circle, and mid town. There’s a Starbucks and AOL Time Warner building for shopping.
OK if you have ear plugs
For my trouble I was given 2 entries to empire state building.
Room floor was never cleaned. When I arrived I was given a room that was not clean. The second room was horribly noisy at night, it was in front of the elevator and the was a noise of something dropping inside a pipe. The third room I was in was in a floor being refurbished. This floor was very good but very noisy around 9 pm. After 1 night in the third room I was told I had to change. The manager wanted to give us 2 bunker beds and we are a couple, we payed more to sleep together. Fourth room was kind of OK. Notice that all the doors in the hotel make a big noise so you need ear plugs to be OK.
Great location, gym and pool
Excellent location near Central Park, close to subway stops. One of cheapest places to stay in NYC. Single room had AC, small flat screen TV, desk and chair. Free wifi that works fairly well. Can store luggage before checking and after checking out for $2 per bag. Can use Y facilities, gym, pool, etc.
Communal bathroom is usually a mess. Water on floor, sinks stopped up and horrible smell. Sometimes noisy with slamming doors so bring ear plugs just in case
Sheets and a blanket was a pleasent surprise! Also cleaning every day was luxury thing. Room was warm and the hallways were in good condition. Bed was comfy too. Staff in helpful and you can enter the guesthouse anytime.
The toilet at the 9th floor is hidious. There was some little bugs flying, I thought that okay whatever, but when I saw a cocroach I thought this is too much. You can use the swimming pools showers and toilets, they are renovated and in excellent condition.
Great location, clean and spartan accommodations,
Pool was fun. Staff was wonderful. Room was inexpensive. Location was great. Room 905 -- private bathroom was nice for us traveling as a father and son.
Very Spartan. Feels like an old apartment building or dorm room -- room floor is linoleum, tile is old, windows are old. The room felt clean, but there is grime in the corners.
Bed is not comfortable
Hidden fees all around
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.
Adequate & cheap
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.
Great location but beware of glass shower doors
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).
Surprising number of problems
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.
Great New York Price & Location
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.
For adventures and travelers looking to stay in the middle of all that Midtown’s West Side Manhattan has to offer, West Side YMCA can provide a budget-friendly option. Close by Central Park, the Lincoln Center, Times Square, and only steps away from public transportation and tourist attractions, West Side YMCA is a sightseer’s paradise. Explore New York from the heart of Manhattan at West Side YMCA as the guest rooms are located on the Upper West Side, right by Central Park and Columbus Circle. The hotel is conveniently located across from Central Park at Columbus Circle and down the street from the cultural mecca Lincoln Center, home to The Metropolitan Opera, The New York City Ballet, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and The New York Philharmonic. Guests can explore the friendly neighborhood filled with high-end retail stores, chic boutiques, trendy bars, live music venues and easy access to subways and transportation. Visitors will find themselves among the best-of-the-best restaurants and bars at Upper West Side. Located nearby are popular eateries such as Atlantic Grill, Boulud Sud, The Smith, and Rosa Mexicana. Being only five minutes from the subway, they can also easily explore the rest of what the intriguing city has to offer. Affordable accommodations at West Side YMCA include single or private double rooms, free high-speed Wi-Fi, televisions, refrigerators, and most rooms provide a beautiful view of Central Park. The hotel offers childcare, state-of-the-art exercise equipment, a café, and conference facilities. Guests will also have access to member benefits such as lap and recreational swimming pools, group exercise classes, sauna, and gymnasium. A safe community, budget-friendly accommodations, and ideal New York location make West Side YMCA the ultimate hotel for visitors looking to explore the city.
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