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Hotel Description

Hostel near Central Park in New York

City center stay

At this Uptown hostel, you'll be well placed to visit Central Park and Lincoln Center, both within a 5-minute walk. Metropolitan Opera House and Columbus Circle are also within half a mile (1 km).

2 indoor pools

This hostel's 2 indoor pools and health club are among the featured amenities. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. There's a sauna on site, and a 24-hour front desk and a coffee shop are also provided.

Free WiFi

In addition to free WiFi, the 360 guestrooms offer TVs and showers. Bathrooms are shared.

Standard Bunk Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$128 per night

Standard Single Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Deluxe Bunk Room, Semi-Private Bathroom

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Quadruple Room, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Full Size Bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Single Room, Semi-Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

West Side YMCA ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for West Side YMCA

Everyone (6) Couples (1) Students (3)
5 out of 5
Close to everything! Awesome people at check in. Recommend to everyone..

Posted by on 28 Apr. 2019

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28 Apr. 2019 by West Side YMCA

We are glad you enjoyed your stay!

2 out of 5
Booked a deluxe double room but when we checked in they refused to acknowledge the reservation was for this room type and put is in a standard room instead. Called Travelocity to sort this out (front desk at Y was unhelpful) and they tried to call the Y booking office for over two hours and no one answered, so we paid for a deluxe room but had to stay in one that was half the size. Next day when management came back and we pointed this out, they didn't even so much as apologize.

Posted by on 28 Apr. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 May 2018 by West Side YMCA

We are sorry you encountered this issue. Thank you for sharing this information with us

3 out of 5


Pros: Location
Cons: Room cleanliness
Good for the price........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Posted by , from Tempe, AZ on 22 Dec. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Dec. 2017 by West Side YMCA

Thank you for your comments!

5 out of 5

Cheap, right in the heart of Manhattan.

Pros: Staff, cleanliness, price, access to subway.
Location: In the heart of Manhattan. Subway can get you anywhere else.
My daughter and I were visiting NYU. We just needed a room with two beds and access to a bathroom. The YMCA was exactly what we needed. The facility is old, but well maintained. The main floor and entry way have been updated. The date of the building was evident in the upper bathrooms (avocado green tiles) and the closet in the bedroom, but everything we needed was there. There is a grab and go food store with limited options, but has what you need for an express breakfast or lunch (albeit pricey). My daughter would have preferred a private bathroom, but she will be going to college, so she needs to get used to it! The staff was amazing. There is 24 hr security, so we didn’t have to worry about being back by a certain time. We spent our time downtown at the university, but the YMCA is right by Rockefeller Center, Times Square, etc. It is an easy walk to a subway station. This was exactly what we needed and we were on a low budget. I could not have been more satisfied.

Posted by on 14 Dec. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Dec. 2017 by West Side YMCA

Thank you for your detailed comments! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we thank you for your feedback!

5 out of 5

Clean and Comfortable

Cons: There is no need to improve it! It is great!
Location: Lincoln Center and Central Park are right there!
My room was like a college dorm room. It was fully carpeted. It had a/c, and plenty of heat so that you had your choice of climates. It also had a color TV. There was a ceiling light as well as a pole lamp; so that you could shut the light without getting out of bed. My bed, including the blankets and pillow, was very comfy. The bathrooms were clean, private, and convenient. As a guest, you could use the health facilities, such as the pool, which I enjoyed. There is a little snack bar downstairs, which was very convenient. The location was excellent. You were a very close to Central Park as well as from Lincoln Center. It was a great stay. Thank you, West Side Y!

Posted by , from East Stroudsburg, PA on 27 Nov. 2017

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30 Nov. 2017 by West Side YMCA

Thank you for your great review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you again

4 out of 5

Good accommodation in an excellent location

Pros: The location was exceptionally good.
Cons: Can't think of anything that could be better.
Location: Just minutes away from Central Park and Columbus Circle.
The West Side YMCA was a pleasant surprise. I had lived in YMCAs before and was sure of what to expect, but I found it cleaner, more secure, and better maintained than usual. The room was sound proof, clean, well lit, well ventilated (some one had to come and fix the AC plug before it could work), and the daily housekeeping was impeccable. The storage facility to house luggage during the day was very convenient.

Posted by , from Evanston, IL on 15 Jul. 2016

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5 out of 5

Clean, quiet room. Good price. Great location.

Pros: Location. Location. Location. Clean, quiet and dependable.
Cons: An extra blanket in the rooms would be nice.
Location: Only steps from Central Park and Lincoln Center. Just a short walk to 59th and Columbus Circle subway Station. Plenty of restaurants.
I always stay at the Y when I visit New York City for sporting and cultural events. They always have vacancies, the staff are nice and helpful, rooms clean and quiet, fantastic location near Central Park and Lincoln Center and all for around a hundred bucks. Can't beat it.

Posted by , from northeastern Pennsylvania on 10 May 2016

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4 out of 5

A week at West Side YMCA

Pros: Its location
Cons: Longer deli hours
Location: The location is great with Central Park right there. The Lincoln Center Theater is just down the block and across the street. The subway is near by.
This was my second time to stay here and I knew what to expect. I would recommend it to anyone needing to finding a lower price place too stay, who can deal with a college dormitory situation. .The lack of an in room sink is a negative and the rooms are all with shared baths in the hall. But for someone needing a clean place to stay I can recommend it. The location is great with Central Park a half block to the east and Lincoln Center a little further to the west. This Y has a small deli with sandwiches, drinks and breakfast selections. There is a dining room across the hall. For me it closes to early, so I would usually purchase something somewhere else at night. The location is also close to Columbus Circle with access to the subway.

Posted by , from Mississippi on 13 Dec. 2015

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2 out of 5


Felt like what I'd imagine a minimum security prison quarters would be like.

Posted by on 10 Dec. 2015

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3 out of 5

Good location

Felt very safe in location in new York city. Overall quality was average for price of hotel. Would not recommend using other facilities provided. World recommend if not staying more than a few days. Bathroom conditions very poor for both men and women.

Posted by , from New York City on 12 Aug. 2015

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Property Features

West Side YMCA offers its guests 2 indoor swimming pools, a health club, and a sauna. There's a coffee shop/café on site. You'll find a business center on site. WiFi is free in public spaces. The business-friendly West Side YMCA also features multilingual staff, a safe deposit box at the front desk, and an elevator (lift). This New York hostel is smoke free.

  • 360 guestrooms or units
  • 13 levels
  • Coffee shop
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of indoor pools - 2
  • Free WiFi


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Airport: New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) (27.8 km / 17.3 mi)
  • Train station: New York Penn Station (3.3 km / 2.1 mi)
  • Metro station: 66 St. - Lincoln Center Station (0.4 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

West Side YMCA offers 360 accommodations with air conditioning. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Bathrooms are shared
  • Television
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Air conditioning

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy breakfast daily.

Gourmet to Go - This café serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare.

Hotel Policies


  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • 24-hour check-in


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: USD 10 per accommodation, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

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