$114 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: May 6, 2015 Check-out: May 8, 2015

West Side YMCA

2 stars
View map of 5 West 63rd Street, New York, NY 10023

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for West Side YMCA

Overall score

2.9 / 5
5.01.0
194 out of 194
Amenities:
2.6
Cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
3.4
Comfort:
2.5
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.5

71% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of West Side YMCA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nichole super traveller
Business
Charleston, SC
Jun 7, 2013

Good for the price

It is in an excellent location near transportation, next to Central Park and near plenty of things to do. The rooms are spartan and not very comfortable, but the large lounge on the first floor helps when you need to get some air and its a good place to connect to free wifi. If you pay for a single room, you get access to single bathrooms in the hallway which you can lock yourself in, versus dorm-style bathrooms for double rooms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Lincoln Center music, movies, dance.

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Review of West Side YMCA

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
California to New York
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Jun 5, 2013

Great Location, requires upgrading in rooms

Fantastic location! Compared to hostel accommodations found in Europe and else where, the West Side YMCA was over priced for the accommodations offered. Peeling paint on the walls; dirt on walls where once there might have been floor board trimming; cable television fussy/unclear viewing, better not to have offered such service if unable to deliver adequate clarity of available stations; prison like feeling when walking down the hallways with metal doors and void of 'all' color; and then there was the toilets which were plugged twice during my stay. I was told that the water pressure was not adequate in order to flush toilets during high peek hours of usage. Also, water pressure was low in the showers, with at times, absolutely lacking temperature control.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Fantastic atmosphere/food can be found at the Shalel Lounge/Bar located at 65th West 70th Street, Manhattan. Candle light stairwell leads to a Moroccan inspired decor and food. Upper West Side neighborhood has a romantic/intimate ambiance with great lamb dishes and special wine offerings.

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Review of West Side YMCA

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
eristcr
Business
Berlin, Germany
May 31, 2013

Outstanding Location, but...

...everything else was disappointing. Shared bathrooms and showers were disgusting--and this comes from someone who has traveled extensively in developing countries. Rather than making the bunk beds (more on those in a minute) daily, staff should clean the bathrooms more often. And none of the urinals flushed, so that was fun, too. Especially with two urinals for the entire floor we were on. Good times. Bunk beds weren't purpose-built. Rather, the Y just stacked two twins on top of each other. They didn't even bother to secure them in any way shape or form, e.g. screw them together. Made for an interesting night, never knowing whether the whole thing will come crashing down or not. Mattresses were way beyond their prime.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Whole Foods in Columbus Circle

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Review of West Side YMCA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
rigo taleno
Business
los angeles
May 30, 2013

love it

Great location...!!!!!.... I feelt like in center of NYC.....everyone was nice

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Very close to subway

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
David Abel
Business
Houston TX
May 14, 2013

Fabulous for short trip in NYC

The hotel is very clean, staff are very professional and very helpfull. The hotel is very well located in the heart of NYC. One of my best trip ever.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

In little Italy you will find numerous fantastic restaurant with amazing food and at a quite cheap price.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Uruguay
May 5, 2013

Very bad experience

The hotel is reallly bad, very dirty, rooms with out bathroom,

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of West Side YMCA

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
pm12
Business
philadelphia
Apr 29, 2013

it performs

I needed a cheap place to crash for about 9 hrs and was willing to settle for a clean, safe place with decent bathrooms in a suitable location. That it did, but truly no more. By clean I mean the sheets, the room was just OK. All in all it fit the bill,given the location and the city, a good deal at about $100.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

espresso at Zibetto, Fika

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Review of West Side YMCA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Edtravel
Business
Jackson, MS
Apr 29, 2013

Location and Value

The location, Central Park and Lincoln Center, is great. The price is low. The rooms are minimal, clean bed, TV, dresser, closet.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Lincoln Center: Met Opera; NY Philharmonic and other orchestras, theater, ballet, and chamber music, etc., at Juillard.

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Review of West Side YMCA

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
travelsnow
Business
New York, NY
Apr 22, 2013

Failed

Because we reserved thru an online website, we were unable to upgrade to a room with a bath. Because we reserved thru an online website, we were stuck in a room that has never been updated - imagine a cell in a prison abandoned 40 years ago. The windows were so dirty we could not see out of them. The television did not work and the maintenance person was unable to fix it. There was no light switch in the wall socket only the motion sensor. Two minutes after we switched out the lights, they would turn back on again. It was nearly midnite when the maintenance person returned to our room and installed a light switch. Shared baths were filthy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of West Side YMCA

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Pausa5
Business
Mexico
Apr 9, 2013

Its OK for one night ands if you are not spending a lot of time there

The bathrooms were not clean, not in a good shape. The room was OK but the bed is not comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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