$114 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Apr 5, 2015 Check-out: Apr 8, 2015

West Side YMCA

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

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
2.9
out of 5
191 reviews
amazing stay as always

this is my 3rd time staying here and it is as good as ever, the staff are friendly ad helpful. the... See full review

  • gbgreebo25
  • Sep 30, 2014
Best Valued acomodations in the heart of NY

Clean, Inexpensive, Best Location, Courteous Staff, and more. I am considering of purchasing... See full review

  • Taisho
  • Jun 6, 2014
Competitive prices for visitors on the move in New York
The West Side YMCA a hostel favorite for backpackers, travelers, a family sticking to a budget (or, really, anyone who is traveling on a budget). Located just off Central Park West and a short walk from the Columbus Circle Travel Hub, the Y is great for guests who want to be close to Central Park, Times Square, Lincoln Center, the Museum of Natural History and Carnegie Hall. Tecumseh Playground, the Museum of Modern Art and the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum are also within walking distance. The West Side YMCA has a 65,000 square foot fitness center that is perfect for guests who are interested in working out. The West Side WMCA is a great hostel option for back packers and visitors to New York who want to enjoy the very best of the Big Apple on a budget.
Reasons to stay
  • Competitive prices for travelers on a budget
  • Superb location near major New York City attractions
  • Clean, well-maintained rooms
  • Large fitness center for guests who want to work out
  • A television in every room
West Side YMCA rooms
The West Side YMCA has 360 rooms that are a mixture of single bedrooms and bunks. The interior is practical, clean and well maintained, and designed for guests who are planning to be on the move and use the rooms simply as a stop off point to sleep or rest. The New York Tourist Board awarded the West Side YMCA with the accolade of best elder hostel in 1997, and that level of quality has been meticulously maintained ever since. All of the West Side YMCA's comfortable air-conditioned rooms are supplied with a color television. The bathroom facilities are shared but private, and a private bath is available on request.
Things to do nearby
  • Central Park (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • American Museum of Natural History (0.8 mi/1.2 km)
  • Tecumseh Playground (0.8 mi/1.2 km)
  • Museum of Modern Art (1.3 mi/2.09 km)
  • Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum (1.4 mi/2.3 km)
Policies and fees
The property is currently undergoing renovations of the 10th and 11th floors which will encompass complete modernization of the bathrooms and corridors as well as installation of new lighting and new carpets.  In addition, rooms on those floors will undergo some basic cosmetic upgrades to complement the new bathrooms and hallways. Work will take approximately 10 weeks and should be completed by July 15. Signs are placed throughout the building regarding the work being done.  Please be advised that we will take every precaution to ensure comfort during this period.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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West Side YMCA Rooms

Single
The room offers 1 Twin Bed with shared bathrooms, color TV and air conditioning.
Bunk
The room offers 1 Bunk Bed with upper and lower berth, with shared bathrooms, color TV and air conditioning.
Premium Single
The room offers 1 Twin Bed with semi-private bathroom, color TV and air conditioning.
Premium Bunk
The room offers 1 Bunk Bed with upper and lower berth, with semi-private bathroom, color TV and air conditioning.

Amenities

  • Pool
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant

Nearby points of interest

  • Broadway: 0.1 mi
  • New York Institute of Technology: 0.1 mi
  • Dante Park: 0.1 mi
  • Studio 54: 0.1 mi
  • Lincoln Center: 0.2 mi
  • Time Warner Center: 0.2 mi
  • Columbus Circle mall: 0.2 mi
  • Museum of Arts and Design: 0.2 mi
  • Victorian Gardens, Central Park: 0.2 mi
  • The Juilliard School: 0.2 mi
  • Vivian Beaumont Theater: 0.3 mi
  • Metropolitan Opera: 0.3 mi
  • Lincoln Square: 0.3 mi
  • School of American Ballet: 0.3 mi
  • Richard Tucker Square: 0.3 mi
  • Broadway: 0.1 mi
  • New York Institute of Technology: 0.1 mi
  • Dante Park: 0.1 mi
  • Studio 54: 0.1 mi
  • Lincoln Center: 0.2 mi
  • Time Warner Center: 0.2 mi
  • Columbus Circle mall: 0.2 mi
  • Museum of Arts and Design: 0.2 mi
  • Victorian Gardens, Central Park: 0.2 mi
  • The Juilliard School: 0.2 mi
  • Vivian Beaumont Theater: 0.3 mi
  • Metropolitan Opera: 0.3 mi
  • Lincoln Square: 0.3 mi
  • School of American Ballet: 0.3 mi
  • Richard Tucker Square: 0.3 mi
  • American Musical and Dramatic Academy: 0.4 mi
  • Rose Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Municipal Art Society: 0.4 mi
  • Carnegie Hall: 0.4 mi
  • 57th Street: 0.4 mi
  • CitySpire Center: 0.4 mi
  • Sherman Square: 0.5 mi
  • Tuscan Square: 0.5 mi
  • Takashimaya: 0.5 mi
  • Central Park Zoo: 0.5 mi
  • Roseland: 0.5 mi
  • Henry Luce Nature Observatory: 0.5 mi
  • August Wilson Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Verdi Square: 0.6 mi
  • Neil Simon Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Septuagesimo Uno: 0.6 mi
  • Knickerbocker Club: 0.6 mi
  • Fifth Avenue: 0.6 mi
  • Metropolitan Club: 0.6 mi
  • Bloomingdale's: 0.6 mi
  • Bergdorf Goodman: 0.6 mi
  • Gershwin Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • FAO Schwarz: 0.6 mi
  • Harmonie Club: 0.6 mi
  • New Amsterdam Theater: 0.6 mi
  • Equitable Center: 0.6 mi
  • Circle in the Square Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Winter Garden Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Museum of American Folk Art: 0.7 mi
  • American Craft Museum: 0.7 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for West Side YMCA

Overall score

2.7 / 5
5.01.0
106 out of 191
Amenities:
2.5
Cleanliness:
3.1
Hotel staff:
3.1
Comfort:
2.4
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.4

67% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mazzuca
Business
Rochester
Mar 4, 2015

Great value and location

This was perfect for my needs - I was traveling alone and only needed a place to sleep. It's not exactly a place where I'd like to spend a lot of time, but who hangs out in their hotel room when they're in NY city, anyways?

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
MCfan
Business
N/A
Feb 20, 2015

One night stay

Had an issue with prvt bathroom that I booked, but besides that I would stay again. My issued was rectified within 10 minutes. Great location for the concert I was attending and convenient to the subway.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MR3000
Business
N/A
Feb 4, 2015

Money saver

Money saver, but rooms are tiny. Location is good, close to Central Park

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

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Brad B.
Business
San Francisco
Nov 9, 2014

Not What I Booked

I got to this hotel to be given a room that I didn't book (I booked bunk beds, and was given a single-occupancy), only to find that the room I was assigned was filthy and unmade. I waited 45 minutes for them to find someone to clean it. After those 45 minutes, they ended up giving me a DIFFERENT room instead. Very poorly organized staff.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Xana1
Business
Saratoga Springs, NY
Oct 23, 2014

Amazing relation price/location

Perfect location! Short walk to Times Square, Central Park is right across the street. Very costly friendly. I just didn´t like the fact that (I stayed on the 10th floor) there are only 3 showers on that floor, and the space is tinny, so it gets very busy and messy. Sheets looked clean, towels as well. Found a bug on my bed but maybe nothing to worry about. It was very cold in the room tough, couldn´t get it warmer.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

You cross the street and you´re at Central Park, walk 8 min and you´re in Times Square, walk 3 min and you´re in 5th Avenue. It´s the perfect location in North Manhattan!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
gbgreebo25
Business
manchester
Sep 30, 2014

amazing stay as always

this is my 3rd time staying here and it is as good as ever, the staff are friendly ad helpful. the accommodation is basic but great for whats required. the location is prefect for broadway, central park and wandering both up and down town. also close to subway to travel further if you want to go to bottom end if NY or up towards bronx zoo. looking forward to my stay again next year.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: In Hotel

if you struggle with the small bathrooms on each floor, all guests get free access to the gym, pool, basketball court and the larger changing areas with both sauna and steam rooms.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
CO famiy
Business
Evergreen, CO
Sep 22, 2014

Simple rooms ok, bathrooms could use help

Rooms were simple, clean and ok for the price. It was quiet and the staff was helpful. The bathrooms got a lot of use and were not well kept.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
csc1999
Business
chicago
Aug 8, 2014

perfect location.

The YMCA on the Upper West Side is very well located and is quite inexpensive for New York standards. Perfect, if you are okay with very simple accommodations.

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

Business

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Review of West Side YMCA

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Vinga
Business
Berkeley, CA
Aug 2, 2014

great location, clean room

super convenient - near Columbus circle and just steps from Central Park. The indoor YMCA gym on the 3rd and 4th floors is available to hotel guests. It has saunas. -- I had a single room on the 9th floor. It was spartan, but clean. Bed, TV, small desk, mirror, linoleum floor, air conditioner. The showers and bathroom down the hall were clean. There wasn't anywhere to hang things in the shower, and the sink counter was soaking wet (but clean). There is a small convenience store with basic food, etc. just off the lobby. I'd stay here again.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

try the passion roll at Sushi Damo 330 West 58th St

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Review of West Side YMCA

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
KLM5
Business
PA
Jul 28, 2014

weekend trip

Fine for the price. Convenient location. Long lines for shower and restroom.

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

Business

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