Flushing Ymca2.0 out of 5.0
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Use earplugs if you need to sleep, I was woken up around 1am on a Thursday night by several men talking loudly on the street. If you have a car, read the parking signs carefully. Very worthwhile as a lone traveler, though I would spend the money for a motel room if I was with someone since I wouldn't save as much money staying at the Y.
Spartan lodging as expected, good for people who don't hang out in their room or anyone familiar with hostels.
I booked a room with two people . The picture on the website showed a bunk. When me and my friend got there they gave us a full size bed and the reason is being "we are not a hotel and you get whatever we have left " Please don't trust the picture. If you still want this , please call the right after you book it to make sure you get the correct room.
It was a good hotel, room was clean with courteous staff...except bathroom was on sharing basis...it was little hard for me due to my health issues....and it was quiet a walk to the train station. Otherwise, it was okay.
Like the old saying, what you paid what you get...I was hire to work a short term project, needed a cheap place to stay while I was in NYC area... so I found this place in Queens, I didn't know the room doesn't come with restroom. you have to share community bathroom but only 3 stalls of showers, and 3 stalls of toilet... for the whole floor... over 40 plus ppl per floor. The motel really need to step up cleaning routine for the community bathroom&toilets...seriously.... it really stinks... plus there were some really questionable charactors roaming around the hallway, and sitting outside smoking at night and early morning... very scary. there isn't any security in patroling the hallway or walking around building during my stay, didn't see one. The room was really really small, the room and floor carpet has moldy smells, I had the window open during 4 days stay, the smell still there... for the price of $89 plus tax, I think I could add some dollar to find a better place to stay next time.
if you have nowhere to stay, go this ugly place. otherwise stay away! dirty, far from city, uncomfortable..
as the title suggests - it depends on what you need - the flushing ymca is close to the venue (billie jean king tennis center) and that makes it great for what i need. it's really not that economical - if you're looking for a fabulous hotel experience - forget it - it won't measure up
This place is very clean, not bad, located close to the airport and the staff is very kind, very efficient, very nice people! However I would not classify this as a hotel, it is more like a youth edutcatilnal association with guest rooms for rent. The bathrooms are gym style showers. I would stay here again but only if I cannot find something else, it's a bit odd. If you do stay here, I assure you it will be clean, cheap with good staff.
Smallest room ever and there is only one shared bathroom! This is so bad.
I stayed one night. The room was small. I slept on a twin mattress where the blanket was sewn into the cover. My room did not have a bathroom. There was a bathroom with showers down the hall that everyone on the same floor shared.
Had a good night sleep the place felt safe. good staff clean room, dinning room swimming pool good place
Stinky place . smell tobacco and laundry, very very uncomfortable, small room , looks like walk -in closet, no restroom or sink in the room, drank guests , I came from California late evening and had scheduled meeting next morning, needed to iron my cloth...Was very frustrated :No iron in hotel at all. I was offered the solution " go and buy the iron some where" where? time was around 10 PM.. Never ever will stay in this hotel , going tell to all my friends and leave the review.
Nice Quiet area.Motel rooms were small but clean. The price was right .I will use again.
No private bathrooms. It freaked us out!!! We only stayed one night out of the three that I had payed for. I wouldn't ever stay there again
It was the YMCA, therefore it could only be so good as it relates to hotels. However the genterman who checked me in was really great and the staff was alos good, I had to call in and inform them of my late checking in and ensure my room was still awaiting me. Upon arrival everything, the checkin was handle very well. I will be using it many times. L.R.
Given its name I thought this small hotel can provide at least some comfort, but regrettably the opposite was true. First mine was an extremely squeezed room with a "single" bed, which was adjusted from an old shelf bed. Then I had to share the bathroom with other guests living on the same floor. Since it's a YMCA center, staff there tends to pay minimum attention to hotel guests but focus more on their gym facilities. It's location is not bad, about ten minute walk to the subway station; however, you have another 40 min. ride to Manhattan. In short, this place is not for someone who expect even a modest level of hotel experience. I recommend it only if you have a tight budget and would like to stay in Queens.
for the $95.00 we paid I will not recommend this place unless you just want it for one night, rooms carpets are dirty and just a couple of beds, bathroom was in the 4th floor and my room was in the 5th floor, no privacy at all. Air Condition is window A/C unit. It is located inside the YMCA so you will see many people using their facilities, Saunas, gyms, etc
There are three counters in the reception. When I waited at the first one, they directed my to the second one for checking in. The second counter person directed me to the third counter, only to find that no one was there in the seat. After waiting for 10 minutes or so, received room key. When I entered the room, it was smelling horrible. Room was very small ( 60-70 sq ft) with a small single bed, which the hotel call it as twin bed. There is a small wash basin, but no bathrooms. Bathroom was far away, and it was more like a community shower. Just separated from the main hall by a shower curtain and people are supposed to shower in line with a small division in between. After arguing about the smell, I was assigned another room, this time less smelling and spacious ( of course, without attached bathroom). After one hour, some one knocked at the room and demanded me to vacate everything from the old room or pay two room's rent. I was sure that there was nothing in the previous room, but I escorted him just to show him that there was nothing. No internet availability, TV was small and had close to 10 useless channels. The place is pretty crowded with lots of people using the gym facilities in the downstairs. Never in this place again.
there wasn't any thermostat control in the room, they had put the heat on full, pretty much boiled us in the night.
Typical YMCA. Reminds me of staying at a college dorm, but with higher turnover and more worn-out sheets. I'd suggest you bring your own amenities if you want to be more comfortable. However, I do appreciate the existence of such a lodging choice and hope that other travelers do their part in maintaining cleanliness and upkeep, so that we all benefit from this shared experience.
Located within 2 miles (3 km) of Citi Field, Flushing Ymca is within 3 miles (5 km) of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. This 35-room hostel welcomes guests with conveniences like an indoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Queens College is also 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from this Flushing hostel.
The 35 rooms are air-conditioned and have refrigerators. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Free toiletries are also standard. Bathrooms are shared.
Guests staying at Flushing Ymca enjoy an indoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the area. This hostel also has express check-out.