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West Side YMCA

2-star2 stars
5 West 63rd Street, New York, NY, 10023, United States of America

Hostel with 2 indoor pools, near Central Park
  • Free WiFi
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West Side YMCA

from £75
  • Standard Single Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Bunk Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Deluxe Bunk Room, Semi-Private Bathroom
  • Deluxe Single Room, Semi-Private Bathroom
  • Standard Full Size Bed
  • Standard Quadruple Room, 1 Bedroom

What’s around West Side YMCA


  • In Manhattan
  • Central Park - 1-minute walk
  • Lincoln Center - 3-minute walk
  • Metropolitan Opera House - 3-minute walk
  • Columbus Circle - 4-minute walk
  • Carnegie Hall - 9-minute walk
  • Broadway Theatre - 11-minute walk
  • Central Park Zoo - 11-minute walk

Getting around

  • New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) 43-min drive
  • Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) 33-min drive
  • New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) 30-min drive
  • New York, NY (NYS-Skyports Seaplane Base) 5-min drive
  • Teterboro, NJ (TEB) 16-min drive
  • Caldwell, NJ (CDW-Essex County) 26-min drive
  • Grand Central - 42 St. Station 4-min drive
  • New York W 32nd St. Station 4-min drive
  • Weehawken Lincoln Harbor Station 5-min drive
  • 66 St. - Lincoln Center Station 5-min walk
  • 57 St. - 7 Av Station 5-min walk
  • 59 St. - Columbus Circle Station 5-min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 360 rooms
  • Arranged over 13 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop/café
Things to do
  • Number of indoor pools - 2
  • Health club
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Assistive listening devices available
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable/satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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

West Side YMCA’s small print

Also known as

  • West Side YMCA Hostel New York
  • West Side YMCA New York
  • West Side YMCA Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • West Side YMCA Hostel/Backpacker accommodation New York
  • West Side YMCA Hostel
  • West Side YMCA New York
  • West Side YMCA
  • West Side Ymca Hotel New York City
  • Ymca West Side New York
  • New York City Ymca
  • Ymca Nyc
  • Ymca New York


This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • Destination fee: USD 10 per accommodation, per night.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for West Side YMCA

  • Does West Side YMCA offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, West Side YMCA does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at West Side YMCA?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is there a pool at West Side YMCA?
    Yes, there are 2 indoor pools.
  • Are pets allowed at West Side YMCA?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at West Side YMCA?
    You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near West Side YMCA?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Atlantic Grill (3-min walk), Porter House New York (4-min walk) and The Smith (4-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 1,036 reviews

Very good 8.0
Clean and fairly quiet giving the location. A good area to get to many attractions quickly. Reasonably priced, however there is a $30 charge on arrival and if you want to use the pool you’ll need a swimming hat.
gb4 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
Room wasnt clean, too much noise on the morning when people access toilet. Location is perfect, price is is very good.
gb3 night trip
Very good 8.0
No frills accommodation being
Great location being on the edge of Central Park, offeeing value for money safe accommodation. Facilities are tired but are clean and serviceable, rooms are small but sufficient as a safe base. This is accommodation catering for travellers who want a safe inexpensive place to stay, the guests are transient so some noise is inevitable. Great gym ans sauna.
Stephen, gb7 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Good, but watch out for the membership fee!
Everything was fine. Comfortable bed, great location, the bathroom/showers were fine. Perfect for a cheap stay in a prime location. Only downside is we were told on the website that city tax was included in the price and there’d be no extra fees. There was a $30 membership fee at check in. Not really sure what this was for but it wasn’t signposted anywhere on the listing.
gb3 night trip
Good 6.0
Check in took 45 minutes! Queue went very slowly. Shared shower facilities- don't forget your flip flops. Service not the greatest. Location however is fantastic. Ok for a short stay.
Neil, gb1 night trip
Good 6.0
No frills access to a great, friendly city
Fantastic location. But it is what it says on the tin. A Youth hostel. Just possibly in the best location ever.
Laura, gb2 night family trip
Poor 2.0
Well we lasted one night in this place out of the 6 nights booked, the room was that tiny you couldn’t even get the 2 suitcases in, the window didn’t open, the tv was hanging by a piece of wire and there was no picture, the bunk bed was falling apart and squeaky you didn’t dare turn over. So we checked out after the first night stay and not to mention when checking in the staff were to busy talking about there private life and slagging other staff members well we was stood there and carried ignoring us bearing in mind we jus had a 10 hour day.. never stay there again.
Stacy, gb6 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Good rating overall
Rooms were clean and towels changed each day. The a/c was useless, it was one of those that are fixed to the window ( not a remote unit on a wall). Bathrooms were always clean at all times of the day and always had toilet paper despite other reviews. I read reviews before I arrived and read that they charge you $15 per person for the leisure facilities. YMCA actual website had free passes which I downloaded to use. They said I still had to pay $30 as it's for the cleaning facility as well. I didn't like to argue but surely this facility is in your price per night costings anyway just like any hotel stay. We used the baggage storage service which was only $2 per bag for the rest of the day.
Gillian, gb3 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Fantastic location. Reception staff so helpful & friendly. Mattress needs replacing - felt like a bicycle with a sheet over it. Room could be spruced up as it looks like a prison cell. Even though it’s a hostel a little bit of brightness could be injected.
Michelle, gb6 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
West Side YMCA Review - Single Female Traveller
The photo on the website of the single room was exactly as it appeared. The room was comfortable and the hostel was suitable for my 5 nights stay. My room was on the 8th floor, the same floor as the female shower/toilets. The showers & toilets were clean and the water was hot. The two lifts were working throughout my stay at the hostel. Even though there were 3 showers, I never waited to use the showers and always found when using the showers I usually was the only one using a shower cubicle. You are given a security code at check in to access the female shower/toilet area. I used the gym facilities on 3 occasions. I was impressed with the actual gym equipment (which hosted better quality equipment than my regular gym in London!) and size of the gym. As a single female staying in NYC at the hostel, I found the surrounding area safe and busy with people at all time. I went out of state for one night and came back to the hostel just before midnight using public transport and walking to get back to the hostel and felt very safe. I found the hostel easier to get through via Eight Avenue (as it's a straight long road from the Port Authority Bus Terminal). The nearest subway (Columbus Circle) is less than 5 minutes from the hostel and was straight forward to travel to the airport when flying home. There are signs on the platform telling you how to travel to JFK Airport.
Hazel, gb5 night trip

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