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1 room, 2 adults

West Side YMCA, New York

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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  • Friendly staff, great location, and great price. Would definitely stay here again!Jan. 3, 2020
  • Property has great location; unfortunately our room is in disrepair.Dec. 20, 2019

West Side YMCA, New York

from $114 CAD
  • 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, New York


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

Getting around

  • John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport (JFK) - 43 min drive
  • Liberty Intl. Airport (EWR) - 33 min drive
  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA) - 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 cribs (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 center
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Elevator
  • 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, New York’s small print

Also known as

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


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 sanitizer.

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, New York

  • 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 sanitizer, 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 1,030 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Great location and clean, if spartan accommodation
Given the great location, clean rooms, safe neighborhood, and the reasonable rates, this is an excellent choice. That said, why is there an extra $10 charge per night stay? I was told it was for "membership." There was no such charge the last time I stayed here a year or two ago.
Joseph, ca2 night trip
Good 6.0
Y choose this Y
I’ve stayed in the Y before & knee what I was getting. But this does fall below cleanliness standards. Bring ear plugs. For a night you’ll survive but the other y is much better, despite this fantastic location
ca3 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
Had a great stay. Basic but clean accommodations were perfect when spending most of the time out and about in the city.
Erika, ca3 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
Good value for the price. Access to a very nice pool for morning laps is a luxury.
FRANCOIS, ca2 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
I stayed in a single bed room with shared bathroom. Only 3 showers were available, it was definitely not enough to serve all female guests on the floor. The room was a bit cold and the heater wasn't working but they gave us extra blankets which was nice. Staffs were friendly and helpful (not all of them were tho). Location can't be any better! Central park is in 30 second walk. Overall, it's a decent place to stay for the price if you have tight budget.
Seonmi, ca3 night trip
Fair 4.0
Go elsewhere if you can afford it
Bring slippers/flip flops for the dirty floors and shared bathrooms! What ruined our stay: the window in our room was so rusted that it couldn't close or open properly. The bed sagged so much in the middle that we both got back pain, and the thin quilt meant that we were both freezing cold. The staff are all friendly, and the cleaners do a good job. It's great to have a more affordable place to stay in NYC but "basic" doesn't have to mean "nasty" and a simple investment in better beds and bedding, new windows and flooring in the rooms, and a deep clean would make all the difference.
ca3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place to stay, reasonable prices.
Perfect location and very satisfied with the experience, staff very helpful and friendly. Will definitely stay there again but would book early enough to get a room with a double bed and preferably a private bathroom. As a couple both over 65 the bathroom down the hall ( in the middle of the night) and crawling into the top bunk after being on the go all day could be challenging! That being said, we both have stayed in hostels before and did not have any unrealistic expectations.
Catherine, ca4 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
location, price, are great....
ca5 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
It is nice being close to so many places.
ca3 night romance trip
Poor 2.0
Lcation was good but it is all. Terrible hotel.
jeongsun, ca1 night trip with friends

West Side YMCA, New York

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