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West Side YMCA

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Front of property
2 indoor pools
2 indoor pools
Standard Full Size Bed | In-room safe, free WiFi, wheelchair access
Standard Quadruple Room, 1 Bedroom | In-room safe, free WiFi, wheelchair access

Overview of West Side YMCA

West Side YMCA

2.0 star property
Hostel with 2 indoor pools, near Central Park

7.4/10 Good

997 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • 24/7 front desk
5 West 63rd Street, New York, NY, 10023
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 indoor pools
  • Health club
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Front-desk safe
  • Water dispenser
  • Multilingual staff
  • Luggage storage
Feel at home
  • Cable/satellite TV service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • 2 indoor pools

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Manhattan
  • Central Park - 1 min walk
  • Broadway - 10 min walk
  • 5th Avenue - 13 min walk
  • Rockefeller Center - 16 min walk
  • Times Square - 16 min walk
  • Manhattan Cruise Terminal - 23 min walk
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art - 24 min walk
  • Bryant Park - 25 min walk
  • Madison Square Garden - 31 min walk
  • Grand Central Terminal - 32 min walk

Getting around

  • New York, NY (NYS-Skyports Seaplane Base) - 5 min drive
  • Teterboro, NJ (TEB) - 16 min drive
  • Caldwell, NJ (CDW-Essex County) - 26 min drive
  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA) - 33 min drive
  • Newark Liberty Intl. Airport (EWR) - 36 min drive
  • John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport (JFK) - 57 min drive
  • New York W 32nd St. Station - 4 min drive
  • Weehawken Lincoln Harbor Station - 5 min drive
  • New York 23rd St. 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


  • The Smith - 2 min walk
  • Nougatine at Jean-Georges - 4 min walk
  • Breads Bakery - 1 min walk
  • Starbucks - 2 min walk
  • P.J. Clarke's - 2 min walk

About this property

West Side YMCA

Located 3.7 mi (5.9 km) from the airport, West Side YMCA offers a great location, putting you within a 15-minute walk of Central Park and Broadway. Guests can take a dip in one of 2 indoor pools or grab a bite to eat at Gourmet to Go, which serves breakfast and lunch. Other features include a health club and a fitness center. Fellow travelers like that it's just a short walk to public transportation: 66 St. - Lincoln Center Station is 5 minutes away and 57 St. - 7 Av Station is 5 minutes.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 360 rooms
  • Arranged over 13 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • 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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee shop
  • Water dispenser

What to do

  • Yoga classes

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Health club
  • 2 indoor pools


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Assistive listening devices available


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Cable/satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Destination fee: USD 10 per accommodation, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

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; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

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

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

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


<p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

Also known as

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
Ymca Nyc
Ymca West Side New York
West Side YMCA New York
West Side YMCA Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
West Side YMCA Hostel/Backpacker accommodation New York

Frequently asked questions

Does West Side YMCA offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, West Side YMCA does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. 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 are given 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, but service animals are welcome.
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. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at West Side YMCA?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Empire City Casino (16-min drive) and Resorts World Casino (21-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at West Side YMCA and nearby?
Onsite recreation at West Side YMCA includes yoga. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 indoor swimming pools or use the hostel's other amenities, which include a health club.
What's the area around West Side YMCA like?
West Side YMCA is in Manhattan, a short 5-minute walk from 66 St. - Lincoln Center Station and 10 minutes' walk from Broadway. The local area is considered central as well as being good for public transport.







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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Bathroom is very difficult, no shelving & minimal hooks to keep things dry
michelle, 4-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

The west side YMCA room was tiny, filthy, had cockroaches running around it, a 12” TV with no major channels and very poor reception..I had requested a room next to the bathroom a month before arriving since I am a 68 year old man hydrating for a marathon.. my room was two long hallways down from the bathroom and the lady at the desk was rude when I asked if I could be moved closer..the bed had a thin mattress on springs which I didn’t trust for being free of bedbugs…needless to say, I did not sleep at all that night..finally, the bathrooms were disgusting with cramped shower stalls for three and no shelving to place toiletries or clothing… I was booked for two nights, but after the marathon, I showered and caught a train to southern New Jersey to stay with my son.. it was a nightmare experience and this is just a brief synopsis…
Kenneth, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

My only complaint is that the shared bathroom was a long walk from my room. Nothing to be done about that but maybe ask for a closer room next time. And there will definitely be a next time. I really enjoyed my stay here.
Alexis, 5-night trip
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6/10 Good

The staff was less than interested in assisting you. The hallways smelled of cleaner and old building. The rooms smelled more deodorizer than clean. The location was great.
Brantley, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Staff was grumpy and unhelpful and half the facilities where out of order ony good thing was its location
Mark, 7-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

Murat, 3-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Salvador, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

I have been to this property at least 15 times. Its a wonderful location and overall value. However my number one criteria is workable wi-fi. It had always worked before but threw me out at least 50 times during my 3 day stay. I dont know what they have changed but this is a decision buster for me. I realise I am atypical. All my travel involves urgent work component. The ymca is mainly serving people on holiday
christopher, 3-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Alikhan, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Its so old the floor where I have the suite. Suite is more like a hospital room.
MARCELO, 1-night trip
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