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West Side YMCA

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Front of property
2 indoor pools
2 indoor pools
In-room safe, free WiFi, wheelchair access
In-room safe, free WiFi, wheelchair access

Overview of West Side YMCA

West Side YMCA

2.0 star property

3.7/5 Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • Business services
  • Housekeeping
5 West 63rd Street, New York, NY, 10023

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCentral Park1 min walk
  • Popular LocationBroadway10 min walk
  • Popular LocationTimes Square16 min walk
  • AirportNew York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.)58 min drive

Room options

About this area

New York

West Side YMCA is located in Manhattan, a neighborhood in New York, and is near a metro station. Broadway and Metropolitan Museum of Art are cultural highlights, and some of the area's popular attractions include American Dream and Bronx Zoo. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Madison Square Garden or Yankee Stadium. Guests appreciate the hostel's convenience to public transportation: 66 St. - Lincoln Center Station is 5 minutes by foot and 57 St. - 7 Av Station is 5 minutes.

What's nearby

  • Central Park - 1 min walk
  • Broadway - 10 min walk
  • 5th Avenue - 13 min walk
  • Times Square - 16 min walk
  • Museum of Modern Art - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • New York W 32nd St. Station - 4 min drive
  • 66 St. - Lincoln Center Station - 5 min walk
  • John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport (JFK) - 58 min drive


  • P.J. Clarke’s - 2 min walk
  • Café Fiorello - 3 min walk
  • Picholine - 3 min walk
  • Jean-Georges - 4 min walk
  • Nougatine at Jean Georges - 4 min walk

About this property

West Side YMCA

Hostel near Central Park
Located close to Rockefeller Center and Broadway, West Side YMCA provides a coffee shop/cafe, a health club, and a business center. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks like:
  • 2 indoor pools
  • Meeting rooms, multilingual staff, and smoke-free premises
  • An elevator, luggage storage, and a water dispenser
  • A 24-hour front desk and a front desk safe
  • Guest reviews say good things about the central location
Room features
All 360 rooms offer comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to perks like free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews say good things about the comfortable rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Shared bathrooms with showers
  • TVs with cable channels


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.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • 1 coffee shop/cafe

Restaurants on site

  • Gourmet to Go

Things to do

  • 2 indoor pools
  • Fitness center
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • 2 indoor pools


  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

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

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower


  • Cable/satellite channels
  • TV


  • Safe

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: USD 10 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is 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 have a pool?

Yes, this property has 2 Indoor pools.

Is West Side YMCA pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

What time is check-in at West Side YMCA?

Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.

What time is check-out at West Side YMCA?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is West Side YMCA located?

Located in Manhattan, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Central Park, Broadway, and 5th Avenue. Rockefeller Center and Times Square are also within 1 mi (2 km). 66 St. - Lincoln Center Station and 57 St. - 7 Av Station are within a 5-minute walk.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at West Side YMCA and receive a full refund?

Yes, West Side YMCA offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to West Side YMCA cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 246 out of 997 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 25%
Rating 4 - Good. 393 out of 997 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 39%
Rating 3 - Okay. 208 out of 997 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 21%
Rating 2 - Poor. 69 out of 997 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 81 out of 997 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 8%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Traveled with group
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
Bathroom is very difficult, no shelving & minimal hooks to keep things dry
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2022

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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…
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

3/5 Okay

Disliked: Staff & service, amenities
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.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

2/5 Poor

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Staff was grumpy and unhelpful and half the facilities where out of order ony good thing was its location
Stayed 7 nights in Sep 2022

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

1/5 Terrible

christopher, rockville
Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Amenities
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
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities
Its so old the floor where I have the suite. Suite is more like a hospital room.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

1/5 Terrible

Business traveler
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The man at the front desk past 9pm was so so rude. Id lost my passport and he wasn't going to let me stay unless I had it, despite already paying for my room and showing other identification. He could not have cared less despite how polite I was. Thankfully I asked if there was another staff member I could talk to, and they allowed me to stay and actually listed to me. Very disappointed and won't be staying again.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Inigo Sanchez
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 7 nights in Jun 2022