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Harlem YMCA Reviews

180 West 135th Street, NY 10030, New York, USA

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1177 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 69%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 67%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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I enjoyed my stay at the Harlem YMCA because the staff was very friendly and helpful. I always felt safe because of the awesome security.

  • 10th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Great hostel . Stay here year after year a week at a time to minister to specific people groups in the city. Great location , half a block to subway , and the staff is very professional . Saw and remembered many staff members from a year ago...

  • 10th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


most horrible exp. I've had staying anywhere. I'm not too hard to please was on Floor 7 the elevator broke twice (security didn't know where stairs were) while I was there had to walk up 7 flights both times the last time was with 50 pound luggage trying to check out and make to the airport in time. Room was never cleaned. Loud kids playing in the hallway at 3am didn't appreciate being laughed at by security when I voiced my concerns. Women's bathroom was hard to catch not in use. Never Again

  • 18th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Au début, on peut ne pas se sentir en sécurité dans Harlem, mais très vite, cette impression passe. Nous étions deux filles et nous sommes rentrées à plusieurs reprises vers 23H et nous n'avons pas eu de problèmes. Le YMCA se trouve directement près d'une bouche de métro (central park, times square en direct). Sinon je ne retournerai pas dans un YMCA, l'absence de cuisine est vraiment embêtant, le personnel n'était pas agréable et on ne se trouve pas qu'avec des voyageurs.




We stayed for 3 nights. Te staff are really helpful and friendly and the pool and gym great. It is slightly lacking in any communal area such as a nice lounge/ cafe. The location is near the tube and an easy walk from 125th and 116th street where there are nice bars and resturants. It's the perfect place for a cheap clean place to stay to do all the sights of NYC. The bathrooms of 10th floor are lovely- rooms are a little small but fine.


seguridad: la ubicación no es de las más seguras de NY pero tampoco tuvimos algún problema con eso. ubicación: cerda de dos lineas de metros lo que nos dio la oportunidad de desplazarnos con facilidad, aunque el hostal se encuentra muy retirado de los lugares turísticos siendo los tiempo de movilización largos. personal: las personas de recepción no fueron muy amables y el personal de limpieza realiza tareas en horarios inadecuados en los pasillos de las habitaciones afectando el descanso.

  • 16th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Chile
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Wir waren 4 Nächte im Hostel und sehr begeistert. Das Preis-Leistungsverhältnis ist super. Wir haben zuvor Bewertungen von anderen gelesen und uns fast dazu veranlasst hätten umzubuchen. Zum Glück haben wir das nicht gemacht. Das Personal am Empfang ist sehr freundlich. Die Zimmer sind zwar klein, aber mit Kühlschrank und TV ausgestattet. Wir hatten sogar - obwohl nicht mitgebucht - ein eigenes Bad mit Dusche und WC am Zimmer. Was will man mehr!!! Das Hostel ist einfach nur empfehlenswert.

  • 13th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


No toilet paper for several days. No hangers on arrival, but cleaning woman brought some the next day. Unfortunately I had to pay for a double room, because few singles are available.

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