Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

A one night non-refundable deposit will be charged at the time of booking. There will be no refund for any cancellations or adjustment less than one week prior to arrival.

Additional Terms and Conditions

For groups of 10 or more, the YMCA requires a deposit to hold the rooms. Full payment must be recieved at least 14 days prior to arrival or the reservation will be cancelled.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

The YMCA will only accept reservations that are booked for individual travlers on line. Group requests for 10 or more persosn must be directed to the Group Coordinator of the YMCA.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Located steps away from Central Park and Lincoln Center, this New York Hostel features a 65,000 square-foot fitness center. Free group exercise classes, including yoga and Pilates, are offered to guests weekly.

The guest rooms at the West Side YMCA Hostel are private single and double rooms (with either single or bunk beds). Each guest room has a TV, Air conditioner and include Linens and towels. Shared bathrooms are in the hall but guests also have access to locker room facilities. A 24-hour security desk, means that guests can check in overnight and are free to come and go without worrying about a curfew. The onsite shop is open from 8:00 am – 7:00 pm for a quick bit to eat or a hot cup of coffee.

In the heart of the Upper West Side, we are 3 blocks away from the Columbus Circle transit hub, Times Square and the Empire State Building are a quick 10 minutes away by subway, while Central Park is across the street. Jazz at Lincoln Center is blocks away and The American Museum of Natural History is a 15 minute subway ride. If shopping is your goal, the Time Warner Building hosts the Shops at Columbus Circle which include Sephora, Hugo Boss, J. Crew, H&M, William & Sonoma, Armani Exchange, Microsoft Store, Bebe and Coach to name a few.

Guests staying at a YMCA of Greater NY branch will be charged a required $10 Daily Guest Room Membership fee, which provides each registered
guest full access to member amenities. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.7

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 7.1

  • Atmosphere 6.3

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 7.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Dec 2021
    Nice and affordable hostel. The location is perfect as it's right next to Central Park. The staff has been helpful and nice.
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    29 Oct 2021
    Very clean and very friendly staff.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    14 Nov 2021
    They say you get what you pay for but I would say only up to a point in respect of the West Side Y. The whole place was clean, the bed comfortable, the staff friendly and helpful and I felt safe - above all though, it was quiet! The biggest draw for me in booking this place was its proximity to Central Park, for me the jewel of Manhattan. I would highly recommend staying at the West Side Y.
    Wales, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    13 Nov 2021
    Really great location in Manhattan. I loved that Central Park is so close. Also the subway station to go to all the main attractions is really close as well. The rooms are small but clean and according to the price. shared bathrooms is an inconvenience. However, they are well maintained. Friendly and helpful staff.
    Colombia, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    14 May 2022
    Good place to stay but still felt questionably safe. There was a beer can holding open the door to the women's bathroom at night, which did not make me feel secure. The single room was great.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    16 Apr 2022
    Very basic and nothing really special, but the location is perfect. If you just don’t expect too much, it is a great stay to explore Manhattan!
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    23 Feb 2022
    Cheap lodgings in NYC. This isn't what you're looking for if you want some hip, trendy party hostel, but it's secure, clean, and gets the job done for a good price.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9


    14 Sep 2021
    AC wasn’t working in my room, the bed was pretty bad, and saw cockroaches. BUT, the staff was fantastic, the building itself was gorgeous, the location was frankly unbeatable at the price point and it worked out totally fine. If youre looking for a budget place, this is the one! I would’ve been ecstatic with it when I was 19 and travelling and broke!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    27 Nov 2021
    The location is perfect. Facilities are very poor.
    Argentina, Female, 41+
  • 5.1


    17 Sep 2021
    It’s too much for booking this kind of hotel and some staff are very rude
    Kazakhstan, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Centre
  • Flexible NRR
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
Food & Drink
  • Vending Machines