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
  • Marvellous 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 with a steam room, sauna, weight lifting/cardiovascular equipment and 2 indoor swimming pools. 100 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 8.0

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 8.1

  • Atmosphere 7.2

  • Cleanliness 7.5

  • Facilities 7.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Jun 2019
    I enjoyed my stay here very much. The location was so convenient and it was easy to get anywhere we wanted to go. The hostel was clean and the facilities were great. I would highly recommend this hostel to anyone.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    19 May 2019
    Instead of booking for Saturday night for my two friends and I, Iaccidentally booked Sunday night (yikes). However, we were helped out by Aaron F! He was so patient and was able to find a room and have it ready for us to check in within a couple hours! Thanks so much! Sincerely, 3 panicked tourists
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Dec 2018
    Highly recomnend!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    24 May 2019
    First time staying in a hostel and this was definitely an amazing experience. I called Thursday the day before my check in date to see what time I could check in. The person that answered said at any time even though, the page said check in was at 3 PM. When we got there it was about 9:30am. We tried to check in just to be told we couldn't, but the cool part was we could check in our bags in a safe office which we did. Besides that overall happy with this place!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    14 Apr 2019
    Very well located & decently priced. Clean & a bit institutional, still a great place to stay.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    30 Dec 2018
    I went to this YMCA twice in 2018 (Once in the Summer and again on New Years Eve / Day Celebrations.) Both times it was decent and the staff was more than helpful. The location right outside Central Park and near the entrances to both Broadway and the famed 5th Avenue is an absolute bonus not to mention the subway stop at Columbus Circle is very convenient. 2 criticisms My last time there at New Years they had A severe hotel card key shortage The Convincence store should be open 24hrs
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    12 Aug 2019
    There’s no reason to complain—it IS New York City, after all. The West Side YMCA does have a lot going for it: It’s cheaper than a regular hotel (although much more expensive than hostels where I usually stay in NYC,), great recreation facilities, great location ( near Central Park and the Lincoln Center, and the subway).
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    18 Jan 2019
    There was no hot water on my floor's restroom. They actually sent me to the fitness centre's showers.
    Mexico, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9


    28 Aug 2019
    Location was perfect! As a hostel for young people it didn’t have a good common area where you can relax or watch t.v or play pool to make friends or make food even! Which means you had to buy your food out all the time which is very expensive, all the staff i engaged with her friendly and helpful. It was also a bit off putting having anyone come in and be able to use the facilities that were open to the public as it did not feel very safe in that sense.
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    08 Jul 2019
    Alleged bargain as Hostel/YMCA in NYC failed. Expect additional costs for supposed complementary services, e.g. luggage storage for check-in/check-out (2 USD each item), Internet (10 USD per hour), Service Fee for ... Additionally bad, although "Deluxe" private bed for two booking, room had no double bed, instead uncomfortable metal bunk bed. Only after complaining, other room for given based on courtesy
    Switzerland, Couple, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Centre
  • Hot Showers
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Key Card Access
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines