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
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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 6.3

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 7.5

  • Atmosphere 6.3

  • Cleanliness 5.3

  • Facilities 5.9

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    27 May 2022
    Great location and facilities.
    USA, Male, 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+
  • 8.0


    23 Aug 2022
    Great location. Subway is really close. It is next to Central Park. Cozy room. Decent price. Luggage storage for 4$ per bag (7am to 7pm).
    Slovakia, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    21 Aug 2022
    Amazingly placed in New York City, but now, it's a YMCA with very, very simple furniture, no possibility to open the window to change the air, A/C was working but with a bit of a bad smell. The amazing pool wasn't so easy to use (opening times during the day when we were visiting, have to wear a cap... and there was a summer camp during parts of the stay, so, who wants to swim with foreign kiddoes?). The common bathrooms look old but are in perfect condition and kept clean. So overall, quite OK.
    Germany, Male, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    20 May 2022
    The best thing about this hostel is the location-Central Park. The staff were great and it was safe. The rooms really need a deep clean, the floor was dirty. The showers were cramped and squalid, there was no privacy. There were huge loud fans right outside my bedroom window, presumably providing air conditioning to other parts of the building. The common room should be open between 7pm and 12am! Good for someone who cares about location but isn't too fussy about cleanliness and comfort.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    03 Jun 2022
    We were disappointed in the cleanliness and general shabbiness of this facility especially given the cost. I would not recommend the Y to others nor would I stay there again. The staff were very friendly though and the location was very good as we were right next to Central Park.
    USA, All Female Group, 41+
  • 6.3


    22 Aug 2022
    Showers were too hot to use and burnt me. On one other occasion they were freezing cold. Bathrooms are very unhygienic and with no ventilation so became very stuffy with the showers.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    01 Sep 2022
    There was hair on my bed, my bedroom and the toilet was dirty!
    Brazil, Couple, 31-40
  • 5.7


    14 Jun 2022
    Spiders in the room, room is dirty and old. The room is not soundproof enough. No ventilation unless the door is opened, the room smelled bad when I checked in.
    Malaysia, Female, 31-40
  • 4.6


    09 Jun 2022
    Disappointed. I really wanted to love it because you really can’t beat the location. The room was small but okay. The mattresses were absolutely filthy beneath the sheets. I had to ask staff multiple times, 3 days in a row to clean the shared women’s bathroom. For 2 days there was no paper towels or soap in the dispensers. There is no privacy in the bathrooms and the floors were filthy. I would say you get what you pay for but this was below any expectation for a place that you actually pay for.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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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