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
  • Helpful Staff
  • Good 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 9.6

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 6.4

  • Atmosphere 5.6

  • Cleanliness 6.0

  • Facilities 7.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Mar 2020
    I really like the location and the cafe that is on the Main floor.
    Russia, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    16 Jan 2020
    Me and my boyfriend had a five night stay in a private double bedroom. The hostel is ok. The showers don’t have room for changing, in one of them the door was broken and in most of them the soap containers were always empty. The room was really good, it fit us perfectly. But looking back now, we could’ve gotten a hotel with a private bathroom for the same price closer to downtown and bought the subway unlimited card to go everywhere and it would probably be about the same price and better!
    Brazil, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    31 Mar 2021
    Super rude front desk service Tall,skinny,black, long beard front desk guy told me that I need to go wherever country I came from! He also was rude to my mom! 60 years old nicest lady you even met in your life. Was trying to make fun on my mom accent.. disgusting personality! Needs to be fired! I was shocked by his behaviour... was going to call the police but my mom talked me back out of this idea. This needs to be fixed. Beside this YMCA hostel is the best!
    Russia, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    22 Dec 2019
    Very good, but I had to queue for about an hour to check in. Otherwise all was great.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    20 Sep 2020
    Safe area next to central park. Lots of security on property. Nice staff Very old building rooms need deep cleaning Bed is metal frame hospital type bring your own pillow Over priced for shared toilets/showers
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 6.3


    02 Apr 2021
    Oh man this place looks like a prison. Very dirty too.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7


    05 Mar 2020
    Pretty basic and not very clean. I'd go somewhere else if your budget will allow.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 4.0


    29 Feb 2020
    Staff is grumpy and not welcoming at all. Besides, this hotel found a way to charge you an extra USD 10 per night (!) that you have to pay on top of your booking price. It's written somewhere on the website, but it's not in the price you see in the confirmation, so this is quite nasty. The hostel is also very noisy and the atmosphere is one of mass tourism.
    Netherlands, Male, 31-40
  • 2.0


    28 Mar 2020
    Can't believe you sent me this email since both NYC and MA are totally closed down. I've been in self isolation since March 13th! I usually love the West Side Y but this page would not allow me to leave it without filling in the blanks.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 2.0


    16 Mar 2020
    Total lack of empathy and really poor customer service. I do not recommend this hostel to anybody. If there is any emergency, like in this case COVID-19, they will only try to keep your money and won’t help in any way.
    Italy, Female, 25-30
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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
  • Flexible NRR
  • 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