Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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 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 7.8

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 7.9

  • Atmosphere 7.2

  • Cleanliness 7.1

  • Facilities 7.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Sep 2019
    The hostel is in an incredible location. I booked the upgraded single room on one of the top floors and it was so worth it-the shared facilities were immaculate and the staff delightful. I’d 100% stay here again, and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to stay in NYC who wants value for money, a fantastic location, good facilities and great service. Rooms were basic but very comfortable, having a fridge was a great extra and the air con amazing!
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    29 Nov 2019
    After a long delay because our reservation was not in the system, the room was fine. Just wanted a no frills place close to the Met Opera & some good restaurants.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    23 Sep 2019
    The best location in NYC--steps to Central Park and 3 blocks from the 59th street subway station-- Columbus circle where you can get anywhere in NYC. great little cafe on site. The staff was very nice. You can store your bags there for $2 a day so early check in and late check out is not a problem. The room is very basic and at the risk of sounding like a spoiled brat the pillow was like sleeping on a paper towel ( I know, I know) The bathrooms might need a little updating.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    02 Nov 2019
    I stayed here during the NYC Marathon as a spectator in a private room. Modest/small accommodations with desk, bunk bed, mini fridge and window air conditioner. Small electronic safe. Building was running warm, so I was happy to have the AC. Room was clean and linens seemed quite new. Bathrooms were individual locked rooms in hallway with containing sink, toilet and shower. Clean enough for a shared bathroom. Location was top notch. Can't be beat for the price. I'd stay here again.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.0


    25 Nov 2019
    Bedroom itself was no frills but had a TV. Was cleaned every day. Shower curtains where too small if youre worried about that! (mens) Considering its stellar location thats a small thing. ALL the staff were great especially the security guides. We stayed just heading into winter and was fine. Would definitely recommend. Thanks to the Westside YMCA.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    27 Sep 2019
    Well, I truly enjoyed my stay at the West Side YMCA. The staff were friendly and helpful. The location is fantastic, very close to Central Park. I was in town for the Global Citizen Festival, so that's why I chose this area. They charge you 10$ USD per day for use of the gym. The gym is awesome! Great machines, and they have lots of towels available, in case you forget yours. My sole complaint is the price of the lodgings. It's kind of costly, but then again, isn't everything in NYC? Thank you.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    22 Sep 2019
    It was fine. Basic but fine. The bathroom was a long way from my room. The facilities were very old and the showers were freezing with no option for hot water.
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    29 Sep 2019
    Price is among the cheapest you may find in the city. Apartments are reasonable and small, with AC, TV and small vault. If you are looking for a place to crash after a log day with the minimum comfort, this may be the place. WARNING: if you have mail send to the mail room, just watch out for the bad humor and temper of the staff that works there. It may contaminate your good mood...the rest of the staff are polite tough.
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 6.3


    27 Nov 2019
    We frequently had freezing cold water in the showers. Only 3 male showers for an entire floor. Floors didn't seem very clean. The location and price make up for a lot, but I would only recommend this this place to people on a budget.
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7


    16 Oct 2019
    Positive: Location Negative: Cleanliness, windows do not close properly (heating does work well)
    Spain, Male, 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
  • 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