Harlem YMCA Hostel
Harlem YMCA Hostel
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7.2
Very good

"Great location and value for money"

Wasey

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May 13, 2016

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6.6
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10
Value for money7.1
Location rating6.8
Nearest airportLaGuardia Airport (LGA)
Distance to airport7.4 km
  • 190 meters to public transportation

  • Sauna

  • Steamroom

  • Air conditioning

Room choices
Standard Room with Bunk Bed
Standard Room with Bunk Bed
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  • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed
Bunk Bed
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  • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Standard Single Room
Standard Single Room
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  • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Bunks Room
Bunks Room
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
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Deluxe Double Room - Bunk Beds MA - Member Fee Exclusive
Deluxe Double Room - Bunk Beds MA - Member Fee Exclusive
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
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Deluxe Double Room - Bunk Beds PK - Member Fee Exclusive
Deluxe Double Room - Bunk Beds PK - Member Fee Exclusive
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
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Bunks Room MA - Member Fee Exclusive
Bunks Room MA - Member Fee Exclusive
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
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Bunks Room PK - Member Fee Exclusive
Bunks Room PK - Member Fee Exclusive
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
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Standard Single - PK - Member Fee Exclusive
Standard Single - PK - Member Fee Exclusive
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
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Standard Single with Shared Bathroom
Standard Single with Shared Bathroom
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
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Nearest essentials

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What to eat nearby

American cuisine
American cuisine
Harlem Shake
880 m American, Diner, Fast food
The Grange Bar & Eatery
1.0 km American, Bar
A Taste of Seafood
1.0 km American, Seafood
Italian cuisine
Italian cuisine
Custom Fuel Pizza
1.0 km Italian, Pizza
Settepani
1.2 km Italian, Mediterranean
Jb Italian Restaurant & Pizza
1.8 km Italian
Bar
Bar
Grill on the Hill
1.0 km Bar, Pub
Cantina 1838
1.9 km Bar, Central American, Latin
Vinus and Marc
3.5 km Bar, Pub

What they offer

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What's nearby

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Announcements

The YMCA of Greater NY will be adding daily membership fee effective on May 15, 2018 onward. All reservations made after that date will be charged a USD 10 daily membership fee per room. This fee will be collected by the property upon check in.

Real reviews from real guests

Agoda Reviews (80)Booking.com Reviews (982)
6.6
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10
Cleanliness6.7
Facilities7.1
Location6.8
Room comfort and quality5.6
Service7.3
Value for money7.1
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8.4
Excellent
Emanuel from Portugal
Couple
Standard Room with Bunk Bed
Stayed 3 nights in November 2018
Harlem YMCA”
YMCA is not a typical Hostel. It's a Social Institution that among other this offers a place to stay to people in need. They offer accommodation to guests (in a dedicated floor) as a complement to their activity and as form to have some extra income. So, don't expect to have many commodities and expect to share your elevator ride with some of their users. But it has an excellent price/quality relation. Never had any issue at all. The staff was attentive and not intrusive. The hostel is clean, silent and has nice installations. There is a great view to midtown if you room faces south. The transportation: one word PERFECT!
Reviewed November 23, 2018
3.2
Gurbinder from India
Couple
Standard Room with Bunk Bed
Stayed 1 night in October 2018
felt like robbed after paying $151+ for small stores like room”
we paid $151+ USD for a hostel room. later found out that the usual cost is about 50-60 USD only. didn't get water bottles, towel, etc.
Reviewed October 22, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Dinberu from Sweden
Couple
Standard Room with Bunk Bed
Stayed 9 nights in August 2016
It was great!”
It met our expectation!
Reviewed October 02, 2016
8.0
Excellent
Cheong from Singapore
Couple
Bunk Bed
Stayed 4 nights in September 2016
Great Value for money but shouldn't set expectation high”
YMCA harlem is at a great location (upper Manhattan), 2 minutes walk to subway (2 and 3) with express service to downtown. Common restroom is not bad, at least clean enough, but might need to queue or wait for a little bit longer time. Room is still okay, but with some kind of weird smell (not sure if others have the same). Bought a air freshener about $2 from local supermarket. Food stalls available nearby (Popeye, Texas Chicken, Chinese Food, DD), supermarket, some shops at 10 blocks away (125 street).
Reviewed September 12, 2016
7.2
Very good
Wasey from Pakistan
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed
Stayed 3 nights in May 2016
Great location”
Great location and value for money
Reviewed May 13, 2016
3.3
MING from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Standard Room with Bunk Bed
Stayed 2 nights in June 2015
worst”
speechless. Overall is regret to stay at this hostel.
Reviewed June 27, 2015
2.7
Daren from United States
Solo traveler
Standard Single Room
Stayed 3 nights in December 2014
Stay somewhere else”
near metro, cheap, has gym
I didn't like staying here. It was December and the rooms were not that warm, although it was apparent that they turned on the heat in the lobby to keep the staff comfortable. Also, the place is quite old and dirty; it felt like staying in the homeless shelters I used to volunteer in. Bathrooms were so-so; they were cleaned once a day. Often the toilet paper would run out in the evening. Overall this is not a comfortable place, and after a long day of site-seeing, it will not help you relax and rest. You're supposed to show your key to the staff every time you walk in the building, which is weird. They also neglected to explain this to me when I checked-in, and only after a few times in which the desk staff were kind of rude to me did I figure out that this is what they wanted. Perhaps they're tired of explaining it, perhaps it's a stupid rule, perhaps they really don't care enough? I don't know.Also, the area is pretty awful. There are few decent food options, and walking around at night feels dangerous. A street-walker even came into the restaurant I was having dinner at just to ask me for money while I was eating, then shouted profanities at me when I refused -- this is what Harlem is like. I really, really don't recommend staying here or in Harlem in general, if you have a choice. Even if it's cheap, just stay somewhere else and enjoy the nicer parts of the city.
Reviewed December 13, 2014
6.3
Good
Junsong from Singapore
Solo traveler
Standard Single Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2014
simple and good”
good price, simple facilities and close to subway.
good price, simple facilities and close to subway.
Reviewed July 31, 2014
5.0
ERIC from Philippines
Solo traveler
Standard Single Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2014
it was OK”
access to public transport, clean, cheap
my stay at Harlem YMCA was OK, there is nothing exceptional nor something you want to complain about. Though it was easy to access the subway, it is a little bit far from the city centre. I would rather choose YMCA Vanderbilt and pay extra.
Reviewed May 17, 2014
6.7
Good
piya from Thailand
Solo traveler
Standard Single Room
Stayed 3 nights in November 2013
Private room but join toilet ”
Good located and quiet
Reviewed January 04, 2014
4.7
MAN from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Standard Single Room
Stayed 4 nights in December 2013
Close to subways and good value for money”
transportation, value for money, easy access
staff was pretty friendly, very close to public transport, good for backpackers
Reviewed January 02, 2014
5.3
Javier from Spain
Solo traveler
Standard Single Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2013
Basic but affordable and with a great gym”
Close to Subway, Gym and staff
It's good value, considering accommodation in NYC is far too expensive. You get weird looking local misfits staying there long term, harmless anyway, and the area has no appeal at all. But it's very close to the subway (though Harlem is far from Midtown even on the subway) and has a great gym (with free access for guests). Rooms are small, with bunk beds, there's only wifi in the lobby and no breakfast, but again, this in NYC,
Reviewed December 18, 2013
6.3
Good
Jarmo from Finland
Solo traveler
Standard Single Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2013
Convenient for a short stay”
cheap, location, easy access
Reviewed December 18, 2013
8.7
Excellent
Eva from United States
Solo traveler
Standard Single Room
Stayed 5 nights in December 2013
Affordable and more than efficient!”
The staff was INCREDIBLE! Everyone was amazingly nice and caring! The location was great! Literally less than a block to the subway. PRICE! NYC rates are crazy, YMCA made my trip possible!
I had a fabulous experience! And I will definitely come back and recommend this place to anyone going to NYC on a budget. Unlike a different review, first thing: nothing was stolen. I only had wonderful experiences here. Seriously, the staff was incredible. You could just tell everyone loved their job and was here to help. The room was small, very small, and the bed was what you'd find at a summer camp from grade school (thin mattress, single beds, kinda lumpy, cheap pillows). BUT the blanket was great and fluffy! And the room was always very clean and my bed was made every night when I came home! And the bathrooms were almost always available when I wanted to use one. There was one time in my 5 day stay where I had to go to a different floor to use the restroom, but that was no big deal. It took forever for the water to heat up, but once I figured that out, it was no problem either. I really can't say enough about how fabulous my experience was. I loved it.
Reviewed December 14, 2013
5.7
Paul-Marc from France
Solo traveler
Standard Single Room
Stayed 8 nights in November 2013
Cheap hotel ”
price, close to subway, in a safe place
Reviewed November 14, 2013
6.0
XI from China
Business traveler
Standard Single Room
Stayed 3 nights in October 2013
good location”
price location view
It is a good place for save your money and 30 minutes to W42 st time square
Reviewed November 07, 2013
6.0
XI from China
Business traveler
Standard Single Room
Stayed 6 nights in October 2013
Nice price ”
price location view
Nice price and nearby the subway station 2&3 about 30 mins to time square
Reviewed November 07, 2013
4.7
KAI from Singapore
Solo traveler
Standard Single Room
Stayed 5 nights in October 2013
Average”
Price, Price, Price
It was okay overall, considering the price I paid it was reasonable. Not very pleased with the common shower room as the door cannot be locked and there's is no partition at all so you could be showering next to a dude like what you see in prison. I would recommend the guest to use the showers located on the third floor gym which gives you some privacy. The water plumbing was under maintenance for the first two days, so sometimes we could not use the toliet, which was quite inconvenient.
Reviewed November 04, 2013
8.3
Excellent
Saba from Canada
Solo traveler
Standard Single Room
Stayed 3 nights in October 2013
My stay was great. I really enjoyed the experience”
It was exactly as it was shown in the pictures. The staff was friendly and helpful. The environment was very relaxed and there were students from all over the world.
The Hostel was exactly as it was shown to be in the pictures. I had booked a single room and they actually gave me a double (that is, with a bunk bed) to myself. I had read complaints about the bathrooms, but they were actually quiet clean. There is free wifi internet that can be accessed from the common rooms/lounges on the various floors. I was given free soaps, towels and the first day break fast was free too. Each room has a fridge, a desk and closet with extra quilts. I was somewhat apprehensive about the area, but the staff assured me that Harlem has changed alot over the last few years. I still felt that I should be cautious. However, the hostel is very close to the subway and its a good place to stay if you are merely going to be spending the night there. Plus, you'll meet a lot of other young international travellers.
Reviewed October 29, 2013
6.7
Good
Regina from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Standard Room with Bunk Bed
Stayed 3 nights in October 2013
Close to subways and good value for money”
transportation, value for money, easy access
staff was pretty friendly, very close to public transport, good for backpackers
Reviewed October 25, 2013
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