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Overview of Harlem YMCA

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Desk, free WiFi, wheelchair access
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Desk, free WiFi, wheelchair access
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Harlem YMCA

2 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationApollo Theater12 min walk
    Popular LocationNew York Presbyterian Hospital3 min drive
    Popular LocationColumbia University8 min drive
    AirportNew York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.)33 min drive

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Standard Single Room

  • 70 sq ft
  • City view
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Standard Bunk

  • 70 sq ft
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Deluxe Bunk

  • 70 sq ft
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

About this area

New York

Located in New York's Harlem neighbourhood, Harlem YMCA is in the city centre and near the airport. George Washington Bridge and Carnegie Hall are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Central Park and Randall's Island Park. Check out an event or a game at Yankee Stadium, and consider making time for American Museum of Natural History, a top attraction not to be missed. Guests appreciate the hostel's location for the sightseeing. It's also convenient for public transportation: 135 St. Station (Malcolm X Blvd) is 3 minutes on foot and 135 St. Station (St. Nicholas Av.) is 8 minutes.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Apollo Theater - 12 min walk
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital - 3 min drive
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - 4 min drive
  • Mount Sinai Hospital - 4 min drive
  • Columbia University - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • 135 St. Station (Malcolm X Blvd) - 3 min walk
  • New York Harlem 125th St. Station - 19 min walk
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) - 34 min drive


  • American Legion Post 398 - 6 min walk
  • Sushi Inoue - 7 min walk
  • Astor Row Cafe - 7 min walk
  • Jacob Restaurant - 8 min walk
  • Lenox Coffee - 9 min walk

About this property

Harlem YMCA

New York hostel in Harlem, near Columbia University
Along with an indoor pool, this smoke-free hostel has a health club and a steam room. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a business centre, a 24-hour front desk and a computer station. All 90 rooms offer free WiFi, fridges and TVs with cable channels. Showers, desks and free toiletries are among the other amenities that guests will find. Bathrooms are shared.
Harlem YMCA offers 90 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with free toiletries. Televisions come with cable channels.

Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. This New York hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the hostel include an indoor pool, a health club and a steam room.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Things to do

  • Health club
  • Indoor pool
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Indoor pool
  • Fridge


  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 3 meeting rooms
  • Business centre
  • Computer station


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning


  • Free toiletries
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower


  • TV channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Desk

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The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.



Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 23 March 2020 to 31 December 2020 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 13 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 13 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: USD 10 per accommodation, per night.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards

We should mention

Children 13 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
Alcohol is not permitted at this property

Property is also known as

Harlem YMCA
Harlem YMCA Hostel
Harlem YMCA Hostel New York
Harlem YMCA New York
YMCA Harlem
The Harlem Ymca Hotel New York City
YMCA Hostel
Harlem YMCA New York
Harlem YMCA Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Harlem YMCA Hostel/Backpacker accommodation New York

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Harlem YMCA and receive a full refund?
Yes, Harlem YMCA offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Harlem YMCA cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Harlem YMCA have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool.
Is Harlem YMCA pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Harlem YMCA?
This hostel doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Harlem YMCA?
Check-in begins at 2:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Harlem YMCA?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is Harlem YMCA located?
Located in Harlem, this hostel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Apollo Theater, Columbia University and Yankee Stadium. Central Park and New York Presbyterian Hospital are also within 3 miles (5 km). 135 St. Station (Malcolm X Blvd) is only a 3-minute walk and 135 St. Station (St. Nicholas Av.) is 8 minutes.

Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 63 out of 409 reviews
5 - Excellent 15%
Rating 4 - Good. 113 out of 409 reviews
4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 119 out of 409 reviews
3 - Okay 29%
Rating 2 - Poor. 67 out of 409 reviews
2 - Poor 16%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 47 out of 409 reviews
1 - Terrible 11%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Liked: Amenities
Location is outstanding, upper staff is great. The staff at the desks are not to warm. As for reaching Expedia to discuss a charge Im still trying to talk with someone. Its been a week
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

3/5 Okay

Business traveller
Liked: Property conditions & facilities
convenient, quiet, but location needs more security
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property is very well located. I had a view to Downtown Manhattan
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2020

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Wont stay here again.
The room was ok. nothing like the photos. and i saw insects everywhere.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

2/5 Poor

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

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