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Desk, free WiFi, wheelchair access
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Desk, free WiFi, wheelchair access
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Guest reviews

412 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Air conditioning
Business Services


Explore the area

Popular LocationColumbia University8 min drive
Popular LocationCentral Park9 min drive
Popular LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art17 min drive
AirportNew York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.)28 min drive

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  • Standard Single Room

    Room amenities

    • 70 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsStandard Single Room
  • Standard Bunk

    Room amenities

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

    Room amenities

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

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 Columbus Circle 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 Central Park Zoo, a top attraction not to be missed. Our guests appreciate the hostel's location for the sightseeing. It's also convenient for public transport: 135 St. Station (Malcolm X Blvd) is 3 minutes by foot and 135 St. Station (St. Nicholas Av.) is 8 minutes.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Columbia University - 8 min drive
  • Central Park - 9 min drive
  • Bronx Zoo - 16 min drive
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art - 17 min drive
  • Lincoln Center - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • 135 St. Station (Malcolm X Blvd) - 3 min walk
  • New York Harlem 125th St. Station - 19 min walk
  • New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) - 32 min drive

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. Guests can surf the web using 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.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • Discounted parking nearby

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 requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in reception

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning


  • Free toiletries
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower


  • TV channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Desk



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. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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

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 Hostel
YMCA Hostel
Harlem YMCA
The Harlem Ymca Hotel New York City
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 this property have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
This hostel doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at this hostel?
Check-in begins at 2:00 PM.
What time is check-out at this property?
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.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Harlem YMCA

Guest rating
412 reviews
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition
3.0 out of 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
3.0 out of 5 Okay
  • Liked: Property conditions & facilities

convenient, quiet, but location needs more security

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020
5.0 out of 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
2.0 out of 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
2.0 out of 5 Poor
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    Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020