Distance: 0.3 mi from Lincoln Center - New York City
For visitors on a budget who want a prime New York City location, the 600-room West Side YMCA could do the job. The Upper West Side hostel provides minimum frills: expect dorm-style rooms and shared hallway bathrooms. There's free Wi-Fi and a small cafe, but the real highlight here is proximity to Central Park, Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Museum of Natural History, and Times Square, all while staying in one of New York's most desirable neighborhoods. A cozy lounge and Medieval-style architecture, plus epic views of Central Park, add overall ambiance. The West Side Y's expansive fitness facilities -- which are open to guests and local residents with Y memberships -- include exercise rooms, a basketball court, an indoor running track, two swimming pools, and scheduled classes.