Vanderbilt YMCA Hostel

Vanderbilt YMCA Hostel

224 East 47th Street, Midtown East, New York (NY), United States, 10017
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    Guest reviews

    7.1
    Very good
    /10
    (584 reviews)See what guests said
    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Great location and place to stay."

    Amy

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    October 2, 2018

    7.3
    Very good value for money
    Recommended by 82% of guests

    Property highlights

    • 400 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of New York (NY)

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    Excellent
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    8.7
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    Excellent location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
    Nearby
    Popular
  • Dag-Hammarskjold Plaza Greenmarket110 m
  • United Nations Headquarters190 m
  • Leyla's240 m
  • Episcopal Church Center310 m
  • Church of Saint Agnes360 m
  • United Nations University370 m
  • Daily News Building380 m
  • Bridge Kitchenware400 m
  • Ford Foundation Building430 m
  • Grand Central Market440 m
  • Value for money7.3
    Location rating8.7
    Nearest airportLaGuardia Airport (LGA)
    Distance to airport8.6 km
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    Single / Deluxe
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    • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed
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    • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed
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    • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Deluxe (Double)
    Deluxe (Double)
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    • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Quad - 2 Bunk Beds
    Quad - 2 Bunk Beds
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 bunk beds
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    Double Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Double Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
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    • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Bunks Room - Shared Bath MA - Member Fee Exclusive
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    Bunks   Room - With Sink And Shared Bath MA - Member Fee Exclusive
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    What people love about the property

    • 7.6
      Very good

      "Great location, 10mins walk to Times Square & 5mins walk to UN."

      Chen

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      October 18, 2018

    • 7.6
      Very good

      "Good location in midtown, near UN headquarter, quiet place but far from metro station and bus stop (200-800m to nearby stations)."

      Lam D.

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      July 6, 2018

    • 7.2
      Very good

      "Good location."

      kee

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      November 14, 2016

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    6.4
    Good

    "Good location."

    Victoria

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    December 18, 2016

    An overview

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    What they offer

    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Location and budget friendly hotel"

    Macy B.

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    September 9, 2018

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    Nearest essentials

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    What to eat nearby

    American cuisine
    American cuisine
    Sparks Steak House
    100 m American, Barbecue, Seafood
    The Harp Raw Bar & Grill
    150 m American, Bar, Irish
    The Perfect Pint Public House
    160 m American, Bar, Irish
    Italian cuisine
    Italian cuisine
    Ristorante Grifone
    100 m Italian
    Chazz Palminteri Ristorante Italiano
    130 m Italian
    Latrattoria Pizza
    200 m Italian
    Bar
    Bar
    Bierhaus NYC
    200 m Bar, European, German
    Peter Dillon's
    620 m Bar
    Pod 39
    660 m Bar, Mexican

    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 (584)Booking.com Reviews (5397)
    7.1
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    10
    Cleanliness7.0
    Facilities7.0
    Location8.7
    Room comfort and quality5.8
    Service6.8
    Value for money7.3
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    8.4
    Excellent
    Haslinda from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Single / Deluxe
    Stayed 1 night in July 2018
    Best Value in whole of NYC”
    Right smack in the action of NYC. Walking distance or rent a bike to anywer! Very clean! But my aircon was kinda hot in summer. the membership fee is a bummer.. charged whether u use it or not! a lot of ppl traffic due their daily activities and crowd bookings. But you can never get this price at this location. I got a single room for my one night solo in NYC.
    Reviewed August 27, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Vicki from United States
    Family with teens
    Bunk Bed Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018
    Clean, close to Rockfeller Center small rooms with a tv and shared bathrooms ”
    Pros great price in the heart of the city Cons shared bathroom but that doesn’t bother us when there are more than one shower, toilet and sinks so multiple people can be in there at once. ( reminds me of a college dorm)
    Reviewed December 07, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    STEPHEN from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Single
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2018
    great location”
    well as new york as got more expensive for the single traveller, this is a great option, but the price does goe up and down, location is the greatest assett 47th ten mins from grand central station and 15 from times square and just around the corner from the United Nations with plenty of food outlets 24 hour drug stores and local bars its always felt safe and well lit up. from newark airport get the newark express stops on 41st then walk down. from jfk most companys will drop you off near vanderbilt, one way streets in operation 24 hour operation security and some one on the desk till midnight let them know your arrival time rooms are small but comfortablebut they have got rid of the coat hooksand you do have a tv in your room and fridge heating in winter is very hot showers are on each floor there are some private shower rooms toilets are in washroom could be next improvement they also have 2 floors of semi private ropoms and washrooms you pay more with kitchen area and lounge d
    Reviewed November 26, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Amy from United States
    Solo traveler
    Single
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2018
    Great place and location ”
    Great location and place to stay. It’s everything you need if you’re in NYC to sightsee and not stay in your room. Rooms and restrooms were very clean. The only thing that could have been a little cleaner was the hallways. I was on the 9th floor and it was pretty quiet. Not a big fan of NYC but if I come back on my own dime I’ll stay here again.
    Reviewed October 02, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Omer from Israel
    Solo traveler
    Premium Single
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018
    YMCA is a high standard hostel with an international atmosphere ”
    The hostel is well equipped as you’ve got everything you need. Gym is great, also the laundry room and the kitchen. House keeping does it’s work well, as the rooms are very clean, and so the showers are. You can actually feel the cosmopolitan city by seeing all the guests that attend the YMCA! I would recommend this place, it is worth the money. Location is great; neighborhood is awesome.
    Reviewed October 02, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Maria from Ireland
    Solo traveler
    Single / Deluxe
    Stayed 4 nights in September 2018
    Shopping weekend”
    Perfect location. Rooms are not glitz and glamour but perfect for a short stay including g a fridge which was great. Very clean. Walking distance of everything or 3 blocks from shuttle to Times Square. Note there is an additional 10 dollar charge per night when you arrive which is mandatory. It would be better to include this in payment at start.
    Reviewed September 17, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Serhiy from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Single / Deluxe
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018
    Perfect location, quite clean, I would do it again”
    Perfect location, quite clean, I would do it again
    Reviewed January 09, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Serhiy from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Single / Deluxe
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018
    Perfect location, quite clean, I would do it again”
    Perfect location, quite clean, I would do it again
    Reviewed January 09, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Muhammad from Indonesia
    Family with teens
    Quad - 2 Bunk Beds
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018
    Excellent”
    at check in they our room info is not available and will be upgraded to a better room by having to add $ 10 but it turns out the room provided is the same as the initial room on the booking.
    Reviewed December 31, 2018
    9.0
    Exceptional
    M from United States
    Business traveler
    Single
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2016
    convenient and inexpensive”
    location, cleanliness, security
    If you are looking for an inexpensive (for midtown Manhattan), secure, and clean place to stay, this is it. Single room is very small but quite adequate. Shared bathrooms and showers are immaculate. You also have access to the recreation center and pool. Only complaint is a very noisy heating system with very loud clanking pipes that awoke me almost hourly. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Lots of reasonable options for eating nearby.
    Reviewed January 23, 2016
    8.7
    Excellent
    Thuy from Vietnam
    Solo traveler
    Single
    Stayed 5 nights in August 2014
    Location location location”
    Loation, clean, gym
    I have nothing to complain about. It's located just about 10 minute walk to the subway. The room and shared bathrooms are really clean. Love the gym. For some people, the room might be small but it's perfect for me. I will definitely stay there again when I'm in NYC.
    Reviewed August 17, 2014
    8.3
    Excellent
    Silvia from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Single
    Stayed 5 nights in April 2013
    Super convenient & safe location”
    Location, location, location
    Great! They offer self laundry service under USD5. Internet at minimum of USD2 including printing documents for 2 mins. Convenient location with very reasonable price which is perfect for seeing the city. I will definitely recommend this hostal to any budget solo traveller.
    Reviewed April 23, 2013
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Ana from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Single
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2012
    Convenient, efficient, great location!”
    Cheap but clean, safe, & secure, convenient location, free wifi, wonderful service!
    I wouldn't hesitate to recommend YMCA Vanderbilt to any of my budget-conscious friends who want to experience NYC without breaking the bank. I arrived at around 7 am & was unable to check in immediately, but the hotel let me store my bags free. They even let me have a quick shower & change of clothes, which felt like heaven. My room was small but comfortable, with a TV, fridge, a/c, heater, desk, and sufficient space for storage. I was booked very near the restroom & never had to wait to get a shower stall. The hotel's on E 47th St, walking distance from iconic NY locations such as 5th Ave, Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, the Waldorf, & Grand Central Terminal. Subways are on 53rd & Lex or Grand Central. If I didn't feel like walking, I used my unlimited weekly MetroCard to take the bus, which conveniently stopped every few blocks but took a bit longer. For the price, the hotel was perfectly located & I felt very safe because of their round-the-clock security. My only regret was not being able to try the facilities, but I'm not really sure if guests can use them. Still, the YMCA brand gave me a lot of confidence in booking the hotel.
    Reviewed December 25, 2012
    8.7
    Excellent
    SHARON from Malaysia
    Couple
    Bunk Bed Room
    Stayed 4 nights in November 2012
    Great Location but small rooms”
    Location
    I am very happy to choose YMCA as my hotel. By the way, this was my first time to US and impressed with the hotel location and overall. I am sure to recommend this YMCA hotel to all my friends who plan to travel to NYC
    Reviewed November 23, 2012
    8.0
    Excellent
    yifat from Israel
    Solo traveler
    Single
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2012
    Lovely hotel and service with a smile”
    close to the center, has a gym and a swimming pool, room with a refrigerator and a cable t.v.
    I arrived early, and was told they do not have an early arrival option (even though I sent a special request), but at least they were kind enough to let me shower and leave my luggage at the luggage room. When I entered my room, the air condition didn't really work, so they sent the maintenance guy up really quick. He said it's best that I change my room, so they gave a different room shortly, which was better than the previous one, since it was closer to the bathroom. There are shared bathroom, clean, and most of the time free. I'm very picky and clean, so I brought my own bed linens, but the room was also clean, and the staff were nice! If you're on budget, than this is the place!
    Reviewed August 08, 2012
    7.6
    Very good
    Jessica from Canada
    Couple
    Bunk Bed Room
    Stayed 6 nights in December 2018
    Pretty good for a hostel, except tiny kitchen”
    Loved that the rooms had TVs, small fridge & house keeping. Great to have all the YMCA facilities available too. But no room safe/locker, $10 addit. 'membership' fee per day, dodgy room cards kept breaking, and no signs to actually sit on the toilet seat (so dirty often). Lowest points for the kitchen and laundry. One tiny kitchen for the entire building, with no knives, one chopping board, and limited cookware/crockery/etc. The laundry machines are good. However, advertised as taking card payment, which never worked. Desk staff don't give quarters, so had to trek through the neighborhood looking for a shop that would give change. Either fix the card payments or get a change machine!!
    Reviewed December 29, 2018
    6.8
    Good
    Lim
    Solo traveler
    Single
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018
    Value for money - individual room, good location”
    Pro - individual room with TV, air con and heater. Suitable for solo traveler Con - need to pay for placement of luaggue, need to show room key to enter the property. Reception not friendly when we asked if we can early check-in at 11am.
    Reviewed December 10, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    MARIE from United Arab Emirates
    Solo traveler
    Bunk Bed Room
    Stayed 5 nights in August 2018
    Can't beat the location!”
    Rooms are small, bathrooms are shared but... you are in Midtown and that's all what matters. Specially for first timers who just wanna be on a place where you can walk everywhere. The bathrooms are super clean and the staff is nice. Spoke to E. Colon for a special request and he was simply amazing! Totally recommended and in my opinion it's not you get what you paid for. For Manhattan, you are getting more than what you paid for.
    Reviewed August 07, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Kirsty from United Kingdom
    Group
    Bunk Bed Room
    Stayed 7 nights in June 2018
    Comfortable but basic”
    The best part about it was the mattresses we had in out room, they were really comfortable, great after a long day of sightseeing/shopping we had no trouble sleeping! The bedrooms were basic, but had AC, a chest of drawers, fridge, TV and a bunk bed. The bed didn't have a ladder so you had to climb up using the footboard slats and a chair.... The wash rooms were very basic, but there was hot water and everything you need. For us the best bit was the location and the price. The location was great for us as we mainly visited Manhattan, the YMCA in midtown 47th St 3rd Avenue, it was about a 20 minute walk over to 8th avenue for time square/ broadway and about 5-10 minutes walk to grand central station, 15 mins up to central park. We actually ended up walking most places, even down to Wall Street, but we did get the subway back! The most annoying thing about walking is having to cross the street every block!! Can add a lot of time onto a journey.
    Reviewed June 14, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Angelette from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Bunk Bed Room
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2018
    Great location!”
    The location is great. Subways stations are nearby and very accessible to the top tourist spots. Luggage storage is available in the lobby for $2/bag for the whole day which is great if you arrive early for the check-in time, 3pm. Just drop off your luggage and explore the city without the hassle of carrying your luggage. They also charge $10 accommodation fee/day. This is not included when you book online. What they do is they deactivate your key card the night before. So, when you go to the security, they'll tell you that you've been locked out of your room , you need to talk to the reception in the morning and they will take your passport or your ID from you. Ridiculous! Why don't they just include it in the booking fee or tell upfront that you need to pay this amount of money when you check out. They want to make sure you're paying this before you go. Other than that, it's a great and cheap location to rest after a busy day touring the city.
    Reviewed June 05, 2018
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