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3.8 out of 5

"Central location but very regimented -couldn’t go to our room unless both rooms keys were shown by each of us ! Everything had an extra price " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 08 Nov 2019

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Quadruple Room, 2 Bunk Beds, Shared Bathroom

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Standard Bunk Room, Shared Bathroom

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Standard Single Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Bunk Room with Sink, Shared Bathroom

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Deluxe Bunk Room, Semi-Private Bathroom

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Deluxe Single Room, Semi-Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Hotel Description

The sightseeing around Vanderbilt YMCA gets good marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from United Nations Headquarters. Free WiFi in public areas, 2 indoor pools and a fitness centre are available. This 2-star hostel has 360 rooms over 10 floors. Free WiFi and cable TV channels are available in all rooms.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with cable TV, fridges and desks
  • Free WiFi
  • Take a swim in the 2 indoor pools
  • Amenities include a front-desk safe, meeting rooms and a computer
  • On-site recreation includes a fitness centre, a steam room and a sauna
  • Guests speak favourably about the WiFi and the location
  • Within a 10-minute walk of United Nations Headquarters and Chrysler Building

Vanderbilt YMCA ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Vanderbilt YMCA

Everyone (6) Students (1) Family (2)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 17 Dec 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Jan 2020 by Enrique

Thank you for your review. we hope to see you again soon.

3 out of 5
Central location but very regimented -couldn’t go to our room unless both rooms keys were shown by each of us ! Everything had an extra price

Posted by on 8 Nov 2019

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8 Feb 2020 by Enrique

Thank you for your review

4 out of 5
Pros: Good location; good value; clean and contemporary bathrooms; seemed professionally set up (more like a hotel than a hostel); common rooms (like a hostel) meant you could meet other people if you wanted to (and I did). Cons: Private room fairly basic (but expected at that price); bed rather hard; some bathroom maintenance issues (which I reported); charge for leaving luggage on check-out day (but $2/bag wasn't unreasonable); small, tired and soulless kitchen area with very little equipment (but maybe people steal things).

Posted by on 20 Oct 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Oct 2019 by Enrique

Thank you for your review

4 out of 5

Practical hotel in the heart of NYC

Pros: Cleanliness, location, price, security and privacy.
Cons: Customer service and friendliness of staff.
Location: It's on the quieter side of Manhattan & while everything can be reached easily via Subway.
It will be ultra difficult to find a 'hostel-priced' accommodation in the middle of Manhattan with the standards of YMCA Vanderbilt. For this price, you will likely get some stinky, shady hostels in the area or even in the suburbs of New York. But YMCA Vanderbilt is clean, quiet, no drunk teenies, with privacy and security, and is close to everything one would want to see in NYC. I booked a semi-private deluxe room. You have your compact single bed with mini tv, fridge and A/C, and enough drawers for a single guest. The bathroom is outside along the hall and immediately across my room so very still very convenient. Impressive is the super cleanliness of the bathroom (looks new or newly renovated) and the towels are REALLY clean. Again, not cheap standards. The best surprise - as guest you can use all the gym facilities for free - even the swimming pool! The staff, especially the night security, are not the most customer service-oriented. There's an old African American working in the security desk who treats people like idiot children rather than paying customers. Everyone else, like most busy New Yorkers, tends to come off as rushing and no time to show friendliness (although they seem to have sufficient time chatting personal stuff while customers wait). I highly recommend this to all backpackers who are fed-up with the typical bad hostel experiences and even non-backpackers who are on a budget trip.

Posted by on 8 Oct 2017

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 5 Nov 2019

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2 out of 5
La taille de la chambre 2 personnes trop mais vraiment trop petite, pas de penderie , Petite suggestion au lieu de mettre un bureau sans chaise qui ne sert à rien ne pas le mettre donnerai un peu de place . Les valises doivent rester au sol du coup impossible d’ouvrir la porte .

Posted by on 23 Sep 2019

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5 out of 5
Hotel super, tres bien pour petit budjet court ou moyen séjours

Posted by on 2 Apr 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Apr 2019 by Ken

Merci

4 out of 5
Die Unterkunft hat eine gute Lage. Es ist alles zu Fuß erreichbar. Zimmer sind klein, aber für eine Reise nach New York völlig ausreichend.

Posted by on 22 Sep 2018

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Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from 5 August 2020 to 31 December 2021 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

Vanderbilt YMCA offers its guests 2 indoor swimming pools, a sauna, and a fitness centre. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, vending machine, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Vanderbilt YMCA. This New York hostel is smoke free.

  • 360 guestrooms or units
  • 10 levels
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Computer for guest use
  • Television in lobby
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of indoor pools - 2
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) (27.5 km / 17.1 mi)
  • Train station: Grand Central - 42 St. Station (1.6 km / 1 mi)
  • Metro station: Lexington Av.-53 St. Station (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)

Room Amenities

Vanderbilt YMCA offers 360 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and shared/communal kitchens. Cable televisions are provided. This New York hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and free toiletries. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Communal kitchen access
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Fridge
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning

Nearby Activities

2 indoor swimming pools are on site along with a sauna and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Fitness classes on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Spa Services

  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No on-site parking is available. This property accepts credit cards. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Each guest room is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 48 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

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

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

  • Vanderbilt YMCA
  • Vanderbilt YMCA Hostel
  • Vanderbilt YMCA Hostel New York
  • Vanderbilt YMCA New York
  • YMCA Vanderbilt
  • New Vanderbilt Ymca York
  • The Vanderbilt Ymca Hotel New York City
  • Ymca New York
  • Vanderbilt YMCA New York
  • Vanderbilt YMCA Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Vanderbilt YMCA Hostel/Backpacker accommodation New York

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services. For reservations, contact the hostel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
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