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1 room, 2 adults

Vanderbilt YMCA

2-star2 stars
224 East 47th Street, New York, NY, 10017, United States of America

Hostel with 2 indoor pools, near United Nations Headquarters
  • Free WiFi
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  • The hostel was terrible! The only good point was they made the bed everyday didn’t empty…Dec 15, 2019
  • For the price the room was good and clean. There were no cooking facilities on the floor…Nov 30, 2019

Vanderbilt YMCA

  • Standard Single Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Bunk Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Deluxe Single Room, Semi-Private Bathroom
  • Deluxe Bunk Room, Semi-Private Bathroom
  • Standard Bunk Room with Sink, Shared Bathroom
  • Quadruple Room, 2 Bunk Beds, Shared Bathroom

What’s around Vanderbilt YMCA


  • In Midtown
  • United Nations Headquarters - 7-min walk
  • Chrysler Building - 8-min walk
  • Grand Central Terminal - 9-min walk
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral - 12-min walk
  • Rockefeller Center - 13-min walk
  • Times Square - 16-min walk
  • Museum of Modern Art - 16-min walk

Getting around

  • New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) 34-min drive
  • Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) 35-min drive
  • New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) 24-min drive
  • New York, NY (NYS-Skyports Seaplane Base) 3-min drive
  • Teterboro, NJ (TEB) 16-min drive
  • Linden, NJ (LDJ) 27-min drive
  • Grand Central - 42 St. Station 9-min walk
  • New York W 32nd St. Station 27-min walk
  • Long Island City Station 3-min drive
  • Lexington Av.-53 St. Station 7-min walk
  • 51 St. Station 11-min walk
  • 47 - 50 Sts - Rockefeller Center Station 13-min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 360 rooms
  • Arranged over 10 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No on-site parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Things to do
  • Number of indoor pools - 2
  • Fitness facilities
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Assistive listening devices available
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Polish
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Vanderbilt YMCA’s small print

Also known as

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


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 guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitisation guidelines.

Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

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

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Vanderbilt YMCA

  • Does Vanderbilt YMCA offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Vanderbilt YMCA does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is Vanderbilt YMCA currently open?
    This property is closed from 5 August 2020 to 10 February 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Vanderbilt YMCA?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Vanderbilt YMCA?
    Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Vanderbilt YMCA.
  • Is there a pool at Vanderbilt YMCA?
    Yes, there are 2 indoor pools.
  • Are pets allowed at Vanderbilt YMCA?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Vanderbilt YMCA?
    You can check in starting at 3 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Vanderbilt YMCA?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Sparks Steak House (3-min walk), Smith & Wollensky (3-min walk) and The Smith (5-min walk).
  • What is there to do near Vanderbilt YMCA?
    Recommended spots to visit include United Nations Headquarters (7-min walk) and Chrysler Building (8-min walk), along with Grand Central Terminal (9-min walk) and St. Patrick's Cathedral (12-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 1,015 reviews

Fair 4.0
Do not stay here
Rooms are dreadful. I booked a deluxe bunk room and was given what could only be described as a prison cell. The staff are rude and unhelpful. They relay loud announcements into your room at all hours and the building is generally noisy with doors banging at all hours. It does have good fitness facilities, however you have to pay $10 a day on top of your room price regardless if you want to use it or not. The location is good. All in all not worth the price they charge (approx £100 a night) for a basic hostel facility with staff that need some serious training in basic customer service.
Christina, gb6 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
It’s fun to stay at the YMCA
Good location, stayed here just as a place to crash after exploring the city and was ideal. Bunk rooms are small but if you just need a bed for the night it is no problem! Get what you pay for. Didn’t use the gym/pool but looked impressive and was included. Would stay again.
gb2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Glenn, gb3 night trip
Fair 4.0
It was a very cramped room with very poor air con and unfriendly staff
Jonathan, gb4 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Great but if you like a warm bed?
All was good except not enough in terms of blankets. I did ask for an extra blanket but was still cold. Other than that everything was fine.
Gary, gb3 night trip with friends
Fair 4.0
Not worth the savings
the Bathrooms are filthy and not well maintained. the rooms are old and smelly - even keeping the windows open doesn't help. The front desk staff are unobservant and the security staff too worried about eating pizza. one positive? this last room I stayed in had hangers!
s g, gb1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect location and excellent value for what you pay. Ideal if it just want a bed for the night a rooms are small. But clean and warm with all the prestige transfers Wi-Fi
NICOLA, gb4 night trip
Good 6.0
Hostel with a large gym facility.
Lounge and counter areas are very small and shabby. The warming pipes inside the room emit strange loud hammering sound.
gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great, reliable stay
Super clean, super tiny room with effective air conditioning. The refrigerator in the room is a great touch and there are several drawers for storage. The bathrooms are cleaned daily to a high standard. The bed is definitely not very comfortable and the pillow is thin. The Wi-Fi is reliable, the staff is helpful, and being able to use the athletic facilities is an incredible perk. It's a quick walk to a bus and an easy walk to the subway. There's a supermarket around the corner and a CVS (or maybe Duane Reade?) at the end of the block. I stay here whenever I'm in the city because it is definitely the best value for your money.
Heather, gb5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very good for the price.
christopher, gbBusiness trip

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