Vanderbilt YMCA Hostel
Vanderbilt YMCA Hostel
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10.0
Exceptional

"Clean, simple, good location n having big gym.??"

Lie W.

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November 14, 2017

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What guests are saying:
all is good
sylvie from United States
Solo traveler
Great gym with friendly staff, if you want to escape times square its a great option , its a quieter part of the city with a lot of office block and less tourists, bathrooms were clean would stay here again.
Mark from Ireland
Solo traveler
Clean, simple, good location n having big gym..😊
Lie from Indonesia
Solo traveler
One security guy was rude. I don’t remember his name but he was African American chubby guy.
Ayesha from Canada
Group
VERY GOOD
DONGJOO from South Korea
Solo traveler
The shared washrooms were very clean and they were always empty when I used them. It was in a great location, and the beds were surprisingly comfortable! The only thing is, the security desk staff are very rude and YELL at you.
Janine from Canada
Couple
Excellent
Thu from Vietnam
Solo traveler
Rare to find a truly affordable place to stay in Midtown. It was a sacrifice to have shared bathrooms, but I’d book thos place again.
Ana from Philippines
Solo traveler
Although the room is small, it is very nice and clean. Totally value for money
Thu from Vietnam
Solo traveler
I have stayed at the Vanderbilt on a few occasions and each time I am taken with the extremely pleasant staff. Check-in, security, phone contacts - all extremely agreeable and nice. Great location, clean comfortable room.
Vivian from United States
Solo traveler

Vanderbilt YMCA Hostel

Excellent location
- Inside city center
- What's nearby?
Very good
From 561 reviewsSee what guests said
7.1
/
10
Very good value for money
7.3
Recommended by 82% of guests
Value for money7.3
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportLaGuardia Airport (LGA)
Distance to airport8.6 km
  • 400 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of New York (NY)

  • Sauna

Room choices
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Single / Deluxe
Single / Deluxe
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  • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Single
Single
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  • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Bunk Bed Room
Bunk Bed Room
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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
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunks Room - Shared Bath MA - Member Fee Exclusive
Bunks Room - Shared Bath MA - Member Fee Exclusive
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
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Bunks   Room - With Sink And Shared Bath MA - Member Fee Exclusive
Bunks Room - With Sink And Shared Bath MA - Member Fee Exclusive
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
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Deluxe Room with Bunk Beds - MA - Member Fee Exclusive
Deluxe Room with Bunk Beds - MA - Member Fee Exclusive
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
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Standard Quad - MA - Member Fee Exclusive
Standard Quad - MA - Member Fee Exclusive
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
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What people love about the property

  • 8.0
    Very good

    "Good price and comfortable bed."

    Mohammad

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    October 10, 2016

  • 6.4
    Good

    "This place is location friendly and price friendly for NYC."

    Marija

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    September 29, 2016

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "Very very very good"

    Mohamed

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    July 23, 2016

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9.2
Exceptional

"Great location and clean room."

Kongkan

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November 29, 2016

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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 they offer

8.0
Very good

"Clean and comfortable"

UKRIT

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March 23, 2017

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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 (561)Booking.com Reviews (5260)
7.1
/
10
Cleanliness7.0
Facilities7.0
Location8.6
Room comfort and quality5.8
Service6.8
Value for money7.3
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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
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
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
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
4.4
Willy from Philippines
Group
Bunk Bed Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2018
Poor wifi”
Poor WiFi, small room, incompetent receptionist!
Reviewed November 28, 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
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
10.0
Exceptional
BOO from Malaysia
Business traveler
Bunks Room - Shared Bath PK
Stayed 2 nights in November 2018
nice”
very good
Reviewed November 12, 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
7.2
Very good
Robert
Solo traveler
Single
Stayed 1 night in November 2018
Good price for location”
Staff couldn't find my reservation and wanted to charge me twice. Would like to speak to someone at Agoda about this.
Reviewed December 02, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Lydia from Malaysia
Business traveler
Single
Stayed 1 night in November 2018
Bathroom ”
Good generally but need to ensure the bathroom curtains were up as there were only 2 cubicles but 1 had no curtain doors.
Reviewed November 22, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Torange from United States
Business traveler
Premium Room with Bunk Beds
Stayed 4 nights in November 2018
Great location, clean, excelelnt concierge services”
What more can I say? Daily house-keeping and friendly staff, private and clean bathrooms, and affordable airport shuttle that picked me up right in front of the door... I'll be back.
Reviewed November 17, 2018
7.6
Very good
Chen from United States
Group
Bunk Bed Room
Stayed 3 nights in October 2018
Not too bad, not too good”
Great location, 10mins walk to Times Square & 5mins walk to UN. There’s Wendy’s McDonald and Gong Cha opens till late night, also best bagel Ess-a-bagel is 2 blocks away. Room is small, can’t fit luggage bigger than a carry-on. But it’s neat & quiet at night & has a tv. Overall not too bad.
Reviewed October 18, 2018
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