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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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  • Room VERY noisy. When we went to complaint with the receptionist, all she said was “…Feb 27, 2020
  • Place is very noisy with noise which is coming mainly through the pipelines and then…Dec 15, 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

  • John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport (JFK) - 36 min drive
  • Liberty Intl. Airport (EWR) - 37 min drive
  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA) - 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 - 10 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 cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No onsite 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
  • Elevator
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Vanderbilt YMCA’s small print

Also known as

  • Vanderbilt YMCA
  • Vanderbilt YMCA Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Vanderbilt YMCA Hostel/Backpacker accommodation New York
  • 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


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 sanitizer.

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

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

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

This property accepts credit cards.

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 August 5 2020 to February 10 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 sanitizer, 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 onsite 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 Aretsky's Patroon (3-min walk), The Sea Fire Grill (3-min walk), and Sparks Steak House (3-min walk).
  • Is there an onsite casino at Vanderbilt YMCA?
    No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Resorts World Casino (19-min drive) is nearby.
  • 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 917 reviews

Good 6.0
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
ie5 night trip
Very Good 8.0
The people at the front desk were very useful!
Mario, ie3 night trip
Fair 4.0
Location was the only good thing about this property
ie1 night family trip
Good 6.0
A bit too Christian
I guess I knew what I was getting into (YMCA with bathroom facilities on the hallway), so given where it is and what it is, it was good and decent for the price. I suggest that people use the gym to shower — it’s much better than the stuff on the floor. But where this thing fails is the little things. There isn’t a reading light in the room — just a strong 200W ceiling light. The internet is CENSORED. Yes, in 2019 in New York City you can’t access a dating app on their Wi-Fi. Seriously? Is the “C” in “YMCA” still taken a face value? A bit hypocritical considering that the steam room in the gym locker rooms is a giant physical hook-up site... And, finally, a tip. The rooms have no facilities at all, not even sinks (I had expected there to be a sink). So go downstairs to the CVS pharmacy on 47th St and buy a gallon of bottled water. Drink the water and you’ve got a port-a-potty in case you need to pee in the middle of the night and don’t want to have to dress up, put shoes on, and walk 100m across three corridors to the facilities.
ie3 night trip
Very Good 8.0
My stay in Manhattan
Convenient Location, good rates for the location.
Stephen, ie7 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Great for short stays
Lovely staff from check-in to security to passing cleaners in the hall. All so lovely. Room and shared bathrooms where clean and I had no issues being disrupted by other guests. I did have the issue of VERY loud banging pipes which I was aware of thanks to other reviews so was prepared for but couldnt have handled more than the single night I stayed. I would stay here again as single nights but not longer as its hard to get quality sleep.
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
A great property. Security is excellent, gym facilities extremely useful for someone who needs to maintain their gym schedule. Beds are a bit stiff for my taste, but beside that, a great hotel with a bit of a hostel feel
JohnCyzycki, us4 night trip
Very Good 8.0
All as expected for a stay at the Y. Only issue -ongoing- is the noises made by the heat radiators, especially on level 6. Expect to be disturbed/awoken from the clanging when they heat up!
au14 night trip
Good 6.0
The skale to the uper bed olmast dangerus, the toilet not clean, They charge for lagahes if you need to leave them there gor some time, after checking out
Dimitrios, ca2 night family trip
Good 6.0
Good locaion in midtown, small rooms but it is clean. It is like a hostel. It have a small kitchen and loundry in 4th and 3th floor.
MP, us2 night trip

Vanderbilt YMCA