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The Vanderbilt YMCA

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   224 East 47th St., New York City, NY 10017 (Manhattan)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I thought i'd be nice to get a 2 bed private room for our NYC vacation from College. They were nice enough to let us put our luggage in a room while being too early for check in. They also let us know that tip is appreciated. Our room was on the 9th floor of a 10 floor building that... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A friend and I stayed at this hostel for one night. Our goal was to have a place to crash after a night of exploring the city for the first time. We were both pleasantly surprised with what we found at the Vanderbuilt YMCA. The location was perfect! We felt SO safe. Security was tight and on 24 hours a... More

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Delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for a few days in June 2014 in a single room. Its just about the right size for a single person with a little luggage and while the room is clean, the YMCA is very conveniently located and the staff are quite nice, the common bathroom and toilet facilities could do better. There are three shower cubicles... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have just left New York after a 3 night stay at the Vanderbilt. I have to say I loved it! So close to all amenities, Duane read pharmacies on most blocks, (24hour) heaps of cafés, bars, shops, even GNC for the body lovers like me. Best of all only 5 blocks from the closest subway. I had a private... More

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Stockholm
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we were disappointed about this place. the room was so little, narrow and not so special clean. floor in the bathroom was full of water, show sinks do not work, some o toilet does not work o it was definitely not clean. staff was not so nice. we do not recommend this place to anyone

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent a week solo here and I had the chance to stay in 2 types of rooms. Location: Vanderbilt YMCA is located midway between 2 metro stations and it's a 5 blocks 7-10walk to either. The neighborhood felt rather safe, thus there's no problems with walking back from the the train stations at night. There's a 24hr grocery shop... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The customer service at this hostel is probably the worst I have received in my life. No one wanted to help us, staff would ignore us as we stood at the counter and any response was often with an irritated tone. There was one staff member who was quite lovely and helpful, but every other member of staff were extremely... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here because of budget but would steer well clear next time. Room was exceedingly small with an ancient looking radiator that banged and gurgled all night..think eraser head !! People constantly shouting out of windows all night coupled with the sounds of sirens ( well this is NY ) but little to no soundproofing. Shower and toilet area not... More

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Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked the single normal room in july 2014 and these are my opinions. First of all they made me wait from 11AM till 3PM because the room is not ready and I cannot checkin. If you want to leave the luggage they charge you 2$/per/bag. When I came back at 3PM they gave me a dirty room with sheets... More

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Additional Information about The Vanderbilt YMCA

Address: 224 East 47th St., New York City, NY 10017
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Midtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Vanderbilt YMCA 2*
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Also Known As:
The Vanderbilt Ymca Hotel New York City
Ymca Vanderbilt
Ymca New York
New Vanderbilt Ymca York
Vanderbilt Ymca New York
Ymca Nyc

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