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The Vanderbilt YMCA

224 East 47th St., New York City, NY 10017
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The Vanderbilt YMCA
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

To be honest, this is my worst experience so far with a hotel/hostel. Why? - Customer service: terrible! They're not friendly, no smiles and make you feel like you beg them for a place to sleep (for FREE) - The room is small, noisy and I can even hear every single word of the room next door - The heater... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I recommend calling to confirm availability before booking online. I booked online, but found out subsequently there was not actually a room available (though they offered me a room at the Greenpoint location).

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was small, but I was only there to sleep and take a shower, out most of the day. The place was surprisingly quiet when I was in my room. Bathrooms and showers, even though shared, was basically available at all time I was there. No need to wait or line up to use any of the amenities. Location was... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a member of the YMCA and I got a 10% discount of the already reasonable price. The staff were all amazingly friendly and i was happy to be able to use the pool to do my laps in the morning. They held onto my luggage for free as I checked in too early and for $2, they held... More 

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Odense, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My impression of the place was a bit too big and busy for my taste. I prefer a small and cosy hostel. This was huge and clean and very effective, but lacked in personality. Also I had 67 steps to walk to go to the rest room. That is too far.

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Writing this on behalf of my 15 year old daughter who has just got back from a school trip. Hostel is in a great location, however that is the only positive. Staff were very rude to the school party several times for no good reason. These are all good polite kids who were disgusted in the way they were spoken... More 

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california usa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Great location,great value,i would stay there again,sometime the internet does not work,and the heater makes a loud noise but i was so tire that after the second night i got used it.I was there for 4 days.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Excellent hostel location allows you to be instantly in the middle of the action in Manhattan. The hostel has a very friendly staff, excellent is also the possibility of relaxation in the fitness center and sauna.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
23 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The YMCA was an ideal choice of accommodation for 24 students on a half term break. Perfect location within easy walking distance of all the main attractions. The double rooms were small, some very small and incredibly hot and basic but all very clean and just what was needed for a school trip. All of our rooms had bunk beds... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stayed at the YMCA purely out of practicality - it was the most affordable hotel we could find and perfectly located, just a few minutes walk from grand central station and about 20 minutes from Times Square. The room was very small and basic but very clean and had everything we needed, with two bunk beds, a tv and... More 

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