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The Vanderbilt YMCA
Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

If you don't book directly over their homepage you can get good deals, same prices as the hostels but you get a private room (but still bunk beds). The location is great, safe and lot of places are in walking distance. Rooms are small but you probably fall asleep right as you come back from a whole day of sightseeing. Staff is helpful. Would book it again.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

If you're on a budget it's simple but ideal for a few nights stay. Security is always on duty and it seemed a safe place. The things that let it down are that staff aren't too friendly and on check out theres a pointless and difficult machine to allow you to store luggage.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

New York city is traditionally an expensive place so fairly reasonable accomodations are hard to find. The YMCA Vanderbilt is a nice option if you are on a budget trip.
The hotel is clean and organized. Its main lobby is spacious and there's a gym which you can use during most part of the day and later shower in the hotel dresser.
The rooms are rather small but convinently equipped with air conditioning and a fridge.
Shower rooms and restrooms are outside the room but that poses no problem as they are normally tidy and clean.
I'd say the only drawback about the YMCA Vanderbilt is that rooms are available for check in after 3pm only so if you arrive earlier you have to wait. Overall the hotel is OK.

Room Tip: Best rooms are those until the 4th floor as the wireless internet only works well up until the 4th f...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

I had a very good three week stay at the hostel with a comfortable room that included TV and Fridge and close to the shared bathroom and showers. I loved being able to use the gym which has two pools as well as equipment and lots of classes and was able to do water aerobics several nights.They are reasonably priced and the staff was very nice to me. The location is incredible just a block from the United Nations and the East River and a quick 10 minute or less walk to Grand Central station. The wifi was free and they have two lounges for relaxing outside your room and there is also a large laundry room where you can wash and dry clothes for free a great advantage. I would recommend it to any budget travel who wants to be in Midtown.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

It is a hostel so no one was expecting The Ritz. The rooms were basic but clean, the staff were on hand to help and it did have modern facilities. It is in a good location but to be honest for me any where in New York City would have been a good location.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Matthew P
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Hostel owners: with a small effort you could make it great

I stayed there with my university students (architectural field-trip in NY) so the excellent location mattered.

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Location: Excellent!
Staff: Most of them very helpful
Rooms: Very small and basic, but ok..
Problem: Some of the rooms had bed bugs. Don't freak out - only a few of the rooms, and we were a big group - so the problem is not too spread.

Hostel owners/managers: Please get rid of the bed bugs and we may bring our students again.
Also: Please refurbish the shower rooms so that there a little bit more privacy.

Room Tip: - Check VERY carefully that there are no bed bugs in/on/under the mattress+pillows before you move y...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Staying at Vanderbilt YMCA changed my idea about a "non profit" organization. I was hoping for a friendly and fun place, I got the opposite. Mainly foreigner students, staying monthly.
The staff made me feel horrible, like if they were doing me a favor just by talking to me. The building itself so as the location, were nice and exactly what you paid for. For the staff, I rather pay more than stay there again.

Room Tip: Ask to stay on the 4th floor, same as the bathroom, but no internet signal working.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about The Vanderbilt YMCA

Address: 224 E 47th St, New York City, NY 10017-2102
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 163 Specialty Lodging in New York City
Price Range: $77 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Vanderbilt YMCA 2*
Number of rooms: 400
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