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By a verified traveler on Sat 15 Jun 2019

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Hotel Description

Hostel near United Nations Headquarters in New York

In New York

Within a 10-minute walk of this Midtown hostel, you'll find United Nations Headquarters and Chrysler Building. Also, Grand Central Terminal is within half a mile (1 km) and St. Patrick's Cathedral is within 2 miles (3 km).

2 indoor pools

This hostel's 2 indoor pools and gym are among the featured amenities. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the sauna and conveniences like a 24-hour front desk and laundry facilities.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

In addition to TVs with cable channels, the 360 guestrooms offer free WiFi and refrigerators. Safes, ironing boards, and desks are also available.

Quadruple Room, 2 Bunk Beds, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Bunk Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Single Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Bunk Room with Sink, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Bunk Room, Semi-Private Bathroom

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Single Room, Semi-Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Vanderbilt YMCA ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Vanderbilt YMCA

Everyone (3)
3 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 6, 2020

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Feb 9, 2020 by Enrique

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4 out of 5
This property is a YMCA, the rooms are more similar to a hostel than a hotel. The rooms are very small. Clean. Small window air conditioner. I had a "deluxe" room with semi-private bathroom. I have to explain, since I didn't understand from the description. There would be about 30 rooms on each floor and 8 bathrooms for each floor (for the deluxe rooms). They were clean, with large showers. The only problem, with so many people using them for showering (in a.m.) the floors would eventually be full of water. You are only given 1 towel per person in your room. Your best bet is to use the shower, towels, wet/dry sauna in the gym facilities. You also have access to all the other gym equipment and pools. These are all very good. Small kitchen, lounge areas, microwaves. Food nearby. Best part of all is great location.

Posted by on Jun 15, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 16, 2019 by Enrique

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4 out of 5

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Apr 7, 2019 by Enrique

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Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from August 5 2020 to December 31 2021 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

Vanderbilt YMCA offers its guests 2 indoor swimming pools, a sauna, and a fitness center. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, a vending machine, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Vanderbilt YMCA. This New York hostel is smoke free.

  • 360 guestrooms or units
  • 10 levels
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Computer for guest use
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of indoor pools - 2
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Train station: Grand Central - 42 St. Station (1.6 km / 1 mi)
  • Metro station: Lexington Av.-53 St. Station (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)

Room Amenities

Vanderbilt YMCA offers 360 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and shared/communal kitchens. Cable television is provided. This New York hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Communal kitchen access
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning

Nearby Activities

2 indoor swimming pools are on site along with a sauna and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Fitness classes on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Spa Services

  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

No onsite parking is available

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No onsite parking is available. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. 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. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 48 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: USD 10 per accommodation, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services. For reservations, contact the hostel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.