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Vanderbilt YMCA

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2 indoor pools
Quadruple Room, 2 Bunk Beds, Shared Bathroom | In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Free toiletries

Overview of Vanderbilt YMCA

Vanderbilt YMCA

2.0 star property

7.0/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • Business services
  • Laundry
224 East 47th Street, New York, NY, 10017

Guests rated this location 7.8/10 - Good

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTimes Square16 min walk
  • Popular LocationBroadway18 min walk
  • Popular LocationCentral Park11 min drive
  • AirportNew York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.)47 min drive

Room options

About this area

New York

Vanderbilt YMCA is located in Manhattan, a neighborhood in New York, and is near a metro station. Chrysler Building and Grand Central Terminal are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Central Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Madison Square Garden or Barclays Center Brooklyn. Guests appreciate the hostel's location for the sightseeing. It's also convenient to public transportation: Lexington Av.-53 St. Station is 7 minutes by foot and 51 St. Station is 11 minutes.

What's nearby

  • United Nations Headquarters - 6 min walk
  • Chrysler Building - 8 min walk
  • Times Square - 16 min walk
  • Broadway - 18 min walk
  • Central Park - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Lexington Av.-53 St. Station - 7 min walk
  • Grand Central - 42 St. Station - 10 min walk
  • John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport (JFK) - 47 min drive


  • The Perfect Pint - 4 min walk
  • Starbucks - 3 min walk
  • Sparks Steak House - 3 min walk
  • Remi Flower & Coffee - 3 min walk
  • Rosie Dunn's - 3 min walk

About this property

Vanderbilt YMCA

Hostel near Grand Central Terminal
Located close to Chrysler Building and United Nations Headquarters, Vanderbilt YMCA provides a terrace, laundry facilities, and a gym. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna or steam room, and indulge in a massage.Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • 2 indoor pools
  • A vending machine, luggage storage, and meeting rooms
  • Smoke-free premises, a 24-hour front desk, and concierge services
  • A computer station, multilingual staff, and a front-desk safe
  • Guest reviews speak well of the WiFi and proximity to public transit
Room features
All 360 rooms have comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to perks like free WiFi and safes.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Communal kitchens with refrigerators
  • TVs with cable channels
  • Daily housekeeping and desks


English, Polish, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Things to do

  • 2 indoor pools
  • Fitness classes
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • TV in common areas
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • 2 indoor pools
  • In-room refrigerator
  • Laundry facilities


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Multilingual staff

Business services

  • Computer station
  • Meeting rooms


  • Terrace


  • Massage


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Free toiletries


  • TV with cable channels

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Shared kitchen access


  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe

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


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

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

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: USD 10 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Vanderbilt YMCA have a pool?

Yes, this property has 2 Indoor pools.

Is Vanderbilt YMCA pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Vanderbilt YMCA?

This hostel doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at Vanderbilt YMCA?

Check-in begins at 3 PM.

What time is check-out at Vanderbilt YMCA?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Vanderbilt YMCA located?

Located in Manhattan, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of United Nations Headquarters and Chrysler Building. Grand Central Terminal and Rockefeller Center are also within 15 minutes. Lexington Av.-53 St. Station is 7 minutes by foot and 51 St. Station is 11 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Vanderbilt YMCA and receive a full refund?

Yes, Vanderbilt YMCA offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Vanderbilt YMCA cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


4/10 Poor


Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 7 nights in Mar 2020

8/10 Good

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
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.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

10/10 Excellent

JohnCyzycki, Atlanta, GA

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2020

8/10 Good

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
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!
Stayed 14 nights in Feb 2020

6/10 Okay

Dimitrios, Athens Greece

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
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
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/10 Poor

Maria elisabetta

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Poor customer service!
Room VERY noisy. When we went to complaint with the receptionist, all she said was “ nothing we can do , it’s an old building “
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2020

6/10 Okay


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
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.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very clean and noiseless. Accessible to everywhere. Only a 15 minute walk to the New York Public Library.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

2/10 Terrible

Verified traveler

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020