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Overview of Vanderbilt YMCA

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2 indoor pools
2 indoor pools
2 indoor pools
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Vanderbilt YMCA

2 out of 5

3.5/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Kitchen
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationUnited Nations Headquarters7 min walk
    Popular LocationChrysler Building8 min walk
    Popular LocationGrand Central Terminal9 min walk
    AirportNew York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.)33 min drive

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Standard Single Room, Shared Bathroom

3.7/5 guest room rating
  • 75 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Standard Bunk Room, Shared Bathroom

No guest room rating
  • 80 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Deluxe Single Room, Semi-Private Bathroom

3.7/5 guest room rating
  • 75 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Deluxe Bunk Room, Semi-Private Bathroom

3.6/5 guest room rating
  • 75 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Quadruple Room, 2 Bunk Beds, Shared Bathroom

4/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Single Bunk Beds

Standard Bunk Room with Sink, Shared Bathroom

No guest room rating
  • 85 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

About this area

New York

Located in New York's Midtown neighbourhood, Vanderbilt YMCA is near a metro station. Chrysler Building and St. Patrick's Cathedral 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 Yankee Stadium. Guests appreciate the hostel's location for the sightseeing. It's also convenient for public transportation: Lexington Av.-53 St. Station is 7 minutes on foot and 51 St. Station is 11 minutes.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • United Nations Headquarters - 7 min walk
  • Chrysler Building - 8 min walk
  • Grand Central Terminal - 9 min walk
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral - 12 min walk
  • Rockefeller Center - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Lexington Av.-53 St. Station - 7 min walk
  • Grand Central - 42 St. Station - 10 min walk
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) - 33 min drive


  • Aretsky's Patroon - 3 min walk
  • The Sea Fire Grill - 3 min walk
  • Sparks Steak House - 3 min walk
  • Smith & Wollensky - 3 min walk
  • Darbar Fine Indian Cuisine - 3 min walk

About this property

Vanderbilt YMCA

New York hostel in Midtown, walk to United Nations Headquarters
This smoke-free hostel features 2 indoor pools, a fitness centre and a sauna. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, concierge services, laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk are on-site. All 360 rooms offer free WiFi, fridges and TVs with cable channels. Safes, ironing boards and desks are among the other amenities that guests will find.
Vanderbilt YMCA offers 360 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and shared/communal kitchens. Cable televisions are provided.

This New York hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and free toiletries. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

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

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

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 or hotter
Follows the 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 sanitiser 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 public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Things to do

  • 2 indoor pools
  • Aerobics classes
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • 2 indoor pools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge


  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Computer station
  • Meeting rooms


  • Terrace


  • Massages


  • If you have any 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 available
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning


  • Free toiletries


  • TV channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Shared kitchen access


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe



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

Renovations and closures

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

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

Payment types at the property

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
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards

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

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.
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?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is Vanderbilt YMCA located?
Located in Midtown, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of United Nations Headquarters, Chrysler Building and Grand Central Terminal. St. Patrick's Cathedral 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.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 187 out of 994 reviews
5 - Excellent 19%
Rating 4 - Good. 391 out of 994 reviews
4 - Good 39%
Rating 3 - Okay. 234 out of 994 reviews
3 - Okay 24%
Rating 2 - Poor. 101 out of 994 reviews
2 - Poor 10%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 81 out of 994 reviews
1 - Terrible 8%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

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

4/5 Good

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

5/5 Excellent

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

4/5 Good

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

3/5 Okay

Travelled 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

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