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Vanderbilt YMCA Reviews

224 East 47th St., NY 10017, New York, USA

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78%

Rating
2926 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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77%

Room floor is not very clean

  • 16th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, thank you for your review. We apologize if you were not happy with the cleanliness of the room floor. Please feel free next time you stay with us, to discuss any concerns with a staff member. We will be happy to assist you.

89%

This hostel is excellent value for money in a great location, awesome home base for New York adventures. Facilities available to backpackers (gym and pools) were great. Staff were civil but very busy, if you expect to be waited upon hand and foot then maybe this isn't the place for you.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again next time you visit New York.

83%

A nice place for a quick tour around town. Great location, close to Grand Central. The concierge was very helpful. Rooms are small, but it's quiet and clean enough. Enjoyed it, would stay again!


69%

The location is great on the 47th street. The rooms is very small, but sufficient for the price and the location. The shared bathrooms are bad but it works. The gym is really great.


80%

I will talk about something I didn't like first: 1. Two dollars paper bills for using the computer 2. $2 to store the baggage after you check-out (free when you checkin) 3. The bed Something I like: 1. The location! 2. The gym is good

  • 7th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

Amazing location in an amazing city. The facilities are pretty basic and could do with some modernising but as a place to lay your head and recover from the streets and atmosphere of NYC it does the job.


71%

Good location. Stayed twice and one room was waaaay better than the other, but they cost the same.


86%

The location was fantastic to get out and about and see New York. Can't fault the value for money. Small rooms but clean and tidy. The only dampener were a few of the staff who couldn't obscure their hatred for their job/tourists. But you can't have it all! Would stay again if on a budget.

  • 3rd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, thank you for taking to the time to write a review. We are glad you think the location is fantastic and good value for your money. We are sorry if the staff were not helpful. We pride ourselves in great guest services and I will let the staff know how it appears to our guests. We hope to see you again.

77%

Security and location is excellent. Room cleanliness and bed quarity wasnt good.

  • 1st May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


77%

I stayed last weekend. Location is perfect (in relation to price), near Grand Central Station. My room was on 10 floor, and for men there are a shower room and a restroom (with two WC, one of them for handicapped, one urinary, and two sinks). Hot water 24 hours. I guess that women facilities are similar. Room was cleaned on Friday (not on Saturday). Guests are admited to gym and pool but I did not have any time for them (snif!). One problem: some teenage guests: they were noise and dirty.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We do have many groups of teens staying with us at any given time. Please let us know next time you visit and we will be try to put you on a floor with no teens groups if available. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

100%

Great location. Friendly, helpful staff.

  • 28th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


74%

Men's toilets - no lock on shower and ran out of paper towels every day.

  • 28th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


89%

The rooms were straight out of the 1970s, but the gym facilities were futuristic all the way. The staff were amazing- so pleasant, even when I got locked out, even when I came back in the wee hours, always friendly, always smiling, always looking to make sure that yes, indeed, these were guests. The location was superb.

  • 27th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


51%

the staff is very rude an unconsidered.

  • 26th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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