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Vanderbilt YMCA Reviews

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

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78%

Rating
2890 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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86%

Good location, clean, affordable. Can't really ask for much more.

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

80%

My single room was every bit as good as the VIP room for entertainers etc when I was in Korea.

  • 28th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Puerto Rico
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


74%

Great place to stay if all you want is somewhere to dump your stuff and spend the day/evenings out & about in NY. There is a really good gym which I used a few times in the mornings. There is also a really good café & a Starbucks nearby for breakfast. The bread & butter place across the street was also good for coffee & snacks. The cooking facilities in the hostel are not very good.


80%

Como puntos positivos está la localización y limpieza. Como negativos que cobren por un servicio que no voy a utilizar (gimnasio + piscina), la habitación es bastante pequeña y el aire acondicionado hace mucho ruido.


57%

This is a fair enough place. You can stay here and feel safe with good location. And it's clean. But I don't want to stay there again, It was more a hotel than a hostel. We couldn't check in without one of the staff trying to sell us a trip, maybe his own little business on the side? Don't try to use the pool. It's not free to use as you like, but part of the gym. There are several silly rules strictly enforced. At times there isn't water pressure in some of the showers.


91%

Jeg synes hostellet var lett å komme til, helt fantastisk plassert, veldig behagelig og jeg er i alt veldig fornøyd. Om du trives med bare det enkleste og et delt bad så er dette et meget bra sted å dra. Selv om jeg delte korridor med det som så ut som en hel klasse på tur så var det stille når jeg trengte det, rent og ryddig og veldig god internett-tilgang. Drar gjerne på vanderbilt ymca igjen!

  • 20th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Norway
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

La moquette delle camere puzza (quasi normale purtroppo) e il rumore dei vecchi climatizzatori rende difficile il sonno. Lo abbiamo usato per una tappa di meno di 24 ore, altrimenti non ne sarebbe valsa la pena.


46%

The room was really tiny and run down. Toilets were dirty, showers ok. Only two showers for about 30-40 rooms. Rooms had paper thin walls, you could hear even the slightest noises. Front desk staff was very impersonal and seemed annoyed, not as we experienced with all the other people in NYC, maybe they had to sleep in the hostel too ;) Price doesn't meet value by far! Absolutely not recommendable!!


74%

GOOD LOCATION, GOOD SERVICE

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your positive review. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again.

97%

cetait un super sejour un peu bruyant avec la rue mais l'endroit est ideal je reviendrai une troisieme fois si besoin


89%

Clean and comfortable. Staff could not be more helpful. Always felt safe. 20 minutes walk from Times Square. Brilliant location. Would highly reccomended.

  • 15th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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

80%

No tiene ambiente hostel pero esta buenísimo, elequipo de la mañana tiene un trato horrible con los pasajeros (en especial una señora mayor que no tiene ganas de ayudar en absoluto y tiene un trato pésimo) en cambio el equipo de la tarde liderado por un señor más joven es mucho más simpático y decidido a dar un gran servicio. La ubicación es increíble!


80%

C'est bon.

  • 13th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Angola
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


86%

Quarto velho, estranhei no primeiro dia mas depois me acostumei.

  • 12th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


89%

The location is fabulous but noisy. We were awakened early to honking horns and beeping from trucks backing up. We might try to get a room off the street next time. We didn't try to take a shower since we were only there for 1 night but with only 3 showers on our floor (and 100 people per floor) I'm not sure how long we would have had to wait. But we would stay there again!

  • 12th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
HI, We are glad you enjoyed your experience. In New York, it is difficult to keep the noise level down but please be sure to mention that when you check in and we will try to accommodate you with a room off the street. Also, we serve about 55 or so people on each floor and we rarely experience any waiting for the restrooms, but you can also use the locker rooms on the gym side of the building, if needed. We hope to see you again soon.

86%

Muy buena ubicacion, limpieza y seguridad, aunque si es molesto que le den prioridad a los usuarios del gimnasio. El personal de seguridad eran a veces groseros con los huespedes. Pueden contratar el servicio de transporte a los aeropuertos con el concierge del hotel. No se los recomiendo a las personas que viajan con ninos por la cuestion de los banos compartidos.


46%

In unserem Zimmer war ein eigenartiger Geruch... Außerdem hatten wir sehr komische Leute auf unserem Stockwerk!

  • 10th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

Lobby lovely. Rooms not good. Bunk beds with no bar. Rooms dark and dingy. Hostel spent all the money on the gym and lobby. Bathroom grubby with no where to put belongings. Location saved the stay.

  • 10th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
HI, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. The YMCA is a community based organization. Part of our mission is to serve the youth and families of our community, that is why the gym and lobby area are so big. As you know, we also have two pools. These accommodations add an extra value to your stay. We have been upgrading our guest rooms for the past few years and will continue to do so. We hope by your next visit to have upgraded even more rooms.

80%

Buen hotel para la relación con el precio, no muy cerca del centro pero cerca de 2 estaciones del subway. Personal muy amable.

  • 7th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Panama
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

No bed bugs! :) Free gym access! :) Midtown East! :)


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