Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

A one night non-refundable deposit will be charged at the time of booking. There will be no refund for any cancellations of 72 hours or less.

Additional Terms and Conditions

For groups of 10 or more, the YMCA requires a deposit to hold the rooms. Full payment must be recieved at least 14 days prior to arrival or the reservation will be cancelled.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

The YMCA will only accept reservations that are booked for individual travelers on line. Group requests for 10 or more persons must be directed to the Group Coordinator of the YMCA

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Helpful Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Vanderbilt YMCA is situated on Manhattan's fashionable East Side in New York City. The area is alive with excitement in the heart of midtown, close to the United Nations, Rockefeller Center and Grand Central Terminal and some of the most exciting shopping streets in the world: Madison, Fifth and Park Avenues. Within walking distance are plenty of other sites including Times Square, St. Patrick's Cathedral, the New York Public Library, the Museum of Modern Art and Bloomingdale's.

The guest rooms at the Vanderbilt YMCA are private, with single or bunk beds (upper & lower berth) with shared facilities located down the corridors. The rooms come with free Wi-Fi, Cable TV, air conditioning, housekeeping service, safe-deposit boxes, 24-hour security, the use of a shared kitchen and luggage storage for your convenience. The courteous, multilingual staff will be happy to point you in the direction of the many points of interest. Guests also have access to the fitness center with a steam room, sauna, weight lifting, cardiovascular equipment and 2 indoor swimming pools. 100 Free group exercise classes, including yoga and Pilates, are offered to guests weekly.

It is also a great place for going out at night with plenty of restaurants and bars nearby. There are so many possibilities, you can really make the most of your trip from this posh, central establishment!

Guests staying at a YMCA of Greater NY branch will be charged a required $10 Daily Guest Room Membership fee, which provides each registered
guest full access to member amenities.

This is a non-profit tax-exempt organisation. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.1

  • Security 7.8

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 6.2

  • Atmosphere 6.2

  • Cleanliness 7.1

  • Facilities 6.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Feb 2020
    Good quality price and location! It is within 17 minutes walking to Time Square, 20 minutes to Central Park by walking on 5th avenue, 20 minutes walking to Empire State and 25-30 minutes metro/walking to World Trade Center, 20-25 minutes metro/walking to Chinatown. The parking in front of hostel is $60US/24h with 20%discount if you show your booking information. We are looking forward to come back to this hostel should we come back to NYC and we will also recommend it to our fellows.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 Feb 2020
    I was very impressed with not only the main entrance security, but also the bathroom security. Private (if you remember to lock the door guys!) bathrooms that require your room key to access are worth the money. Room had more than everything needed for a short stay, refrigerator, TV, six drawers, and a desk in addition to a clothes rack with hangers. Tiny nation minalimists would be proud of the efficient use of space.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    06 Jan 2020
    I would absolutely recommend staying at the Vanderbilt YMCA to anyone traveling to the area. The guest rooms were exactly what you'd expect for a $60/night rate --- towels, basic cable, small tv, air conditioning unit, plain linens. The bed was "nothing special" but it was just enough to make for a restful night's sleep. If you're traveling in NYC to sight-see, and don't plan on spending much time in the room, it's perfect! I also appreciated the privacy of the showers with the locking doors.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    26 Dec 2019
    Great location for the price. The gym facilities they have on site are top notch.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    22 Dec 2019
    New York is expensive so this is actually a great place when you are on a budget. They need more bathrooms, this was definitely a struggle in the mornings. We arrived late so they couldn't do a formal check-in until the morning so they held our passports, gave us keys and did the actual check-in in the morning. Gym looks great but didn't have time to use it. I have stayed here in the past and I will probably do it again.
    Cayman Islands, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    22 Dec 2019
    Small and simple room, but in a great location
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    18 Dec 2019
    For the price we payed, this hostel was great! Good location to explore NYC, close to grand central. The rooms and bathrooms as well as showers were clean most of the times. Unfortunately, it was very loud at night (probably due to the heating system) and most of the staff were pretty unfriendly and inflexible. Also, luggage storage after checkout is 2$ per bag. However, overall I had a good experience and I would recommend the place for a cheap stay in nyc for a few days.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4


    05 Feb 2020
    The security staff is a total harassment ( they look and act like American nightclubs bouncers horrible) asking for room cards every single time even to children and not in a nice or polite way i would never comeback again no family friendly at all
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 4.6


    27 Dec 2019
    The overall experience was really bad: no hostel experience (for example lobby where I can have a coffee and work a bit, or just meet new people) and quite bad booking system. I was not checked in properly and my room was given to someone else, it took a few trips to get it properly fixed. I also understand that can happen but me, as a customer, I don’t really care that it’s management’s fault because reasons, I just want to have a relaxed stay
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 2.0


    30 Dec 2019
    Awful in everything.
    Italy, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Centre
  • Flexible NRR
  • Hot Showers
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Key Card Access
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Vending Machines