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Favorite amenities

Free WiFi
Laundry facilities
Smoke-free property
24-hour front desk
Multilingual staff

Located in Manhattan's East Side, the Vanderbilt YMCA offers surprisingly low rates for its guest accommodations. The Guest Rooms include 370 single and twin rooms, and feature TV, air conditioning, housekeeping services, use of safe-deposit boxes and 24-hour security.Our multilingual staff can point you in the direction of the many points of interest within walking distance. The Vanderbilt Y is a short walk to Grand Central Station, which provides the 4, 5, 6, 7 and S subway lines, and Metro-North Railroad for points outside of Manhattan.Once known as the Railroad Y, the Vanderbilt YMCA was established in November 1875 in the basement of the New York Rail Station to provide housing for the nation's railroad men. Each year, thousands of railroad workers traveled through New York City, requiring overnight accommodations. Soon, the five centers that made up the Railroad Y did not offer enough space, so in 1866, Cornelius Vanderbilt, a generous entrepreneur, gave the Railroad Branch a home of its own at 361 Madison Avenue. In 1932, with two more moves under its belt, the Railroad Y made its final transport to 224 East 47 Street, where it still stands today. On 47th Street, the Railroad Y quickly became a neighborhood YMCA. Membership was offered to community residents and the building was christened the Vanderbilt YMCA to honor the family instrumental in the development of this facility. Descendants of Cornelius Vanderbilt were honored in May 1996 at the Vanderbilt YMCA and a bronze plaque was erected on the site to thank the Vanderbilt family. Today, the Vanderbilt YMCA continues to be community-minded by serving our neighbors in many ways. Through respect, responsibility, caring and honesty, we offer programs that enrich the community. Our extensive health and wellness facility and youth programs answer to the needs of adults, seniors, families, teens, and children. It is with vim and vigor that the Vanderbilt YMCA looks toward the future with an eye on the past and feet planted firmly in the present. We welcome you to our YMCA.

Hostel Amenities

Hostel Amenities

Vanderbilt YMCA features 2 indoor swimming pools, a sauna, and a fitness center. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. This New York hostel also offers multilingual staff, concierge services, and laundry facilities.

Vanderbilt YMCA is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 360 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Number of floors - 10 
  • Concierge services 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of indoor pools - 2 
  • Computer station 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Sauna 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Steam room 
  • Television in common areas 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pools  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

Vanderbilt YMCA offers 360 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and shared/communal kitchens. Cable television is provided.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Air conditioning 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Television 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Shared/communal kitchen 

Nearby Things to Do

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

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

  • Fitness classes on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 

Spa Services

  • Massages 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hostel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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 onsite parking is available.

Only service animals are allowed

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

24-hour check-in

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