Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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 1 week 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

Hello I'm The 'Cancellation Policy'

Below you'll find the conditions in force for cancellation. Amounts and percentages are to be paid by you. You can only cancel by phone, email or the cancellation form on the booking engine.

Generic terms (Individual booking)

The customer can cancel without charge up to 24 hours before the commencement date.
If canceled less than 24 hours before the commencement date, the customer has to pay 100% of the reservation value of the first night to Hello I'm Local.
Special conditions (groups *)

If canceled more than 14 days before the commencement date, the customer has to pay 100% of the deposit to Hello I'm Local.
If canceled 7 days or less before the commencement date, the customer has to pay 100% of the reservation value to Hello I'm Local.

(*) Groups = Every booking with 5 people or more.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Hello I'm your group breakfast. For E5.50 pp I set the table for you and your group. I love knowing what time you will be coming so I can have everything ready for you.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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


Hello I'm Local Boutique Hostel

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

People might call me different, but I think that makes me, me. I'm a local boutique hostel. Somewhere in between a 5-star hotel and laid-back hostel.
I'm a place to eat, drink, sleep and meet in Haarlem, The Netherlands.

All my rooms have a private shower, some share a toilet. Don't worry the toilet won't be more than a step away. I will make sure your bed is ready made when you arrive.

I'm located in the Burgwal Neighborhood in the city center, across the water from the Teylers Museum and the central square, the Grote Markt. I'm a 15 minute walk from Haarlem station, 15 minute train ride from Amsterdam and a 40 minute bike ride to my national park and the beaches Zandvoort and Bloemendaal.

Now you could call me old fashion as I enjoy to meet people, play a game or read a book. That's why I left out tv's and Wifi in my 21 rooms. Don't worry there's free WiFi available in my cafe for you internet addicts. I have a place where you can store your bikes.
I also have a guest pantry with all you might need like a microwave, fridge, hairdryer, iron and a water boiler to make your own coffee / tea if you like.

Shopping, a night out or spending time at the beach or in the national park?
My check- in time is at 15:00 but I would love to meet you earlier so you can drop off your bags and I can tell you everything my city has to offer.

The prices excludes the E3,25 tourist tax, per person, per night. The tourist tax needs to be paid upon arrival. My local breakfast is not included in the price. If you have an appetite I can make you breakfast, lunch or a local snack, check my menu and daily specials.

My reception is open between 08:00 - 22:00. If you are arriving/departing at other hours please let me know in advance. Don't worry there's always someone present.

WARNING: My people might make you feel too much at ease. My apologies upfront. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Jun 2022
    Cannot fault this hostel, it is clean and the beds are very comfy. It has a very chill atmosphere and they also serve decently priced food and drinks that are actually quite good. The staff are also super friendly and helpful (especially fleur). If I’m ever back in the Netherlands I will be staying here again without a doubt!
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    05 Jun 2022
    We stayed in I'm the Klederdracht Room and it was really beautiful with nice wiews and 5 star beds. Would definitely come again when visiting Holland and can sincerely recommend this room. Lovely and helpful staff ready to give you advice when needed.
    Finland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    31 May 2022
    Best experience ever. The hostel is lovely, with big rooms and comfy beds. There is a café/bar where they serve breakfast, dinner and snacks/drinks. The stafff is very nice. And I met the most amazing people in my room! 10/10 would go back again.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    24 May 2022
    this place was awesome! staff were so friendly, bathrooms and rooms were amazing and had a room cleaner everyday. we even got given towels! fantastic hostel couldn’t recommend more
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    24 May 2022
    This hostel is so great. It's ideally located in Haarlem, in a very calm spot yet very close to all the action. The staff is amazing, the vibe is great, everything is clean and simple. I will really keep a good memory of my stay in Haarlem.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    29 Apr 2022
    im super sure the place is lovely, but i dont stay there for vaccine issue in the border, they dont let in to the country and i have to back
    Argentina, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    31 May 2022
    I loved this hostel! The staff were friendly and helpful and the location is a 4 minute walk from the city center. Beds are comfy too and the breakfast is great!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    20 May 2022
    Definitely loved my stay here, probably one of the best hostels I’ve been in. Friendly staff, facilities are clean and very responsive. A shame that they don’t have privacy curtains for each bed and you have to pay for the lock to the locker, and it’s quite steep for something that you only need for your stay. But overall, I highly recommend it to anyone because the place is very safe, just that being able to lock up your things in a locker puts you at ease, but 5 euros for a lock loses points.
    South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    28 May 2022
    I'm Local Boutique Hostel was exceptional. The renovated facilities are beautiful and the size is comfortable. The hostel did our laundry for a cheap rate and we rented bikes from the hostel and enjoyed exploring the beach and National Park Zuid-Kennemerland. The staff was friendly and helpful. The renovations aren't quite complete--we hope to visit again to see the final result!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    20 Jun 2022
    Had a fantastic stay at hello I'm local 9/10 from me. I will definitely come back and stay again. Some lockboxes for valuables & passport ect would be a great addition to reception.
    England, Female, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games