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 and sleep 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 12 rooms. Don’t worry there’s free WiFi in the living room for you internet addicts. I have a garage 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 and my delicious breakfast. If you have an appetite I can make you breakfast, lunch or a local snack. The tourist tax needs to be paid upon arrival.

My reception is open fin 08:00 - 20:00. If you are arriving/departing 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 9.6

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Feb 2020
    Thanks for everything, very nice hostel. I would just recommand to take care of the bikes 😁
    France, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    25 Jan 2020
    A super clean place to stay and extremely friendly staff. Twan gave us a map of Haarlem and showed us where all the fun was around the city, which led to a great experience in the city as a whole. The kitchen makes great food as well. Can't recommend this place enough.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    27 Dec 2019
    Fabulous boutique hostel that lives up to its name! Thanks to Melle and Nikki for their help and hospitality during a very pleasant stay.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    25 Nov 2019
    Best hostel I’ve stayed in. The staff was really friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was calm and relaxing. Loved everything about this hostel.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    17 Nov 2019
    Would return here. The hostel is located in an older building: converted stables and farrier's shop turned luxury hostel. Small details such as pre made linens, shower soap, shampoo and conditioner, and complimentary towels make a later check-in that much smoother. There is a lovely wood burning stove in a converted courtyard with cozy sitting options and a very modern, mechanical glass and steel roof that can be made open to the sky at the push of a button. Very cool!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    18 Oct 2019
    We had an 14 people bedroom so it was quite busy at night but it was fine. The bathroom was super clean (cleaned every day) and also the beds. The staff is amazing, helpful and super friendly with any question an request. Super cantral and you can reach everything by foot. Price was fine, we stayed at a busy weekend so it was a little higher but still ok for netherlands. Enjoyed our stay and would recommed it!
    Austria, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    08 Oct 2019
    What a cozy and wonderful place.....the staff was amazing!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    02 May 2021
    Very friendly staff, made it a nice time while being there.
    Spain, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    07 Oct 2019
    Great staff and cozy common area
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    19 Nov 2019
    Cosy place and very helpful staff.
    Malaysia, Female, 31-40
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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
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games