Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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 on 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

Any cancellation will result in a charge of 50% of the booking. No shows will result in a charge of 100% of the booking.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party 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.


The Local NYC

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Property Description

We take Covid seriously and hope you do too. All guests occupying our shared dorm rooms will be required to show proof of full vaccination upon check in. Acceptable proof of vaccination is a CDC issued vaccination card or any document (electronic or paper) issued by a national health authority in your country of residence. Guests who have booked a bed in a shared dormitory and who are not vaccinated upon arrival may upgrade to a private room at their own expense or will be subject to the standard cancellation penalty of one night charge.

The Local has great guest rooms - all of the rooms have en suite bathrooms, linens and towels, reading lights, bed dividers, large windows and locked storage space. Even better is the common space- a roof terrace to relax and take in the sunset over NYC's breathtaking skyline, a computer lounge to get some work done, book future travel or catch up with people back home, an event space where we show movies, display local art work, and host other events, a bar to grab a gourmet snack, coffee, local beer or signature cocktail and meet other guests and neighbors.

And on top of it all, The Local's amazing staff will ensure that you have the most memorable stay in NYC. They'll help you plan your day packing it full of the standards NYC attractions as well as unique local experiences that you won't find in your guidebook. They'll plan events at the hostel to help you meet fellow travelers - live concerts, standup comedy, movie nights, trivia, wine/beer tastings. And above all, they'll do anything they can to make sure you are comfortable at the hostel. If you need anything, just ask. After all, that's what friends are for.

Please note:
Valid government issued identification is required from all hostel guests as well as a credit or debit card in their name
Cancellations with 48 hrs or less notice will be charged the first night. No shows will be charged the entire reservation.
Payment upon arrival by cash or credit/debit cards is non-refundable. Cash payments and prepaid reservations will require a $100 pre-authorization on a credit card in the guest's name.
Guests may check in at any time and leave bags prior to check-in for no extra charge
Check in time is 4pm
Check out time is 11 am
Breakfast not included
TAXES ARE NOT INCLUDED - City, State and Occupancy taxes total 14.75% + $3.50/night
NY Residents are not allowed to stay. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 Sep 2022
    Amazing hostel with incredible atmosphere and a great place to make new friends, will definitely come back once I'm in NYC:)
    Slovakia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    15 Sep 2022
    Convenient location; great common area; friendly staff; room is clean and tidy
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    24 Sep 2022
    Nice and comfortable hostel with an amazing rooftop. 4 bed room with shower and toilet. 3 min walk from the subway. 12min to Manhattan in total. Helpful staff. I would recommend. The only problem is the price (but this applies to all NYC)
    Spain, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    21 Sep 2022
    I had a great stay! Event though there was an unconvenience during my first night (somebody came into our room, puked over the whole floor), they were able to move me into a different room during that night, which was really willing to be of service of them! After that I felt safe, the whole atmosphere was calm and fashion. I loved the roof terrace, you have a great view over the city when going up there. Staffs are very nice and friendly! I could even store my suitcase on the day of leaving.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    24 Sep 2022
    The hostel is located in a very accessible area if you want to visit the main attractions in NY. There was a big mix-up with room/bed allocations which was a bit frustrating, but I was offered an extra free drink for the trouble by some of the staff which was great. The rooftop has great views and is a nice place to hang out and meet other travelers staying in the hostel. Definitely recommend!
    Romania, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    21 Sep 2022
    It was great. Loved the staff and the vibe of the hostel. Met really nice people. It was bit expensive but it was worth the money
    Belgium, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    19 Sep 2022
    Great hostel, which had incredibly clean facilities within the rooms. The dorm room had lots of space for 4 room mates. The bathrooms in the room was upgraded to modern spec. On a downside, the communal bathroom, wasn't that modern - but I'm grateful that there was that extra separate shower. No elevator either. Finally the location is very close to the E train, but just be wary at night time and return to the hostel before 9pm.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    26 Sep 2022
    Lovely hostel, slightly basic dorm rooms and not much to do in the area but easy transport links.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    25 Sep 2022
    Bathroom were small. Shower was centered in a way that it showered the wall more than a person. Maybe shower can be readjusted so that guests are more comfortable.
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    25 Sep 2022
    Wouldn't recommend as a solo traveller. Even though common areas look nice and modern, the hostel attracts a very mixed clientele. Many are not there to socialize and the atmosphere is accordingly cold and not welcoming. The hostel itself is newly renovated and clean. It lacks some basic stuff (for example lights at the bed). The common areas are cool, the rooms are very basic. The area is very well connected, but for sure not beautiful. Overall okay, but having a choice I wouldn't come back.
    Italy, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Internet café
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi



  • 2015

    Worldwide Large Hostel

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