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 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
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Property Description

Staying at The Local is like staying with your coolest friend who knows NYC like the back of his hand and loves having visitors.

****Your health and wellness are our priority****
At The Local, we are taking steps to reduce any risk to your health - Surfaces are disinfected daily using sanitizing solutions designed to eliminate viruses, bacteria and other illness causing germs. Our linens are professionally laundered off-site at high temperatures. We've increased cleaning protocols related to high-touch surface areas.

Although a hostel is a communal environment, there are aspects to preserve some separation between guests. All bunks have dividers providing a physical barrier between guests. Each room has its own private bathroom – with sink, toilet and shower. All rooms have individual ventilation systems.

We are currently requiring guests to wear masks whenever they are not in their rooms and/or actively eating and drinking.

Please check (USA) and (NYC) for more information about staying healthy during your visit to the US and NYC.
If you have any concerns or questions prior to or during your stay, please contact us.

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 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 3pm
Check out time is 11 am
Breakfast not included
TAXES ARE NOT INCLUDED - City, State and Occupancy taxes total 14.75% + $3.50/night View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.9

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    11 Sep 2021
    The Local NYC was great! The hostel is large with excellent common areas that are spacious and well lit. It's attached to a really cool bar as well, but yet it's not a noisy place to stay. I found the staff to be really helpful in helping navigate the city and they provided excellent recommendations (Karaoke was so fun!). While it's technically in Queens, it's just across the bridge to Manhattan and there is a nearby subway stop. The rooftop was awesome too!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    20 Aug 2021
    Check in super quick and painless; liked the option of dropping off my bags before check in; glad to see the room had own toilet and shower; check out was ehh; person at front desk seemed bothered and like they didn’t want to engage; maybe a bad day?; J’royce was amazing and gave off such good vibes
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    13 Aug 2021
    When we walked into the dorm the first time, the previous guest had a rolled joint and a grinder with marijuana in the bed I was assigned to. I went back to the front desk and they were incredibly accommodating. They even decided to go into that room and confront the guest that was there. We were immediately given the dorm with the best view in the hostel. 10/10 staff. Happy with my stay there.
    Bangladesh, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    10 Aug 2021
    Love the staff and very kind people at the front desk at check-in. The kitchen on the other hand needed some deep cleaning. The guest(s) was not reading and listening to the rules. I had roommate issues but it's in the past. I wish I can see the cafe and Bar when it's fully open. Nice space common space. wi-fi was very slow for me and I have updated my wi-fi internet adapter to a Pro level and since slow. "use my own cellphone service most of the time"
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    18 Sep 2021
    Great hostel for the price. The A/C leaked badly that left a puddle of water on the floor so that was pretty annoying. The rooms provided what we needed and I liked how they had lockboxes for each bunk. The staff was very kind and helpful. We did hear someone get kicked out of our room because of a reservation conflict after they had laid down to go to bed so I'm very happy that wasn't us but I would have lost my mind if it was. Great experience overall though.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    03 Sep 2021
    Very clean room. Has a bar, kitchen, amazing rooftop, laundry, and areas to sit. Complaints are that the bedding wasn’t super clean (had a couple of hairs on it) and the pillows were unusually flimsy, so bring your own pillow. Besides that, I would come back just for the skyline view.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    11 Aug 2021
    I had been to this hostel many times, but this was my first time I felt like sth. Weird. It supposed to be a great treating for regular customer about the others. Some employees have an attitude and you don't feel them helpful and friendly. I wanted to extend for one night, but they didn't give me a good offer. When Mat was there the situation was better. First hostel see that they sell the coffee for $2, other offer ot for free with breakfast sometimes. I hope everything will be better soon.
    Jordan, Male, 31-40
  • 6.0


    27 Aug 2021
    Everywhere online recommended this as the best place to stay in NYC as a solo traveller but it was all a bit… meh. Not the cleanest, lots of hair in my room despite being the only one in there for the majority of the trip. Hard to socialise. Location is a bit sketchy but not terrible - easy enough to get in and out of NYC. Staff were great though. The electric card reader system to unlock doors was down so they had to walk you to your room every time - poor souls. It’s okay, wouldn’t recommend.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 5.1


    30 Aug 2021
    The place is smelly and cleanliness is a mess.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 3.4


    23 Aug 2021
    They Charged me $100 deposit goin through my card without my knowledge nor my approval,this is called A RAKET!!! Even the Ritz Carlton doesn't charge such deposit amount!!!!!
    USA, Male, 41+
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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
  • Flexible NRR
  • 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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