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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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent 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.

The Local has great guest rooms - all of the rooms have ensuite bathrooms, luxury linens and towels included, 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
Cancellations with 48hrs or less notice or no-shows will be charged the first night
Payment upon arrival by cash or credit/debit cards is non-refundable
Guests may check in at any time and leave bags for no extra charge
All rooms will be available for check in by 3pm
Check out time is 11am
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 8.4

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Nov 2019
    It was great to stay there. They gave me welcome drink (wine included) at the bar on first floor. Room has bathroom(toilet separated). Mattress is nice to sleep. Staffs are really helpful.
    Japan, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 Nov 2019
    Nice place, nice location. A bit cold in the room. Dorm bed requires more privacy
    Denmark, Couple, 41+
  • 10.0


    28 Oct 2019
    My first time staying in a hostel and all my apprehensions we’re quickly dissolved!! Amazing views of Manhattan’s skyline, great bar with amazing deals, friendly staff who quickly make you feel comfortable and good sized rooms. The storage containers under the bed hold a good sized bag and you get a complimentary lock at check in if you want it. We stayed for a night (wish we’d stayed a little longer) and they had an indie film project screening going on which was great.
    Wales, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    09 Nov 2019
    Totally worth your money! Excellent customer service, huge thank you to an individual who work in the evening shift. I lost one of my favorite earring &she went above beyond to help me look for it.I want to thank her for making my stay so comfortable and welcoming. My only suggestion is to serve more option for breakfast such as avo toast with eggs. For those who are looking for breakfast place. I highly recommend checking out L&M cafe, it’s right around the corner. Thank you, will be back!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    08 Nov 2019
    This is a great hostel! Totally safe, clean, and really friendly staff. My friend and I are young female travelers and were worried about safety, but we felt 100% safe the whole time. We wished we could have stayed longer! The lockers also had free locks and there were free towels. After we checked out of the hostel we could leave our bags securely in a back room behind the front desk for just a dollar. The registration is also 24 hours, very close to the subway as well.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    30 Oct 2019
    Awesome place! I had a blast here all the staff here are so sweet and wonderful. The hostel is very close to the subway so it was super easy to get around. The only thing is that you might have to take the subway about 15 to 30 min in any direction to find more things to do but that is super easy. The roofs and bunk beds are nice and clean. Big rooms with space for your own stiff. The has a really nice bar and rooftop. Around the corner is a great italian place called Go nonna! Check them out!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    05 Nov 2019
    I had a disaster check in as I lost my wallet in Gatwick so had no card. I also arrived v late as i also got lost... My fault not the hostel. Any way I was greeted by the loveliest, most empathetic and friendly lady you could possibly meet when i checked in. Thank you Mereoni and the team at The Local... Recommend!!!
    Ireland, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    29 Oct 2019
    This place is amazing! The staff are lovely, great atmosphere. if you take the time to grab a seat at the bar or on the couches and are open to have a conversation with someone you can meet some fantastic people here. It’s a couple train stops to the city but it’s also nice to be in a quieter neighborhood when you wanna chill and relax. Beds are comfy you’re not going to be there much anyway, showers are hot most of the time and again atmosphere is A+.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    09 Nov 2019
    Great place to crash for a night! Would recommend!
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • 2.0


    29 Oct 2019
    They call it the Local because apparently the staff and their friends are locals. They over charged me at the bar for two drinks in this frat house atmosphere. If you like rude staff and sleeping in a room the size of a shoe box, this is the place for you.
    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
  • 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
  • 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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