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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

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 8.2

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 May 2022
    Clean hostel with excellent staff
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 May 2022
    This was one of the best hostels I've stayed at. The location in Long Island City is fantastic – just a couple blocks from a metro station, and in an area with great and cheap restaurants. Facilities were great, with modern and clean rooms that are laid out more like a hotel than a hostel. Staff are great, the lounge area is fantastic – overall, I highly recommend.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Apr 2022
    My mom and I were so comfortable here. The atmosphere was cool but our room was pretty amazing. Highly recommend it and cannot wait to go back
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Apr 2022
    Super good
    Argentina, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    01 Apr 2022
    Easily one of the best hostels I've stayed at. Great location, great atmosphere and friendly staff. I really don't have any complaints. If I'm ever back in the city, I would stay here again.
    Costa Rica, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    12 May 2022
    I really enjoyed the community vibe and atmosphere. Usually when I travel, I feel lonely and isolated. Every part of The Local NY felt connected and chill. Met some awesome people. Will definitely swing through again!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    23 Mar 2022
    It was a very nice hostel, very well located in Queens not far from Manhattan. Theres a metro station just 3 blocks from there where you can go anywhere in less than 20 min. Theres a rooftop with a beautiful view of Manhattan. The only thing id change or try to make it better is the atmosphere... it looks like a hotel and not a hostel which could be a good thing or bad thing. Its kinda hard to get in touch with other guests but overall, the hostel was good and id stay here again.
    Uruguay, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    05 May 2022
    Overall this is a great hostel. The ground floor is vibrant and spacious with a kitchen, sofas, computers, movie projector and a trendy bar. It’s ideal for socialising and events although was sadly quiet during my stay. Although I was not familiar with Long Island City as a district, the hostel is actually fantastically positioned for easy access to Manhattan and the hip areas of Brooklyn. I did wind up with some creepy roommates but there’s not much the hostel could do about that. 4/5
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6


    20 Mar 2022
    The receptionist was not professional. She woke me up one morning, telling me 'you are not supposed to be here' while she wrongly checked in a guy in my room.
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0


    22 Apr 2022
    The facility is fine. The process of making a reservation, though, is unnecessarily complicated. Changing dates should be possible online, not via a call to the front desk, and it's unclear what refunds are available when, which makes me very uneasy. Before I could reserve again I would need to know that I'd get a quick return confirmation for an initial reservation, for any changes afterword, and know exactly when charges were unrefundable. -- David, taking a contingent of students to NYC
    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
  • 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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