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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
  • Fantastic 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:
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 8.8

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Apr 2019
    What a joy! I came 3000 miles from Santa Cruz, CA to spend a couple of days in NYC I had not visited in decades. Staff and even my dorm mate gave me excellent advice. When it came time to go to the airport, staff called me a cab and when they said it would be x amount and arriving in 5 minutes they were spot on! It was the quintessential city experience, and I loved every minute of it. Consider renting a lock there: my luggage lock was too small to work well on the storage unit under the bed.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    26 Mar 2019
    This is a beautiful hostel. Greeted by friendly staff. Plenty of open spaces - a bar area, lounge, and computer space. It has a cool, hip vibe to it. The rooms themselves are super clean and modern. Beds come with a reading light. My 4 bed room had a bathroom and there was also a gender neutral shower/bathroom in the hallway. I only stayed here one night, but if I’m ever in NY again for a longer stay I will definitely choose this hostel!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    01 Apr 2019
    The Local is a really good hostel with a nice bar/cafe and common sitting area on the first floor. The rooms are standard and the staff are very nice. They had evening events, but I didn't end up participating because I happened to not be around during those times. There didn't seem to be a lot going on in the neighborhood around the hostel, but I never felt unsafe. It's two blocks to the nearest subway station, making it easy to get into Manhattan. I would definitely stay there again.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    27 Mar 2019
    Large , spacious and airy hostel. Close to supermarket and subway. Helpful friendly staff who assist with maps and information Great kitchen. Even 2 dishwashers. I liked that the toilet was separate from the bathroom and bedroom. Able to control temp in the bedroom.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    01 Apr 2019
    I enjoyed my stay! Worth it. There are shared single shower room and restroom which I thought comfy to all people. A big locker under each bed was pretty big and didn’t need to worry about my carrier size. You can borrow a padlock at the front desk when you are checking in. The staff were amazing, lobby lounge was super cool, and the rooftop is priceless that I didn’t need to go outside to see the nightview. You can see the upper east Manhattan, if I’m correct. Very enjoyed my stay:)
    South Korea, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    09 Apr 2019
    The staff were friendly, and enthusiastic. I really appreciated their character. The common space has plenty of room to chill, with a great bar. The rooms were basic, but thoughtfully planned and mostly clean. Some things such as power outlets were broken, as were sinks and a couple of other things depending on the room (stayed in 2). Bunk curtains for added privacy would be nice. Value was alright for being NYC, however, things such as holding luggage shouldn’t come at a cost.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    09 Apr 2019
    Good hostel to stay in. Location was fine - easy subway ride into the city. Staff were very nice. Nice bar there too to meet people.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    30 Mar 2019
    Not a nice neighborhood, mostly warehouses, but great view on Manhatten Skyline. Need Subway to City Center, but station is close. Small kitchen with basic facilities, Supermarket close. Rooms are cleaned everyday. Bar with a free drink from 5pm to 8pm.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    10 Apr 2019
    I had a good stay at The Local. The staff were friendly and the roof deck view was amazing. I had guests both arriving late and throwing up in the bathroom sink, but that's the luck of the draw when staying at a hostel. If I could suggest anything it would be to put door bumpers on the doors to quiet them when closing. I checked out around 7am and was told that the coffee available was for sale and not free to guests. Free tea and coffee for those leaving early would be helpful.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6


    28 Mar 2019
    The clean rooms with a private bathroom are great. I didn't find it to have a very hostel feel - no social interaction encouraged through activities and no planned activities ever took place. While the staff at the reception is friendly, they were clueless about food recommendations or things to do nearby. The location was okay - not far from the subway however still very isolated. The roommates I had were not great-occupancy doubled overnight. I didn't get to enjoy the bar. Not value-for-$$$.
    India, Male, 18-24
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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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