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
  • Brilliant 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 8.5

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 7.9

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Oct 2021
    Great budget hostel, near everything, easy subway to Manhattan.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    08 Oct 2021
    I really enjoyed my stay here with my friends, I loved the atmosphere and the various facilities made available to residents. I would definitely come here again. Thank you!
    Ireland, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    06 Oct 2021
    Bring ear plugs for sleeping.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    12 Oct 2021
    Great location close to the subway! Also some cool bars around. The front desk team is very nice and accommodating, the room was spacious and very comfortable. They have a really nice communal atmosphere and a fun bar.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    22 Oct 2021
    Hostel was right off of the E line and was in the best location, probably around 20 min to most places by subway. The staff was really kind and answered all our questions. The rooftop was okay, I think the view in some of the reviews is a little over-hyped, but it was nice to have the option to go up there. Overall, a great place to sleep for a night or two, but not really a place to hang out. If you are a go-go-go type person during travel, this is a great place to stay!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    10 Oct 2021
    Mattresses are uncomfortable. Rooms are small and stuffy at least in my case. Bar wasn’t open. Refrigerator was just stuffed and overflowing and no one took care of it.
    India, Female, 31-40
  • 6.3


    11 Oct 2021
    I’ve been staying at this hostel for more than 2 weeks. The room is pretty clean, but it’s not very spacious. No free breakfast , no elevator, so if you have heavy suitcases it will be an issue. But the location is great, close to the subway station, so I would rate this hostel higher if one thing didn’t happen. Read below
    Russia, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    09 Oct 2021
    Other guest/tenant were causing major problems. They stayed up late drinking and smoking and got in some arguments with other guests. Boasting about how they’re not paying to stay there but are not leaving. Claimed they were not vaccinated and refused to wear a mask. The room was a mess and smelled like weed. This isn’t the hostels fault but more could have been done on their behalf
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 5.4


    08 Oct 2021
    Hello, my Name is Alejandra I am from Ecuador. The location is excellent… my bedroom was nice but the shower was not working, I had to take a shower in another room. The worst thing is the personal at the lobby they are not kind and not helpful. That’s makes the hostel a not good place to spend days in a beautiful city like New York
    Ecuador, Female, 31-40
  • 2.0


    13 Oct 2021
    Hi it was a great hostel. I just keep trying to call and no one is picking up. I believe I forgot my Macbook Pro there still in its box!! If you can reach me back at 631 612 7456 I'd appreciate it. Thank you.
    USA, Female, 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
  • 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

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