This hostel is committed to following WHO and local government guidelines for Covid-19 sanitation. This includes increased cleaning routines, better hygiene measures and social distancing when required.
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The Local NYC

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8.8
Fabulous
4281 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

******** VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS ********
We take Covid seriously and hope you do too. All guests occupying our shared dorm rooms will be required to show proof of full vaccination upon check in. Acceptable proof of vaccination is a CDC issued vaccination card or any document (electronic or paper) issued by a national health authority in your country of residence. Guests who have booked a bed in a shared dormitory and who are not vaccinated upon arrival may upgrade to a private room at their own expense or will be subject to the standard cancellation penalty of one night charge.
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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 and prepaid reservations 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 4pm
Check out time is 11 am
Breakfast not included
TAXES ARE NOT INCLUDED - City, State and Occupancy taxes total 14.75% + $3.50/night
NY Residents are not allowed to stay.

Reviews & Ratings

8.8
Fabulous
4281 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.2
  • Location
    8.8
  • Staff
    8.7
  • Atmosphere
    8.6
  • Cleanliness
    8.8
  • Value for Money
    8.7
  • Facilities
    8.6

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Latest Reviews

6.9
Good
Nov 25, 2022
Nice building, accommodations are pretty recent, could be a better experience if the staff was more careful about cleanliness by doing more and also making people respect more (kitchen was pretty dirty, room was ok). The welcome dirnk is appreciated and staff is helpful
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Female, 25-30
4.9
Rating
Nov 15, 2022
The Local was a NY jewel, but during my last stay (Nov ‘22) it was noticeably worse. The facilities are not as clean as they once were and especially the kitchen was a disgrace. With dirty, low quality appliances that were not useful. Trash cans were overflowing, you could never find a mug (let alone a clean one) and things were sticky to the touch. I know it’s NY and there is a lot of traffic, but it’s not acceptable. The private room was OK, the location is excellent and staff is friendly.
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Couple, 31-40
10
Superb
Nov 14, 2022
I really enjoyed my stay. I felt very safe and the subway is a very short walk from the hostel. The pillow was great - I want one at my home! Room was very clean and the people working there were very helpful.
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Female, 25-30

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Dishwasher
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • ATM
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Internet café
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
    • Vending Machines
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Wi-Fi

Awards

Nominations

2015

Worldwide Large Hostel

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