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The Local NYC

Free Cancellation Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.

4553 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

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

4553 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Sep 16, 2023
I had a great stay; everyone was very friendly and gave lots of good recommendations. It is close to most of the big tourist spots and subway stations but still has a residential feel and lots of great hidden gems less than a ten-minute walk away. The lobby is always full of people at all hours of the day and it always felt safe. The bathrooms could use a deep clean, but not the worst I've seen. I would highly recommend it and definitely will be back.
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Female, 18-24
Sep 15, 2023
Staff was great! I appreciated all the activities they offer for guests, the complimentary drink if you stay two or mor nights, the café and the rooftop has nice views. There’s room for improvement when it comes to the bathrooms and shower areas. Please install more hooks and wall storage all around the bathrooms, showers, and bedrooms. Add ventilation to the bathroom. That would be very helpful. I understand it’s not entirely possible to change the dimensions of the dorm shower/bathroom, but jeez they are
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Female, 18-24
Sep 13, 2023
We booked The Local NY in June 2023. We arrived there at 8PM. Upon arrival, we were told that our booking had been cancelled, the same day at 10am, and that there were no additional rooms available. We did not receive an email confirmation of cancellation, nor could they print this or re-send the email to us for our records. Front Desk staff was unhelpful, unapologetic. They shrugged and did not provide any assistance in booking a new hotel in the area. No apology or compensation provided.
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Couple, 25-30


  • 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




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