- Is it easy to travel to Manhattan from The New York Loft Hostel?
YES! The station to the L subway line is two short blocks away. The L train is a very fast and reliable train that cuts across 14th St in Manhattan and connects to several other subway lines. It is a short ride on the L to Union Square which is a great jumping-off point for Manhattan sight-seeing! The best part is it runs 24 hours a day!
- How far from Manhattan is The New York Loft Hostel located?
We are a 15 minute subway ride from Union Square in Manhattan. Union Square is convenient for going to any part of the city. Some hostels that are located in Manhattan can take considerably longer to get to the popular places because they are so far North.
- What time can I check-in?
Our reception is staffed 24 hours a day so you can check in any time! Access to the rooms starts at 3:00 p.m. on the day of arrival due to room cleaning. If you arrive before 3:00 p.m. you are welcome to leave your luggage in our secure storage room for free.
- What time is check-out?
Departing guests must check out by 11:30 a.m. Fees apply for late check-out.
- Are there taxes on beds or rooms?
Yes, please add 13.875% tax* to all reservations. Additionally, private rooms have an occupancy tax of $3.50 per room per night.
* NYC sales tax is 8.375%. NYC hotel tax is 5.5% .
- What is the difference between a Private Ensuite and a Private Shared Bathroom?
A Private Ensuite includes a private bathroom with shower inside the room. Private rooms with shared bathrooms share with a few other private rooms.
- Is there any entertainment at the hostel?
In the summer we host free BBQs in the backyard; in the winter we do fondue!
The hot tub on our roof-top terrace is perfect for basking in the summer sun or warming up on a cool night.
We have over 200 DVD's on hand that you can rent for $1 to watch either in our television lounge or on your own DVD player or laptop.
And we always have something special planned for the holidays!
- What are the best rooms for couples?
We suggest the Twin Private Ensuite. Not only is it more private, but with the Twin Ensuite you are guaranteed a double bed on the bottom bunk and a twin bed on top, which is often more comfortable for couples.
- Can we put 3 people in a Twin Private room or 4 people in a 3-bed Private room?
Two is the maximum number of guests allowed in the Twin Private rooms and three is the maximum number of guests allowed in the 3-bed private rooms.
- Can I sleep alone in a Twin Private room? Can two people stay in the 3-bed private room?
The price listed is per bed, however you will notice when you book this room the number of guests automatically jumps to 2 or 3. When booking a private room, you are booking all the beds. If one guest would like to sleep alone in a Twin room, he or she must pay for both beds. If 2 guests would like to sleep in a 3-bed room they also must pay for the other bed.
There are no single rooms.
- Is there an age limit?
The minimum age for all guests is 16 years old with a valid passport. There is no maximum age!
- Do I need to bring my own towel?
Towels can be rented for $2 apiece. Towels are free for all private rooms.
- Do I need to bring my own linens?
Fresh linens, pillows and blankets are provided.
- Is there a maximum duration that I can stay at the hostel?
The maximum stay at the New York Loft Hostel is 29 nights.
- Will I lose my deposit if I cancel or change my reservation?
All deposits are non-refundable except with cancellation insurance. If a reservation is changed more than 24 hours before your scheduled arrival, the security deposit will be applied to the new reservation. This only applies to changes made directly with the hostel and not through any website. These change requests should be emailed to email@example.com.
- Up to what time can I cancel my reservation?
Reservations may be cancelled up to 3:00 p.m. EST the day before your arrival without fee. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (718) 366-1351.
Any cancellations made after 3:00 p.m. the day before arrival will be charged for the first night.