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Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

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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:
Valid government issued identification is required from all hostel guests
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

Overview

Live like a local in one of New York’s coolest hostels. You'll feel totally looked after – especially with our luxury sheets and towels! Our edgy industrial building, with floor-to-ceiling windows, is definitely worthy of an Insta story, as is our rooftop terrace, which overlooks the iconic NYC skyline. Grab a coffee or locally-made beer in the bar, or catch up with home in the computer lounge. Looking for a travel buddy for the next few weeks? We have board games, a Wii and regular events including concerts, movie nights and wine or beer tastings to get you chatting.

Location

You’ll find us in New York’s up-and-coming Long Island City – only a couple of stops away from Manhattan and Brooklyn, and home to the city’s most vibrant art scene. To get here from JFK airport, take the train to Jamaica Station then hop on the E subway. We're a four-minute walk from Court Square – 23rd Street stop. Do as New Yorkers do and hang in a trendy coffee shop, or visit one of the galleries or museums nearby like MOMA PS1 exhibition space just behind the hostel.

Rooms and Dorms

This might be the city that never sleeps, but everyone needs a comfy place to rest their head. You’ll be staying in clean dorms with a quirky urban vibe. Reading lights and adaptors are provided, and so are hair dryers, so no need to squash one into your bag. Air conditioning and en-suite bathrooms keep you fresh when New York heats up. Carrying valuables? Locked storage space lets you stash your stuff securely.

Extras and activities

Explore the city with insider knowledge from our staff – they’ll be able to guide you on where to eat in town, and tell you about local hideouts you won't find in your guidebook. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hostel, so if your mum likes to know what you're doing every day, she'll be happy! If you're here for the NYC's nightlife, good news – we have 24-hour reception and security.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.9


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    05 Jul 2019
    Was only there a couple of days but good clean hostel and good location would easily go back and recommend
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Jul 2019
    Great location and facilities - the rooms were very clean & comfy!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Jul 2019
    Loved my stay here. Will definitely be back in the future. Really easy to meet some fun people either down in the lobby bar or rooftop patio. Also, a great location to get to literally anywhere in the city (The subway is super close). The location was also very safe, even walking really late in the evening.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    05 Jul 2019
    I had stayed in this hostel for 2 days, though this my 2nd time I’m staying in this property. I have not much to say, just perfect and I highly recommend.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    08 Jul 2019
    Everything was great apart from the price! I think the hidden tax charges meant I was paying a lot more than what I had signed up to on Hostel World. However, the hostel is brilliantly located, has a lovely bar with a free drink on arrival, and very helpful staff on the desk 24/7. Rooms are very clean and have good facilities. I was particularly impressed with the detailed directions provided by the hostel as this made my arrival stress free!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    06 Jul 2019
    It’s in a nice location, close to access public transport. They also allow you to leave your bags if arrive early or are leaving late.
    Mexico, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    14 Jul 2019
    Not as close to the center of the city as I expected or as was advertised, but is still very close to Manhattan. In a bit of a sketchy area, the rooftop is super scenic and you don’t feel unsafe once in the hostel. Got a bit of an attitude from a bartender, but every minor complaint goes into the total New York experience, right? Despite all that, would definitely recommend and consider staying at this location again. Laundry is $2.50; events and movies at night make it very comfortable.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    11 Jul 2019
    A really nice place to just hangout. Aircon worked great. The rooftop area is stunning and comfortable. I loved chilling in the reception area that was also very comfy. Beds were also very comfy. Iced water to help yourself too. Really felt like they had thought of everything and showed a lot of attention to detail. For sure a pleasure of a stay and would not hesitate going back. Location is good if you like a quieter and less touristy vibe.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    04 Jul 2019
    I did like the hostel, but the only thing I would say is that for $68 its a little too expensive maybe if it was $55 that would be more worth it. Did like how the bathroom and shower were outside of the room. The guy who checked me in was really nice, I don't remember his name but his been there for over 3 years. Besides that, I just used the hostel for the bed and location. I was also a little surprised they didn't have anything set up for the 4th of July from the hostel.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 5.7

    Rating

    07 Jul 2019
    Very rude and passive aggressive front desk staff, creates a bad vibe. The kitchen was gross but other than that a clean hostel. The cleaning staff and baristas are lovely!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

Nominations

  • 2015

    Worldwide Large Hostel

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