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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."

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The Local NYC

Book more than 14 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.

****Important updates to our modified reception hours and property access****

Reception will only be open between the hours of 9am-12pm and 5pm to 8pm. Please time your arrival during these hours. If that is impossible, please get in touch with us prior to your arrival.
Front door access will be controlled by doorbell and PIN. We will give you the PIN when you check-in. Please use the doorbell when you arrive.
Our cafe and bar services are limited to coffee during the morning reception hours and beer/wine in the evening hours.


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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.

****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.

Please check www.cdc.gov (USA) and ww1.nyc.gov (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.

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 8.8

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.9


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Mar 2020
    Always a great atmosphere and comfortable beds
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Mar 2020
    Great place where to stay! Welcoming interiors make the atmosphere cozy and homey at first sight. Incredible views from the roof terrace, clean and spacious rooms, all very newly renovated and fresh. Highly recommended.
    Italy, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    02 Mar 2020
    Overall a great experience for my first stay at a hostel. I chose to stay at a hostel to possibly meet and interact with others, so having more activities to bring everyone together a little more would of been nice.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    08 Mar 2020
    Best hostel i've ever been to. Worth the money and i will definitely come back!
    France, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    11 Mar 2020
    Nice and clean hostel, easy to get anywhere via subway.. would recommend for a good price stay in NYC!
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    12 Mar 2020
    I'm so glad I discovered this place. Where I will be staying in NYC from now on. We had a double room and it was great.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    13 Mar 2020
    I stayed here more than 2weeks. I extended my staying 4timed. Definitely I will be coming back. Good for socializing. Sometimes there are weird people though. They stole my food from the fridge.
    South Korea, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    12 Mar 2020
    I enjoyed my stay with NYC hostel. It’s in the gee tree at location and receptionists are really helpful. The cleaning staff was a little bit rude when interacting with them. Overall it’s really good.
    Poland, Female, 25-30
  • 4.0

    Rating

    07 Mar 2020
    Check in process was very slow. Also concerned about quarantine policies for international arrivals. No proof of location for the last 14 days
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 2.0

    Rating

    13 Mar 2020
    Absolute disgrace of a hostel. This is the first hostel that I've stayed in and lost items. I lost my phone charger, cable, headphone due to the cleaner mistakenly thought that I already checked out and remade the bed. The hostel denied any wrong doing, and instead blamed me for their mistake!! Stay here if you want your things stolen.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
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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
  • 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
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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