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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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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."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


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.

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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    28 Aug 2019
    Everything was perfect minus getting woken up at 9 am everyday from the cleaning staff being very loud right outside our door. All other things were absolutely perfection; all staff super great and kind.
    Canada, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    25 Aug 2019
    One of the best hostels I've ever stayed at. The staff are so nice. It's just outside of Manhattan enough that you don't feel chocked up by the city. But close enough (3 ish stops depending on which line you take) to get to the city in a heart beat. Super close to JFK. The oven in the kitchen was quite gross so I didn't use it but apart from that the hostel is great.
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    01 Sep 2019
    Awesome staff and a great place to meet new people. Every night is a new opportunity at this place, also if work is more your style then there are plenty of places to work. The rooftop view is beautiful and the place is in a really good location. Would recommend.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    26 Aug 2019
    Staff were fantastic. Probably the most helpful I’ve come across and I’ve traveled a lot. One minor problem the shower head could be better that it. It’s in Queens a nice change from Manhattan next to a subway so easy get into the city.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    09 Sep 2019
    WiFi was very very bad so I ended up using my data most of the time, location is great though
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    09 Sep 2019
    Very good location (2 train stops from Central Park) , the staff was really kind, very nice atmosphere, comfortable beds. It could probably be a bit better cleaned. The prices are not low, but this is New York City. Generally I can say that it’s a good place to stay if you want to visit the city for few days.
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    05 Sep 2019
    Great location - short walk to an amazing view of the NYC skyline and very close to a subway station. Very good value for NYC. Had a 4 bed dorm. Bed very comfy and linens soft. Would be nice to have bed side tables, especially for top bunks. It’s great that shower, toilet and sink are separate and all were clean. The cafe/bar downstairs has a nice vibe. Would recommend - but beware there is no elevator so you need to carry your bags upstairs!
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    23 Aug 2019
    Clean and secure hostel - the setting in Queens makes it a bit of a trek if visiting Manhattan. Kitchen is functional , internet access is available. Staff are friendly and know what they're doing. Rather limited choice of places to eat in the immediate area, but the neighbourhood is pretty good and there are a few shops nearby. I would have no worries returning here.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 6.0


    03 Sep 2019
    - 90% of the power outlets did not work (common area, dorm room.and rooftop). The ones that did work were annoyingly placed - The comforters they provide were awkwardly small, dirty and uncomfortable - The beds are very loud - Overpriced ($60/night!) - No floor towel outside shower so water pools up on the floor If you have the option do an Airbnb or a different hostel. There's no atmosphere at this one so you wouldn't be missing much. One positive is decent location.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 4.3


    30 Aug 2019
    To avoid!! Extremely loud and very ineffective AC makes it impossible to sleep, atmosphere is dead, bar is empty, rooftop does not offer any view and drinking is forbidden, they even charge you to keep your luggage...
    Belgium, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • 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
  • 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
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi



  • 2015

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