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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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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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


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.


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 8.6

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Feb 2020
    This is by far THE BEST place to stay at if you’re ever traveling to New York. The location is great, cleanliness is above the standard and it always has an amazing atmosphere.The one main thing that stood out was the staff, they are the MOST AMAZING bunch of people that I have ever come across! From the managers, to the staff members at the front desk and bar, to the housekeepers! They made me feel very welcome, at home and treated me like family!My rating would be 1000 out of 10 :) thank you!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Feb 2020
    I will definitely recommend this hostel. Staff is well behaved, cleanliness is good for room as well as toilets. They have bar and study area too. One of best hostel I have stayed in 11 countries.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    28 Jan 2020
    Super awesome place to stay if you wanna explore different parts of NYC! I'd stay here again for sure!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Jan 2020
    The Local NYC was a great spot to have a restful sleep and then explore the city. Took us 10 minutes with the train to get to Times Square and the view from the rooftop was breathtaking! Walk to the metrostation was 7 minutes and also grocerystores were accessible within a few walking minutes. Rooms were very clean, the kitchen had everything we needed and the staff was very friendly. Coffee and a muffin for 5$ in the morning, sitting at the cozy bar.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    31 Jan 2020
    My second time staying here and can only say good things about it, the only issue would possibly be the location since it’s a little lonely at night but everything about this hostel makes up for it! The staff is also so wonderful and welcoming they even helped me try and figure out a way to get to the airport when the trains weren’t working as usual. Overall a great hostel where you can also meet lots of cool people!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    17 Feb 2020
    Very nice hostel to stay in, would recommend. The staff were extremely helpful and kind and the facilities are really good. Also super closer to 2 subway stations that go straight into Manhattan and everywhere else.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    14 Feb 2020
    Stayed over a weekend. From the second you walk in you can feel and see how cool this place is. Staff are very friendly and relaxed. Rooms are spacious and beds are comfy. Bar is brilliant too.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    30 Jan 2020
    Wonderful staff at check-in. Very accommodating and friendly. Checked in for a friend and myself one night then had the next two nights reserved under another friend. They made the check-in and transition a breeze. I really appreciated that. The free beer between 5-8pm was a nice gift and a great start to the night out on the city. Will definitely come back.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    27 Jan 2020
    My stay at The Local, though short, was very comfortable and easy. The staff were friendly, and the place was walking distance from a grocery store and a subway stop.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    04 Feb 2020
    I very much enjoyed my stay at The Local. The staff were always willing to help with questions we had about the city, and a free welcome drink is provided when you arrive which is a nice touch. There is a subway station just around the corner which allows you to reach Manhattan with relative ease. The hostel is kept very clean and tidy, and the facilities are excellent. The roof also provides a lovely view of the city skyline. Overall I would recommend staying here.
    England, Male, 18-24
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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
  • 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
  • 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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