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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 3 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


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 9.3

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Aug 2019
    Best hostel I stayed at in NYC. The location is out of Manhattan but everything is a subway ride away. The bar staff were friendly, the kitchen was nice to use, the bathroom was clean. There's a great climbing gym around the corner.
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    01 Aug 2019
    Really good hostel! Amazing rooftop view, many activities, very clean and perfect for solo traveling.
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    12 Aug 2019
    When i look for a hostel I consider location and atmosphere as the most important. Location is very good in that sense but doesnt has much atmosphere. At the bar somehow its mostly local people. I met many cool ppl in the room tho. It has a very nice view on the rooftop i think i paid for the location and the view.
    South Korea, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    05 Aug 2019
    Very clean hostel with a variety of things to do! Just a short subway ride to Time Square! There wasn’t much around the hostel in terms of restaurants, so if I wanted to eat I had to travel.
    Wales, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    03 Aug 2019
    The location is perfect and the subway takes you quickly to many places, also to the airport. The only downside regarding this is that the station is does not have an elevator, keep this in mind if you are travelling with luggage. Also great cleanliness, good vibes and an amazing rooftop terrace. Would book again at The Local!
    Finland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    09 Aug 2019
    The hostel was easy walking distance to the subway that would take you straight into the city in 10/15 minutes for just over $2. Being new to travel and staying in hostels, I was impressed with the cleanliness and what was offered. A downfall for me was the security, because of the bar inside it and no card access until you are passes the stairs, i didnt feel immensely safe sitting in the common room late a night. Apart from that it was awesome and would stay again!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    01 Aug 2019
    Great rooftop with nice views. Good proximity to Subway. Very glad there was in room A/C because it got hot in summer. Facilities were good. Shower was small and flooded after use but otherwise all was good.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    18 Aug 2019
    Nice hostel, clean rooms, if a little cold since AC is running on full 24/7. I got upgraded to a 4person dorm which was nice, so no complaints. A bit of a quiet hostel however, but they make an effort to have events happening often. They do say they have something going on everyday, which is not really true, since I think for the 3 nights I spent there, there was only 1 where something was happening, and it was a movie. So not very social. Good place to stay with good transit conenctions.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    11 Aug 2019
    Mopping and cleaning should be done often. Better curtains for wide open windows facing bright ass lights outside and bright ass sunlight, in the AM. Showers should smell like bleach at all times, the staff was friendly and kind the area was a bit dead at night but over all its just a place to crash. But i think even a closet can be clean and organize at all time, same should be for a room people sleep in. We dont know what other travelers carry.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    01 Aug 2019
    Decent place - staff are nice and happy to help, though there seemed to be constantly something in the room that wasn’t working properly. Not much of an atmosphere unless you hung out in the bar, and that was principally because of the wonderful Jorge. Seemed a little bit expensive for what I got, but I guess that’s New York.
    England, 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

    Worldwide Large Hostel

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