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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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent 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 8.4

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Dec 2019
    I cannot explain how great this place is , amazing people staff and hostel ! Nothing was ever to hard for them and they are all so happy, builds such a welcoming vibe to always return to after long days in the city
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Nov 2019
    It was my little brothers bachelor party weekend in NYC. We can across The Local and we are very happy we did. The staff, the vibe, the rooms and bar was everything you want in a hostel. Great way to meet other foreigners visiting from other parts of the world and nearby locals. Great location just three minutes from Manhattan. Many local spots for drinking and partying nearby. I will return and I recommend this location to anyone looking to not break the bank for lodging.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    25 Nov 2019
    Great place to stay whilst in New York. Not much of a party atmosphere but ideal if you want to explore the city with your own plans.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    02 Dec 2019
    Great location as it was only 1 subway stop away from Manhattan. Everything was really clean too. Would recommend staying here.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    01 Dec 2019
    Great hostel!! Great location, a few minutes walk from the subway that takes you straight to Manhattan or to JFK, and a few take aways/supermarket around the corner. Friendly and good atmosphere. WiFi connected throughout the building with a great view of Manhattan from the rooftop too. All the staff were super friendly and happy to help with advice on the city. I will be returning to New York and I’ll be staying here again for sure. Thanks for everything!
    Wales, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    28 Nov 2019
    The Local was one of the nicest hostels I have stayed in. It was my first time in New York so I wasn’t sure how close it would be to the things I wanted to see but there’s a subway station about a 5 minute walk away that takes you everywhere. The staff was friendly, rooms were clean. The only issue I had was sharing a dorm with two girls who kept playing with the heating & made the room really hot, but other than that it was fantastic.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    20 Nov 2019
    Great hostel on a great location. Has a cool bar and nice staff.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    18 Nov 2019
    Best hostel I stayed in the US. It is in queens, but it takes 15 minutes to get to manhattan. Everything is great, but it is not a party hostel.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    21 Nov 2019
    The hostel is located in Long Island Cory, Queens. Relatively close to a subway stop. It’s fairly easy to get to Manhattan or Brooklyn from the hostel. The beds are comfortable, there’s a good amount of locker storage. The bathroom was rather small and the shower was minuscule as well, but you can make do with it. The highlight was the roof with an awesome view. The hostel’s bar was decent with average priced drinks. They had a good space to sit down and work as well. Would stay again.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    28 Nov 2019
    The hostel is close to the city but not in a nice neighbourhood. Although the walk from the metro to the hostel is short, as a woman I felt a little uneasy. The hostel is nice and has everything you need! It has a large common area but it doesn't feel very homy or warm. Furthermore, our heater was broken the first night so it was super cold...... When we talked to the staff, they fixed it immediatly.
    Netherlands, Female, 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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