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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 8.5

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 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
  • 10.0


    18 Jan 2020
    One of the best hostels I've ever stayed at! The staff are amazing, the bar is a really nice place to hang out at night and the rooms are good also. Highly recommend. Great location as well
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    17 Jan 2020
    The best place that I have stayed so far. A great location, you can get it from the JFK easily using public transport and you can get downtown/Manhattan in the same way. Very good facilities and extremely clean.
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Jan 2020
    All staff were super friendly and helpful. Had some great chats with them all. Killer rooftop deck. Sunrise or sunset perfect. Nice little kitchen for whipping up a sandwich or whatever from the corner market. Good restaurants steps away. City bike, bus and subway close. Hope to visit again soon - thanks for taking care of me The Local.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    23 Jan 2020
    The Local is amazing!! There are amazing views of Manhattan on the rooftop. Very nice lounge and bar area too. Best hostel I've stayed in NYC!
    Malaysia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    17 Jan 2020
    The front desk girls were amazing! They were really friendly and also the whole hostel environment was amazing. Thank you!! Will be coming there for future trips!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    15 Jan 2020
    Perfect choice for someone who’s on a budget visiting nyc Close to the subway very convenient Rooms and facilities are spotless Also amazing rooftop view
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    13 Jan 2020
    This hostel was wonderful. I will stay here again when I return to nyc.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    16 Jan 2020
    Good place for your 1st time visiting NYC (next time I'd stay in Brooklyn)! Chose this place because it was cheap and within walkable distance to the subway, which gets you to the airports as well as into Manhattan, where most of the touristy spots for 1st-timers are. The hostel itself had all amenities I could need, including a hair dryer and a locker big enough for our carry-on luggage. Showers a bit small, but I don't mind, as the priority was a safe/clean place to stay while we explored.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    18 Jan 2020
    The whole hostel itself was awesome. There was a great kitchen, the staff was helpful, and the rooftop view of the city was sweet. The private room was a bit pricey for what we got. The room was chilly and very basic and bed only had one pillow each and a only a top blanket with no sheet. Definitely would recommend for a single traveler but not great for a couple.
    USA, Couple, 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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