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1 room, 2 adults

The Local

2-star2 stars
13-02 44th Avenue, Long Island City, NY, 11101, United States of America

Hostel with bar/lounge, near Roosevelt Island
  • Free WiFi
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • If you’re trying to stay at a very affordable hotel and you’re low on cash and just…Dec 4, 2020
  • i wasn’t happy with the condition of the room and i thought it was a hotel and i wasn’t…Nov 6, 2020

The Local

from NZ$142
  • Bed in 4 bed male dormitory room with private bathroom (max 4 people)
  • Bed in 4 bed female dormitory room with private bathroom (max 4 people)
  • Twin Room, Private Bathroom
  • Bed in 4 bed mixed dormitory room with private bathroom (max 4 people)
  • Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible
  • Basic Quadruple Room, Mixed Dorm

What’s around The Local


  • In Queens
  • United Nations Headquarters - 34 min walk
  • Chrysler Building - 40 min walk
  • Empire State Building - 42 min walk
  • Roosevelt Island - 30 min walk
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • 5th Avenue - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Grand Central Terminal - 2.6 mi / 4.3 km

Getting around

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) - 33 min drive
  • Liberty Intl. Airport (EWR) - 41 min drive
  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA) - 19 min drive
  • New York, NY (NYS-Skyports Seaplane Base) - 5 min drive
  • Teterboro, NJ (TEB) - 19 min drive
  • Linden, NJ (LDJ) - 30 min drive
  • Long Island City Hunterspoint Avenue Station - 13 min walk
  • Long Island City Station - 20 min walk
  • Woodside Station - 4 min drive
  • 23 St. - Ely Av. Station - 3 min walk
  • 45 Rd. - Court House Sq. Station - 7 min walk
  • 21 St. Station - 8 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 137 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No onsite parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Microwave in a common area
Things to do
  • Arcade/game room
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2014
  • ATM/banking
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Visual fire alarm
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Greek
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom with sink in room
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Housekeeping - once per stay
  • Shared accommodations

The Local’s small print

Also known as

  • Local Hostel Long Island City
  • Local Hostel
  • Local Long Island City
  • The Local Long Island City
  • The Local Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • The Local Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Long Island City


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. 

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Local

  • Does The Local offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Local does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Local?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Local?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at The Local.
  • Are pets allowed at The Local?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Local?
    You can check in from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Local?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include John Brown Smokehouse (4-min walk), Il Falco (5-min walk), and LIC Market (5-min walk).
  • Is there an onsite casino at The Local?
    No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Resorts World Casino (18-min drive) is nearby.
  • What is there to do at The Local and nearby?
    The Local has an arcade.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 305 reviews

Good 6.0
Type of info by phone; was not honored in person.
us1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
no tv i love
Great value on the single private rooms. I love no tv in room.
James, us2 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great service. Always a pleasure staying here.
NADINE, us1 night business trip
Poor 2.0
Still have yet to receive my 100 deposit back after 4 days & I was told it would return with in the next day .
Hazel, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Experience
This hostel was quite nice and well kept.
Derrick A, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Really enjoyed my stay. They are trying so hard to keep guests entertained during this crazy time!
M.R., us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Solo weekend getaway
Solo weekend! Matt the bartender is the freaking bomb!!!!
christopher, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location, near to convenient transport and a few good Peruvian restaurants. Staff were helpful, free beer the first night, free water whenever and clean dorm rooms. Would definitely return.
gb3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Great location, bar open until 2am, one metro stop from Manhattan. Area is a bit industrial
au3 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
The staff at the front desk were extremely kind when we checked in. I love how large the lobby is and that there’s a coffee shop you can chill out in and do work. The rooms are smaller, but that’s what you get in a hostel. Despite this they were extraordinarily clean and the beds were very comfortable. I like that we can adjust the heat ourselves too!
us2 night romance trip

The Local