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Premium bedding, down duvet, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Premium bedding, down duvet, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Premium bedding, down duvet, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Premium bedding, down duvet, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Business Services
  • Bar
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationUnited Nations Headquarters5 min drive
    Popular LocationMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center5 min drive
    Popular LocationRoosevelt Island5 min drive
    AirportNew York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.)36 min drive
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  • Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 100 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsDouble Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible
  • Basic Quadruple Room, Mixed Dorm

    Room amenities

    • 97 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Single Bunk Beds
    More detailsBasic Quadruple Room, Mixed Dorm
  • Bed in 4 bed male dormitory room with private bathroom (max 4 people)

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 100 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 4 Single Beds
    More detailsBed in 4 bed male dormitory room with private bathroom (max 4 people)
  • Twin Room, Private Bathroom

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 100 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsTwin Room, Private Bathroom
  • Bed in 4 bed female dormitory room with private bathroom (max 4 people)

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 100 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 4 Single Beds
    More detailsBed in 4 bed female dormitory room with private bathroom (max 4 people)
  • Bed in 4 bed mixed dormitory room with private bathroom (max 4 people)

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 100 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 4 Single Beds
    More detailsBed in 4 bed mixed dormitory room with private bathroom (max 4 people)
  • Double Room, Private Bathroom

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 100 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDouble Room, Private Bathroom

About this area

Long Island City

Located in Long Island City, The Local is near a metro station. 5th Avenue and Macy's are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Central Park and Bryant Park. Ready for a night out? Consider Winter Garden Theatre and St. James Theatre. Guests appreciate the hostel's convenience for public transportation: 23 St. - Ely Av. Station is 3 minutes on foot and 45 Rd. - Court House Sq. Station is 7 minutes.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • United Nations Headquarters - 5 min drive
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center - 5 min drive
  • Roosevelt Island - 5 min drive
  • Grand Central Terminal - 15 min drive
  • Museum of Modern Art - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Long Island City Hunterspoint Avenue Station - 13 min walk
  • 23 St. - Ely Av. Station - 3 min walk
  • AirportNew York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) - 36 min drive

About this property

The Local

Long Island City hostel in Queens, near Roosevelt Island
Along with a bar/lounge, this smoke-free hostel has a coffee shop/café and a rooftop terrace. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a 24-hour business centre, coffee/tea in a common area and a microwave in a common area. All rooms are shared and offer free WiFi and showers. Comforts include premium bedding and down comforters, and guests will also find conveniences such as full-sized fridge/freezers and microwaves. Bathrooms are shared and housekeeping is available once per stay.
The Local offers 137 forms of shared accommodation with shared/communal kitchens. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. Full-sized fridge/freezers and microwaves are provided.

Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows industry sanitisation guidelines of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Arcade/games room
  • Art gallery
  • Concerts/live shows

Family friendly

  • Arcade/games room
  • Full-sized fridge
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Library
  • Lockers available
  • No lifts
  • Vending machine
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Greek
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 24-hour business centre
  • Computer station
  • Coworking space

Outdoors

  • Outdoor furniture
  • Rooftop terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Books
  • Games
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Down comforter
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shared bathroom (in-room sink)
  • Shower
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)

Food and drink

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Toaster

More

  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laundry detergent
  • LED light bulbs
  • Local maps
  • Recycling
  • Shared accommodations

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
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-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQIA friendly)

Property is 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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Local and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Local offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Local cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at The Local?
As of 1 Dec 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Local on 24 Dec 2020 start from Rs4,929, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is The Local pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at The Local?
The Local doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at The Local?
Check-in is from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at The Local?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is The Local located?
Located in Queens, this hostel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Roosevelt Island, United Nations Headquarters and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Chrysler Building and 5th Avenue are also within 3 miles (5 km). 23 St. - Ely Av. Station is only a 3-minute walk and 45 Rd. - Court House Sq. Station is 7 minutes.
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1 - Terrible
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4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.1/5

Amenities

4.3/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with group
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Still have yet to receive my 100 deposit back after 4 days & I was told it would return with in the next day .
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2020

3/5 Okay

Business traveller
Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great Experience
This hostel was quite nice and well kept.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2020

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