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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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  • Great location, near to convenient transport and a few good Peruvian restaurants. Staff…Feb 18, 2020
  • Nice helpful staff. The room was quite small, not much space for luggage, but spate space…Jul 30, 2019

The Local

from £81
  • 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-minute walk
  • Chrysler Building - 40-minute walk
  • Roosevelt Island - 30-minute walk
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • 5th Avenue - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Empire State Building - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Grand Central Terminal - 2.6 mi / 4.3 km

Getting around

  • New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) 32-min drive
  • Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) 41-min drive
  • New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) 22-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 5:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
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 cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No 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 centre
  • 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
  • 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 fridge/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 Long Island City
  • The Local Long Island City
  • The Local Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • The Local Hostel/Backpacker accommodation 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 lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's 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 sanitiser.

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

The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitisation guidelines.

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 reserves the right to pre-authorise 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.
  • Is parking offered at The Local?
    Sorry, there's no 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 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Local?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Dominie's Hoek (13-min walk), Casa Enrique (13-min walk) and Alewife Queens (0.9 mi).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 352 reviews

Good 6.0
Good choice for solo travellers but ...
Good for solo travellers who need just a proper place to sleep plus a good bar. Not really good for a group of friends or family. Location: Short and safe walk from court sqr/23 st station (E line) both day and night. Court sqr station (G, 7 lines) is within a short walk, just a bit farther, but a way back is pretty dark and not feeling so safe if walking alone at night. Both stations can bring you to almost every major attractions with no more than one connection and within 30 min. Pretty convenient. E line directly brings you to AirTrain for JFK. Room: 4-b shared dorm is quite comfortable with separated toilet and shower in every room. Bed is comfy. A bit noisy when the upper bed climbs up but not that bad. Towel and hanger provided. No toiletry. Some stains in bed sheath, pillow, and towel detected. Service: At reception, so so. They do their job okay but just that. Not quite welcoming or helpful. Need to ask for help. Check-in and check-out are easy and straightforward. Luggage storage before check-in is free but after check-out is 1$/bag for same-day pick up and 10$/bag for overnight. Facilities: Bar, common areas, and kitchen are great. Laundry machines are all broken during my 1+4 nights. Bottom line: If you are couples or groups, spending a bit more money to stay in a proper private room might be a better choice.
Trirat, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Great stay at the Local
Really good and convenient place to stay, great location and great transport links. The Local has a great vibe and is a good place to hang out. Only suggestion more than criticism is that the room is a little cold, but it’s understandable as it’s a converted warehouse! Overall a great stay and would recommend
David, gb5 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
It was a amzing nigbt stay in the local. Clean and friendly staff also near station for walking distance . It is safe for a girl who travel alone
YAHAN, gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hostel
Lovely hostel! Feel very safe there, the location hasn’t got much around but is 2 mins walk from the subway where you are about 15mins ride to Times Square and been near everything! The only suggestion to the hostel i’d have would be the beds aren’t the comfiest, and 100% need to get better pillows, they are super thin! Otherwise was a great stay!
Amy, gb5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Ideal location to everywhere.
Can’t really fault the place and staff. All was well and would definitely stay again and recommend it to other people. Some just like to moan
Jony, gb8 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hostel, easy access to the Metro and some lovely bars and restaurants in LIC. Clean, comfortable and great helpful staff! I’d happily return.
gbOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
I could sing it's praises all day!
Fantastic service, well kept hostel, lovely vibe - there was live music and a free drink when I arrived (I believe the free drink is always a thing!). Super comfortable, quick access to Manhattan.
Steven, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Experience
This hostel was quite nice and well kept.
Derrick A, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Solo weekend getaway
Solo weekend! Matt the bartender is the freaking bomb!!!!
christopher, us2 night trip
Good 6.0
they are overpriced.
us1 night trip

The Local

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