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Down duvets, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Down duvets, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Down duvets, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Down duvets, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Local

The Local

2 out of 5

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
  • Personal protective equipment
13-02 44th Avenue, Long Island City, NY, 11101

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.)40 min drive

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About this area

Long Island City

Located in Long Island City, The Local is near a metro station. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Central Park and Roosevelt Island, while Museum of Modern Art and Carnegie Hall are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Madison Square Garden or Barclays Center Brooklyn. 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.

What's nearby

  • United Nations Headquarters - 5 min drive
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center - 5 min drive
  • Roosevelt Island - 5 min drive
  • Museum of Modern Art - 17 min drive
  • Grand Central Terminal - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Long Island City Hunterspoint Avenue Station - 13 min walk
  • 23 St. - Ely Av. Station - 3 min walk
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) - 40 min drive

Restaurants

  • John Brown Smokehouse - 4 min walk
  • Il Falco - 5 min walk
  • LIC Market - 5 min walk
  • Big Alice Brewing - 5 min walk
  • M. Wells Steakhouse - 7 min walk

About this property

The Local

Long Island City hostel in Queens with bar/lounge and coffee shop/café
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. Guests can appreciate conveniences such as fridges and microwaves, and other amenities include down comforters and dishwashers. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
The Local offers 137 forms of shared accommodation with shared/communal kitchens. Beds feature down comforters. Full-sized fridge/freezers and microwaves are provided.

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 the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Check-in

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

Safety measures

Gives staff 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

  • Free off-site parking within 20 ft
  • Street 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

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 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 spaces

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

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Down duvet
  • Heating (climate-controlled)

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • 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

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

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
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 Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover 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 a 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 (LGBTQ 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

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Overall score and ratings

4.3

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 283 out of 576 reviews
5 - Excellent 49%
Rating 4 - Good. 210 out of 576 reviews
4 - Good 36%
Rating 3 - Okay. 58 out of 576 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 8 out of 576 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 17 out of 576 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%

4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

4.3/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience staying at the Local. The staff were friendly.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
First time in hostel and it was a great experience, staff was amazing, was able to meet new friends
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property was neat. It is a little isolated.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities
The staff here clearly does the bare minimum to get through the day. Thorough cleaning of the rooms and facilities is not a priority, as I discovered mouse droppings in my room and mysterious stains on my supposedly ‘fresh’ linens. There was also a stranger sleeping in the bunk assigned to me, as well as body hairs and skin flakes from another person on the other available bed. I’m surprised I didn’t see any rats outside.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

3/5 Okay

Good
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021