The Local - Hostel

2.0 star property
Long Island City hostel in Queens with rooftop terrace and 24-hour business center

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The Local - Hostel

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Down comforters, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
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Bar (on property)
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Overview of The Local - Hostel

8.6 out of 10 Excellent
8.6/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
13-02 44th Avenue, Long Island City, NY, 11101

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCentral Park5 min drive
  • Popular LocationBroadway6 min drive
  • Popular LocationRockefeller Center6 min drive
  • AirportNew York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.)40 min drive

Room options

Private Queen Room with Ensuite Bathroom (1 bed) - Accessible

  • 100 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Bed in a 4 Bed Mixed Dormitory with Private Bathroom

  • 100 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 4 Twin Beds

Bed in a 6 Bed Mixed Dormitory with Private Bathroom

  • 100 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 6 Twin Beds

Private Queen Room with Ensuite Bathroom (1 bed)

  • 100 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Bed in a 4 Bed Male Dormitory with Private Bathroom

  • 100 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 4 Twin Beds

Bed in a 4 Bed Female Dormitory with Private Bathroom

  • 100 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 4 Twin Beds

Private Twin Room with Ensuite Bathroom (2 beds)

  • 100 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds

About this area

Long Island City

The Local - Hostel is located in Queens, a neighborhood in Long Island City, and is near a metro station. Times Square and 5th Avenue 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. American Dream and Bronx Zoo are not to be missed.

What's nearby

  • Grand Central Terminal - 5 min drive
  • Empire State Building - 5 min drive
  • Central Park - 5 min drive
  • Broadway - 6 min drive
  • Rockefeller Center - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • 23 St. - Ely Av. Station - 3 min walk
  • Long Island City Hunterspoint Avenue Station - 14 min walk
  • New York, NY (NYS-Skyports Seaplane Base) - 15 min drive


  • Top Quality - 3 min walk
  • Go Nonna - 4 min walk
  • Dai Hachi Sushi - 9 min walk
  • Casa Enrique - 13 min walk
  • Takumen - 14 min walk

About this property

The Local - Hostel

Hostel near Grand Central Terminal
Take advantage of concerts and live shows, a rooftop terrace, and an art gallery on site at The Local - Hostel. In addition to a coffee shop/cafe and an arcade/game room, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • A water dispenser, coworking spaces, and a computer station
  • Luggage storage, smoke-free premises, and a vending machine
  • A 24-hour front desk, a TV in the lobby, and outdoor furniture
Room features
All 137 rooms include comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi.
More amenities include:
  • Recycling and LED light bulbs
  • Bathrooms with showers
  • Communal kitchens, full-sized refrigerators/freezers, and dishwashers


Arabic, English, French, Greek, Portuguese, Spanish

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/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • Free offsite parking
  • Street parking available

Food and drink

  • A bar/lounge
  • A coffee shop/cafe
  • Coffee and tea in common areas

Things to do

  • Arcade/game room
  • Art gallery
  • Books
  • Concerts/live shows
  • Games
  • Library
  • TV in common areas

Family friendly

  • Arcade/game room
  • In-room full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • In-room microwave
  • Laundry facilities


  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM
  • Guidebooks
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Vending machine
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Tour and ticket assistance

Business services

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


  • Outdoor furniture
  • Rooftop terrace


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


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided
  • Down comforter


  • Hair dryer on request
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste on request
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Toaster
  • Toaster oven


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Iron/ironing board on request
  • Laundry detergent
  • LED lighting
  • Recycling
  • Shared accommodations

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