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The Local NYC

13-02 44th Avenue, Queens, New York, USA, Distance from city centre: 6.3km

Rating: 89% from 51 reviews

  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 93%Staff
  • 88%Security
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 80%Location
  • 85%Value for money
  • 92%Facilities

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  • The only thing that was slightly bothersome was the fact that only one outlet in our bunk room worked. There is supposed to be an outlet and reading light for each bunk, but something funky was going on with the electricity in just our particular room (221). They did provide us with a power strip so there was enough outlets for us to charge our phones, but apparently this has been an ongoing problem in that room.
  • 86%
  • 09 May 2015 Anonymous USA
  • We were looking for cheaper accommodations in New York and loved The Local! It was close to the subway, about 15 minutes on the Subway to Times Square, and we always felt safe at any hour of the day. The beds were very comfortable. I would definitely recommend!
  • 94%
  • 06 May 2015 Erin USA
  • One of the cleanest hostels I've ever been to. The front desk was helpful and friendly. They don't have printers, but they will print out your boarding pass for you if you forward it to them. There's a nice bar in the lobby that is open to the public, making the place really feel alive and part of the neighborhood. It's not a particularly wonderful area, but it's close to the E and the M, which will get you to Manhattan in 10 minutes.
  • 89%
  • 29 Apr 2015 Stuart USA
  • It's really good!
  • 91%
  • 03 Apr 2015 Anonymous China
  • It's just awesome!!!!!!!!!!
  • 97%
  • 02 Mar 2015 Anonymous China
  • No hot water for most (all?) the building. And they continued to check in new guests after learning this! Is that even legal? No alternative arrangements for bathing or handwashing. No compensation for inconvenience. Not even a meaningful apology. I don't plan to return.
  • 60%
  • 16 Feb 2015 Anonymous USA
  • New York is an expensive city and so whatever your experience may be will be more expensive here than in other big cities such as LA, but there's always a ratio between what you get and what you pay for that should reflect on what you chose. In this case, I could say this place would be excellent if a little cheaper. Two main reasons for it: location and room size.
  • 74%
  • 11 Feb 2015 Anonymous USA
  • The address is incorrect on the site. there is a dash.
  • 83%
  • 30 Jan 2015 Donald USA
  • Very inspiring and creative enviroment to stay in, not a social hostel in general though, do you want to meet people this is not the place. A little tricky to cook in the kitchen that is not well supplied, but works for easy, basic things.
  • 86%
  • 18 Jan 2015 Erika Sweden
  • What a gem! I was so happy to find LOCAL NYC. The photos online are true to the clean, groovy atmosphere. The staff is truly willing to make your stay pleasant. The bar is awesome! I stayed in a female dorm and it was small, but the beds were comfy (nice duvet), bathroom was clean and enough space for each person to have a hook, locker, and outlets. There is even a cute reading lamp in each bed. The halls were quiet so sleep was possible! Lots of space for people to do their own thing!
  • 97%
  • 21 Dec 2014 Angela USA
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