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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

2.0 star property
Hostel with bar/lounge, near Roosevelt Island

8.6/10 Fabulous

611 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared kitchen
  • Bar
13-02 44th Avenue, Long Island City, NY, 11101
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Business centre
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Arcade/games room
  • Library
  • Computer station
For families
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Queens
  • Roosevelt Island - 30 min walk
  • United Nations Headquarters - 34 min walk
  • Chrysler Building - 40 min walk
  • New York Public Library - 44 min walk
  • Central Park - 13 min drive
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center - 5 min drive
  • Madison Avenue - 5 min drive
  • Hospital for Special Surgery - 5 min drive
  • Macy's - 5 min drive
  • Herald Square - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • New York, NY (NYS-Skyports Seaplane Base) - 5 min drive
  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA) - 21 min drive
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) - 38 min drive
  • Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) - 48 min drive
  • Islip, NY (ISP-MacArthur) - 61 min drive
  • Newburgh, NY (SWF-Stewart Intl.) - 80 min drive
  • Woodside Station - 4 min drive
  • Long Island City Hunterspoint Avenue Station - 13 min walk
  • Long Island City Station - 20 min walk
  • 21 St. Station - 8 min walk
  • 23 St. - Ely Av. Station - 3 min walk
  • 45 Rd. - Court House Sq. Station - 7 min walk

About this property

The Local

Located 3.3 mi (5.3 km) from the airport, The Local features a rooftop terrace and puts you only a five-minute drive from United Nations Headquarters. You can relax with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the coffee shop/cafe is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. Also, Chrysler Building and Madison Avenue are a short five-minute drive away. Fellow travellers like that it's only a short walk to public transportation: 23 St. - Ely Av. Station is 3 minutes away and 45 Rd. - Court House Sq. Station is 7 minutes.

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)


Contactless social distancing 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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 137 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until 11:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • 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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free off-site parking within 20 ft
  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol allowed on site

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Water dispenser

What to do

  • Concerts/live shows

Working away

  • 24-hour business centre
  • Computer station
  • Co-working spaces


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2014
  • ATM/banking
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Art gallery on site
  • Arcade/games room


  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance

Languages spoken

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

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laundry detergent

Sleep well

  • Down duvet
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Full-sized fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Toaster oven
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils
  • Dishwasher


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared accommodations
  • Recycling
  • LED light bulbs
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Cleaning supplies

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

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.

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

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Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lauren, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Check in was easy. No frills hotel but worth the cost.
Arlene, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Pros and Cons
The on and off cycle of room temperature mechanics are really loud. The wifi is GREAT needs to stop promising a welcome drink OR make The Local live up to it. Staff always nice.
1-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Cozy Bedrooms but Filthy Bathrooms and Showers
This place is alright for backpackers doing 1-2 nights trips. However do keep in mind that this is a no frills hostel. Bed, shower, toilet, and locker... very simple. However I was quite disappointed with the cleanliness, specifically in the bathrooms. I stayed in the 4 people shared bedroom. What they don't show you are the actual bathrooms. The toilet is in one small closet (about 2ftx4ft space) and the shower is in another closet with the same dimension. However, the shower room is split into two sections, one where you shower (2ft x 2ft) and the other 2 ft x 2ft for drying off. The shower does not have an area to hold a bar of soap. I had to leave my soap and shampoo on the floor when showering. The hostel does have shower rooms for the whole floor to share with lockable doors. Though I was more digusted to find the last guy who showered, didn't clean up their puke on the floor. Alright enough about bathrooms. The beds are fine as long as you are under 5ft and 10inches. I say that since I have kicked the end of the bed a few times (ouch). The blanket did kept me warm. Every bed gets a designated locker. The hostel does offer lock rental but I brought my own. Overall, few things I like about the hostel are the people working there, the bed, and the roof top view (seriously go check it out). The bathrooms both in-room and shared need more thorough cleaning. This maybe my first and last visit for this hostel but the 6 people shared bedroom may be different. I might try it.
4 Person Shared Bedroom
Designated Locker
Shared Kitchen (downstairs)
Laundry room
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Dolores, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nice place few blocks of subway. A lot of restaurant around also. Wi-Fi work well inside the room. Overall is great.
Andre, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Sudipto, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Kent, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

I wish they offered breakfast here.
Mario, 3-night trip
Verified Travelocity guest review