The Local NYC

1302 44th Avenue, Long Island CityNew York11101USA
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About The Local NYC

Located in the LIC neighborhood of Queens, The Local NYC offers magnificent views of the Manhattan skyline from an ultra-hip converted industrial building.  Midtown Manhattan is just a 15-minute subway ride.

Contemporary dorms are fitted with stylish bunk beds, reading light, free Wi-Fi and fresh towels. Each room has its own private bathroom, air-conditioning and a locker.

Amenities include an on-site bar and café, coin operated laundry facilities and a rooftop terrace. The communal kitchen is available for all guests.

Guests can make use of the on-site bar for all meals, or enjoy a coffee after breakfast. Drinks and cocktails are served either in the bar or on the rooftop terrace.

Manhattan’s Museum of Modern Art is a short drive from the hostel, where the newest, most experimental art in the world can be found, while 5 Pointz, a popular graffiti spot, is less than half a mile away.


1302 44th Avenue, Long Island City, New York, NY, 11101, USA
Telephone: +1(347)7385251 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Great rooftop view

After a hard day's work, or a full day of sightseeing, guests can relax on the rooftop terrace with a cocktail and a snack. Many visitors enjoy the magnificent views of the Manhattan skyline from that spot every evening.

Fresh ambiance

Travelers have reported that The Local NYC has a fresh, crisp vibe, and the rooms are modern and inviting. Rooms are super clean, with all the basic amenities needed at a hostel. The comfort level that the beds have to offer keep visitors coming back.

Free Wi-Fi throughout

Guests are able to stay connected with family and friends at this hostel. Wi-Fi is provided throughout the entire hostel. Whether you are just passing through on a business trip, or staying over for a while, you will always be able to stay in touch.

Negative Reviews

Small lockers

While there is a locker allocated for each bed, the lockers are quite small. It does not fit a suitcase; however guests have suggested that only their most valuable items like jewelry and money be locked up.

Not much fridge space

If you are sharing a room with four people, then you might just run out of fridge space. Some guests have reported cramped fridges in the bigger dorms, so it might be wise to go shopping more often to avoid overcrowding.

Mixture of staff attitudes

There have been some reports of staff being impersonal and a little stand-offish; however, most staff have been appreciated for their willingness to accommodate guests with many issues. One staff member even went out of her way to find a tin-opener for a guest during the early hours of the morning.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 2240 reviews across the web
8.8 /10
  • Expedia
    8.6 /10
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  • hostelbookers
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    8.8 /10
8.8 out of 10 based on 2240 reviews