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64 out of 100

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The Local - Hostel

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8.3

Good (2,070 ratings)

New York City, United States - 

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2.5 km Grand Central Terminal

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3 km United Nations Headquarters

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3 km Broadway

Hotel Overview

The Local is a hostel located in Long Island City, highly appreciated by guests for its clean facilities, friendly staff, and convenient location. Offering a unique and authentic local experience, this hostel seems to be a favorite among travelers looking for affordable accommodation without sacrificing quality and comfort.

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Hotel highlights

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Location

  1. Prime Location: Situated in close proximity to public transportation, facilitating easy exploration of the city.
  2. Friendly Staff: Exceptionally welcoming and helpful personnel ensuring a comfortable stay.
  3. Clean Facilities: High standards of cleanliness throughout the hostel, including rooms and common areas.
  4. Vibrant Atmosphere: Featuring a lively social scene, great for meeting new people and socializing.
  5. Affordable Prices: Competitive rates providing good value for money, especially appealing to budget-conscious travelers.
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Area for improvement

  1. Noise Levels: Some guests have reported issues with noise, particularly at night, which can affect sleep quality.
  2. Room Size: Rooms can be on the smaller side, which might not suit everyone’s needs or preferences.
  3. Limited Privacy: As with many hostels, the shared accommodation can sometimes affect personal privacy.
  4. Wi-Fi Connectivity: Inconsistent internet connection in certain areas of the hostel.
  5. Basic Amenities: Some guests felt that the amenities offered were quite basic for the price paid.

Amenities

Kitchen

Microwave

Game room

Toys/Games

Bar

Free WiFi

Laundry

Laundry

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

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Score icon8.3

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Total 2,070 Reviews

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Blended Web Rating

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8.1

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8.6

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booking

1,388 Reviews

8.1 / 10

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expedia

682 Reviews

8.6 / 10

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Bar was mentioned 226 times

5% Negative84% Positive

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Annabelle South7 months ago
4/5Google icon

Easy to navigate to from JFK, and a quick metro or pleasant walk into Manhattan. Large areas for relaxing, office, kitchen, bar. Rooms adequate, I shared a four bed bunk room. Convenient to have private bathroom in room. Bunks old style, squeaky. Appreciated they allowed me to have a package sent prior for collection. Good emails/communication. Was allocated a bed that was already occupied upon arrival, issue quickly resolved by reception.

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Max Yeo6 months ago
5/5Google icon

Just a short walk from the metro, the place felt really safe even at night. With a bar and working station below the dorms, it was really nice to have a place to work at. I stayed in the 6 man room which consisted of 2 bunk beds and 2 singles. It was really peaceful as we did not any noise from the surrounding and the bar. Not sure if applicable to the rest but the room I was in had a connecting toilet and shower with it. Although there was no mat to dry your feet and slippers, it dried relatively fast. Roof top views are amazing btw. Would recommend

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 137

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Number of floors 2

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Number of buildings/towers 1

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Year Built 2014

WiFi Quality

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Idle

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267

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94

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

Grand Central Terminal

2.5 km

United Nations Headquarters

3 km

Broadway

3 km

Rockefeller Center

3 km

Times Square

3 km

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Getting around

23 St.

Nearby

Long Island City Hunterspoint Avenue Station

980 m

New York, NY (NYS-Skyports Seaplane Base)

7.5 km

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Restaurants

Court Square Diner

560 m

Ramen Spot

490 m

The Inkan

420 m

Lately Café

420 m

Softbite

490 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

70 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

48 out of 100

Risky

New York City safety index

Safety

Crime

64

Overall Safety Index

Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

64 out of 100

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Women safety

Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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73

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Physical safety

Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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78

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Property safety

Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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71

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Political safety

Risky

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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47

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LGBTQ safety

Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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73

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Medical safety

Risky

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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43

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Overall Crime index

Moderate

An average rating of the crime categories

50 out of 100

Property crime severity

Moderate

57

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Mugging or robbery  49/100

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Car theft  40/100

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Car break-ins  48/100

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Home break-ins  41/100

Violent crime severity

Moderate

53

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Physical attacks  48/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  40/100

Other crime severity

Moderate

54

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Insult or harassment in public  54/100

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Corruption or bribery  53/100

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Drug problem  60/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$1.2 - $3.3

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Coffee

$2.8 - $7.5

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Beer 0.5L

$1.6 - $4

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$14.1 - $37.7

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2.6 - $2.7

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.5 - $3.5

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$73.6 - $188.6

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$10.4 - $28.3

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McMeal at McDonalds

$9.4 - $14.1

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.9 - $4.7

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Public transport, monthly pass

$119.8 - $135.3

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$0.9 - $1.3

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$37.7 - $80.2

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$24.5 - $282.9

Weather In New York City

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Air Quality

Unhealthy (For Sensitive Groups)

PM2.57

PM1014

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Limited risk for sensitive individuals. Not recommended to do outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Moderate

Traffic is moving at a steady pace, smooth driving without significant delays.

House Rules

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Check in after 16:00

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Check out until 11:00

Children welcome

No pets, service animals welcome

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