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The Local Hostel

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Basic Shared Dormitory (Single Bed Only) | Free WiFi, wheelchair access
Basic Room, Shared Bathroom | Free WiFi, wheelchair access
Basic Shared Dormitory (Single Bed Only) | Free WiFi, wheelchair access
Basic Room, Shared Bathroom | Free WiFi, wheelchair access

Overview of The Local Hostel

The Local Hostel

2.0 star property

8.0/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
220 S. Franklin St., Watkins Glen, NY, 14891

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWatkins Glen State Park4 min walk
  • Popular LocationThe Tasting Room11 min walk
  • Popular LocationSeneca Harbor15 min walk
  • AirportElmira, NY (ELM-Elmira - Corning Regional)31 min drive

Room options

About this area

Watkins Glen

Located in Watkins Glen, The Local Hostel is in the city center. The Tasting Room and Ryan William Vineyard are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Watkins Glen State Park and She-Qa-Ga Falls. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Watkins Glen International.

What's nearby

  • Watkins Glen State Park - 4 min walk
  • The Tasting Room - 11 min walk
  • Seneca Harbor - 15 min walk
  • Watkins Glen Beach - 2 min drive
  • Castel Grisch Winery - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Elmira, NY (ELM-Elmira - Corning Regional) - 31 min drive


  • Dunkin' Donuts - 2 min walk
  • Lucky Star - 5 min walk
  • Glen Dairy Bar - 6 min walk
  • Ben & Jerry's - 8 min walk
  • Jerlando's Ristorante - 9 min walk

About this property

The Local Hostel

Hostel in the city center
Located close to Watkins Glen State Park and The Tasting Room, The Local Hostel provides a library. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Free self parking
  • Barbecue grills, smoke-free premises, and coffee/tea in the lobby
Room features
All guestrooms at The Local Hostel offer comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi. Guests reviews give good marks for the quiet rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Kitchens, coffee/tea makers, and limited housekeeping



Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Coffee and tea in common areas

Things to do

  • Library

Family friendly

  • In-room kitchen
  • Living room
  • Refrigerator on request

Guest services

  • Limited housekeeping


  • Barbecue grill


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator on request


  • Air conditioning
  • Living room

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Check-in from 4 PM - 8 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open Monday - Sunday (4 PM - 8 PM)
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Local Hostel Watkins Glen
Local Hostel
Local Watkins Glen
The Local Hostel Watkins Glen
The Local Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
The Local Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Watkins Glen

Frequently asked questions

Is The Local Hostel pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at The Local Hostel?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Local Hostel?

Check-in is from 4 PM - 8 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at The Local Hostel?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is The Local Hostel located?

Located in the heart of Watkins Glen, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Watkins Glen State Park and The Tasting Room. She-Qa-Ga Falls and Eagle Cliff Falls are also within 6 mi (10 km).



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Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


6/10 Okay

DC, Pennsylvania

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Good, simple, budget accommodations.
Keep in mind this is a simple hostel (with no curfew). Nevertheless, I booked the more expensive private room. All my expectations were met. I had a clean, comfortable room/bed to sleep in. The hostel is along the main road and is near the center of town, but my room was very quiet -- I slept very well. The bathrooms are separate -- the one I used was roomy and the shower was fantastic. The proprietor I dealt with, and his two pettable dogs, were a pleasure. All in all, I was happy with my stay -- no problems or issues.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2017

10/10 Excellent

Eric, Rhode Island

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Ian & Emily run a tight ship. Hope to see them again next year. Thanks for the pleasant stay!
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2017