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The Local Hostel

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Free WiFi, wheelchair access
Free WiFi, wheelchair access
Free WiFi, wheelchair access
Free WiFi, wheelchair access

Overview of The Local Hostel

The Local Hostel

2 out of 5

4.0/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

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

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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


  • Glen Dairy Bar — 6 min walk
  • Ben & Jerry's — 8 min walk
  • Jerlando's Ristorante — 9 min walk
  • Curly's Family Restaurant — 9 min walk
  • The Wildflower Cafe & The Crooked Rooster Brewpub — 10 min walk

About this property

The Local Hostel

Hostel with free parking, walk to Watkins Glen State Park
This smoke-free hostel features coffee/tea in a common area, a library, and barbecue grills. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. All 3 rooms offer free WiFi, kitchens, and coffee makers.
The Local Hostel offers 3 accommodations with air conditioning. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Accommodations have kitchens with coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is offered on a limited basis and refrigerators can be requested.

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/tea in common area(s)

Family friendly

  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator (on request)


  • Library

Guest services

  • Housekeeping (limited)

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)


  • 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


  • Air conditioning

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator (on request)

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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)
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
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

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
This property accepts credit cards

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

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Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 1 out of 2 reviews
5 - Excellent 50%
Rating 4 - Good. 0 out of 2 reviews
4 - Good 0%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 2 reviews
3 - Okay 50%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 2 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 2 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

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

5/5 Excellent

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