Here is what are guests have said about their Local Experience.

“Really Nice, Greatly enjoyed my stay.” – Elin, 6/12/16

“So glad we found you guys. Watkins Glen and The Local are where it’s at!” – Samir, 6/20/16

“So relaxing & such a chill place to stay. The owners are so accommodating & we had the whole place to ourselves for 2 nights. Definitely loved string here. Super clean and laid back.” – Cori, 6/26/16

“Thank you so much for being so accommodating. Your efforts are greatly appreciated!” – Andrea, July 2016

“We loved your hostel! So comfy, chill and welcoming. Would recommend to anyone. Thanks!” – Kelsey, Becca, & Janna, 6/30/16

“3 perfect nights rest, beautiful room, great mattress, thank you so much. See you again soon!” – Dave, July 2016

“We had a great stay at The Local. Thanks a lot.” – Joe & Carolyn, July 2016

“We were first timers to a hostel. It was pretty rad, thanks!” – Karly & Bill, July 2016

“Another great resting place, we enjoyed it. Will be back in September for work.” – Whitney & Dave, July 2016

“Loved the stay! Great ambience & calm atmosphere. Cheers from India!” – Sarath Ajith, August 2016

“Thanks for the local tips and great accommodation!” – Joe & Jen, August 2016

“Thank you both so much for your hospitality. I had a wonderful time in the area, in no small part because of you. The Local was a perfect getaway from my busy life. I wish there were more places like this in the states. Thank you both again.” – Eric, August 2016

“We had a great stay & love the rustic-chic style. Super friendly, great local advice and very well organized. Thanks!” – Sonja & Elena, August 2016

“Thank you! The Local is great :)” – Heather & Bob, August 2016

“Great Experience! Thank you for the hospitality, I loved the place and enjoyed very much visiting Watkins Glen. Good Luck!” –  Hernan, September 2016

“Emily, Thank you so much. My stay was convenient. This is a great place and I will be back for sure. Thanks! ( I enjoyed the book collection a lot)” – Smriti, September 2016

“Great place to stay. Thanks for the Colonial Ice cream recommendation. BEST!!! I will come back.” – Dennis, September 2016

“Thank you so much for your warm hospitality, we enjoyed your bookshelves a great deal, especially the classic. Clean bathrooms and nice beds”

“Great ambiance and thanks for the local tips – the Colonial ice cream was great 🙂 ” – Hanna, October 2016

“Walk in shower with great temperatures and water pressure. Temper-pedic mattresses, unfussy and helpful check-in process/staff.”
Elisabeth, November 2016

“It looks like it has very recently renovated (Fresh paint, new bathroom fixtures and floors.) Shower heads are fantastic, floor is beautiful. Very hot hot water. The beds are long with excellent new foam (?) comfortable matresses. Ian was a pleasure to talk to (particularly about art and food in traveling).”
Douglas, December 2016

“Thank you! My stay was great! Beautiful city and beautiful place. All the Best.”
Luke, April 2017

“Staff was so friendly, gave us many great recommendations for things to do around, that made our visit so much better! bedroom and bathroom were clean.”
May 2017

“What I expected. Clean and bath facilities very nice. In town location good.”
Richard, May 2017

“Such a great hostel! Clean, beautiful kitchen and bathrooms, and Ian had lots of suggestions for what to do and see around town. It’s in a great location, too – literally right next to Watkins genn state park, a really good vegan ice cream shop, and an extensive bike trail that Ian recommended to us (great birdwatching!). Definitely worth the visit.”
Rebecca, May 2017

“A friend and I were taking an overnight motorcycle trip to the Finger Lakes and wanted to stay somewhere in Watkins Glen without spending a fortune. Never having stayed in a hostel, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The entire stay was great. Check-in was easy, they gave us tips on where to eat and showed us around the building. The room and bathrooms were both clean, and having BeBe(?) the Doberman around was nice. Definitely recommend this place if you need an inexpensive place to stay.”
Mitch, May 2017

“Staying at Emily’s place was a great moment of peace and quiet during some hectic travel. Emily was a great communicator and generous host. She gave me recommendations to places in town which were phenomenal! They are situated just across the street from Watkins Glen park for waterfall hikes. The hostel was run smoothly much like hostel I have experienced in Europe. At first, Emily was worried I wouldn’t want to sleep in a room without a window, but I have never had such restful sleep as I did in that room on the memory foam mattress! I would definitely come again. Thank you!!”
Kendra, May 2017

“Very clean and comfortable beds. The bathroom is big and kept clean. There is a nice shower head. The kitchen is fully stocked. The hosts are very friendly.”
Gilbert, May 2017

“Super cosy, awesome people and cute dog”
Henrica, June 2017

“This placecwas great. My mother and I stopped in on a road trip. We agreed the place felt more like a DIY bed and breakfast than a hostel. The kitchen was stocked, everything was clean and the man who checked us in was really helpful with local suggestions. Not to mention Watkins Glen state park was almost directly across the street. I heard there were waterfalls, but 1 mile of waterfalls was way beyond. We were very glad we stopped in here on our way.”
Heather, June 2017

“It’s a simple, low-budget room. Everything is in top notch condition though. Clean, easy, friendly. If you’re looking for a low cost place to stay, this is great.”
Ted, June 2017

“Exceptionally clean, quiet, great location, and friendly staff and dogs! Wish I could have stayed longer and would definitely stay again”
Lauren, July 2017

“This place has a fantastic and inviting setup. Great hosts. Perfect for travelers, hikers, or even tourists who don’t want to be upsold and overcharged.”
Michael, July 2017

“Clean, easy, comfortable and every one was great. The dogs are awesome. I’ll be back next year for sure”
Austin, July 2017

“The place was comfortable and close to the centre of Watkins Glen. Clean bathrooms, and the bedroom was comfortable, but oddly didn’t have a window (but had an A/C unit). Very accommodating for a later check-in.”
Jeff, July 2017

“First time I used the Hostel , it was a nice stayed. Private room, comfortable bed, clean bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. Quiet place, walking distance to restaurant, bars and beautiful Waterfalls Watkins Glen State Park. Highly recommended this Hostel. I would stay again. Emily was very nice person.”
Romeo, July 2017