Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy


The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Business Trip If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

We at The Local are all about genuine care, comfort, making memories, making friends and loving life.


Live as a Local in one of Istanbul's coolest boutique hostel. With our luxury sheets and towels! you will feel totally looked after. Our iconic townhouse is definitely worthy of an Insta story, as is our roof top room which overlooks Istanbul's harbour. Grab a coffee or a handcrafted drink or catch up with home in the lounge. If Solo Backpacking we have board games, dinners and movie nights to get you chatting. If you need a dose of craziness we are plugged into the nightlife to hook you up.


You’ll find us in Istanbul s old town Sultanahmet a.k.a Constantinople – only a 5 minutes walking distance to famous Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque or museums nearby like Archeology Museum. From ISL airport take Havaist to Sultanahmet Square and stroll down to Ahirkapi Caddesi #25 or simply let us know your flight details and we make sure to pick you up from airport to The Local (surcharge of 15€ s applies)

Rooms and Dorms

#meettheworld in our mixed dorms, which have bunk beds in classic hostel style and small lockers for your valuables. Every wall and surface is decorated with funky colours and art installations. Our private double rooms have en-suites and hairdryers, and all of our rooms are air-conditioned so you can sleep easy even when the temperature soars.

Extras and activities

Famous power Turkish breakfast served every morning to prepare you before you go out to experience our historic, inspirational and sensetional city. Explore the city with insider knowledge from our staff – they’ll be able to guide you on where to eat in town, and tell you about local hideouts you won't find in your guidebook through our walking tour ‘’Live as a Local on Culinary Backstreets of Istanbul’’(surcharge of 15€ s pp or get it private for 100€ s) Wi-Fi is free throughout the hostel even after you check-out! If you need a dose of craziness we are plugged into the nightlife to hook you up . We have 24/hour travel desk to organise your excursions in Istanbul as well as Cappadocia, Hot-air balooning and daily Gallipoli tours. A loss prevention officer and small lockers available for your valuables.

The LOCAL Policies and Conditions:

Dormitory rooms are suitable for travelers between 18 - 40

Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival.

Check in from 14:00 to 00:00 .
Check out before 12:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards.

Taxes included.
Breakfast included.

No curfew.
Pet friendly.
Non smoking. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.9

  • Cleanliness 9.9

  • Facilities 9.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Jun 2021
    I definitely recommend The Local in many ways;location is very good five minutes walk to Hagia Sophia,Blue Mosque and many other historical places in Old Town.Room was very spacious , clean,comfortable beds,hot water,fast wifi and great breakfast.has a very excellent view of Bosphorus and panoramic Istanbul view at the terrace on top.I was a solo traveler and made a lot of good friends there.atmosphere is very cozy ,Emre is very helpful for everything even for my following trips in Turkey
    Turkey, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    18 May 2021
    Stayed for 3 nights at the LOCAL. Emre, Elina, and Fatih were fantastic hosts, incredibly generous and helpful and immediately made me feel welcome. We had picnics on the asian side of istanbul, shared many meals and drinks, and played a lot of fun board games and cards everyday. The room is clean, wifi is good, kitchen, laundry, etc. this hostel is more like a bed&breakfast for the value you get. The location is great too. Already recommended to a few other travelers and highly suggest you stay
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    28 Apr 2021
    Our stay at the Local was incredible. Elina, Emre, and Fatih are so welcoming and kind and helped us feel at home. Most nights we spent having dinner, drinking wine, playing games, and talking, and Fatih helped show us around the city during the day. We had originally planned to stay only 2 nights but ended up extending for another 2. I highly recommend staying at the local if you find yourself in Istanbul. We will definitely be back soon.
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Apr 2021
    Great place! Really lovely people showed me around Istanbul, definely coming back. Make sure to ask for Fatih
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    27 Mar 2021
    Amazing atmosphere and energy at the local. Clean rooms with comfortable beds make for a pleasant sleep. However, the highlight of my stay was the amazing atmosphere provided by host, Emre. Great people and fun nights chatting over beers accompanied by cute hostel kittens. Already planning my next trip to the Local, where you come as a guest and leave as a friend.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    03 Mar 2021
    Amazing place to stay in Istanbul! Definitely coming back there as soon as possible. Location is perfect, rooms are cozy and the atmosphere is full of music, art and LOVE!
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Feb 2021
    Amazing!!! My friend and I stayed here for a few days and loved it! The owner was amazing and made breakfast with Turkish tea each morning. He even took some of us on a walking tour! We ordered food for delivery no problem and there are also good restaurants within walking distance. The owner helped us out with anything we needed and gave us recommendations of where to see and what to do. Highly recommend staying here!!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    26 Jan 2021
    It’s really amazing place and lovely guy. (Amri) We had really good time and everything was so cool. For sure I will go there again
    Egypt, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Jan 2021
    Loved my stay here, I spent my first few days in Istanbul at a really noisy and uncomfortable party hostel and decided to come to the Local to hang out and found Emre to be great to chat to for travel advice and a lot of other subjects. He makes a healthy breakfast every morning and gave me good advice on where I can go to spend my day exploring. Very much rate this place if you like a quiet sleep and good conversation.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    14 Dec 2020
    Beautiful neighbourhood, stylish hostel, awesome host. The Local is located in a picturesque neighbourhood of Istanbul, 5 mins walk to major historic sights, and in the centre so other places are easily accessible. Hostel is clean, well-maintained and stylishly decorated. There are small balconies with scenic views. Finally, Emre is an awesome host who will go out of his way to make you feel welcome. 10/10
    Wales, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi