Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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: Junior / Primary School, Business Trip, Sports Group 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

Live as a local in one of Istanbul's coolest boutique hostel. You will feel totally looked after especially with our luxury sheets and towels!

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 drink or catch up with home in the lounge.

Looking for a travel buddy for the next few weeks? 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.

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 9.5

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Jan 2020
    Clean, safe and great location. Staff was very nice and helpful!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Dec 2019
    We stayed in three places in Istanbul and The Local was BY FAR the best. Yes it has a superb location close to the main tourist sites, great tasty breakfast included, and comfortable beds, but the best aspect of this place is the staff. We felt genuinely welcomed and we left feeling as if we had made real friends. We had children with us and they felt really comfortable in the place too. Thanks guys, whenever we're back in town you'll be our first and only port of call next time ❤️❤️❤️
    England, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 10.0


    13 Dec 2019
    The single room I stayed in was spacious, clean, and very nicely decorated. Emre and Sam went above and beyond to make my stay as pleasant as possible and I really enjoyed hanging out and sharing stories with them. Sam even gave me a usb cable to take on my flight back to the US when I was in dire need (thank you!). Perfect location and a truly authentic Istanbul experience, can’t recommend enough.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Dec 2019
    Amazing little hostel in a brilliant location with an incredible view of the Bosphorus! There’s a great vibe in the hostel and everyone working there is so friendly and helpful. Shoutout to Sam, Serhan, and Emre for making my stay here such a great time! Can’t wait to come back
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    29 Nov 2019
    Had an excellent stay, beautiful historic building, in a lovely quiet street, right in the heart of the city, a stones throw from the blue Mosque. Staff were extremely helpful and friendly, beautiful balcony to watch the super tankers enter the Bosporous. Plenty of shops for all you need.
    Wales, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    27 Nov 2019
    Great place. The Local is a pretty chill, boutique hostel with big & clean rooms. free fast wi-fi and free breakfast spread is wonderful perk. I felt 100% safe throughout my stay. Staff is always available and geniunly nice people. Excellent experience
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    26 Nov 2019
    This place can feel like home instantly. Despite stopping by during a quiet period for travelers, I could still get a sense that the hostel can lead to a very tight community. Much of this is due to the hospitality shown by Emre, Zaman and Sofi. The location is situated "far enough" from the busyness of the city but still walking distance from major highlights (Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque was about an 8-10min walk away) and public transport to take you elsewhere. I’d love to come back.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    04 Jan 2020
    The Local was like our home away from home. The staff was so friendly and helpful regarding recommendations for restaurants and general tips for exploring the city. The Local's location was also ideal for seeing the sights around the old part of the city. It's within a 10 minute walk from the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Basilica Cistern. If you come to Istanbul, please consider this gem.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    01 Jan 2020
    Great, chic little hostel in the middle of old town Istanbul. Footsteps away from the blue mosque, Hagia Sophia, basilica cistern and other major landmarks. The owner is an exceptional host and was always there for our needs, and just a great guy to chat with in general. Good vibe, comfortable beds, always clean, the homemade breakfast is so good, and the balcony view of the bosphorus is amazing!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    30 Nov 2019
    Great location in the old town. Chill, relaxed, homey vibe. Nice breakfast. Adorable kitten. Helpful and friendly staff. You will have a lovely stay here!
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi