Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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


The Local is enrolled by TÜV SÜD Safe Tourism Program so you can stay in The Local and visit Istanbul with peace of mind

We are currently following all procedural advice from local governments and taking every necessary measure to ensure your safety, comfort and happiness.


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

Get to know people from around the world 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. suspended until 1st of September

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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Oct 2020
    This place is absolutely amazing. The rooms are colorful and beautifully designed with passion, the location is very central. Emre was an amazing host who puts so much care to make this a cozy and home-like feeling place.
    Lebanon, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    18 Oct 2020
    My stay at The Local was on for a couple of days, but I highly recommend this hostel. Very cosy atmosphere and Emre is a great host who makes everyone feel very welcomed and at home. Will hopefully be back again soon!
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    17 Oct 2020
    Really enjoyed our stay at The Local. Location is perfect (walking distance from the blue mosque and Ayasofya), the rooms are really comfortable, and the host (Emre) is really friendly and hospitable
    South Africa, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Oct 2020
    Better than home. Breakfast was so huge that I didn't want to eat until the next breakfast next day!!! I booked a private room because it was a very good price/value/offer and I would walk through Sultanahmet every day home - very safe - beautiful and the host is doing everything to babysit you! He has answers to all the questions. Every day I was never alone. I got to know some Russians, Welsh, British, German people and we spent time together in the town. Many cats. They steal your food. Love
    Russia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Oct 2020
    A sweet spot location - close to the Blue Mosque but still not too busy. Clean, well equipped and with some of the most welcoming hostel staff I've met. Amazing free breakfast too, even in late 2020. Thanks Emre!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Oct 2020
    Enjoyed staying there. Great location.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 Oct 2020
    One of the best hostels I have ever stayed at. Owner is very kind and informative on local activities. Free complementary breakfast in the morning to get your day started. Speaks excellent english, Very down to earth place. Will definitely be returning here soon.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    03 Oct 2020
    We had a great stay at the local. Location was top-notch, being only a very short walk from Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque (making getting those Instagram worthy pics easy before the crowds showed up!) Emre was a great host and made us feel very at home and welcome. He was also full of great tips that really helped us get the most out if our trip and see parts of the city we would have missed otherwise. Would 100% recommend to anyone staying in Istanbul. Also the cats were very friendly.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    25 Sep 2020
    I stayed at The Local for three nights as part of a multiple-hostel venture in Istanbul. Staff is extremely hospitable and went out of his way to help me with various issues I was having with travel planning. The hostel itself is in a quiet neighborhood just south of the Blue Mosque. It is close to restaurants but secluded enough to feel more relaxing. The hostel fosters a social and down to earth atmosphere — I would definitely recommend!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    23 Sep 2020
    This place was just awesome! I couldn’t recommend more and I’ve stayed in quite a few hostels. The location couldn’t be more perfect for the main attractions. A quick 5 minute walk up to Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque. Every morning the owner had breakfast up and waiting and it was delicious, a nice spread of different things. Not only that he was super helpful with extra bookings and other questions. The building is a bit old but it’s kinda part of the charm.
    USA, Male, 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
  • Cots Available
  • Dryer
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • 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
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi