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.

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
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Property Description


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

* Upon arrival body temperature off all our guests and staff will be recorded
* Intensive sanitation measures & Deep cleaning throughout our hostels has been increased.
* Some services will be only available in private rooms and upon request ( towels , turndown service, breakfast )
* Guests will be able to use our kitchen under precautions and must adress staff about when and how
* Arrangements made for the use of disposable materials (shampoo, soap, glasses, plates, cutlery )

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 9.5

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Jun 2020
    Good vibe, always clean, comfortable bed, homemade breakfast and the balcony view of the Bosphorus. Overall great little hostel located stone throw away from Hagia Sophia
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Jun 2020
    Exceptional experience! Place is kept clean, tidy and funky. Staff takes their time to explain everything you need to know about Istanbul and all the hole in the wall type of places to eat. Best part is my dorm room overlooks the Bosphorus, balcony to chill , en-suite and a comfy bed to relax. Abundance of breakfast spread fits for a sultan. I am so glad i was stuck at The Local during corona times. I booked for 1 night but extended now. I highly recommend The Local to anyone visiting Istanbul.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    21 Feb 2020
    The Local is a quality, cool , clean and especially safe place. I enjoyed my stay so much. Thanks to kind helpful staff. I will be at the Local soon again for my next trip to Istanbul for feeling and living the Locality;)
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    15 Feb 2020
    The staff at the local are helpful and friendly and very available to book tours, transport and answer questions. They offer a great breakfast each day and the location is a short walk from all the sites in sultanahmet/old city. My private room was clean and spacious with plenty of privacy and even a comfortable bed which is rare for a hostel! I highly recommend the Local!!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    05 Feb 2020
    The name says it: staying at the local was an interesting mix between hostel life and a 'home stay with a local', thanks to the great hostel owner, who spends a lot of time with his guests and really understands the beauty and secrets of good hospitality. The breakfast and the facilities are of high quality as well. The atmosphere in the living room/kitchen was amazing. All in all it was just like a perfect hostel experience should be.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Jan 2020
    Loved this hostel. The first floor is a hang-out and eating/cooking area, and the upper floors are the private rooms and dormitories. This hostel has such a strong feeling of community, I don't know if it's because of the awesome owner or the staff or a combination, but the atmosphere is wonderful. I found myself having to force myself to go to bed rather than hanging out and talking with people. The breakfast was good and filling and the location is perfect for exploring the tourist sites.
    Israel, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Jan 2020
    The local hostel is just a place you don't wanna let it go, I met incredible people there!!! Everything's clean and a full breakfast is waiting for you every morning, I'm definitely coming back for few more nights.
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    21 Jan 2020
    Lovely hostel, if you only stay for few days and only have time to go to the main tourist attractions, this is a perfect location to stay. But for partying or shopping here can be a bit far away. Incredible staffs and breakfast.
    Taiwan China, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    04 Feb 2020
    Very friendly hostel with exuberant and helpful owner. I enjoyed the walking tour and met some great people. The breakfast was a nice touch
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    25 Feb 2020
    Hostel hadn’t been open more than a year - the Double en-suite hadn’t been finished. I’ve stayed in ALOT of hostels and back packers all over the world and some have been absolute shockers but all I could afford however none of them smelt like this did - toilet smell. I hope they fix it soon. Regarding security we came back one day to find a workman in our room - painting. We hadn’t been asked or told. Not great guys 👎🏽 Also no communal chill out zone 👎🏽
    England, Female, 41+
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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
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi