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: 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 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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 will find us in Istanbul s old town Sultan Ahmet 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 will pick you up from the airport with our shuttle partner (surcharge of 15 euros per person)

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 colors 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

Before you go out to experience our historic, inspirational and sensational city, to prepare you, our Famous power Turkish breakfast served every morning
( surcharge of 3 euros per person per day for dorm guests, free for private rooms)
Explore the city with insider knowledge from our staff, they will be able to guide you on where to eat in town, and tell you about local hideouts you won't find in your guidebook.
Try our walking tour Live as a Local on Culinary Backstreets of Istanbul (surcharge of 15 euros pp minimum of 4 maximum of 10 people or get it private for 100 euros)
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 for private room guests.
Breakfast additional 3 euros for dorm guests.

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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.9

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.9

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Sep 2021
    Wow!!!! Where to start? I arrived at The Local at approx 2000hrs after a long trip from the airport and was immediately greeted with a glass of wine by Emre a super friendly host who very quickly introduced me to all the other guests and I was at total ease from the very first minute. Emre and his staff work tirelessly to ensure every part of your stay is taken care of. From breakfast to local knowledge all is catered for. 10/10 and a 5* review from this happy traveller 😊
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    03 Sep 2021
    Fatih and Emre were excellent hosts. A cozy hostel where you will tind grand people.
    Italy, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    03 Sep 2021
    One of my favourite hostels to stay at to this day! Emre, Fatih, and the rest of the staff were so much fun and very friendly! I felt like I was seeing old friends from the first moment I arrived. Location is within walking distance to all major attractions, rooms are clean and cozy, and it attracts like-minded travellers. I have made some amazing friends in my few days at The Local. 11/10 recommend staying here.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Aug 2021
    Amazing hostel in the heart of Istanbul. Very clean and cozy. The staff are super friendly and helpful. Would come back for sure !
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    22 Aug 2021
    The owner is was wonderfully helpful. The hostel is in a quiet relaxing part of town that is very close to all the big sights.
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Aug 2021
    Beautiful hostel located in the touristic part of Istanbul, and very close to the sea. Emre is a really nice person, host and breakfast-maker! This is (fortunately) not a party hostel but rather a place to meet like-minded travellers. Everyone I met there was very friendly and respectful. Thanks for the good time!
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Aug 2021
    Amazing hostel, super clean, beautiful facilities, extremely friendly staff and very knowledgeable. I can recommend to anyone staying in Istanbul for the first time!
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    18 Sep 2021
    I enjoyed my stay at the local, it had warm vibes with hospitable host who welcommed me with the best apple tea with a touch of sinnamon :) Located in the heart of sultan ahmet with a sea view, it was accessible to all the famous sites.pretty clean bads, clean place, it offers laundry services for a small additional fee. I would really recommand it if you are looking for a place to meet intresting people and to share a night chat in the calm night streets ♥️
    Tunisia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    15 Jul 2021
    I highly recommend The Local, one of the greatest atmosphere that I ever found, Emre is an excellent host and are ready to help at any topic to make your experience the best as possible.
    Portugal, Male, 31-40
  • 2.9


    04 Sep 2021
    Came back to sleep one day and found that they gave my bed for someone else while my reservation was still going, had no access to my stuff that night and had to sleep somewhere else
    Jordan, Male, 25-30
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  • 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