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.

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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.9

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 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
  • 10.0


    10 Dec 2020
    Definitely recommend ! I had been in a lot of hostels before! I can easily say that was the best one yet!. Great experience ! Great person!. I wont say more ! You just gotta try it yourself !
    Iraq, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    24 Nov 2020
    I had a great stay here, breakfast is superb, there was a balcony on the room with a great view. In the evening had a wine and good talks with the owner. I recommend this place
    Belgium, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    16 Nov 2020
    Everything here was everything I needed for my trip to Istanbul! Emre the host was super communicative and genuinely cares about the guests experiences. Airport transportation, well put together breakfast, and guides and information on what to do. Location is great. Many places that are "must sees" are within walking distance. Rooms are clean and the neighborhood is safe. Absolutely 100% recommend for an easy and affordable place to stay while visiting Istanbul!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Nov 2020
    I’ve been to many hostels before but the local was definitely the best one I’ve stayed at. The cleanliness, location, comfort and food is unmatched!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Nov 2020
    The Local was an amazing place to stay! The host was awesome, super friendly, and helpful. The atmosphere makes you feel like you’re at home. The beds are comfortable and you are a short distance away from the attractions.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    26 Oct 2020
    This hostel definitely deserves all the high ratings. Good and quiet atmosphere. The owner does his best to help you always. The breakfast is simply awesome, the rooms are clean and the building is pretty secure and you have nothing to worry about. Thanks to the LOCAL for a pleasant experience.
    Iran, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    14 Dec 2020
    In corona times I have discovered new type of atmosphere in each place that I have stayed ... without doubt this is one in my top 5 with nice vibe and super friendly host :) , keep going like this I hope you get many guest more
    Chile, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    30 Oct 2020
    Such a cool building in an incredible location. At the heart of all the sights but quiet and lets you get a good night's sleep. The owner, was super passionate about the city and told us lots of stories. Highly recommend the tour he offers. It really made us feel inspired by the place and the food. Would love to come back and explore a bit more of Istanbul.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    03 Nov 2020
    Very nice place in the old city, breakfasts are great, the manager is very nice and helpful, rooms quality are not perfect but very decent for the low price.
    Italy, 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
  • 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
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi