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

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’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

#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 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 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.9

  • Cleanliness 9.9

  • Facilities 9.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Jul 2021
    Just located near the Hagia Sofia and the Blue Mosque and on top of everything, you will meet Lina and Emre, one of the kindest hosts I've ever met. Make sure to try out the breakfast while petting Big Face the cat ;)
    Madagascar, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 Jul 2021
    The Local was the most amazing hostel!!! It is located a short distance from Sultanahmet Square, which is centrally located to the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, the train station, and the Grand Baazar. The place was clean and the vibe was extremely chill and friendly. Emre and Elina were amazing hosts and did everything they could to help you have a wonderful experience. I felt extremely safe as a female solo traveler staying here. Also, if you want to face a world-class Uno champion, Emre is it
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Jul 2021
    I LOVED staying here we were greeted by beautiful staff with tea at past midnight . We were made to feel like family with a hundred little things the local is just gorgeous and well placed loved everything about it and breakfast was amazing thanks so much
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    08 Jul 2021
    The local is one of the most charming hostels i have ever stayed. The staff is super welcoming, helpfull and just very nice people. My room had an small balcony with an nice view and the breakfast is just amazing! The location, for me was perfect. Everithing is reachable and the surrounding is also very lovely. This hostel i can definitly reccomend to anyone
    Switzerland, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    22 Jun 2021
    Amazing vibe in this place. Comfortable beds & great chillout communal area. Lina is an absolute legend. The only place to stay in Sultan Ahmet, close to everything you want to see.
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    09 Jun 2021
    Everything was absolutely amazing! The Turkish breakfast every morning prepares you for a long day of sight seeing. Emre was really helpful with local things to do and how to get around. The location was a short walk from Hagia Sophia and the Grand Bazar. And the view from the private room is beautiful! Ill definitely be staying here again very soon.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Jun 2021
    I definitely recommend The Local in many ways;location is very good five minutes walk to Hagia Sophia,Blue Mosque and many other historical places in Old Town.Room was very spacious , clean,comfortable beds,hot water,fast wifi and great breakfast.has a very excellent view of Bosphorus and panoramic Istanbul view at the terrace on top.I was a solo traveler and made a lot of good friends there.atmosphere is very cozy ,Emre is very helpful for everything even for my following trips in Turkey
    Turkey, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    18 May 2021
    Stayed for 3 nights at the LOCAL. Emre, Elina, and Fatih were fantastic hosts, incredibly generous and helpful and immediately made me feel welcome. We had picnics on the asian side of istanbul, shared many meals and drinks, and played a lot of fun board games and cards everyday. The room is clean, wifi is good, kitchen, laundry, etc. this hostel is more like a bed&breakfast for the value you get. The location is great too. Already recommended to a few other travelers and highly suggest you stay
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    28 Apr 2021
    Our stay at the Local was incredible. Elina, Emre, and Fatih are so welcoming and kind and helped us feel at home. Most nights we spent having dinner, drinking wine, playing games, and talking, and Fatih helped show us around the city during the day. We had originally planned to stay only 2 nights but ended up extending for another 2. I highly recommend staying at the local if you find yourself in Istanbul. We will definitely be back soon.
    France, 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
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  • Free Breakfast
  • 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