Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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 9.6

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Nov 2021
    Really amazing cozy hostel in a great location, great staff and great facilities and good socialising to be had. The common area feels like a small Parisian cafe and the rooms feel like a Scandinavian Lodge. Would highly recommend.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Nov 2021
    Absolutely brilliant hosts feels very homely and safe. A very relaxed hostel atmosphere where you get to know people well unlike the bigger hostel chains. Great location near the Blue Mosque and Hague Sophia but out of the noise and hustle and bustle of city life. Great cat too
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    13 Oct 2021
    I can't imagine having gone to Istanbul and not having stayed at the Local. As soon as I walked in I knew I was in the perfect place. Emre made me feel right at home as soon as I walked in. He felt like a true friend while I was there, every time I go back to this amazing city I will stop by. I stayed in the 6 mixed dorm. Made great friends, comfy beds, balcony, warm water. Cheap breakfast, and the best cay I had in all of Istanbul. Thanks Emre! I mean it. Raul
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Oct 2021
    Believe me, you will love here and feel at home. It has truly been one of my best experience because of the warm owner, fantastic decoration & the cleanliness of the room. No expectation will bring you more surprise but THE LOCAL is a hostel where even tho you set your high expectation, it will not disappoint you. If you want to visit istanbul in a local way, come to THE LOCAL.
    China, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Oct 2021
    Would highly recommend this hostel. It’s gotta a very mellow vibe and everyone was super kind. Emery was very knowledgeable about the city and was able to give me some useful tips. Even though it’s quieter it still jhad a great atmosphere to meet other travelers. Will definitely stay again!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    27 Oct 2021
    Emre was a great host. I did get to enjoy living as a local while in Istanbul. Started to become a regular at some of the restaurants and marketplaces there and be recognized by the locals. Living as a local, it helped break down some of my misperception of people from other countries. I realized aside from language and culture I wasn't that much different than the people living in the neighborhood. Plus, staying at a hostel helped me make several international friends.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    18 Oct 2021
    Most friendly host and such a nice atmosphere. Stayed for a week and slept in three different rooms, all very clean and good beds. Definitely coming back here during my next stay in Istanbul. Can highly recommend as it's so close to all the main sights.
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    19 Nov 2021
    Great vibe
    Ukraine, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    11 Nov 2021
    Nice chilled out little hostel with comfy beds and nice balcony with our dorm in a cool building with a good view of istanbull. Host was very friendly and helpfull with everything we asked and was a nice guy. However was quite quiet and didn't see much of the other guests the breakfast was also very lacking and processed. Location was also perfect for seeing sights though most of the restraunts in the area were quite touristy.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 4.0


    31 Oct 2021
    Very disappointed. The room was smaller than in the photos, there was no sea view from the terrace, instead, there was a tiny balcony looking at walls and roofs. The bathroom was very smelly and the bunk beds were so close, that you could breath the breath of your neighbour traveller while sleeping. I did not experience any travellers vibe and the owner was distant and pretty arrogant to me. No recommended at all!
    Spain, Couple, 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