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 9.5

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 May 2022
    We took a private room at the local Hostel, the host was super nice to us and took very good care of us. Our private room had a very nice balcony and overall, the hostel had very good vibes. Suggest staying here for a convenient stay. Pro tip - the best Turkish chai/tea (with cinnamon roll) in Istanbul can be found in this hostel for free.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Apr 2022
    My first experience staying in a hostel and this was fantastic. Was greeted by Antonia with a delicious tea and she was amazing throughout my stay putting together delicious breakfasts, answering all my questions, and coming out with a group of us to the Asian side. Thank you also to Emre for providing an awesome location and experience! I will definitely be back if my travels take me to Istanbul again.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    28 Apr 2022
    Great location, property and staff.
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0


    24 Apr 2022
    wonderful staff, wonderful vibe, top location, great prices All the staff were very friendly and super helpful. Nice relaxed atmostphere. I had a great time and would have happily stayed a whole week. Will not book anywhere else when going to Istanbul again
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    22 Apr 2022
    What a lovely place to stay in the old city. Everything so close. Emre and Antonia are perfect hosts, so nice to have a chat with them at times. Highly recommend.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    20 Apr 2022
    Very homely, was very sad to leave, fantastic staff including Emre and Antonio who have been happy to help in any way and made me feel at home. Best beds I have ever had in any hostel and fantastic location especially as it's not far from the ferry and tram lines. Overall I couldn't recommend it more :)
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    18 Apr 2022
    I'm a solo traveler and I couldn't be more lucky to end up on the Local, everyone from the host to the people there were very friendly and super easy going. I will for sure be getting back with them.
    Mexico, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    18 Apr 2022
    Great place to stay! Emre the owner and Antonia the volunteer were both so friendly and helpful. Antonia helped us organize a Turkish bath and Bosporus cruise, and also served a lovely breakfast. Location is very close to main tourist attractions. Common area is friendly with tea, a place to meet others and have drinks at night, or just relax. It was a really great social hostel but also you could get a good sleep and relax.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Apr 2022
    Our stay at the local was amazing! It was more like going to an old friend. We had a really warm welcome by Antonia, who was super friendly during our whole stay and made us feel so at home. We fell in love with apple cinnamon tea because of her. The host, Emre, was also a really nice guy. His stories of one of the art pieces in the common area was mesmerising. The room was cozy and breakfast was good, especially their homemade speciality. Definitely recommend!
    Norway, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    22 Apr 2022
    Comfiest dorm hostel bed ive ever slept in. The owner Emre was very cool and super helpful.
    Australia, 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