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The LOCAL

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8.7
Fabulous
255 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

We at The Local are all about genuine care, comfort, making memories, making friends and loving life.

Overview

#LIVEASALOCAL in one of Istanbul's coolest boutique hostel to #meettheworld. 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.

Location

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 incl
No curfew.
Pet friendly.
Non smoking.

Reviews & Ratings

8.7
Fabulous
255 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.1
  • Location
    9.3
  • Staff
    9
  • Atmosphere
    8.5
  • Cleanliness
    8.5
  • Value for Money
    8.5
  • Facilities
    8.1

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Latest Reviews

9.7
Superb
Nov 09, 2022
Great place to stay, not far to walk to all the local sights, friendly staff and a good breakfast in the morning. Worth noting that the private rooms are not in the main hostel
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Male, 41+
9.4
Superb
Nov 05, 2022
It's a bit expensive but it's location is very close to all main attractions. That's also why security around the streets where this hostel is located is good too. Staff is very helpful & there's always someone at the reception. Which isn't what all hostels do! All these makes this hostel really good & worth what they charge.
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Male, 18-24
6.9
Good
Oct 21, 2022
Great location to see some of the major attractions, staff offer good advice for activities and booked my airport transfer. No kitchen, also basically no atmosphere so wouldn’t recommend if you are looking to meet other people.
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Female, 25-30

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
    • Free City Tour
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Air Conditioning
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Jobs Board
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Washing Machine
    • Flexible NRR
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Shuttle Bus
    • Postal Service
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Express check-in / out
    • Wake-up calls
  • Food & Drink

    • Meals Available
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi