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The LOCAL

Free Cancellation Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.

9.3
Superb
327 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.
Grab a coffee or a handcrafted drink, catch up with home or keep coding on high speed wireless internet in the Seaview Lounge.
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.
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

Rooms and Dorms

#meettheworld in our mixed dorms, which have bunk beds in classic hostel style and small lockers for your valuables and curtains for your privacy.
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, we arrange a boxed breakfast complimented with Turkish pastry every morning
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 25 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

9.3
Superb
327 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.7
  • Location
    9.7
  • Staff
    9.7
  • Atmosphere
    8.9
  • Cleanliness
    9
  • Value for Money
    9.3
  • Facilities
    8.9

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Latest Reviews

9.1
Superb
Jun 15, 2024
great hosts, comfy feel, very helpfull and of course, the wonderful apple tea
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Male, 41+
7.1
Very Good
May 13, 2024
This hostel has a really great location walking distance to most of the main tourist attractions. I think its good option if you’re staying for a day or two. As single female traveler the fact that the building was in a dark back alley by the rail road didn’t make me feel totally comfortable walking back after dark. So definitely opt in for the first building if you’re traveling by your self.
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Female, 31-40
8.6
Fabulous
May 10, 2024
Friendly, clean and safe hostel situated 5 mins from Hagia Sofia in the Old Town, with free breakfast as a perk. Only complaint was the slightly decrepit dorm, which had no power socket, broken curtains and a wooden bed rail on the top bunk (room 5) which had almost snapped off (not very safe!).That said, the great atmosphere and friendly hosts more than made up for it. Would recommend.
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Male, 18-24

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Jobs Board
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Flexible NRR
    • Covid-19 safe
    • Rooms 4 Refugees
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Shuttle Bus
    • Postal Service
    • Housekeeping
    • Express check-in / out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Cafe
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi

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