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 on 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.

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

İstiklal Hostel is perfect location right in the heart of old city of Istanbul and only a few minutes from the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Underground Cistern and Historical Turkish Baths, 1 minutes to Grand Bazaar and 5 minutes drive from Taksim Square.sightseeing attractions of oriental Istanbul.

Our Istanbul hostel offers a comfortable, clean and budget stay in a warm and friendly atmosphere. In our lounge area with TV and free Internet & Wi-fi access, you can enjoy a cup of coffee or Turkish tea, read, play backgammon or have a good chat with the other international travelers visiting exciting Istanbul.

Our Wintergarden Panoramic Terrace Bar offers breathtaking views overlooking the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and marmara sea and is open all year long. In the summertime, you can enjoy a refreshing on our bar while sunbathing and relaxing, or in the wintertime, enjoy a hot drink. Make yourself comfortable have a glass of wine. We also serve a delicious Turkish breakfast buffet on the terrace.

Our hostel rooms are mostly 6,8 and 10 bed dormitories with individual lockers but we also have a number of budget single,double rooms, triple rooms, and family rooms.

There are common showers and bathrooms on the corridors. Private rooms have air-conditioning and dormitories have fans and all rooms have heating. Linen and towels are included.

Our helpful and friendly reception will try to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

We will help you with the latest information about the hippest clubs, restaurants and bars.

Check in noon

Check out 11.00 am

Full payment up front in cash is required.

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Please note: We welcome travelers of all ages.However, no guests under 18 years of age or over 50 for dorms. Over 50 years old can book only into private rooms. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Jul 2020
    very clean room ,.I was happy to stay here.
    Aruba, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Mar 2020
    My stay there was over the top
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    23 Feb 2020
    Very short stay between my flights, perfect location, perfect breakfast with a perfect view.
    Italy, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    16 Feb 2020
    friendly staff and very clean room.
    Cameroon, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.7


    03 Mar 2020
    it was a great pleasure to stay at this cozy hostel! All the staff and the hostel owner were amazing and really helpful. Rooms are spacious and clean and the terrace is just a joy, great views! Breakfast was simple, but good variety of food that can satisfy anyone. Met some great people and would definitely stay again!XX
    Slovenia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    26 Feb 2020
    Dear Istiklal staff, I had a great time staying at the hostel. In the middle of the bustling road of Istanbul near to the Sultanahmet Metro station, a lot of restaurants, McDonald, Baklava shops and with a view of Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque from the terrace. You don’t always enjoying your breakfast with a view of a sunrise between the two monuments above. All in all, a warm and cozy place to stay during a winter time.
    Malaysia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    12 Feb 2020
    Nice spot! Meet a lot of others travellers enjoyed!!
    Netherlands, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    23 Feb 2020
    +: Really clean, a lady actually cleans your room and makes your bed every day. Location is superb, almost on Sultanahmed. You get real turkish breakfast every day. Staff is nice. -: Lots of narrow steps. Also we had a really weird bathroom. It obviously used to be a balcony and they just put in milky glass as walls. Probably not a problem in the summer but in February... REALLY cold. Definitely not a shower I enjoyed. It also smelled bad. But hey, it was 12€ a night in a single room!
    Slovenia, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    10 Mar 2020
    It supposed to be in the Main Street but I was brought to another building more than 5 minutes walk from the original one. It’s clean roughly, but no window in my four bed room. Mostly of the time only me or another pair of guests were there.
    Hong Kong China, Female, 41+
  • 6.0


    11 Jul 2020
    Excellent location, nice rooms. Breakfast was supposed to be included in the price, but when I got to the hostel, the receptionist told me there will be no breakfast...she did not even offer to reduce the price of stay, which I think it would have been fair.
    Serbia, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games