Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Ä°stiklal 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 8.3

  • Security 8.3

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Oct 2021
    It was the best place. It’s close to the public transportation and touristic attraction. The owner it’s the best! He show us the city, recommended the best place where you can eat baclava and helps us with the transportation to the airport. He is really friendly and all the time is there to help you.
    Romania, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    22 Nov 2021
    Amazing service, the staff was really welcoming and easily reachable. They were also happy to show us the best parts of Istanbul! Our room was comfortable and the hostel has a very nice location. Strongly recommending.
    Finland, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    19 Oct 2021
    It's a very tiny hostel with a good location. And a location is the only plus. I was in a 6 Bed Female Dorm but it had only 5 beds. One is bunk bed. One is double bed. And one is sofa. Also I slept on double bed with a unfamiliar girl. Maybe they run out of dorms. The room was small. The toilet was cold and I think it was a balcony. I visited this hostel in a warm October and I can't imagine how cold it's in winter. There is no kitchen and a breakfast contains bread with cheese and greenery
    Russia, Female, 31-40
  • 6.0


    11 Oct 2021
    I am so sorry, but I could not stay in such a tiny room. I wish your facilities were bigger.
    Kosovo, Male, 18-24
  • 5.7


    23 Oct 2021
    They moved away to other building. When I arrived and cant find the hostel, I called and was informed that they will send someone to pick me up. But I was kept waiting for 15minutes. Before I checked out, took my stuff and return to bed again to see if I missed any thing and foind that they use the same bedsheet that Im using. (I was outside the room so Im confident that they didnt change the bedsheet because I didnt see any cleaner come in/out.)
    Malaysia, Male, 25-30
  • 4.6


    31 Oct 2021
    It's a bad hostel, but super cheap and good located. Takes only if you are committed to save money. The breakfast is a simple sandwich, there's no space to hangout or even smoke a cigarette.
    Israel, Male, 25-30
  • 4.6


    17 Oct 2021
    I don't recommend! The location is fake. The description of the place is wrong: there is no terrace, there is not breakfast (you can have a tea and a bad small sandwich in the middle of the corridor, that's what they called breakfast). I didn't saw all the room, but I my room was 2 beds for 1 person, 1 big bed ( for 2 people, that's mean if you go there you share YOUR BED with an other customer), and 1 sofa (instead of a bed...), the door between our room and bathroom was not closing...
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 4.3


    28 Oct 2021
    My rating is low for one simple reason. This is false advertising. The place that is in the pictures is not the “new” Istiklal hostel. It’s a sc@m and I hope it’s dealt with by Hostelworld. The new place is much less tidy than the pictures on here would lead you to believe. I don’t know what happened to the old Istiklal you see in the pictures but just know that if you book that’s not where you’ll be staying!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 3.1


    11 Oct 2021
    Sorry but this is a joke, it was not even a hostel just a room with few broken beds and was so unorganised. It was so hot and when we came, the employee offered me and my girlfriend his bed to SHARE that wasn’t even clean. The people were nice just the atmosphere was strange, there was no natural light, we were there 5 minutes then left as would rather sleep outside than there.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 2.9


    28 Oct 2021
    Fake pictures, super dirty (not in a good way), no change except in Euros. Smelled bad. Dirty sheets. Got kicked out of bed at 1am. Filtered water tasted like tap water. Peeping toms in girls showers. 10/10 would NOT recommend.
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
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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