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 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 9.4

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Oct 2019
    stayed one night on triple room. All was good. Plus is the terrasse on the top of the hostel where you can take your breakfast and coffe plus free tea. Great moment.
    Germany, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    15 Oct 2019
    central hostel and very helpfull about my turkey trip.very well organise and good price .
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    15 Oct 2019
    The hostel , Really good location. Friendly staff. just near museums and metro. verygood price and clean rooms. Also nice that the breakfast was included in the price.
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    14 Oct 2019
    Wonderful stay. Niceterrace with hagia sophia view.. Opportunity to meet with other travelers. Reasonable laundry price.
    Sweden, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    14 Oct 2019
    very clean double room in istiklal hostel and location superb.
    Australia, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    14 Oct 2019
    well location .good staff
    England, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    14 Oct 2019
    nice place terrace people
    China, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    12 Oct 2019
    The hostel was well located and staff was friendly, however some times me and other people had to wait for a while to be checked out or check in. There was only 1 bathroom per floor so it was not very good for sharing with another 10 people. It would get dirty quick and it was not very clean a lot of the times. Its a good option if you are only interested in staying there to sleep and leave. Specially because the hostel is in the rooftop of a 5 story building. you dont want to go in and out
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • 6.0


    11 Oct 2019
    Not bad, bed was a bit uncomfy and staff english not always that good
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 5.4


    12 Oct 2019
    Booked this hostel due to its roof terrace and location and a booked a private room. Arrived and then was taken to a different building about 5 mins walk away which was dark, dingy rooms and had no atmosphere, didn’t look like pictures at all - no terrace and the WiFi was really poor. The shower was broken so had to hold it up myself and kept going hot and cold and splurtijg out the side and the hair dryer was broken. Only nice thing was that the lady was sweet and it was clean.
    England, Couple, 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
  • 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