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 9.9

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Dec 2019
    very good vegan breakfast and location.
    Bosnia And Herzegovina, All Female Group, 31-40
  • 10.0


    26 Nov 2019
    absouletly best
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Nov 2019
    istiklal very clean hostel new decorated dorm perfect
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Nov 2019
    very nice stay so comfi bed
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    03 Nov 2019
    hostel just next to all muesums and grand bazaar/ just walking distance \super location.
    Chile, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    03 Nov 2019
    dormitory just renevated very nice color new bunk and sheets
    Canada, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    22 Nov 2019
    This was my first ever hostel. It was awesome! The staff were absolutely amazing! Ask them for tips on places where to go/things to see. Also, they can help you get to and from the airport so make sure to ask and figure that out before you get the Istanbul! (Don’t get ripped off by the taxi guys like I did). I felt safe and looked after. Overall a very lovely stay. Thank you!!! Lastly, try the Hamam baths. You won’t regret it.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    04 Nov 2019
    Had a great time at istiklal Hostel, very helpful staff, help book tours. Free fresh breakfast and incredible view from rooftop. Perfect location for sightseeing tourist hub of Istanbul. Certainly value for money.
    Russia, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    04 Nov 2019
    in istiklal Just had a one day stop , Ahistorical side of Istanbul. Location is perfect for any traveler, easy access to public transportation. old area easygoing and welcoming. Many restaurants, pubs,and cafes located around. The hostel was good with charming stuff and fine breakfast. They have lovely terrace. For short stays strongly advised ;
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    06 Nov 2019
    Perfect location but not the cleanest place I have been. If you are not too picky nothing therrible. Bring your own lock for the lockers. Not all the stuff speaks good English but most of the Turks don't.
    Bulgaria, Male, 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