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
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent 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 8.8

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Mar 2021
    This hostel is so good stuff is so nice location near all Tourest point ,best hostel sultanahmed area ❤️❤️❤️
    Pakistan, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 Feb 2021
    My hostel experience was great And the location was also very good Also the train route was Overall the hostel was very nice I will recmand to more people that they are coming to this hostel Hostel staff is very helpful And the cleaning worker was also good
    Pakistan, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    15 Jan 2021
    I booked this hostel for one nighy. But extend the stay 3 nights. Mr Qadir who is at the reception really very cooperative and nice person. Sea view of this hotel is vert beautiful. I really enjoyed in staying this hotel.
    Pakistan, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    08 Dec 2020
    This is a fantastic hostel! Just minutes away from Hagia Sofia, the Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar, the location is perfect. Sehmus is incredibly friendly and made me feel very welcome during my stay. The views from the rooftop are amazing, and you can see the Blue Mosque from the outside patio. Overall, the value doesn't get much better than this hostel! I'll definitely be back next time I'm in Istanbul!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    08 Dec 2020
    Price verygood for dorm and view from terrace you can watch all istanbull:::
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    08 Dec 2020
    Good hostel istiklal))))))
    Bosnia And Herzegovina, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    05 Dec 2020
    This is definitely great value for money. It was clean and the beds were comfy - we shad a bathroom in the room and it was cleaned throughout everyday...stuff very helpfull you feel welcome and that you get the most out of your visit to Istanbul. The hostel is really well located, few munites walk from the sea and topkapı palace gülhane park and blue mosque and the grand bazzar.
    Austria, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.0


    02 Mar 2021
    Great location. Awsome place.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    13 Feb 2021
    No lock on the door (the room insecure while we were not in) Great location Friendly staff Very faint WiFi signal (almost non existent) We had to ask for a whole day for toilet paper till it was provided No change of sheets or towels during our 4 days stay Included breakfast was neither offered nor easily obtained The room was not cleaned once during our stay - no cleaning products provided Not recommended for people sensitive to dust
    Wales, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 3.1


    20 Mar 2021
    They hosted me in a another building, far from the main address, in a dark street, that you could even feel insecure, nowhere in the facade appears the hostel name and when you start to go up the stairs you just see pieces of wood anywhere no seems possible to find a hostel there, better no say anything about bathrooms, such a mess... not enough plugs in the bedroom. Definitely you have amazing places around for a couple of liras more.
    Spain, Mixed Group, 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