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 9.7

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Sep 2020
    clean bed tasty tea nice terrace.....
    China, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    17 Sep 2020
    central location.just next to blue mosque.
    Croatia, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    16 Sep 2020
    İt was one night nice stay thank you())
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    16 Sep 2020
    verygood location.
    Germany, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Sep 2020
    istiklal has Very good location, located near the tram and metro, bus. Surrounded by bars and terraces. In the morning you can have a good and fresh breakfast. Clean rooms and bathroom, friendly and helpful staff. Terrace with views of the old city and hagia sophia.
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    16 Sep 2020
    I really recommend this hostel because of the great host and terrace wiev.
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Sep 2020
    A few days of joy fun friends and perfect time i had; istiklal hostel is a home where you can relax ,have fun and find new friends from all around the world...istiklal is in the center of old you will be able to get to any place in the old sultanahmet walking distance.and if you do not want to move and just want to pass some quite time you can do it,in the hostel terrace with other travellers......
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    17 Sep 2020
    wonderful hostel. great staff good atmosphere. got recommended to stay here by a friend and it did not disappoint. great view over the oldcity istanbul and hagia sophia.
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.7


    16 Sep 2020
    I lived in Istanbul for 6 monyjs and I would absolutely recommend this place. Anyone visiting Istanbul for more than a weekend should really spend some time on the oldcity side, and this hostel is in the perfect location to do so. It's cheap, clean, friendly, and has good food. and tips for seeing the secrets of the city.
    Austria, Female, 25-30
  • 2.3


    12 Sep 2020
    Do not stay at this hostel. We had booked to stay for 3 nights and ended up leaving after 1. We would've left earlier, but we arrived in the middle of the night and after an hour of trying to find the place we decided to just stick with it for one night. The hostel is actually like a guesthouse and is split over 3 different locations. It's really not a hostel at all! It was also really unclean and didn't have a common area for guests. Would NOT recommend, do not stay here!!
    Ireland, 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
  • 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