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
  • 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 9.1

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Jul 2021
    clean room and nice tea and music
    Bosnia And Herzegovina, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    30 Jun 2021
    nice place..
    Bahrain, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 Jun 2021
    good stay not far from museums
    Ecuador, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Jun 2021
    central location of istanbul old town.
    Bolivia, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Jun 2021
    just near basilica cistern hagia sophia and tram and metros tation.clean hostel room and hostel
    French Polynesia, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Jun 2021
    nice clean and big dorm room with ensuite bathroom.
    Cocos (keeling) Islands, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    13 Jul 2021
    The hostel is perfect for a shot period stay. It’s located next to the blue mosque and hagia sophia’s mosque. Is has a metro station very close and everything you may need. The staff are very attentive and will help you with any problem you may have. My overall stay was very nice. I would definitely stay there again!!
    Spain, Female, 18-24
  • 5.1


    18 Jul 2021
    The address given was wrong. Apperantly the hostel is in a new place. Kinda dirty, smelly, shady inside. Dirty shower and toilet. The price was really cheap though, I payed only 45 Turkish lira (4.5 euro)
    Bulgaria, Male, 18-24
  • 3.7


    09 Jul 2021
    A totally different location and telephone number than the given ones here. No clear sign of the Hostel, we spend around 2 hours searching for the place. The rooms, especially the toilets are not clean, the beds are broken and there are 3 etages with killing stairs. If you have a lot of luggage you have to forget about this place. The photos do not correspond to the place. It has no view at all. The breakfast is really poor. The only good thing is the location. Would not recommend.
    Bulgaria, Couple, 25-30
  • 2.0


    18 Jul 2021
    We had to carry our bags to different hotels 3 times, the address given doesn’t exist anymore, then we went to the new place and it was also not there and we change again. We booked a room for 4 people and they gave us a room with two beds and said they will put an extra mattress on the floor but they didn’t, one of our friends had to sleep literally on the floor as there wasn’t enough beds. The air conditioner was not working and inside was super hot, we couldn’t even sleep well.
    Portugal, 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