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 9.4

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Jan 2020
    very clean dormitory room sheets and towels new and freshh smell.
    Australia, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Jan 2020
    The hostel owner helps me lot about trip to pamukkale shuttle toursetc.and female dorm was very warm and cozy.
    Argentina, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Jan 2020
    very nice stay good price.
    Germany, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0


    12 Jan 2020
    I travel a lot ! and every time i pass by turkey for transit or for a stay immediately i order my booking istiklalHostel. Reasons are different but specially for it's location in oldcity Very nice place for local or visitors You feel yourself comfortable at this area people are friendly and a lot of nice coffees bars and restaurants museums arround "hagia sophia and the Magnificent view of oldcity and the Bosphorus..
    Armenia, All Male Group, 31-40
  • 10.0


    12 Jan 2020
    I stayed three days in istiklal hostel in istanbul oldcity. staff is composed by young and friendly people.owner who know Istanbul very well give good tips . I was travelling alone and they helped me with everything, during my time there I totally forgot I was staying in a hostel and thought I was staying with friends hostel room was simple but nice, great chance to meet interesting people.
    Belgium, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    12 Jan 2020
    I stayed inin istiklal Hostel for few days i really felt as if I was at home. The location of the hostel is perfect, just a minute walk from hagia sophia and the blue mpsque topkapı palacebasilica cistern and others. dorms and common areas are very clean and well kept. The terrace on the rooftop is super concerning it’s atmosphere, view and possibility to hang out with other travelers. I couldn’t not mention the staff of Hostel who always goes out of their way to help you.
    Liberia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    12 Jan 2020
    room was comfy, staff is extremely friendly-they go out of their way to make us feel like it’s our home. They even took isn out to different areas to check out, homemade food was delicious. Turkish tea is offered upon arrival. All the tourist points are within walking distance,terrace area is relaxing and a chill place to hang out. Hostel terrace view incredible.
    Egypt, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    14 Jan 2020
    Staff in istiklal especially marina was really friendly.Location was good.You can walk everywhere in the center easily.Bed was comfy.They also have really nice roofYou can do your breakfast,drink your tea and talk with another travelers in there.
    Poland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    12 Jan 2020
    For me hostel isn’t the fanciest place to stay in the area, but it’s definitely great value for money. It was clean and the beds were comfy - we shared a bathroom with the other rooms on our bulding and it was cleaned . The hostel is really well located, a few minutes walk from the tram, and museums.
    Pakistan, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.4


    12 Jan 2020
    İstiklal (freedom)People will use that word because of the extremely friendly staff, beautiful terrace for morning tea with the vivacious people also close to all kinds of transportation and restanurants and museums of old town.
    Bulgaria, Female, 18-24
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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