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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Property Description

Ä°stiklal 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 5.6

  • Security 5.7

  • Location 7.0

  • Staff 5.8

  • Atmosphere 4.7

  • Cleanliness 4.6

  • Facilities 4.4

Latest Reviews

  • 8.0


    19 May 2022
    Really good hostel, clean, nice staff. The only problem is that we didn't found the hostel the first because the address we had was wrong
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    17 May 2022
    Great if you just want a place to sleep in the center of Istanbul. Don’t expect much more than a bed
    Portugal, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    12 Apr 2022
    Cheap and basic place, very well located. A bit crowded.
    Italy, Female, 41+
  • 4.3


    08 Jul 2022
    The hostel wasn't in the location listed on the website. Had to look into the rules page to find out that it had moved. When I got to the new location there was nobody there and no indication of how to get in, so I had to wait outside for 40 minutes until a guy on the street helped me. The pictures are of the old hostel so there was no roof terrace or hangout areas as advertised. The new place is just an apartment building with no common areas. I booked a private room and it wasn't super clean.
    Sweden, Male, 25-30
  • 4.0


    14 May 2022
    The provided adress is wrong, the good one is the written on Google Maps: Istiklal Hostel New. Afterwards, it is not a hostel, it is an appartment, really old, with old furniture, quite dirty and creepy. I do not recommend at all this accomodation, even though the location is great.
    Romania, Male, 31-40
  • 4.0


    24 Mar 2022
    Location is very close to the old town but hard to find. It says that they changed locations temporarily and gives directions but it is unclear. We did not get the room we booked, which was very different. You share too little bathrooms/toilets with a lot of people. Toilets are behind the shower so always wet. The shower head did not work, only the tap. It is a loud hostel with too little common space. We got some discount and the staff was friendly if they were there but not a great experience.
    Netherlands, Couple, 18-24
  • 3.7


    05 Apr 2022
    It was a nightmare no body knows about this place after searching 45 min and calling on their number no body pick up the phone Only 1 person nearby hotel inform us about the place. Rooms are smelly bunk beds for both girls and boys atmosphere was horrible. They gave us 1 separate room that was not good to spent 3 nights. Overall experience was bad. Either we have paid 50% advance that's not the worth of the place.
    Pakistan, Couple, 31-40
  • 3.4


    10 Jul 2022
    We booked Istikal hostel on one location, end up on a diferent location called Tuna hostel. Local waiters showed us the way. It was a building 2-3 streets away from given address with no sigh on the door. Not something that we saw on the pics. Showers and toilet were dirty and wet all the time, showers were rusty and water is cold. Room was too small, with too much beds and with dirty sheets. Walls were black with moisture in the whole hostel. We stayed one night and went to other place
    Croatia, Female, 25-30
  • 3.1


    25 Apr 2022
    I have never been to such a horrible place, Whatever room I booked did not even exist in this hostel. And menager told: if you don’t like it, we have high sezon now and you can go🤦‍♀️ He did not even apologize that the couple had to live with a third man, When we had a personal room booked. The manager told us that it is a hostel, you pay a little and here's what you thought??? It was unbelievable never go here 🙏 and also The bed where we slept was broken.
    Georgia, Female, 25-30
  • 2.0


    13 Apr 2022
    This hostel at this address is no longer running. It is now a bag and clothes shop. Pretty terrible that the website still has this advertised on their site.
    Australia, Male, 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