Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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 1 week prior to 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled 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

Our Istanbul hostel offers a comfortable, clean and budget stay in a warm and friendly atmosphere. 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.

İstiklal oldcityHostel 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.

There are lockers in the dorm rooms and air-conditioning in all of the rooms. 24 hours hot water and breakfast on the terrace. 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. We also offer a print out service any time if you need to print out. If you need a private pickup service, just let us know your flight details.

Istiklal oldcity's Policies & Conditions:
Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival.
Payment upon arrival by cash.

Check in from 14:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 11:00 .

Taxes included.
Breakfast included.

No curfew.
Lock out from 00:00 until 00:00.
Child friendly.
We also offer a print out service any time if you need to print out.
If you need a private pickup service, just let us know your flight details. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Jan 2020
    just had a short stop at the Hostel, Location is superb for any traveler, easy access to public transportation. Many restaurants, pubs, and cafes located around. The hostel was good with charming stuff and fine nice breakfast. They have lovely terrace with oldcity view. For short stays strongly advised
    China, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Jan 2020
    Best location.
    Canada, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Dec 2019
    you can see all constantinople from terrace.and very clean dormitory room.
    Latvia, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Dec 2019
    location really center of old town and breakfast delicious with turkish coffe.
    Armenia, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Dec 2019
    Istiklal oldcity hostel comfi beds in the dorm, this was affordable and attracted a better class of backpackers,staff is nice and have good personalities. The rooftop is gorgeous,,. Really cool location,
    Georgia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Dec 2019
    top floor best view of old istanbul.cleanest dormitory room.
    Estonia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Dec 2019
    good stay
    Belarus, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    07 Dec 2019
    best dorm room
    Portugal, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    06 Dec 2019
    good location small hostel sometimes hotwater problem
    Moldova, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 5.7


    29 Dec 2019
    Our stay in the 10-bed ensuite mixed dorm at Istiklal oldcity, also known as Istiklal Terrace Hostel and also known as Esma hostel, was strange. Being right next to the tram line is what you want to get out of the terribly touristy neighborhood of Sultanahmet. Be prepared for 5 floors to get to check in. A sullen staff. Surprised by a drunk man sleeping in my bed when I returned on new years eve. Common room is nice but I would not stay again or recommend it--the convenience is not worth it.
    USA, Couple, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation