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.

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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 9.5

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Mar 2020
    The people who work there are very amiable and helpful
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    08 Mar 2020
    it was a nice stay in istiklal oldcity hostel.
    Mayotte, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    08 Mar 2020
    Nice stay in this hostel and very clean also.
    Egypt, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    26 Feb 2020
    Istiklal is a very very nice hostel in the center of the city! The facilities are good, although the room I was in was too small for 4 people. The breakfast was very nice, there is all the time free Turkish tea :)) The staff is the best thank you very much for all of your help! I totally recommend it!
    Bulgaria, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Feb 2020
    A lovely place to stay in Istanbul, location is great, friendly staff, and a nice little rooftop. They also split there dorms into male / female which I really appreciate. (Arrive with energy though as there’s quite a few stairs to climb!) Thank you for having me!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Feb 2020
    I take shuttle from airport hostel helps me lot.and also sheets was so clean and new .bed was so comfi.
    Argentina, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Feb 2020
    If you wanna stay comfortable clean and economic hostel in Istanbul I highly recommend this place. They have a wonderful back yard where you can enjoy your . tea or you can also go to the rooftop to see great view thanksb marina for all helps too.
    Mexico, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Feb 2020
    good location and terrace.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    24 Feb 2020
    I understand from the other reviews that the dorm rooms are nice and clean, but this definitely wasn't the case for my "deluxe" individual room with shared bathroom: it was dirty, and the walls were damp and mouldy. The shower was a bit erratic too. The location was absolutely perfect though, so it's all good as long as you don't want to spend much time in your room! :) The breakfast was excellent too, and the staff were quite nice.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6


    07 Mar 2020
    Our stay at Istiklal was fine, but definitely not what we expected. We booked a private room through Istiklal Old City, but when we arrived to their property, it became clear that they had actually assigned us to their Istiklal New City property several blocks away without letting us know — it seems that all of their private bookings are actually for there. It was a weird transfer and led us to be in a hostel with no social area or terrace like we had hoped, but it was clean and safe.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels 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
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation