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Istiklal Hostel

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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible29%
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Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Rooftop Terrace
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Binbirdirek Mah. Divan Yolu Cad. No:70 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34120, Turkey
13.7 km to Ataturk Airport
367 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
0.6 km from Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's the worst hostel I ever stayed in. The female dorm I booked was in another building which is the most cramped dorm I ever stayed in. You don't have a space to even unpack. The dorm looked dingy and dirty. It's the same with...More

Thank KenBon L
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We booked a private ensuite room weeks in advance for 5 nights. When we arrived, the hostel did not have our reservation on the system, even though we had paid a deposit (we booked through Hostel World), but the manager said there was a room...More

Thank Louis E
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Please be careful when booking a room at Istikal Oldcity hostel! We had a terrible experience at this accommodation. We booked a couple of days is advanced a private double ensuite room for four nights. The pictures looked really nice, the location was supposed to...More

Thank Daisy S
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I have stayed with my boyfriend 3 nights in Istiklal Hoteland I would like to clarify some points (there situation was unclear for us also before coming here). The best and most important aspect of this place is it's owner - Dogan! He is extremely...More

1  Thank Sara Separahaba P
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Dishonest published rooms, they only have dorm for 10 pax that is all. if you booked private room or what so ever rooms as they advertised, it actually doesn't exist on their property. They will persuade you to stay in the 10pax dorm. if you...More

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Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Breakfast included
Price range
US$ 10 - US$ 65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Turkey > Istanbul > Grand Bazaar
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Room & Suite (6)
Dining (2)
Family and Play Areas (4)
Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the
Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in
search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name
jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed
cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow
streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to
the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the
evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside
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Laura C
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Response from mike1942EastLondonUK | Reviewed this property |
I stayed in the main building on Istiklal Street. The owner has another building quite nearby where I haven't stayed. I was in the Dorm, near the front window. Although Istiklal Street is a main street and the Trams run past... More
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"stay away, unless you want to stay in dorm."
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"They have multiple hotels so perhaps call ahead to see which one they will put you in."
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"the all female dorm is really big and some of the beds aren't bunks - bonus if you manage to get one of..."
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"If the main hostel is full dont be afraid to go to its sister hostels!"
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