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Agora Hostel and Guesthouse Reviews

Akbiyik cad (street) Amiral Tafdil sk. no.6, Sultanahmet / Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

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91%

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1400 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 99%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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91%

This is not a social hostel. If you are looking for more of a hotel experience, but with shared dorms and hostel prices, you'll be very happy here. Very clean, comfortable, amazing breakfast, helpful staff....really a nice place. But there was pretty much no one there, no bar, no socializing at all. So depends on what you're looking for, also probably depends on the season (maybe there is more atmosphere in high season), but it was a nice place.


83%

This place has a charming dining area that gives you the view of Bosphorus. It was off season during my stay but this place can be quite lively in different months, I imagine. Mind you, Sultanahmet has no night life.


83%

Nice staff, good location and great breakfast. Wifi was decent throughout. Plugs by the bed would be a good addition.


91%

Bob the manager was great, as well as Teddy. Showed up on a bike and found a great place to store it. Hostel very clean and relaxed - if anything can be too quiet if I was looking for more than to relax. Bob was really funny and looked after everyone.


89%

Very good place to stay in Istanbul. Close to the main attractions and very nice staff. Would recommend it.


91%

Very good guest house. Excellent location, just 2 minutes walk to Blue mosque and Aya Sophia. Very convenient. Beautiful view from the roof top. Very friendly staff. Would recommend for sure


97%

Mate, these guys are super cool! If you need anything, just f.cking tell them and get impressed right after! Do you need water? They can bring ocean to Mars for you! Do you need to reach someone? They can rent a satellite for you! Did you get sick? They can quickly enroll to medical school for you! Do you want to listen music? They can resurrect Elvis Presley for you!! True story!


94%

Exceptionally good value for money. Well located guesthouse, extremely clean, brilliant roof terrace and a delicious breakfast. Reception staff were mostly excellent during the week, but during the weekend/nights they were not as friendly or helpful. We stayed in a private room and it was roomy, well equipped and spotless. Still, I would strongly recommend Agora Hostel and Guesthouse anyone looking to stay in Sultanahmet for a reasonable cost.


100%

This was a great and peaceful hostel in a superb location - it was right near the main plaza of the old city, built right near the ruins of the old Byzantine palace. Not a party hostel - if you want a peaceful and chilled out experience I would definitely recommend a stay here - the breakfast is good, and you can sit on the terrace roof and look out across the sea every morning! I could come and go as I pleased. The staff were very very very helpful! Thanks team!


94%

I stayed in Agora for one night on my overnight lay over on my way to Italy and another night on another lay over on my way back. On my first night, I missed my tour . Orhan from Agora's front desk helped me reschedule the tour I missed to my second night. He also helped me book a Bosphorus Dinner Cruise at the last minute. Overall, my experience with Agora has been pleasant. I will definitely be recommending and staying there again if I go again to Istanbul


89%

The staff at Agora were incredibly welcoming, friendly and helpful! I really enjoyed my stay at Agora.


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77%

Really great place to stay. Breakfast is amazing and the view on he rooftop is great. Not the best atmosphere for young backpacker/travellers but close to good shops also. Nice staff and great facilities. Air con is amazing


100%

One of the best breakfasts we had on our trip was at this hostel. Also very nice bathrooms, very clean and their rooms were also really nice.

  • 23rd Jul 2015
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  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
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91%

Great staff!! and great location. I highly recomend

  • 10th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • All Female Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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We appreciate your kind remarks :) It was a pleasure meeting you and having you stay with us. Hope to see you again! Bob Kelso @ front desk

100%

enjoyed my stay , staff and facilities were excellent

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On behalf of the entire Agora Staff, I would like to thank you for your feedback. It was a pleasure meeting you :) Hope to see you again, have a great summer. Bob Kelso @ front desk

100%

Great place to stay, short walk to everywhere.

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We appreciate your feedback :) We are glad to hear you had a good time staying with us. Hope to see you again in the future! Bob Kelso @ front desk

100%

The staff was very helpful and friendly even when I arrived at 1am!

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Thank you for taking your time leaving us feedback. It was pleasure being your host. Hope to have you stay with us again for a longer visit :) Bob Kelso @ front desk

94%

Finally, a bed that's comfortable. Powerful air conditioning, really clean and nice toilets, great breakfast spread, rooftop terrace, just great. Felt more like a hotel than a hostel (other than having to share rooms, of course).

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We appreciate your feedback and would like to thank you for staying with us. It was a pleasure meeting you. Have a wonderful summer, see you next time you are in town :) Bob Kelso @ front desk

89%

The only downfall for us was that the kitchen wasn't really able to be use by guests & that would have been really helpful.


100%

This was the first hostel I have ever stayed at, but I am reviewing this hostel after having stayed at 5+ other hostels. - The shuttle service was easy to find from Ataturk Airport. - Hostel/Istanbul seemed to attract independent and free thinking people - Helpful staff (Tomomi was very helpful and still e-mails me one month after my stay!) - Homecooked breakfast was included - Clean and had no problems with the free wi-fi


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