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Akbiyik Cad Konuk sokak No:17, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey

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We had a good time at the hostel, nothing impressive but the guy who works at night, Mustafa, he was always helpful and friendly! (Cheers, dude!) The room was cozy and had a cute decoration, but it was also a too small, specially because it was a double room. Breakfast was fine too. We'd recommend the hostel to others. Álvaro and Bruna.


The one big let down is the SMOKING, the staff smoke in the only common area and you can hardly breath. It was so bad we left a day early. The manager/owner was very agressive over this issue and said "everyone does it". Given it's illegal in Turkey to smoke indoors it was very disappointing. Accommodation is basic, but that's what you get for the price. We wouldnt recommend ANZAC house for this reason.

  • 28th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


We had perfect stay in Istanbul! Anzac Wooden House has contributed to this. The location is great although as the first time a little hard to find.. The room was quite small but cute and clean, breakfast is delicious. Whats more, the atmosphere is really cool! All people working there are so friendly and talkative, what's make you feel like at home. If we visit once again Istanbul, for sure we will choose Anzac Wooden House :)

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Hostel is amazingly located in the heart of Sultanahmet. Melissa and Raşıt are very friendly and helpful. Delicious breakfast, wi-fi, hot shower, view from the bed on blue mosque and all that for very affordable price. :) I highly recommend it!

  • 14th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Croatia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Good hostel for one or two night in istanbul!


all of things was ok but unfortunately there is not internet in rooms and guests must go to tras for using internet


Ozan (the reception guy) doesnt speak english at all but is really really nice and servicial. good place, really good experience


Overall nice place to stay. My room is very clean and the couple run the hotel very friendly and helpful.


Nice little hostel with helpful staff members and a sitting area upstairs. Good breakfast. Very close to restaurants and some of the main sights. Not the most comfortable of beds (springs dug into my back), private rooms very small and shower (which is over the toilet) didn't stay hot for very long. BUT great location as long as you're a heavy sleeper and won't awake to the sunrise prayers that are blaring over the speakers right behind the hostel. All in all, a good enough place to stay.


The breakfast is good and the common room comfortable. Staff were helpful and nice. The room was passable. It's in a good location.


Staff is very nice. Nice view from breakfast area.


Staff was nice(looks like family running hostel) The break fast was good.Hand make potato dish was very nice! Close to Blue mosque and Ayasofia is plus! They can just make bit of effort for facility make it prettier and give it more character :)


Great location helpful staff good breakfast to fuel your day


staff very nice as well as the neighbour / room ok but very small , could be a bit cleaner / hostel very well located in the old istanbul

  • 12th Sep 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Little hard to find, but a nice average hostel, with nice staff


The staff was very nice and the hostel is right in the centre of the historical centre of Istanbul. But it is difficult to find (in a small street) and the room was dirty (cockroach!!!). However nice terrace for breakfast served till late and it is one of the cheapest hostel in Sultanhamet.


for me the security was very poor because the windows was near the other building, also it was not too strong. in general, breakfast was good and staffs are excellent


Das Zimmer war so winzig, dass wir uns zu zweit kaum bewegen konnten. Duschen war nicht wirklich möglich, denn die im winzigen Bad frei hängende Dusche hätte Fußboden und Klo in ein Schwimmbad verwandelt. Frühstück gab es erst ab 08:30.. Wenn man aber bei den historischen Gebäuden wie der Hagia Sophia nicht stundenlang Schlange stehen mag, muß man da spätestens um 08:45 vor der Tür stehen. Also frühstückten wir woanders. Es gab nur einen Schlüssel also keine getrennte Unternehmungen .


This was a great hostel, we enjoyed our stay so much. The room was nice and clean. I would recommend to any one who is looking for a cheap , clean, safe and nice stay. The location is so great that all the historic places are in a walking distance. The manager Mr. Raschid is a great person. They are so helpful. Great place, thank you Anzac Wooden House..

  • 17th Aug 2011
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Excellent location. Owner, Rashit, is one of the nicest and friendliest people you'll meet. I recommend this place for it's combination of location and price. Literally, less than a five minutes walk to the Blue Mosque. Rooms are small, simple and clean. But, with Istanbul outside, all we did was sleep there. Breakfast is light and easy and completely satisfying. The place was undergoing some reconstruction when we where there, but it did not effect our stay much. Recommended!

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