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Akbiyik Cadessi, Bayramfirin Sokak No 7, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey

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6193 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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The dorms are very well set up with aircon, a socket by every bed and curtains around the bed. Location is great and the roof top terrace has great views and was good to meet other travellers.


Great location in city center. Staff not very helpful, however, with desk person often outside smoking. Excessive charge for towel rental. Loud music until late.


Overall a really good hostel with a good atmosphere. They have a really nice rooftop terrace where it's easy to meet other travellers, a room with computers with Internet access, nice and clean room, they organize pubcrawls etc. The only negative thing was that one of the staff members too really pushy to sell us a boat trip and suggest restaurants, which I assume he does to make money himself.


A bit rough around the edges (room was a bit smelly and the window wouldn't close properly) but great location near to the blue mosque, great staff, and a great roof top bar with a view of the bosphorus, where you can meet other travellers. Also a good breakfast included.


Door has codes. The place was nice though obviously older. The drain in one of the showers on my floor was clogged. Breakfast was nice and they had a lot of activities for guests and it seemed like a nice place to meet people. Had an airport shuttle (to the airport) though didn't use it.


The staff here was really great. They were very friendly and had great recommendations about Istanbul. The room and facilities were great but I think it's the friendliness of the staff that really made the stay for me. One thing I might change is the hours of the breakfast. I think that breakfast should be until at least 10 AM. This is just a half hour difference but I think it makes a whole world of difference for tired travelers. I would also add a water cooler in the hostel.


It's very near the city center (hagia sofia and blue mosque) and has good tram connections. People are nice and make you feel welcome. Bathroom is very clean. Rooms and breakfast are ok.


Perfect location for seeing the Sultanahmet sights! Really friendly staff and very clean rooms. I really enjoyed staying here!


Stayed there for two nights in a twin private with shared bathroom. Room was great as well as the bathroom. All the staff were very friendly and accommodating and ensured that we had a great stay. The rooftop patio was great to meet people and hang out. Would definitely go back if I travelled back to Istanbul.

  • 31st May 2014
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  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
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Great place. Location is amazing. Dorm is very good with reading lights and privacy curtains. Only annoying thing is the very loud beeping from the keypad as people enter. Staff are great and breakfast is good.


Friendly and extremely helpful staff! Great location and great people. Hostels like this should be all over the world!


Great hostel to stay at. The staff is very friendly and informative. They also organize pub crawls, belly dancers and hookah, and day trips to the prince islands. There are a lot of solo travelers so the atmosphere really just depends on the crowd there. There is a rooftop lounge with nightly activities and free breakfast. I'd recommend this place

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