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Location is super good. Staffs are very friendly. Toilet isn't clean.
Great location, close to the sea!! Cheapest in Istanbul.
he location is excellent, a short walk from Sultanahmet tram station, right next to Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, the Basilica Cistern, and the Archaeological Museum. The view from the top floor is beautiful, sleeping on the roof is a great option; this hostel is fantastic value for money. The staff are very friendly and helpful, as is Arab, the hostel dog.
Excellent hostel, great location and there is even a rooftop bit you can sleep under the stars in. in the morning they make you a Turkish breakfast and give you Turkish tea. Salim was a great host, would recommend to everyone - and so cheap too! Will be coming back in the future definitely :)
- Novice Nomad
- New Zealand
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Wouldn't recommend this hostel to anyone. Came in big group, we overbooked, Had to pay for extra beds for 3 nights contrary to their cancellation policy. Cameras in room, staff actually watched people in night time. No lockers. If sleeping in tent room - just mattresses on balcony. Location is good for tourist sights, but hard to get back to if going out at night. Staff gave mixed impression, seemed very hostile about money. Better places to stay in Istanbul for the same price.
the location of the hostel was fantastic! so close to the blue and red mosques and topkapi palace! The breakfast was small but turkish! The staff are very helpful and there is AC in the smaller dorms which is a must in the summer time as it gets crazy hot!
Really good location, walking distance from most of the attractions. However, my bunk bed did not have a ladder to get up the top bed, other than that, pretty comfortable beds.
The day time service was good, the staff were very helpful with directions etc. at the time. However, the information they gave me was incorrect and I had to rely on help from locals to get to where I needed to be. Also the washing machine was broken. In the evening, the pub crawl was fairly grim for a woman on her own. The manager was really drunk and tried to get me to help them get into a club (as the group consisted of a lot of his male friends) before giving me directions home. Charming!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
It was a very nice time, we spent in the hostel. We slept on the terrace, with an amazing view of the Blue Mosque and Aya Sophia. The staff is nice and helpful, except a lady at the reception.
Great location and helpful staff, can't ask for more really
Accidentally booked a basement room without a window, they bumped us up to a room with a view of the hagia sophia for no extra cost! The room was small but clean and very comfortable with air conditioning. The staff were very friendly. Breakfast was great and the location is incredible!
Fantastic stay. Enjoyed sleeping under the stars on the balcony.
we slept on the terrace and the view was incredible!!!
In general pretty good, faced to the Santa Sofia mosque, and sleeping in the big room for 16 people will give you excellent views in the morning. Breakfast was nice , also the staff were really helpful and charm. Nice experience in Istanbul!
Everything was great and it was super fun but breakfast was seriously lacking.
Really nice staff, funny and helpful. Couldn't ask for a better hostel for the price.
I booked what I thought was a bed, but it turned out to be a tent. And by tent they mean you sleep on the deck with no tent. And if it rains, you have to pay 6€ to come inside- sleeping outside in your own tent is not an option. Kind of bullshit.
Gran hostal! La gente es buena onda y muy ayudadora. Great hostel and awesome workers here! I recomend it!