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Cankurtaran Mah.Kutlugun Sok.no 5 Sultanahmet Ista, Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

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708 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 70%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 65%Cleanliness
  • 65%Facilities

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Adequate hostel with a fantastic roof top with view to the Hagia Sophia church. All attractions are walkable from the hostel. Best location!


Absolute garbage. Only slightly better than sleeping on the streets. Disinterested operators more interested in smoking hookah than processing the guests. Our room was also overbooked, and we were made to switch rooms. Lockers did not work, and seemingly anyone could just walk into the hostel. Even for the low price and good location, it is still not value for money. Stay somewhere else.


The most beautiful view if you stay on the balcony/16 dorm. Breakfast is good, but very light. The staff is very friendly and eager to help. Only thing that could improve is a common area for the travelers. Lack of one causes the drunk people to hang out in the dorms at nightt.. making it very difficult for people that are trying to sleep.


Best Island Hostel was fantastic, as far as location goes you really can’t get better for Sultanahmet. The rooms are awesome, Walid and Alex are great. If you’re trying to stay in sultanahmet this is the place to do it.


This is a great hostel, defo recommend to any lads or groups, Walid (night receptionist was brilliant and very helpful) The location is almost perfect and breakfast was good!

  • 6th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We had a very pleasant stay. The staff was great, our room was clean. Only downside: the showers should be improved and be renovated, they are not very practical (water everywhere). Thank you for this sojourn

  • 5th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


So nice to stay and to enjoy the city. quite recommended.


This hostel is the bomb! Very cheap and is 100% worth your money. Alex is great and the free breakfasts are an added plus.

  • 28th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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thank you very much for your nice rewiew .....ı hope see you guys next time ....


Alex and the other staff where sound, and very helpful, the hostel was clean and comfortable with amazing views from the top floor, and close to some of Istanbuls most important historic sites. Would strongly recommend it.

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