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Akbiyik Caddesi Bayramfirin Sok no:12, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey

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1262 Total Reviews
  • 94%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 98%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

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The rooms and bathrooms are really good but the hostel has the feel of a hotel. There's a rooftop bar that would be good if they made more use of it.


Excellent hostel. Extremely helpful staff there. I had a wonderful expression of Turkey people for my three days' stay there. Memet, the lovely owner actually lent his Istanbul card (just like Oyster card in London or Ba Da Tong in HK). Save money and save trouble. He is also thinking of lending such cards to all customers. Breakfast is also great, sitting on the roof with sea view. Just fantastic. By the way, the location is great, just 3-5 minutes walk to Blue Mosque.


If your looking for Hostel that has a great location, this is the Hostel. Everything else about it is below average. No beer in stock but they won't let you bring beer in, no running water on the last day we were there, which means no shower and no sink and no flushing toilets. The shower was on the second floor and the toilet was on the third floor which made it very inconvenient. Bad social atmosphere to meet people. Only stay here if your concerned about location, better option around.

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Thank you so much for spending time for the review .As you know we had been fixing all bathrooms and toilets.Our all other dormitory rooms have private bathroom and there will be private bathroom in the room you stayed soon. On your last day we had to cut the water off for a while and we warned all customers about that . We have beers in stock and you are allowed to bring beer . There must have been a misunderstanding . Hope to see you again .


It's been a great stay! Food, rooms and staff were awesome!


Amazing place to live. Super nice staff and feels like home. Not a single complaint at all but goodness from them. Would recommend anyone to stay here young or old, you will feel like home and very knowledgeable staff. I did not know a single route in Istanbul but they guided me everywhere and took time to explain to a newbie. SUPER AMAZING A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

  • 3rd Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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