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Cheers Hostel Reviews

Alemdar Mahallesi, Zeynep Sultan Camii Sokak No 21, Istanbul, Turkey

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95%

Rating
2238 Total Reviews
  • 95%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 98%Staff
  • 96%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

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97%

Great hostel in a very central location in Sultanahmet near Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sofia. Staff was very helpful and nice. Hostel was very open and the room I stayed in did not have a lock on the door so make use of the locker in your room for any valuables. Overall great stay!


91%

We really enjoyed our stay at Cheers. Our first room was like a 4 star hotel room and the staff were very helpful, honest, and friendly. The environment was laid back and a good place to get to meet other travelers. I would definitely stay again.


100%

it was my first stay at Turkey and it was so nice. Dormitory's bed was clean and nice. The best was the staffs^^ good at english,Tarik can speak korean, helpful, and funny:) recommend you this hostel!!

  • 31st Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

To begin with, this is in a GREAT location. The owner and staff are friendly. They know everyone by name from the moment you arrive. NOTE: Book through the hostel if you are interested in trips, etc. Otherwise, snide remarks will be made, as was the case with me. When I asked if a lamp was a good price before buying, my response was, "How much did you spend on that cruise to Prince's Island? That was wasted in one day. The lamp will last longer." The hostel is very good though.


97%

Great place, helpful staff and awesome breakfasts

  • 30th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

The staff, location, facilities and other travellers made my time in Istanbul an unforgettable experience! The staff at Cheers are incredibly friendly, helpful, welcoming and fun!! Sam even came with us to the Princes' Islands for the day. Cheers is right next to all the main attractions. Such a great vibe with an awesome Terrace bar (many great nights spent up there). Thanks so much team - Miss you already! Love Elle xxx

  • 27th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

I stayed here for a few weeks: the staff were so nice and friendly that i felt like I was missing out on their company whenever i went out of the hostel to see Istanbul's incredible sites which are all within a short walk from the hostel! This hostel is absolutely brilliant: a stunning rooftop bar, rooms are very spacious and extremely well kept, the breakfast includes a traditional hearty turkish breakfast that is perfect to kick start your day. Thank y Onur, Tarik,Samet,Hasan,Selim and Ilhan.


86%

Everything was allright during our stay. Good atmosphere and very good location. The only critic is the following : on the day of our departure, after 6 nights at the Cheers Hostel, we asked for a cup of tea at 8 in the morning (we had to go to the airport). It was refused because the breakfast was not served before 8 H 30.... At the same time, the man who said that was drinking his own cup of tea.... We were very disappointed about that....


100%

The reception staff and the manager made very effort to make our stay enjoyable, even though it was for one night. Look forward to going back there in the future.


100%

Very friendly place with a good atmosphere

  • 26th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Cheers is in the ideal location to visit all the sites


100%

I stayed in many hostels in Istanbul and Cheers Hostel wins in every domain. I was there at their rooftop bar for a week straight and every night was a crazy fun night. if you want to go out on the guys will organise taxis for everyone, (one of them will come out to take you to awesome places) and organise taxis back to hostel when u feel like ur ready to go home. now that's a service I've never seen done before. fantastic breakfast. clean dorms with perfect AC. 300%!! cheers Cheers!!


69%

Rooms smelt, bathrooms were humid and sort of dirty. Terrace is excellent. Room doors have no keys


86%

I loved staying here. The rooms were nice and clean, the breakfast was excellent and the environment was comfortable. Tarik, the manager, was especially wonderful and sweet.

  • 22nd Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Stunning location (view from the bar!!) and unfailingly friendly and helpful staff. A really good buzz with all the gap year kids, which my 79 year old mother loved! Great breakfast. All in all, simply but effectively done, great value and a perfect place from which to explore a fascinating and exciting city. Hagia Sofia now my world's favourite building. Big thanks to Tarik and the guys.

  • 22nd Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

Dorm room is clean and big. Only thing is there is only 3 charger pt outlets for 6 beds. Good if there is one charger pt for each bed next to the bed. Staff is v nice and helpful. Tarik especially was v prompt and helpful in replying my numerous queries over email before I arrive.


94%

We only stayed at this hostel for one night after coming back from a trip to Cappadocia, wish we had stayed longer. It is in a very convenient location between Gulhane and Sultanhamet tram stations, from which you can walk to Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi. The free breakfast was really good, I especially appreciated melon and watermelon slices as it was very hot. The receptionist was very helpful, we were able to print our boarding passes (for a fee). Nice choice of music by the way.


100%

Cheers was an outstanding hostel! We loved our time there! It was very central to everything we wanted to see, and the guys at the hostel were very welcoming and happy to help us out whenever needed. Highly recommend cheers to everyone!!


100%

Cheers is easily the most enjoyable hostel I have stayed at. The hostel's location is excellent - all of historic Istanbul and Bosphorus area is easily accessible by foot while the hostel itself is a peaceful hide-away from all the tour groups. The staff are all very friendly and personable and go out of their way to make the stay memorable. The third story bar is a great place for meeting others and sharing stories over Efes with a stunning view of the Aya Sofia. I had a great time!

  • 20th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Lovely hostel, friendly, helpful staff. Of the most welcoming we've experienced.. Hostel is located perfectly and we loved the decoration too.. Theres a roofed terrace with a bar and a nice outside area for breakfast. We popped in on our way back through Istanbul because we liked it so much and still felt welcome to hang out for the day. Computers are free. The staff also are knowledgeable about Istanbul and can help you book pretty much anything. Beds are also a bit wider than the average bunk!


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