Cordial House Hostel Reviews
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The sytem with one key for a room with 10 persons does not work. A big hostel like this one should have an electronic card system. The kithchen for quests is small and does not have cups, spoons etc.The fridge is too small.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 41+
- (1 review)
My misfortune was staying during the visit of a HUGE group of shrieking girls from Holland. One roomful on the same floor I was on were up all night carousing in the halls with NO regard for other guests/paying customers/staff. I may have called them "self-centered effing bitches" at 3 a.m. one night, which of course did not help. Only drugs and earplugs helped the immediate problem. I should have requested a room change immediately. Their behavior was appalling and unfairly created ill-will.
Staff was excellent. Location was perfect. Washrooms not the best. Some shower stalls had one working knob, not both for hot and cold. Shower head kept in hand, couldn't keep it attached to the wall. Minor things like this could be easily fixed by management. Must pay to rent a towel. Overall it was good because of the staff. Facilities need maintenance. Overall I'd recommend this hostel.
The location is perfect, but they have to improve the showers and try to put locker inside the rooms. Besides that, the hall is really nice, with some birds, a nice bar.
The location is very convenient. Worth every penny the guest pays
Generally good hostel. Walking distance from major Sultanhamet attractions. One problem was that I booked a room with a double bed for two people and was instead given a room with 3 single beds for the same price. Not sure whether that's a problem from Hostelworld or the hostel itself.
Great staff courteous friendly and helpful. Great spot close to everything. Clean rooms and quiet
Cordial House is easy to find. Very close to Blue Mosque, Ayasofia, Topkapi, Grand Bazaar, and tram station Cemberitas. But no noise to disturb your sleep at night. The room is clean and warm. The staff is ok. The birds at the reception are cute :) Overall, we like everything there. But it would be nice if we could use wifi in the room, not only at the reception area.
Great hostel; staff is friendly; hostel is clean and has a great hangout area downstairs [only there the WLAN works! / birds and a parrot (sadly a too small cage) are entertaining the guests ;-)]; PERFECT location for first visit of Istanbul, minutes walk from major attractions; Kitchen could have been better; even at times of snow chaos at mid-february heating worked well and we had a lot of blankets (private room!)
It's a really good hostel, actually it looks like more a hotel than a hostel, cause it was a huge place and everything were cleaned and organized. The staff were good, but they could do a better job, being a little bit more kind, happy or attentive.
In February it is cold in Instanbul. The heating is not so good and although it was at the maximum, you still feel cold inside. There was only one blanket available per person and although there was down fitted sheet, there was not flat sheet, so you cover yourself directly with the blanket. There should be a flat sheet. The facilities are clean but not so well renovated. There are not lockers in the room. However they offer to lock the important things at the reception.
I highly appreciate the location , other part is you get what you pay
They have birds and a parrot in the hostel :)
Kitchen could've been better and beds need more blankets or something. Staff are great and value for money is incredible!
Great hostel. Staff are generally friendly. The hostel is clean and has a great lobby/hangout area downstairs where you can meet a lot of people. Amazing location, minutes walk from major attractions in Istanbul.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)