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Istanbul Harmony Hostel Reviews

Hoca Pasa Mah.Hudavendigar Cad .no26, Istanbul, Turkey

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86%

Rating
748 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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94%

Great place to stay, super close to many historical sites, easy to get anywhere with the light rail on the doorstep. Only knock is that the locker did not work (but rooms had automatic door locks) and did not get internet in the room, although it had a router. Great people working the desk and bar area. Would recommend.


89%

It was my fourth time in Harmony Hostel in Istanbul :)


100%

Great location, helpful staff

  • 2nd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Pakistan
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Thanks to all of the staff for making our stay this special: Nour for always being so helpful and friendly, always having a smile on your lips. Special thanks to Çağlayan: We enjoyed your company a lot, you teaching us some words we would always forget and ask again ;) The barbecue, you playing turkish guitar... that was a magic evening! The turtle always wins ;) Thanks also to everybody else working there for you help, your kindness and for sharing your Istanbul-experiance with us! See u again!


69%

Rooms are a good size for larger groups (we had 5). Good location and breakfast (but basic). Lock on our door was temperamental and the hostel staff came into our room to get stores from a cupboard in our room. Being directly below the terrace where breakfast was served was noisy.

  • 25th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


49%

The staff was very good at constantly smoking and not being at the front desk, but when we found out our shower was leaking into the room we told the staff and they said it would be fixed. It was never fixed and we had to just let water pour onto our floor. The floor of the room was uneven and looked like it was built by kids in shop class.


49%

One of the worst hostels I've ever stayed in! We booked & paid a 6 Bed Dorm and ended up in an 8 Bed Dorm. We asked for a Discount, which was confirmed to us after asking. But we never saw the Money, since the staff member didn't show up again during our stay and the other staff members weren't willing to help. The beds are horrible, the room was incredibly loud and it didn't make a difference if the windows were closed or open. The lights had a defective contact and sometimes didn't turn off.


74%

When we arrived planning to stay in the 6 bed room like we had booked, they informed us our room had an issue and we'd need to stay in the 11 bed room on bunk beds. This happened for the next night as well, until the third night when our room was finally ready. It turned out the shower was leaking, which was the reason for the closure, although we quickly learned the problem hadn't been solved when it leaked that morning. However, the staff was incredible, as was the rooftop patio and location.

  • 18th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

Hostel has a great location, good breakfast and (when we were there) some very friendly staff. However there is much room for improvement (especially in bathrooms & toilets). A dedicated and motivated team with smart management could make it much better and one of the best hostels this side of the Golden Horn. Many thanks and compliments to the staff, especially Kevin and Nour. Special HI's to everyone!


46%

We booked for a 6 bed room. We arrived and were allocated into a 8 bed that turned into a 9 bed 2 days later. The room w/ two showers, one was leaking and making the whole room wet, the other ran out of water or hot water. Staff promised to fix it by the end of the 1st day but it wasn't after the 4 days we spent there. A real headache. Everyday we had to take a shower in a different room, which not only bothered us but the people there. Staff needs better training. Breakfast and location nice.


83%

It is a very simple hostel, but i really recommend this one. it is very close from Hagia Sophia and other attractions. The staff is very helpful, breakfast simple, different but good. problems: wifi doesn't work in the bedroom, but it helps to know another people in the common area


49%

Rooms and bathrooms were filthy. Ran out of food for breakfast before we had got there. Booking made for 4 people, weren't put together. Beds very uncomfortable. Reception left unattended even when all our luggage was there. Definitely not what we had expected. Lucky it was cheap.


51%

Staff at the counter desk who looks like john lennon with long hair is kinda weird...is he stoned? Rarely at the counter. Poor wireless connection inside the room. No kitchen but rooftop bar. Limited AC power plugs and socket inside the dorm. Those staffs working at the rooftop bar are friendly especially the french and syrian guys.


97%

It was a very good hostel, with perfect location, staff and breakfast.


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100%

Staff was great and helpful, the atmosphere rocked, and the location is perfect for seeing the sights!


100%

I was there one year ago and I was highly safisfied. Despite this year there were less guestst, I was satisfied again.


100%

This hostel was very awesome! A perfect backpackers hostel. The terrace is beautiful to hang out at all times of the day and perfect to meet people from all around the world. Special shout out to staffman Ahmad for making it a great experience.

  • 7th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

İT'S REALLY BEATİFUL HOSTEL İN THE SULTAN AHMET İ BEEN THERE WEEK AGO. NİCE PEAPLE WERE THERE İT'S MORE İMPORTANT THE LOCATION. İT'S EASY TO GO EVERY WERE İ LİKED THERE TERRACE BECAUSE JUST RELAX WHİT İSTANBUL PANORAMA İ LİKE TO WATCH SHIP AND SEA..İ HOPE EVERY BADY TRY TO GO THERE..:))

  • 4th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

I really enjoyed my stay at Harmony Hostel. The staff was very friendly, and always readily available! I was in a six bedroom dorm, and it was very spacious. There was a shared water closet and shower. Overall, my experience was very positive and I would recommend this place to anyone.

  • 2nd Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Great place, very friendly and helpful staff. Rooms were very clean. WiFi worked for me (not high-speed ... but totally okay for me). Very good breakfast. I just stayed one night, but I´ll stay there next time being in Istanbul.

  • 16th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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