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Istanbul Harmony Hostel Reviews

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

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637 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Had a great experience. keep it up! Maybe have fans in the rooms..?


Not having bunk beds was great. The room was large and felt uncrowded with big windows and good light. The rooftop patio was excellent. WiFi was a little slow and spotty in the room, but very good on the roof. Couldn't ask for a better location near everything you want to see in Old Town and yet relatively quiet and safe feeling. Staff was always friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend.


Excellent place!! Had an amazing time, the facilities are in very good condition. Super close to the main sightseeing places and the staff was amazing. Every night a lot of people gathered on the roof balcony to get some beers, smoke narguile and meet new people from all over the world.


Perfect location, very friendly staff; I enjoy it!


We had a really good time in this hostel! All the staff was really kind, specially Mahmood who went out with us and the guy of breakfast. We met a lot of peolple from all over the world in the terrace, wich is wonderful! You can lay on the cushions and see the Santa Sofía's domes. The bad thing are that people from the hostel entered to our room without knoking on the door, we didn't have internet in our room and the shower wasn't confortable. Anyway our stay was really good and we recomend it.

  • 23rd Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Uruguay
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Especially when it's your first stay in Istanbul, this is the perfect hostel. Close to all the main sights and near the port/bridge so it's also easy to cross the golden horn/Bosphorus. But also if you've already been to Instanbul it's a great place to stay. Great rooms (no bunks + en suite bathroom), great roof terrace, great staff! Mahmood and Achmed make shure you have a good time with BBQ, shisa, games, tips and parties.


Loved staying here, the staff were nice enough to show us places to eat around town, organize tours for us and allowed us to have a nap and shower when we were just passing through a week later. Mahmood, Rami and Ahmad were all great, thanks guys!


Great location: just in the middle of where the things in Istanbul Happens. Great Stuff: Ahmed and Mamut are friendly are can help you with everything. Great Breakfast: nice french toast and the jam was amazing! Great Atmosphere: Love the terrace roof!


2 of the 6 in staff were helpful and fun. Some of staff were fighting and arguing in front of guests ! Restroom shower leaked and floods restroom after each shower. Sofas not clean. Owner is very unprofessional and not helpful at all. Only good part of the hostel was the rooftop terrace, Mokmud and Achmed and the location, otherwise I will probably never return.


Great Team, thanks Achmed and Mahmut!


Interesting hostel in the old part of the city, vibrant area with lots of restaurants, close to tourist area such as the Blue mosque, some interesting markets and access to public transit. The hostel has a nice rooftop patio and bar with wifi where guests congregate.


There wasnt much atmosphere here at all. the roofdeck is beautiful though.The staircases were very dark, but the under bed storage was nice.


Location is perfect for walking to all the tourist sites in the Old Town. Free, secure lockers, free Wi-fi in dorms and communal area, & great under-bed storage space! Roof top terrace awesome to chill after big day out, and the guys put on a fish BBQ one night which was excellent. Only criticisms would be that the room I stayed in didn't seem to have A/C, the showers are very basic and heat & pressure not the best, and there is some noise from the street at night (suggest you bring ear-plugs)


Harmony Hostel was a lot of fun to stay at. My wife and I really enjoyed spending time on the rooftop terrace! The atmosphere is excellent and a great place to meet other travelers. The staff are very accommodating and helpful. The washroom facilities could use some work, but everything else is exceptional! Recommended! ~ The Hammers


Im so glad we stayed in the Harmony, the staff were super and it was a great place to meet fun and interesting people!!! Had a great time in the roof bar :) and the location is very good!!!


Rooms & beds were great. WiFi didn't work well enough. Shower was terrible as the head had to be held by hand & no curtain to protect things from getting wet. Breakfast was not available early enough. Location was great & really easy to find and get to/from. Great having air conditioning. Rooftop bar/common room was really good.


This was my first time at a Hostel and I am very happy to have stayed at Harmony Hostel. The staff were amazing, and I got to meet a lot of great people. If you ever want to go to Istanbul, this is the hostel you should stay at. They really make you feel welcome and have managed to make my stay a memorable one. So if you like meeting people and having a great time, give this hostel a try :).

  • 15th Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Romania
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Harmony Hostel is a great hostel to stay in. It's always fun at the roof terrace, the staff is friendly and funny, the apple tea tastes delicious, and the hostel is close to all major sights in the old town.


Lovely people, rooms spacious, location great. Would be nice if they had lockers that worked to store valuables.


Great hostel with great people and staff. Breakfast was fantastic. Only issue was the insane amount of stairs and the busted lift. Great way to stay in shape while eating your turkish fill! Shout out to Mahmood and Alaska. Showed me an awesome time!

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