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35 Kutlu Gun Sokak, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey

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3434 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 99%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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Friendly staff, amazing location. No security at all in the 9 bed room - the door to the room leads into the main lobby of the hostel, and doesn't lock. There's a small locker that you need to provide your own lock for. Breakfast was small but decent - a hard boiled egg, bread and jam, tea/coffee, olives, cucumber, and tomato.


We stayed in a 2 bed room with shared bathroom, actually located across the street. It's a long way from the airport but once we were there we walked everywhere, very close to the grand bazaar, blue mosque, Hagia Sophia, Bosphorous, cemberlitas hammam. Room was very basic. Bathroom shared, a little grimy in the shower and leaky but otherwise decent. Big shared kitchen which we didn't use. Internet didn't work in the rooms across the street. Lots of shop owners trying to sell us stuff.


It was located at the perfect possible location, close to main sightseeing places, shops, tram station. The staff was really nice and the atmosphere was good. I have no complaints. The breakfast was awesome on the roof floor with an amazing view to the sea and Istanbul. I definitely recommend this to travelers with a low budget. It is totally worth the price.


Very good position, clean rooms and friendly people. The terrace has a very nice view and a good restaurant. I was sharing a room and my roommates were polite and nice. I suggest this place to all the backpackers.

  • 10th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


A fun hotel in a cool location. Staff were really friendly and helpful! The roof bar was awesome with a great view of the surroundings and water!


Excellent location just next to Sultanahmet. A no-frills hostel, but recommended for its location and value. To staff - please provide more lockers in the room (or at least fix the broken ones, thanks).


Had a good time here. Location is superb, staff very friendly. Does not really have a common area, although there's a bar upstairs..


The staff is very nice and kindly. If can provide more sockets will be better.


This hostel is overrated!


Great hostel, Paco is the best (Recepcion), the breackfast is included, internet free wifi. The only thing that i didnt like it was that there are not lockers. Anyway I was one week without any problem Thankyou

  • 6th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Clean bathrooms, hot showers, friendly reception staff, rooftop bar, close to all the sights in sultanahmet. Unfortunately the security in the big dorms could be better. The hostel is open for anyone to walk into for the restaurant/bar which means on the walk up the stairs they can go into any room and most ppl in the dorms don't lock the doors and there's no lockers. If you have valuables you can lock them in the safe downstairs though.


friendly staff, very good location, nice terrace and breakfast is also good, very good internet connection!


Wonderful! The staff was very nice and always ready to help! Had a great time and met the most interesting people! Definitely recommend it, Free Breakfast with a breathtaking view on their rooftop and steps away from all the main sights. Thanks for a great time!

  • 3rd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This hostel has a great location -- really close to all the major and exciting things to do in Istanbul and the staff are really friendly and happy to help point you in the right direction anywhere you want to go. Its a busy place but lots of fun!! I loved my stay here :-)


Thank you very much for a wonderful stay, location is superb – amazing view into Agia Sofia (3min walk away) and Bosporus from the terrace. Internet connection is available, beds are big and clean, rooms are spacious. And hostel staff are very friendly and helpful and I met some amazing travellers on the way too. Good luck with the hostel. I already miss Istanbul


I stayed in the 21 dorm. Which I can not in good faith recommend to anyone. The door to the dorm does not lock, and it would be possible for some one to walk in off the street down to the room without passing the reception desk. There are also no lockers in the 21 dorm. The dorms were mostly clean but there were some very dusty corners. All other reviews of breakfast are highly exaggerated. The location is great.


Amazing stay here, manage to visit again at the end of my month long trip. Totally 5 nights here! All is perfect. Thanks Paco,too. The best and he most helpful person working at the hostel.


great location and the staff was very friendly and helped with all matters at hand. They're really good at remembering names!


All around a great hostel. The area is very touristy compared to the other side of the golden horn and it's reflected in the staff and the atmosphere of the hostel. Very business in and out oriented and very busy. Good wifi, good breakfast. It got noisy at night because of all the night owls coming in and out. There are rooms next to reception where people are sometimes louder. Bathrooms were generally clean but there were many people to just a few bathrooms. Staff was friendly and helpful.


Great time at Istanbul hostel. Staff is very friendly and helpful! Prime location for seeing some of the major sights in the city, and close to a tram station which makes for an easy airport transfer.

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