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Istanbul Hostel Reviews

35 Kutlu Gun Sokak, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey

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91%

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3010 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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100%

I have stayed in Istanbul hostel for a few days and I really enjoyed staff and everything was excellent. I have a chance to meet new people over there and I had an awesome time over there. The location is quite perfect and so close to grand bazar and blue mosque. I definitely recommand this place for your stay.

  • 18th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Iran
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Great value for money. Friendly and helpful staff. Hostel is basic but perfectly located right near the blue mosque. Had everything I needed. Awesome view from the quaint rooftop terrace. Only con was the lockers were only big enough to fit a phone and passport. But still sufficient! Highly recommend and would stay there again.


83%

There are only a couple of tables out the front to sit and have a drink and the terrace is a restaurant (identical to the hundred other places in sultanhamet) so there isn't much room to hang out. Having said that it was really easy to meet people in this hostel and I had a great time there. There is a travel office next door which is convenient but they only use one bus company and charge a pretty hefty commission so you're better off just going to the bus station yourself.


100%

Wery nice hostel with an excellent location, good breakfast and very kind personal

  • 17th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Very well situated next to Ayasofia and Blue Mosquee. There is a nice terrasse on the roof with a nice view on the sea. We had a nice stay.

  • 16th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Great rooftop bar and very friendly and helpful staff and nice atmosphere. The location is absolutely fantastic - right near most of the top attractions. There is no lock on the larger dorm rooms but I had a nice stay and would return.


80%

Great place to stay, very safe and the staff were friendly. The shower facilities were good however the toilets on the ground level were really cramped. Amazing location about 2 minutes away from the Blue Mosque by walking, I stayed in the 6-bed Dorm room and was overall satisfied with my stay. Booked additional tours at Magnaura tours right next door, recommend this place.


86%

Heı people! if u are ın the same sıtuatıon as ı was, arrıvıng ın ıstanbul wıthout knowıng anythıng about the cıty, then ı would recommend u to stay for a few days at the ıstanbul hostel. ıts locatıon ıs perfect for the cultural-based trıps and sıghtseeıngs, whıch are usually done ın the fırst days. the hagıa sofıa, the blue mosque and also the sultan palace are just around the corner!! :) also the staff ıs very nıce and helps u all the tıme wıth any questıons u have :) ı really enjoyed my stay!

  • 15th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Comfortable rooms, stayed in a six bed room however no air conditioning so rooms can get really hot in summer. Also showers and bathroom are shared and not the most comfortable or clean. However really friendly staff and good atmosphere and amazing location! We did enjoy our stay here


100%

Hostel is in a excellent location with clean and tidy rooms . Staff was extremly helpfull and always willing to give advice on local attractions . Airport shuttle and travel agency are all avilable in the hostel making stand out from the rest in Istanbul !!! This is my third time in Istanbul and this Hostel beats the rest !!!


83%

Nice hostel in the centre of Istanbul. The staff is mostly very friendly. The breakfast is served on the scenic terrace every morning. Showers could be a bit cleaner, as there is some mold there. Great computer and wifi access. The staff were kind enough to allow us to book an additional night a week later without a down payment. Would stay again.


100%

great location! Rooftop bar and nice views


91%

The roof top bar is amazing. Just a few steps to the Blue Mosque.


100%

Great place to stay! Friendly staff, good breakfast, and the best location near every attraction that you migth see on istanbul. 100 % recommended! Paco rules! Is the manager but he is so kindly


66%

No aircon and the bathrooms were old and felt unclean. Great central location thou.


100%

I have been in a lot of hostels all around the world and Istanbul Hostel is one of the best. Paco, the manager is a great man! If you go to Istanbul you must stay there! Location is the best, you have all the historical sites near like in five minutes!


97%

the hostel is very well located to see all of the "guidebook" sites,—it's a two minute walk from the blue mosque and hagia sofia, and close to public transport to get you to other places in the city. the 6 bed room which I stayed is very comfortable, good mattress and kept quite clean. breakfast, is quite complete with fruits/vegetable, olives, an egg and bread, jam etc... my only gripe is with the bathroom—great water pressure, but a a little cramped/downtrodden. wifi coverage js excellent.


100%

I greatly recommend Istanbul Hostel to any travellers looking for a fantastic strategic location, its surrounded by nice restaurants and its also about 5mins, by foot, away from the major attractive sites. The staff, especially a man name Paco, was really helpful and friendly and they always aim to keep the atmosphere lively and comfortable for the travellers. They go out in their own ways to get any bookings done for you at the cheapest possible price.

  • 10th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Great location!!! We stayed in their new building that had only 2 rooms but was all brand new. It was great! I would stay here again anytime.


100%

Istanbul Hostel is a great, friendly place to spend your time in Istanbul. The location is amazing, right next to the Ayasofya an the Blue Mosque as well as close to the tram line that takes you close to Taksim square. A 5 minute walk away from the water and surrounded by lots of restraunts and corner stores for grabbing snacks for the day. The Breakfast is free and the WiFi is all throughout the hostel, in the dorms, lobby and on the roof! Stayed twice in my time in turkey and would stay again!


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