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35 Kutlu Gun Sokak, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey

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90%

Rating
3830 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 99%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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100%

perfect location between blue mosque and ayasophia. great and friendly staff especially paco. if you want to know or do something just go ask him. he will be your guide.

  • 8th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

Rooms tend to be small hot and airless given that there is no air conditioning. Good location and helpful manager


100%

Had a great stay at this chilled hostel. Clean and comfortable, great showers, was able to leave some stuff in the safe box while I went travelling outside Istanbul and felt completely happy doing so. Staff are helpful, and restaurant terrace has a great view.


83%

The staff at this hostel are extremely helpful and create a great vibe in this hostel. There is no real common area of the hostel but the roof top bar and restaurant offer a great platform for socializing, as well as an amazing view of the Bosphorus. The location is excellent as it is within walking distance to all major attractions and the tram stop is just a short walk away to take you to further destinations such as Taksim and Karakoy, however we did walk to these places whilst exploring.


94%

Phenomenal location, just a short walk from sultanahmet's best landmarks, yet the hostel itself is located on a shady quiet street. The staff were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.The rooms and facilities are clean and functional. Coming from Australia, where water restrictions affect how powerful our showers can be, the showers here were incredible. The highlight has to be the the rooftop balcony, which provides great views of the Bosphorus and the Hagia Sophia. Free breakfast too, cant comp


69%

The location is awesome in terms of easy access to the major mosques and museums, but is in a very touristy area so you'll have to leave the Sultanamet area to get a feel for Turkish people and culture. The showers need some maintenance to ensure that water does not get all over the bathroom floor. They also need to provide hooks within the showers for you to hang your towel and clothes... Also, one of the staff begged me to give a good review to boost their ratings, which I thought was shady.


86%

I paid cash when I checked in and the next morning when I checked out I was questioned about paying. It looks like in the book it did not state that I paid. That was a bit frustrating and uncomfortable to deal with first thing in the morning when I needed to go to the airport.


86%

Location is excellent, right in the heart of the city nearby the Blue Mosque and Aya Sofia. Bathrooms and rooms are clean, albeit not very spacious. Rooftop bar is an asset with nicely decorated furniture. Breakfast is more than average. Once ranked the best hostel in the world, I wouldn't think that is still the case but it still is quite good, with an excellent value for money.


80%

Good what what we needed. A bed and a roof and a free breakfast. Nothing flash but did it's job.


91%

Great location, friendly 24 hour staff with a good sense of humour. A nice breakfast and comfortable room. Travel desk was very helpful. Could have been better with personal lockers but overall a good hostel.


71%

Fantastic location on the old side. Showers very old and unclean.


100%

Incredible location - right next to the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. For anyone looking to get the most out of their Istanbul experience, this hostel is perfect. Facilities were great, showers were one of the best I've seen in all of Europe. Highly recommended!

  • 24th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Great location and love the terrace up top.

  • 23rd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Pretty good location, close to main sights in 'old town'. Rooms are spacy and beds are good.

  • 23rd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Overall, the hostel was nice. The staff are helpful and the facilities are clean. Great location for visiting the museums and mosques. Everything is within a 10-15 minute walk. There is a really neat rooftop hang out place where everyone eats breakfast. The staff organize shuttles services (for a fee)to the airports even in the middle of the night.


74%

Perfectly adequate hostel; breakfast was a bit small (couple slices of tomato and some bread), but the location was excellent and the restaurant/bar on the roof was great too (nice food/view).


71%

Too few showers, but all are clean. Nice location. Room looks unsecured. Requires proper storage space with locks. Currently very small storage/ lockers are there in the rooms. Only one power outlet in the room and that also in one corner, which is quite inconvenient for the 9 people staying in one room.


97%

Great hostel. I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel for 3 nights especially the amazing location! The staff were friendly and helpful and there was a good a good atmosphere amongst the travellers. The rooftop bar is really cool too.

  • 21st Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


83%

Great location! And you get what you pay for. Wifi and breakfast included free. Bed was comfortable. Being June was very warm at night. Bathroom was pretty dirty, showers had mould and needed a good scrub. One toilet had no flusher. Safety a problem, front door left open, would be easy for anyone to walk in off the street. Bedrooms had locked doors but no lockers inside bedrooms so I had to carry important things everywhere rather than being able to lock them away.


100%

A nice athmosphere

  • 20th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


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