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Istanbul Hostel Reviews

35 Kutlu Gun Sokak, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey

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90%

Rating
3205 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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100%

Nice hostel best locatain, paco is awsome guy


100%

Great staff, very accomodating - found some room during a very peak period of travel and couldn't be nicer with all my requests. Dorms were quiet and matresses very comfortable....you'll meet lots of interesting people here exploring this very interesting city. The communal bathrooms were the cleanest I have found in a long time. Breakfast was an endless buffet of eggs, tomatos, breaad, coffee and cheese....you'll save lots of money here just on breakfast alone! The location superb!


80%

Great locationd and a great and helpfull staff!! Would deffinatly recomend this place! Just 2 minutes walking distance from the blue mosque and Hagia Sofia.


89%

120% great location (Topkapi, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque all in four-minute walking range), helpful staff, proper wi-fi, OK rooms. No card payment possibility, though, it was disturbing to pay cash. I was satisfied overall, of course.


97%

Great hostel, awesome location right at theheart of Sultanahmet. Paco is great!

  • 20th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Great hostel in a great location! You'll be about a 5 minute walk to all of the major tourist attractions in the heart of Sultanahmet and about the same time again to tram links that will take you all over the city (and to Asia!). The staff are really helpful and will accommodate you in any way they can. There is a nice restaurant and a rooftop bar with an epic view across the Bosphorus. I'd highly recommend this place for a cheap and quality place to stay for your holiday in Istanbul.

  • 19th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Extremely well located. Try to find Paco (reception), he's a good man


74%

Extremely well located (Just a few meters from the blue mosque


89%

The craziest hostel in Istanbul! Great place, great ppl that I've met and great staff!


94%

The only complain I have is that the showers could be a little bit more clean and had more hooks to hang your clothes in so you dont have to over use the only 2 available where your clothes can also get wet. Other than that, the rest was sincerely excellent. Staff was helpful anytime I needed something (ask them for the Hamam), bed was comfortable, 0 security issues and excellent value for money.

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


100%

Great location with value for money but the location is suited for travellers staying for a few days as it is hang in the center of all tourist attractions but the amount of tourists and tourist oriented shops might be a bit much for long stays


100%

Great location, nice people there. Only 2min walking to the blue mosque and Hagia Sophia You will enjoy the roof bar.restaurant at the top. The staff is very helpful, specially my dear friend Paco. Hope will meet again :)


54%

Location - pretty central The room - Average room, not enough wall sockets for charging. Lockers are small box type that will fit passport and ipad. No security for bags. My stay - people up till 2am and loud. One night there was a drunk couple in one bunk bed and loud conversation, the off dury receptionist was upstairs having a few drinks and trying his luck with a resident girl, next night a group comes in at 1 am and the girl throws up in the bed. Good luck with this place.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are sorry to hear you didn't have an ideal stay. Sometimes we cannot control how our guest behave- positive or otherwise. Unfortunately it was a busy weekend with Easter and ANZAC day tourists arriving and filling our hostel, and this means we have less flexibility. If you had made a complaint to us we would have endeavoured to fix the problem, and perhaps found you a more suitable sleeping area. Our staff always try to ensure a pleasant stay and we apologise if this was not the case.

83%

Location is great. Less then a 5 minute walk from the Blue Mosque and also close by to a bunch of other sights close by. The owner/guy who runs the place is super helpful with any questions you have. Asked about a good hookah bar and sent us to this unreal place, made for a good night. Only place it lacks is a common room so that atmosphere can be missing at times. Overall a good place though and would recommend.


94%

The staff was especially friendly and helpful, even willing to take guests out to bars and shisha in the evening. The rooftop restaurant and bar was great as well, and the rooms and bathrooms were impressively clean. Overall, would highly suggest this hostel!


100%

Had a great time at Istanbul Hostel! The staff was really friendly and helpful and it was so centrally located. Only 5 minutes to Hagia Sofia, the blue mosque and the Baslica Cistern! I could not have had a better time here.

  • 17th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


60%

This is a very centrally located hostel with a bar and plenty of places around. The big downside - There aren't any lockers and the dorm room is open to anyone so security is an issue


100%

Great place to stay in town.

  • 14th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

A great location (there really couldn't be better) and nice facilities as well.


94%

Staff not always there but really good location


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