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Mavi Guesthouse Reviews

Ishakpasa Cad., Kutlugun Sok. No:3, Istanbul, Turkey

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573 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 100%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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We slept with a view of Hagia Sofia from bed, which is pretty awesome. Other than that, it was a totally normal hostel experience, nothing spectacular, nothing actually bad.

  • 21st Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Best. staff was amazing we miss them already. literally behind the aya Sofia, actually I recommend buying earplugs for the 4 am call to worship. amazing, used it twice. free morning Turkish breakfast


Nice staff, good breakfast, excellent location. But our room did not have any windows, just a transom above the door that opened to a windowless hall. Even with a fan, the ventilation was poor and made sleep difficult. It was also right next to the bathroom so anyone using it at night wakes you up. Also, when the front door is locked, it cannot be opened from the inside without staff assistance. Hope you don't need to get out if there is a fire!


MaviGuestsHouse Deserves recommendations... The Manager Ali is the best friend you may meet in Turkey always ready to help to offer plans,doing the best to provide nice atmosphere for all the guests,Karolina the best receptionist you may meet nice character and great vegetarian food maker I never thought I ll love the vegetarians' food but she made me do it,Reza the amazing guy the king of night shifts,special breakfast prepared by Jaser,Holia Fatima hostel always clean and ready Thank You all..

  • 19th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Lebanon
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


We were 31 people in total, 29 students and 2 teachers. The staff was very polite and helpfull. The location is perfect and we felt very safe living at the Mavi Guesthouse! It was cold in Istanbul during our stay, wich also effected Mavi, but the staff was helpful handing out extra blankets. The owner, Ali, was a great help during our stay. He took his time to help us contact whoever we needed and arranging tranportation for us. Overall a nice stay and a great experince.

  • 17th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I've now stayed at Mavi twice. The facilities are pretty good - tidy rooms, clean sheets, common area, tea and drinks available, pretty good breakfast - but the best thing is the STAFF! Ali and his team look after you so well. You can trust them, they are reliable, they will help you with anything. If you just ask Ali, he can help book buses and hostels and tours and things all over Turkey - and having a local do it all means that you know all the buses and transfers will work out. RECOMMEND :-)

  • 24th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


2 minutes from blue mosque. Great staff, Carolina makes you feel so well looked after. Great stay, highly recommended.


I stayed for 6 nights. Definitely, my stay in here was great. Good location, very helpful staffs, cozy beds !! If I come back in istanbul later, I will stay in this hostel again.

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