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Mavi Guesthouse Reviews

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

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627 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 99%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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One of the best Hostel i have stayed at and my travel companions completely agreed (they have traveled allot more than i). Ali is awesome, laid back and very easy to talk to, happy to help with absolutely everything. Welcomed us into Istanbul and made the week easy and enjoyable at the hostel.


GREAT HOSTEL! For anyone traveling to Istanbul, and doing do on a budget, this is the place for you. The staff was killer, providing us with everything we needed, and the view waking up every morning of the Hagia Sophia was nice. The place was near anything and everything you would want to see. The rooms themselves were fairly comfortable, but about average for a hostel. But for the price you're paying you get a bed and a free breakfast, and so the deal is totally worth it.

  • 5th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


We really enjoyed our stay! Nice clean rooms and bathrooms and very friendly staff. Great location right behind The Sofia. Will stay here again!


The location and view cannot be beat! The helpful hostel owner will arrange your airport shuttle. That being said, the showers seem to have no ventilation, which leads to less clean bathrooms.


Great for a cheap night. However not super clean and showers aren't the best. Decent breakfast and good location.


Nice stay. Place very well located and close to everything! The staff was excellent and very helpful. Bathrooms were not clean but the rest of the place was fine. We were arranged a transfer and bus to cappadocia. If you are planning some days in Istanbul this place is cool to stay. Thanks a lot!


Our stay at Mavi Guesthouse was great owing to its great, friendly and approachable staff, great location and its value for money. Some of the showers were not working during our stay there so that was just the only downside to our stay. Nevertheless, this guesthouse is charming in its own way and the view from the rooftop is phenomenal to say the least.


The hostel is really well located with all the facilities around. The staff has been really welcoming and we could meet easy going travelers.

  • 25th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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!

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