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Mavi Guesthouse Reviews

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

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82%

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525 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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91%

Love the atmosphere. Always received nice smile from stuff. Next to Ayasofia. Great fusion of cultures. Reasonable price. Definitely recommand.

  • 31st Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


51%

WE stayed in the rooftop 20something room "dorm". it´s an enclosed roof where they put up thick plastic sheets for walls (it was cold!) and you are essentially sleeping next to each other because the beds are all pushed together and lined up. the bathroom is maybe the smallest i´ve ever seen in a hostel and not very clean. The breakfast was decent but that floor should be totally shut down


74%

Mavi Guesthouse is a simple place at an amazing location! And the prices are very reasonable, too. Ali and everyone else there are very welcoming and helpful. My only complaint would be that my room and my bathroom were not very clean.

  • 20th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Mook and his family are incredibly nice. Wonderful stay.


86%

Loved Staying at the Mavi. The staff are THE BEST. It's a wonderful feeling to know that the staff of your hostel are ON YOUR SIDE, willing to help you for anything 24 hours a day. When my reservation for a double room had only one full bed instead of two twins, Ali the owner offered to upgrade my room or pay for me to stay in another hostel with separate beds. The people are fun and the facilities are clean enough, but it is a hostel after all. I would definitely stay at the Mavi again!

  • 13th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

It is nice and friendly guesthouse with lovely comon place for wifi :)


49%

We had a private three-bed room. They gave us a tiny room with two beds. I got bed bugs and even a week later I still have the blisters of their bites. The place smelled really bad and there were people smoking everywhere


49%

Disappointed stay, so dirty in toilet and smelly room


86%

Very good staff and atmosphere..sooo close to city centre and from all of the attraction...i appreciate the helpful staff ,the long chatting outside and the roof terrace..if you want to spend few money and you don't care to share wc with other people or you don't mind how big is the room this is an excellent place to stay


97%

Friendly staff. Great location near old town and mosques


74%

Overall, a great hostel. When I was there, it felt more on the relaxed end rather than the party end. Good place to sit outside on the rooftop terrace with a couple of beers and watch the sunset behind the Hagia Sophia.

  • 19th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


71%

Mavi is very helpful. Bathrooms desperately need a clean! But cheap and in a very good location central up everything


74%

Great location. Good for a short stay. The dorm room and the bathrooms are small and a little grotty but its cheap so thats to be expected. Not enough lockers for us all in the room. Saff were very helpful.


77%

the dorms are smalll...the location is very good for people who vwants to be next to the blue mosque and aya sophia....the staff are very nice to WOMEN....all in all it is a very good place

  • 24th Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Jordan
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


71%

not the best hostel, but not the worst either. definitely a true backpackers hostel, just a place to lay your head. if you don't mind being a little bit grubby, it's location in sultan ahmet makes up for everything it may lack.

  • 23rd Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

owner and staff so helpful w/ travel arrangements above and beyond!


77%

good location, social atmosphere so you can meet other traveler easily and cheap. but room is small. and. lack of shower room and toliet. kitchen facility is liltte poor.


69%

Outstanding spot in one of istanbul's most interesting areas, and friendly, knowledgeable staff happy to help with info and bookings. Very cramped though and the big dorm ridiculously so - I had to climb over people's beds to reach my own. Likewise ghe 'common room' was tiny. Upstairs toilet and showers were disgusting, and if it rained heavily water leaked inside. Overall I'd hesitantly recommended for price and location alone.


94%

Very friendly staff(reception, maintanence, housekeeping), excellent atmosphere, a must for the sole traveler that wants to find new friends easily, quickly and safely. Would definitely stay there again.


100%

Mavi has been one of the best hostels I have experienced in Europe. Ali helped me organize one amazing trip across Turkey and it's really really worth it. Besides this, I was also on the pub tour, the night life of Istanbul was incredible. Mavi gave me a wonderful Istanbul. The location is just next to the Blue Mosque. It's clean, the staff is nice, everything is great!


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