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Akbiyik caddesi. No:20/1Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey

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82%

Rating
292 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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71%

The hostel is very good located, short walking distance to main Istanbul attractions. Air Conditioning in the room was a big pro, as I went on summer. Breakfast is also alright. The hostel itself does not offer many facilities, and wifi only works well at the reception.


100%

Great location and atmosphere. The staff help me to feel very comfortable. Food at the hostel's bar is very good as well. I definitely recommend this hostel for enjoying your time in Istanbul


89%

This place is well located on a street full of restaurants and only minutes away from the big sites of The Blue Mosque and Aya Sofia. The room was very clean and had a big couch!


97%

The room in this hostel was very tasteful, clean and with modern finishes. The location is superb, only a few minutes to the old town square and right in the heart of a busy restaurant and shopping district. Above all, the people here are incredibly friendly and will go out of their way to ensure you have what you need and are happy!


77%

Nice location. We stay in a double room what was good. Some problems with the ac (very cold or very hot) and the interner but in general everything was very good.


49%

reserved a night at this hostel for ~5 euro. after the reservation was confirmed, received an email from the hostel saying that the price was incorrect. the actual price is ~45 euro. I am not sure if it was really a pure mistake or an attempt to cheat the customer. Decided to cancel the reservation after having requested to pay more than the published price. I asked for a full refund of the deposit and gave them my bank account number for the direct transfer but nothing is in refunded yet


100%

The host was friendly and warm. Nice spacious rooms with a cosy cafe below. We enjoyed our stay at New Backpackers! We even stayed there two separate times. Great hostel!

  • 13th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Great value for money. Only issue was lack of lockers to put your bags in, plus the dorm is not locked to the rest of the hostel. It's a very small hostel though so this wasn't really an issue for us.


86%

It has very good location, but it's not a place to rest. If you're looking for party, then this is the place, but if not, better don't stay here because it's very loud. Otherwise, staff is friendly, the breakfast is good but repetitive. The location is great and the rooms are nice and clean.

  • 8th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ecuador
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


71%

The place is in a very good position in the centre near the most famous and important attraction. It's a little bit noisy for the restaurant and the music. The room is "old style" but clean. The only problem is little insects in the room probably due to the floorboard.


77%

Clean and basic dorm. Shower and bathrooms were also clean. Could get pretty noisy at night in the dorm, but didnt bother me much. The staff was pretty funny and friendly. Great location for the major sights and worth the money.


97%

Very good place too stay staff were very helpful

  • 4th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


66%

The room was decent, but two things bothered us: loud noise coming from the street and there were bugs everywhere!


74%

The hostel is nice if you get the right room. We stayed there 6 nights and in our room were little bugs everywhere, the plaster was falling down from the wall to our bed and the electricity went off everytime we turn on the airco-so in the night we had free sauna. Every day they said - tomorrow you get new room, but nothing, till the last day, so our last night was great. The restaurant downstairs in perfect, delicious food - would recommend it, and you have 10% discount if you stay in hostel.


80%

Lovely hostel, the staff especially those in the restaurant were great and were very helpful and friendly. The rooms were clean and comfortable with excellent bathroom facilities. Can only say that the second room we were put in was a bit dark and not great for just chilling out in, nor was the WiFi any good at all. However the food in the cafe was fantastic, offering a huge range of European, Turkish and various other dishes. Absolutely delicious. Would recommend both the hostel and cafe!


83%

Second time we have stayed here, but we be our last, nice place, good room and an excellent location for sites and restaurants, but the only problem was the staff standing out front almost forcing their guests to eat and drink at their restaurant, we found this incredibly irritating because we just wanted to explore, sleep when returning but being so nice makes them hard to refuse. Although they got angry when we kept refusing them, don't try and force us and maybe you might have got us to stay.


97%

This was my first time to Istanbul and my first time travelling as a solo female. The location and room were excellent. The best thing though was the staff, Hakan

  • 12th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

nice experience , very happy to stay in new backpackers


83%

A good and affordable hostel with all you need.


89%

Great place to stay and get some rest but also to see the old town site such as the topkapi palace and hagia Sofia. Not much of a hostel but a hotel, although good value overall breaks included, pretty much standard plate but drinks are free so make the most if it.


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