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Old City Hostel Reviews

Bestekar Osman Sokak,no :9 Divanyolu Cadeesi, Istanbul, Turkey

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87%

Rating
134 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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89%

there is no hot tub! and towels are not included for free!


100%

The hostel owner and I came out becoming friends and surprisingly he knew a fair amount about India and talked about music, culture and the city Istanbul. Very efficient staff and cleanliness gets top marks. Hot shower in the dorm and locker facility. Except you should carry your own pad lock since I was charged an extra 3 TL which I thought was included. I am imagining I will be back here every time I visit the city. Huge thumbs up.


97%

It was clean and it was close to everything. I really enjoyed the staff as well, They were very friendly and helpful.

  • 12th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


89%

Right across the street from the blue Mosque. The staff were very friendly, spoke very good English and were helpful. The room was clean, so was the shower and the loo. The hot water depended on who was taking a shower a floor below at the same time. I was lucky but the girl I was sharing the room with was telling horror stories (no idea whether they are true). Breakfast was nice, small towels were free, big ones for hire. WiFi worked fine both in the common area and in the rooms.


97%

When we were looking for a place to stay in Istanbul the location and the price became the most important factors why we made our choice in favor of Old City Hostel. Lots of interesting sights are in a walking distance. The tram station is almost at the door steps. We spent 10 hours on exploring the city and after a long day when we got tired of walking we just sat in Old City Hostel cafe drinking wine and talking about life. The best vacation ever!

  • 28th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Russia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Nice place, very well located, nice and helpful staff, very clean beds and amazing rooftop. Not meant for party seekers but perfect for people getting up early to visit around.


100%

Big thanks for a warm welcome. Look forward to seeing you again very soon.

  • 18th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


86%

Very convenient location, friendly staff, clean and comfortable bed and bathroom, decent breakfast. What else to expect from a hostel? :) Would definitely recommend to friends.

  • 16th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ukraine
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


60%

Hostel Stuff was really friendly and helpfully. Hostel is next to all important mosques and places Atmosphere: it was to noisy, there are a lot of bars arround..to much bars.. we could not sleep well.. Cleanliness: needs to be improved


89%

perfect location, short walking distance to all old city attractions and steps away from the sultanahmet tram stop. friendly and very helpful staff. ac and locker in the dorm, double plug to every bed, and (basic) breakfast included. downs: it gets really noise at night because of the bars on the street; lots of mosquitos in the room; although the bathroom was well cleaned daily the drain stunk really bad.


80%

perfect location in the old city, next to tram station, the mosque... everything within walking distance! very friendly staff. definitely recommended!


100%

Excellent hostel!!! Staff, location and rooms are great. Very clean and near of the typical touristic sights. I would defenetly stay again

  • 11th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Uruguay
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

The place has a lovely terrace, where you can spend relaxed evening. However, there was an unpleasant situation; one evening around 11 p.m. the manager (?) of the hostel attacked us, saying we shouldn't be in the room, in which we were staying. After some talk we found out the staff didn't tell us we need to change the room that day. In general, the staff is nice, but they don't give much information on arrival (e.g. free city maps, when is the breakfast, wi-fi...).


97%

The hostel is located in the center of the old city and 5 minutes from the blue mosque and many other sights! the hostel is really safe with keys to enter the room and big lookers inside, and they also provide padlocks for free...the room and bathroom were really clean! the staff itself is really friendly and helpful! they also have some nice guides to explore the city! the breakfast is okay, i missed some eggs! awesome atmosphere and i will definitely stay there again!


83%

nice people nice staff wifi didn't reach my room,

  • 7th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Great hostel in such a central location, right near the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofya. Staff were really helpful and assisted us to book things. Would definitely recommend a stay here.


97%

Great hostel! The facilities were excellent - free towels, hair dryer in the dorm, free lock/locker. The only very minor downside is that's its very central, a five minute walk from the Blue Mosque and all that, which is very convenient but means you get hassled by restaurant touts when you walk out the door. The staff are also incredibly helpful. Definitely recommend!!!


100%

The best in Old City


100%

Certainly the best hostel we slept in. The staff is kind and helpful. The localisation could'nt be better, the view on the terrace is wonderful. Cette auberge de jeunesse est un petit paradis,les chambres sont propres,nettoyées et rangées tous les jours. Le petit dejeuner sur la terrasse est copieux et la vue y est magnifique. L'équipe est très serviable, Tarik prend le temps d'écrire sur une carte de façon détaillée toutes les choses à ne pas manquer!un coup de coeur!


89%

A hostel that served its purpose, facilities were clean, nice roof deck and centrally located. Left before breakfast so didnt get a chance to have that though it sounded very nice. Staff was helpful and informative


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