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Old City Hostel Reviews

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

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95%

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162 Total Reviews
  • 96%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 100%Location
  • 98%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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100%

The hostel is in a five star location, surrounded by many restaurants both affordable and fancy. Many places to get breakfast or groceries. The hostel had lockers, you need to bring a lock. The beds each had two outlets and a light. It was really everything you needed! The owner was incredibly nice also.


100%

I was in Old City Hostel with a friend and It was an amazing time is Istanbul! They were always able to help us, suggest venues to visit and have a chat. The hostel is just 5 minutes walking from Blue Mosque and Aya Sofia, Gran Bazar is 10 minutes by walk. There are plenty of good value restaurants. The owner of the hostel did everything easier for us.

  • 24th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Best location in Istanbul, close to all the sights and only a short and easy 10 minute tram ride away from the new city with all the cool bars. Staff were great, very useful with all our needs and gave us great advice with even trips outside of Istanbul! Small hostel but very homely, security could not have been better! Would highly recommend to anyone who is looking to experience the hustle and bustle of one of the greatest cities in Europe!


100%

Great location , you do not any transport every were is close to hoxtel ,very helpful staff , l had a good time and made a friend on the terrace , clean and safe , it is cozy and waem place , l tecommend everybody,

  • 19th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

great place, but was over being hassled by the surrounding resturants


94%

Very helpful staff, great terrace with of view of the Blue Mosque, adn excellent location. I stayed in the all girls dorm and was lucky enough to have it all to myself.


80%

Beds were very uncomfortable


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77%

This was a good hostel. It was quiet when we were there given security concerns around istanbul but i would recommended nonetheless. It had a rooftop common area and bar which had awesome views and the rooms and bathrooms were big and clean. Breakfast was also provided which was handy enough. The staff were quite unhelpful and didnt really offer anything at all and were almost annoying. Would still recommended anyway because of location and rooftop common area/bar


83%

. Was in a great location to see all the attractions, a tram line right outside the hostel. Although being on the main tourist strip be careful not to eat there as it is really expensive. The blue mosque is visible from the terrace which is really lovely. Although the rooms were extremely hot and uncomfortable at night when the air con wasn't turned on. So make sure you get them to turn it on every night. Staff were great although had some Language Barriers when checking out

  • 1st Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Really nice hostel, I thought the staff were friendly and helpful. Also, I met some nice people in my room and we had some good conversations together.


89%

The owner, Rifat, is always available to help in any way. Great location and close to the Hagia Sophia and the Grand Bazaar. It can be noisy due to all the restaurants and busy activities of the area and people coming in and out of the room. Normal hostel life! Bring ear plugs. Upstairs has a great view of the Blue Mosque. Be sure to step out onto the terrace. I watched many sunsets over the Blue Mosque here!


54%

Negative: Very unfriendly staff. Towels were not included in the price. Breakfast was mediocre. Location and sorrounding area is super-touristic and "grabby". Bring a lock. Due to these reasons I left 3 nights earlier and didn't get any money back (might be ok policy-wise). Positive: Breakfast is included. A restaurant is attached to the Hostel with a cheap and good menu for Hostel guests. If you are into that touristic stuff the location is ideal. Roof-Terrace is great.

  • 25th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

I loved my stay here. The staff were wonderful and full of helpful advice. The location was ideal and it was easy to walk or use public transport wherever necessary. This was my second time staying, and I would not hesitate to stay here again.


77%

Hostel was very cramped but rooms were extremely nice and very clean. Breakfast on roof was pretty basic but great location to see all the sites


94%

Not all the staffs can speak English well except boss...

  • 31st Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

The staff was great and helpful as ever. THANKS a lot. We really appreciated their attitude towards us since we had late change of plans and one person of our group abandoned us right before the trip to Istanbul. They made it possible to change the booking in the last moment, so we could feel safer in female dorm.


100%

the hostel is in a great location, it has very spacious and clean rooms (the same for the bathrooms). Breakfast excellent and staff always available. highly recommended


77%

GOOD: Good WiFi, good location only 150 m from the Sultanahmet Tram stop and close to the attractions. BAD: You have to pay to use lockable storage cabinets, 3 of the 5 nights was the toilet paper out (early morning) you really don't want to go down half naked and frozen to the front desk and ask for a toilet roll... Except for the owner of the hostel, so is the other staff not helpful and pleasant. One of them speaks no English. Not particularly suitable...


89%

Had a pleasant stay here for a week! Great location for sightseeing, friendly and helpful staff and really comfortable beds :) Would recommend to all you fellow travellers

  • 22nd Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Rifat And his father (The boss hehe) were really friendly, helpful With me and all the people There during my 5 days spent at Old city hostel. The hostel has a really Good location (2 min walk to Hagia Sophia). The dorms are nice and clean.. Nice place to stay in Istanbul.


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