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Orient Hostel Reviews

Cankurtaran Mah. Akbiyik Cad. No:9, 34400 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey

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880 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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Staff is awesome. The bar in the street is always crowded and you can meet some lovely people. Roof top is also great. Only thing they could improve so far is the breakfast.


Wish there was an actual common room to meet people in. Great location, great reception staff -friendly and helprful. Too bad no cucumbers/tomato for breakfast. Odd for a hostel to have a posted happy hour, but no one ever seemed to be at terrace for it?


Bathrooms need to get a good cleaning and the showers were Terrible; it would be nice to have a little bit of atmosphere in the bedrooms; the steel bunk beds and white walls were pretty depressing; but the staff is amazing and very welcoming but I would not return to this hostel.

  • 13th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Excellent location. The view from the rooftop shows the Bosphorus on one side and the Blue Mosque/Haga Sophia on the other. The staff is very friendly. The only negative point for me was the very loud music until very late from the bar on the ground floor. But depending on the room you are in, you can ou can't hear it...


The staff were friendly and accommodating. The location was very good in relation to the main tourist attrations, the bar below was a bit loud til late but once I was asleep it wasn't an issue. Would recommend :)


A great welcoming staff can make you see the unexpected from istanbul. Enjoyed my stay there. I recommend it!

  • 30th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This place is AMAZING. Everything you could ever want in a hostel. The friendly staff will help you with anything you need and the room is great too. They helped us book a hot air balloon trip to Cappadocia and Yûcel even taught us how to make real Turkish coffee. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Istanbul!


Overall very good stay staff were awesome... They organised our whole turkey trip for is at good price good food fun social side too ... Good location ... Shower and toilets pretty average but nothing you still cant use ... Very happy with our stay.


a few more plugs inside the rooms would be handy


Perfect location, nice and welcoming hosts, clean, and everything ok in general. So happy for have chosen this hostel. Incredible terrace. I will come back !!


Great stay at Orient! Staff were excellent, good atmosphere, 30 bed dorm is big but still fairly comfortable.


The staff was very kind with us and the hostel is located near the main touristic points of Istanbul, such as the Cisterns, the Blue Mosque and the Aya Sofia! We missed some sockets in the room, because we were in a room with 6 beds, but there were only 2 sockets, which make it difficult to charge all the phones and cameras. Still, the room apparently was not cleaned everyday. After all, it was a great stay and I would recommend it to a friend!


Many thanks to all the staff of Orient Hostel for their helpfullness, hospitality and the excellent job you all do for all of us visiting the enchanting city of Istambul. I will gladly recommend far and wide Orient Hostel for anyone visiting the city. You guys rock! Isis from Mexico. :-)

  • 10th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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