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Piya Hotel/Hostel Reviews

Sultanahmet Mah.Akbiyik Cami Sok.No:22, Istanbul, Turkey

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304 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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The hostel was in an excellent location! so close to the Blue Mosque and excellent restaurants, the area was very safe. The breakfast was delicious and they staff was very amicable and nice. They also recommended nice places to go eat. In general it was a good experience.

  • 27th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • sesa8823
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The wifii sometimes is working and sometimes not. Our last night ruined by a bunch of guy who talk so loud in front of our room. The staff should straight away tell them not to make noise after 12.


Very nice place to stay in but a bit short on toilets as there were just 2 male and 2 female toilets for the whole hostel! The receptionist was really cool.


I would like to say that women and men's room should be seperatly.


I traveled a few times to Istanbul and this was the best hostel. In a small, quiet street a cozy hostel, not very big, in a wooden house. Very good breakfast. Very friendly owner. As it is a smaller privately-owned hostel it does not have 24-hours reception.


Very nice and cosy hostel where i definitely would go again. Staff was helpful and breakfast was good.

  • 11th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


hallo, it was my second time in Piya hostel - I can recomment this hostel for evrybody.




Good location but kind of difficult to find. Very friendly and helpful personal. the place feels a bit humble but it's clean and quite close to Hagia Sofia.


The breakfast was amazing, rooms had lockers for use, and it was super close to the major mosques!!


Too less plugs for charging and no locks but cheap and convenient


Great value for money. Staff very nice. Not too far from any of the major tourist sites.


There are "Bed-bugs" in the room! I was.. almost dead... The room is dirty (but seems clean) only two bathrooms (one for men, one for women) for about 16~20 people bathroom is dirty and smells very bad breakfast is just basic very hot in the room (only one fan for 8 people) beds are old staffs are very unkind (I felt really bad) Piya is the worst hostel of the hotels&hostels I've ever been.

  • 26th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


We had a weird welcoming at the hostel, and the room wasn't ready till 2-3 hours after check-in time. It was hard to get in contact with the staff, as one member was on the phone in the reception and the other no where to be found. The staff's English definitely needs improvement. They did not understand our simple request for more toilet paper! The room was clean, but there was mold in the bathroom. We had a kitchen, but no kitchenware, which we found very odd.


I Really enjoyed the time in Piya Hostel, cleam place, good beds and pillows, excelent breakfast. The great diference in Piya is the staff, very efficiente, kind and helpfull. Thanks to Mahmut and Emrah and all the people from Piya, I´ll defitelly come back.


Great hostel! It´s close to Sulthanamet Square & Blue Mosque, just 5 minutes walking. The staff was very helpful and nice! The only negative comment is that it was really hot at night and was a bit difficult to sleep only with a fan . Thank you very much for all you help!!! Best regards from the Basque Country!

  • 17th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Piya Hostel is in a great location just down from the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque. The staff is helpful most of the time but when I asked for laundry service they said I could walk it over to the laundromat. Other than that I was very pleased. The private room downstairs was very nice for us as no one else came the whole weekend, it was like having our own apartment.


it was little bit tricky to find but it is short walk away from city center and Blue mosque. breakfast is really nice, rooms and beds were clean. stuff is friendlly and we managed to comunicate well in english. we only stay one night but we like it.


Really nice staff working there. Happy to help you with your questions and a nice chat. In the morning you get a free breakfast, prepared by lovely cooks. Plenty of food! We stayed this holiday in five hostels and this one had the best, soft beds! Also loved the cleaniness and at least four bathrooms, which is great for a small hostel like this.


I had an amazing time at your hostel. Thanks Huseyin and Mahmut. I'll be sure to tell all of my friends about your place and your amazing breakfast. I wonder if they all get the omlette special. Well even if they don't they will know from me that you guys are great. I'll try and keep in touch on facebook now that we are friends. Take care and goodluck. Thanks a bunch, Nesim

  • 29th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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