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Sultan Hostel Reviews

Akbiyik Caddesi 21, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey

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572 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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perfect location and the staff were amazing and so helpful and kind when my friend got sick and had to get to the hospital. top notch bar that made meeting people super easy! had a great stay here, would HIGHLY recommend this hostel


This hostel is located right in the center of Sultanahmet. The rooms are okay, we did have airconditioning (didn't work that well) but the room had no window. The atmosphere is okay, but this hostel isn't a great place to meet people. The breakfast, which is included, is wonderful.


Fantastic place to stay with friendly staff.


great location. only wish they has a kitchen


The location, atmosphere and staff are definitely the best points of Sultans Hostel and the food is great too.

  • 22nd Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


Nice place for backpackers. Near to public transport

  • 20th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Super nice staff and a great location! Easy to walk everywhere, good breakfast included too! Gabriella works at the bar, super friendly and helpful!


The Sultan ıs a great hostel ın a great locatıon of Istanbul - Sultanahmet. It ıs a 5 mınute walk from both the Blue Mosque and Hagıa Sophıa, and also 2 tram stops from Grand Bazaar. The Golden Horn and Bosphorus and Spıce Bazaar are also a few tram stops ın the other dırectıon. The hostel ıtself was great, great vıbe and frıendly staff especıally Erhan, he made the stay. Sultanahmet ıs very busy at nıght wıth people and traffıc so brıng earplugs for sleepıng, the locals stay out very late. Host


The best place to stay in Istanbul!!!!! the people is great, it is 2 minutes walking from the blue mosque, aya sophia, tran.... also there is a girl from ecuador cheering up the bar and helping everyone !! Thanks Gabriela for your help!!! You are amazing!!!!!! If you go to istanbul this is the place to stay!


Great location in the heart of sultanahmet area on a busy restaurant street. Good facilities, quiet rooms and great common area/bar to relax in.


The staff were absolutely brilliant!! Location is perfect for easy access to the bazaars, blue mosque and hagia sophia. Bedrooms and bathrooms were very clean, good air conditioning too, and fantastic big brekky! Big shout out to tarik, samet and salim - great hosts who couldn't do enough to ensure you had fun, be it food, drinks, travel advice or just a talk :)


Staff very unhelpful. Seemed to not have much clue about what was going on. Only one key for the dorm rooms. Bathrooms and toilets could have been much cleaner. Location is close to all attractions and many restaurants.


Excellent on all accounts, could not ask for more. Istanbul is awesome


With least money I got my basic facilities needed, computer and internet access. I'm not a traveler that comfortable to carry my laptop all around the world which is risky. The room is standard for hostel, no significant different to others.


Location was great. The room was average, bathroom wasn't cleaned while we stayed there, the aircon didn't work properly either so pumped out warm air.


l was in very small room with 6 bads and without windows. You must be ready that you can get room like that one. Good thing is that you will not hear music and noise from restaurant, nice location and people.


A decent hostel, but the key system is a little annoying. There is only one key for the room which allows you to turn the lights on and when people leave they take the key back to the front desk. On occasion I would go to the washroom and return to a locked room and would have to go to the front desk. Also, there is only one sink for a floor, makes things a little busy at bedtime.


Only one key per room in dorms, air conditioning vent was leaking in room. Ok place but there appear to be better options in area


The guy from reception is a rude person, very friendly to girls but an not with guys. The 12 room looks like a consentration camp. No space at all, forget about privacy. The location is amazing and breakfast is very good

  • 11th Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Chile
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great location, in the center of the Old Town. Great atmosphere with shisha bar, great for meeting people and partying till late. I would not recommend to people who prefer quiet places but I had a great time.

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