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Sultan Hostel Reviews

Akbiyik Caddesi 21, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey

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85%

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664 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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89%

It may be good if the hostel provide a safety luggage room, as the current one can be accessed by any one. What if someone exchanged their luggage ? Or someone's luggage got stolen ?, since the hostel did not provide any identification such as name tag or reference number on the luggage. Thanks.

  • 2nd Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Indonesia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Aytuc was friendly most helpful and offered friendly advice. Our room was clean and good value. The breakfast was a good wholesome Turkish breakfast and their coffee better than most hotels. Have stayed there before and have referred friends there and all our experiences have been good. I could highly recommend Sultan hostel as good value and a pleasant stay.

  • 31st Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

Very friendly with a great bar! Private rooms are the way to stay here. Free sheesha and excellent food, would recommend to anyone. Also live sport every night


69%

I arrived late and checked out early in the morning but it was a pleasant and comfortable stay. The staff member was nice when I arrived at 1am and offered tea or coffee in the morning as I would be missing breakfast by leaving at 7am. There are no elevators so be prepared to lug and one key per room meant I didn't feel comfortable charging my electronics in the open while I slept. By day it felt safe and seemed a great location so I will probably stay there again.


80%

Hostel was on ideal location...every main sites were on woking distance...Breakfast was good (free)... Staff is v hard working...Washrooms are clean...If every bed had separate sockets for mobile charging , it wud be much more easy..One thing i liked about this hostel is that they want to facilitate in every sense...I went to Canakkale for 2 days and i left my luggage in dis hostel..So all in all it was good... Regards Fahad

  • 24th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Pakistan
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Lived this Hostel, great staff who are helpful and awesome location to Blue Mosque!!!


86%

What I like: good breakfast, location, outside restaurant. What I didn't like: air-con didn't work and nobody tried to fix it. Second morning I met in out room (6bed FEMALE dorm) male backpacker. He've been sent to our room in the middle of the night. I don't think it's normal.

  • 13th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ukraine
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

Great location. We stay in a room at 4th floor and we can see the pretty ocean. And it offers shuttle bus to airport which is very convenient. But the shuttle bus was late for about 15~20 minutes. So take this into consideration if you need to take the bus.


89%

omg, friendliest people ever. atmosphere was great, little bit partyish but in relaxed happy style. staff were so friendly and helpful. i only had one night in Istanbul and planning to go back for a longer stay. i will definately be staying here again. showers werent great and a little different, unwesternised which is great, get a good feel for local culture. good shuttle service from airport and just felt really welcome. good place to meet other travellers.


100%

Great hostel! Great vibes! Thanks guys

  • 4th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Great hostel, great staff and very well located. The bar is also very nice. Deff will return if im back to Istambul.


94%

Clean, friendly and central. The bar is great in the evening. I slept well here. I'm planning to stay again for another night when I return to Istanbul in a week.


83%

We absolutely loved our stay at the Sultan Hostel! We stayed in the six bed female dorm. Bunkbeds were really good, we slept very well. The downside of this room is the bathroom, when you shower the whole room gets wet and slippery. A shower curtain would be nice. The staff was very vriendly and helpful and the location was stunning! Topkapi, Aya Sofia just round the corner! There was no kitchen, but the restaurant served nice meals for a small price. You should try the shisha with mint flavour!

  • 2nd Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

All in all was a great place to stay food was amazing, staff were very friendly n helpful. If there is any critic we could give would maybe be one last set of bunk beds in the room to allow a little more space for baggage n being able to move around the room easier but other than that very happy n would recommend to anyone. 😃


97%

As a senior citizen 1st time hosteler, I was very apprehensive. No worry it was like staying with friends. My roommates were awesome, the staff and service as good as a good hotel. Location great for all the highlights. I could sit in the front area and enjoy for hours. Highly reccomend


89%

I was on the ground floor on my first night and didn't get any sleep. There was a room in our window that opened straight onto the main corridor and people were talking and yelling all night and all morning. The music from the bar was also loud. I wasn't very impressed by the showers on the first floor either - there were no hooks to hang clothes etc. So you had to hang them outside the shower door. Then moved upstairs and everything changed, it was fantastic - loved the rooms and the bathroom.


54%

stayed at a 6 bed female dorm, toilet & shower was inside. When the girls take turn to have a shower, whole room was in steam, hot and big humility!! was on the ground floor, next to the street, very noisy! Car horn, people yelling, even late at night or early in the morning. No lift, you have to carry your heavy luggage to upstairs... ... if you are given to 3 or 4th floor. Feel really uncomfortable go the toilet when the floor was really wet after the girls had a shower.


86%

The staff are great guys- easygoing, helpful and trustworthy. Security in the hostel not great though - there is one key per room, so if someone is in the room, the door is unlocked and anyone can walk in (like when you're sleeping). There are lockers near reception but not in the rooms. The free wifi was great, and fortunately my room was close to reception so I could get it from my bed. Bathrooms and rooms are clean!


100%

Great place to stay in a wonderful city. Near to all attractions.... just by walking a few minutes. Located in a great neighborhood. There are only good n possitive things about this hostel. We really loved it n well be back for sure!!!! Staff was totally kind n always ready to help. Breakfast was fresh n tasty n enough to start a tour day. Great views, ac, security lockers for free, hot water, desktops available with good internet signal. Good value for money.


97%

Very good location with very good service. I especially like the bar.

  • 18th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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