Wish I could have stayed longer. Thanks heaps to all of the staff and guests for welcoming me into their close family, if only briefly.
Paco the manager will go out of his way to make your stay here an enjoyable one. Where to go, how to get around or maybe even an escorted trip to the Islands or to his favourite local restaurant. The hostel is perfectly situated within the heart of Istanbul, walking distance from all main sights. Definitely recommended.
You'll want ear plugs if you want to sleep, flip flops if you want to shower and connection to the internet if you want to figure out what to do during the day and hour to get around because most reception staff are les than willing to help out. The people are seedy and the area is unsafe.