Excellent hostel at a reasonable price. Bar is great for meeting people, Tarik is very friendly and helpful. Good distance from any of the trouble in Istanbul atm. The Cheers hostel area is not affected by any of the protests at all so don't let that put you off
Pro's: great showers, friendly staff, new furnishings and free internet (if you can get on a computer). Con's: basic value hostel in city centre with no character or class. Would benefit from a few signs to direct you as to how things work and certainly some more kitchen equipment.
Couldn't recommend this hostel enough. Staff constantly make an effort to go out of their way to help you and the hostel itself has everything you could need and more including excellent character and facilities, superb for a well-priced stay in Auckland.