This hostel was excellent. The staff and other travelers were all very friendly and knowledgeable. When we arrived we were greeted with mint tea and cookies. Every effort was made to make our staff comfortable and fun! Breakfast was plentiful and tasty and always offered even though we got up late a couple of times. The staff works with a tour company that took us to the Sahara for 3 days and two nights for a very reasonable price.
Staff was very helpful and arranged several activities for us. They offered to upgrade our room because ours wasn't ready even though we had arrived early. They even gave us a free breakfast when we arrived and sent us a late night snack when we came in late from an activity. They always went the extra mile to ensure our satisfaction and comfort.
The Cheers staff was 100% helpful and welcoming. Within the day my 17 year old daughter and I felt like we were among family and old friends. Both the 6 room dorm and the private room were clean comfortable and well-priced. The location can't be beat the breakfast (included) is large, fresh, delicious and filling. When we returned to Istanbul we booked again at Cheers and would highly recommend it to any traveler.