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Cheapest place in Istanbul we could find so we didn't have high expectations. The location is fantastic, the kitchen is borderline unusable because it is so small. The room was fine but they need new linen and bed covers. The toilets were sometimes clean but...More
Stayed recently and was happy with our stay. Got a very good price on the double room. The room had been recently upgraded and it seems a lot of improvements are currently taking place. We ate out and cheap paces to keep our costs down....More
Starting with the positives: Great view of Hagia Sophia to wake up to, convenient location close to the square. We didn't get bedbugs.
The negatives, a much longer list:
Probably one of the worst breakfasts we've ever been served. We usually don't mind, if the...More
The hostel has a great view from the top bedroom/balcony! AMAZING help was received by staff, especially Igor! They helped us book all the transfers and buses we needed too and the location is extremely good - a few minutes walk to the Blue Mosque!...More
Don't believe that you can get a place on the terrace for $5, it is always 'booked out' even though you can look out the window and see it's mostly empty every night... even if you book in advance you might arrive to be told...More
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.