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New Backpackers
Ranked #170 of 1,242 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Reviewed 9 June 2012

A very comfortable hostel and very nicely decorated rooms..... have very friendly personnel....

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 May 2012 via mobile

Friendly staff and location perfect for seeing old city section of Istanbul. Stayed in one of the hotel rooms ( hostel / hotel) and was clean and comfortable. Will stay here again in future

  • Stayed: April 2012
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1  Thank heatherc2012
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

I was extremly disappointed with this hostel and actually ended up leaving after one night and booking in somewhere else. I was more than happy to forfeit the money for the additional night of a accomodation rather than having to stay another night in the hostel.

The hostel is above and below a resteraunt facing out onto a main street. We were given a dorm room below the resteraunt and it felt like just a spare room out the back of the resteraunt that they had thrown some bunk beds in. There was an 'ensuite' attached to it, but it was filthy, had no toilet paper, soap or rubbish bin and water overflowed from the shower covering the room (which meant you had no where to get changed rather than in the room with all the other guests - which isn't ideal when you have a 4am wake up and are trying not to wake others up). The room was incredibly stuffy. If you opened the window it was very noisy (the window opens up below a table in the resteraunt) and if you turned the air conditioner on it didn't feel like any fresh air was coming into the room.

While the manager seemed friendly enough, the service wasnt' fantastic. We were charged a £20 'cancellation fee' for cancelling a taxi the day before we needed it.

All in all, I would not recommend this hostel at all. For the same money there are plenty of other nicer ones in the area.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank lisad24
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

we spent 3 nights at new backpackers hostel over eastern. the hostel is situated in a street beside the hagia sophia and blue mosque. we were received by a friendly hostel staff in their own restaurant, taking a cup of tea, so the first impression was good. the double bed room was a little bit small for 2 persons, but this was ok. we had an own bathroom. both were not cleaned as we arrived. our room window was directed to a patio with a lot of trash. most of it is caused by a stopped construction site right next to the hostel. but there was also trash that must come from one of those hostel rooms, such as shower gel packages etc, as it was exactly down the window. the shower head did not work, so we removed it and gave it to the cleaning woman. they never replaced it, even after talking again with the staff. we took the shower like a gardener, without shower head. the hostel is good situated for visiting the big points. but if you have more days, change the city part, for example to beyoglu, as we did. it seemed, that hostels and people there are much more gracious.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 March 2012

We spent 2 wonderful nights in this hotel. The staff was very nice and friendly. The location gives easy access to the best sights of Sultanahmet. The common room is a very cosy and nice place with warm atmosphere and beautiful music. I can recommend this place.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 March 2012

new backpackers is in a perfect location- close to all the main tourist attractions- and there is great service, the staff are amazing, very friendly, warm and welcoming.. great value.. i had a fantastic stay here!

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

wonderfull place to stay ,very good location and frendly people will make your holiday extra ordinary ...

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled solo
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Address: Akbiyik Cad. No:14/1, Istanbul Sultanahmet, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
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Ranked #170 of 1,242 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range: £16 - £27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — New Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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