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New Backpackers
Ranked #147 of 1,195 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
York, United Kingdom
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“Excellent hostel!!”
Reviewed 1 February 2013

I and 2 friends stayed New Backpacker hostel in nice triple room on Jan2013. We arrived a bit early by night bus from Cappadocia in the morning, however, we can checked in and relaxed before checked in time (If the room available 555) We really enjoy with Hakan who is the owner. He toke care us and gave a good suggestion to travel in Istanbul. The room is very clean and I appreciate the UNIQUE style decoration and very tasty breakfast. This hostel always discount 10% for food in their restaurant. If you want to find some hostel which is nice, perfect location and cheap. DON't forget here! We absolutely recommend.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 27 January 2013

It absolutalely met with my expectations.Very short distance to every single historical place.In the centre of old city.confortable rooms.A beautiful restaurant with delicious foods in the entrance..Advantage of transportation just 2 minute far away from tram stop, very good service etc..And Mr.Vahap who is owner of the hotel is very helpful and friendly.Just enjoy your time in New Backpackers..

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 20 January 2013

We stayed in this place for our new year holiday we spend a week in this hostel.We found staff really friendly and they gave us aservice more than we need. Really clean rooms and deliceus breakfast for free,esspecially the location of the hostel is perfect.It is very close to the main touristic places such like Hagia sophia, Blue mosque, Hippodrome, Topkapı palace, UNderground cistern etc...(just 2min by walking:)

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Donetsk, Ukraine
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Reviewed 17 January 2013

Me and 2 friends of mine stayed in New backpackers hostel during New year holidays for 9 nights.
I really want to recomend this place for those who are looking for appropriate combonation of price and quality. If you are looking for 5 stars comfort than you should stay in 5 stars hotel. But if you are looking for a nice, cozy and clean place to sleep right in the middle of the centre of the historical Istanbul after long day than welcome to the New Backpackers. I also want to add as special point the hospitality of the staff. That's the situation when you feel yourself a guest, not a client. That wasn't our first time in Ist, and not the first time staying in hostel in Sultanahmet, so I had chance to compare. I will definetly recomend this place for any of my friends who will be travelling in Istanbul.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 January 2013

We stayed for 9 days in this hostel. It is really nice place. First of all I want to emphasize realy good and comfortable conditions, great location and really kind service. I with pleasure recommend this hostel

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 January 2013

We stayed at this hostel for 7 days over Xmas and New year (2012/2013). We had no hot water for 3 nights, and no water at all for 1 morning. Our room wasn'r cleaned even once during this time. We never got clean sheets. We were only provided a single sheet and a single blanket in our double room! Despite the friendly reception staff, the owners are irresponsible and self-centered. Nothing matters to them than the money you're about to hand over to them. Our room was nothing like what they had advertised. We stayed in one of their 'better' rooms, which was an en-suit double room. The room was just big enough for a double bed. We had to climb over it to go to the bathroom! The walls were so thin we could hear the guys next door every time they flushed their toilet. We were charged 60Euro per night for this! The service was rubbish and we wouldn't wish the discomfort and the treatment we had there on anybody. We would never go back. This has been by far the worst accommodation we have ever stayed in. If you want to get an idea of their desception, take a look on hostelworld web site to see how many 100% ratings they've given themselves to take their overall to an acceptable level! Stay away.

Room Tip: Avoid this place especially during high season coz they will squeeze in a bed in their double rooms...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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California
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

The good: staff were really helpful and nice, great breakfast (free), reliable wifi, air con in room works great. The bad: only one plug for 8 beds, shower flooded everyday (water came above my ankles), dirty bathroom with a mold smell, broken toilet, hostel isn't a hostel at all....it's more of a restaurant with a basement filled with bunk beds, bunk beds were extremely loud and squeaky. I would never stay here again considering all of the other great hostels in Istanbul for the same price. The flooding shower was attempted to be fixed by the staff but still flooded after staying 4 nights.

Room Tip: Dorm is located in the basement with poor ventilation.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: New Backpackers
Address: Akbiyik Cad. No:14/1, Istanbul Sultanahmet, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
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Ranked #147 of 1,195 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
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Hotel Class:3 star — New Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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