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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Agora Guesthouse

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Agora Guesthouse
Ranked #2 of 1,187 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
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San Francisco, California
1 review
“clean, comfortable, quiet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

That about sums it up! One of the cleanest hostels I've ever had the pleasure to stay in. Plenty of showers & toilets, excellent breakfast and the hostel employees were great. Pretty mellow crowd so I had no problems with noise, etc. Great location for visiting all of the major tourist sites - a little far from the nightlife though. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

I stayed here for 2 weeks and I loved it. It's nice and quiet at night, and I really appreciated how clean they kept it. The staff is awesome, everyone is so kind and friendly and helpful. I have so many good memories here. Loved it!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Kita-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

From the rooftop on the premise you can expect sunshine pouring through heavy shade of clouds into marmara sea. To throw out everything inside, I saw there white seagulls as a auspicious incarnation of angel!

Well, that may be happen even in neighbours of the same business and thus, you really have a chance to experience for yourself what I has gone through with a bottles of Efes pilsener.

The reception offered me an unexpected upgrade to double room thanks to the Allah and low season.
In spite of tight schedule for breakfast hours, most tourists seemed to be there on time, enjoy as if they were all early birds.

The rooftop bar offers only non-alcohol drinks however, no limitation was applied to the guests regarding official procurement of the alcohol from the neighbour grosseries or more precisely - bakkal.

Chances are that I will be there again, even though it would come after several decades.
Maa shaa allah!

Room Tip: ability to negociate in Turkish with a sense of humor
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

Great place to stay in the middle of the tourist district. Walk to everything. Good service (except for one unhappy employee), good breakfast spread in the morning, and great views from the rooftop terrace of both the blue mosque and aya sofia. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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agoraguesthouse, Yönetici at Agora Guesthouse, responded to this review, 8 November 2013
We really appreciate your feedback :) Hope to see you again someday. It was a pleasure meeting you!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

In a very nice-looking well-kept house I have found the best service I could get according to my budget! I have stayed in a 4-bed mixed dorm shared bathroom for two nights and loved everything: the location, the comfortable mattress, one of the cleanest bathrooms I have ever seen, the view from the terrace, the delicious breakfast, full of options and included in the price. Trust me, I'm picky about cleanliness and food and this place met my expectations after all the positive reviews I had read here. Staff always nice and attentive. One can stay there without any worries!

Room Tip: Room number 4 has a small window to the street, which is normally calm, but a car passing by or some...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

I stayed here for a week so got to know and appreciate the friendly team who run this little guesthouse. It's spotlessly clean and great value. Included in the price is a super breakfast buffet in the rooftop common room and terrace, which you can enjoy while looking out over the Bosporus.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

I realy enjoyed my stay at Agora Guesthouse,breakfast is fresh and very rich and open buffet,
Staff is realy helpfull for any questions you may have about the city.they give good advise for traveling all over the turkey or ask them where to go in istanbul.they are ready to help any moment 24/7 Thanks for everything and i will be came back soon for sure.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Agora Guesthouse

Property: Agora Guesthouse
Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Ak Biyik Cad. Amiral Tafdil Sok. No:6 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 1,187 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Agora Guesthouse & Hotel is a boutique hotel created for the savvy, modern traveler. An edgy feel, online and personal interaction, and a spectrum of available room types make the Agora experience unique to the individual. Depending on budget and lifestyle, guests can choose from a wide array of room types and amenities. Private rooms with private baths, wide screen TV with DVD player, air-conditioner, complimentary wireless Internet, mini bars, and direct-dial telephones and hair dryers.You will get to enjoy Agora’s home-made breakfasts which are served on the rooftop terrace overlooking the Bosphorus and the Asiatic part of Istanbul. Agora is youthful, high-style, and high-tech. Our rooms are simple, stylish, and inexpensive. We offer convenient accommodations for the hip and spendthrift traveler. In-the-know 18-40 year old international travelers and domestic travelers looking for modern, upscale accommodations on a budget will appreciate our variety of room types and options. Agora Guesthouse and Hotel is located in the heart of Istanbul, only steps away from the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Underground Cistern, 10 minutes walk to the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market, 10 minutes drive to Taksim square. Agora Guesthouse and hotel is sure to be Turkey's best and when you stay you'll see that Agora has included all the small details to ensure a perfect stay. ... more   less 
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