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“Best hostel in 3 months of travel!!”
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Topdeck Hostel
Ranked #380 of 1,241 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Reviewed 2 September 2011

Top Deck was the best hostel my wife and I stayed at in 3 months of travel through Europe! Great location just behind the a busy restaurant \ cafe street and 5 mins to Blue Mosque & Hagia Sofia - which you can see from their roof top terrace! Awesome cooked breakfast on the roof top. Emmy (the Australian manager) and her team made our stay so enjoyable it was hard to leave!! In fact we came back again! both times in a double rooms - new, clean, WiFi, and the best sleep I had in months! Also helped us out with travel plans through Turkey, held some of our luggage for 2 weeks, airport transfers and discounts a great restaurant - Mitani Cafe!! Oh and Emmy has a few cats and kittens, that are awesome to play with!!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 July 2011

We arrived at Topdeck Istanbul to welcoming and friendly faces!!
The staff we're very fun with a good sense of humor, whilst still being professional.
Our room was nice and just perfect for our short stay in Istanbul.
The highlight for me was the breakfast which was situated on the rooftop terrace. Very beautiful. The hostel is central and close to many attractions.
Overall it was a nice and enjoyable experience.
Defiantly returning in the near future!!

Thanks to all the guys working there that made us feel so welcome in a foreign country !! :)

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 July 2011

if your heading to Istanbul, Topdeck Hostel is the place to stay. the staff are great (especially Emmy) are always helpful and are more than willing to offer assistance on places to see and eat. And the view from the topdeck terrace bar is incredible!

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Reviewed 2 June 2011

Location is key for this hostel. Right where you want to be if you're a short-term stay tourist wanting to see all the attractions. Cabs have a hard to find it, so make sure you have their phone numbers handy. It's about 40 Turkish Lira to get from Airport. About 3 of 4 people working there speak English fluently. Everyone is extremely nice and will also give recommendations as to what to do/see. 2 computers available for free use with internet. Wifi doesn't reach the rooms, although it may if you're in the lower levels. Breakfast on the roof was excellent. The toilet is inside the shower, and lacking simple things like soap holder or a toothbrush cup. Rooms are cleaned daily. Other than that, we didn't spend much time there other than to sleep. Too much to do in Istanbul. Recommended for younger people.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 May 2011

The Topdeck is located deep in Sultanahmet on a quiet side street but not far from a busy tourist area. The reception area was small and uninviting and the narrow winding stairs to the rooms seemed poorly lit, but then sensors turned lights on as needed. Our well-lit room was clean with a polished wooden floor and hooks for our clothes. However, we were surprised to find no top sheet on the beds, just a blanket (which we did prefer to the often too hot duvet). The manager told us that that was the custom in Turkish homes, but our desired sheets were quickly provided. The bathroom had plenty of hot water and a spiffy new shower stall (but the manager said that not all the bathrooms were big enough for this). However, it lacked a soap dish, so I had to put my soap on the floor. Also the shelf over the sink was missing. These minor problems were compensated for by the wonderful roof-top cafe and breakfast area with views across the Sea of Marmara, etc. just a few blocks away. We greatly enjoyed the Turkish breakfast there which included fried eggs . The manager, Emmie, is from Australia and was very helpful. Topdeck had 2 free computers for the use of its guests.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 May 2011

Our room was quite small and poky, but clean. The hostel is on a quiet street just off the main tourist strip in Sultanahmet, and while we were there it had two travellers on staff who were friendly and had useful info about sightseeing and eating options. The breakfast was good (eggs/cereal/french toast), included in the rate, and was served on the roof of the building, which had panoramic views of the Marmara sea. A couple of minor drawbacks - our room was in the building next door to the main building, and we had to be let in by the reception person each time we wanted to get in. Also, the blanket provided wasn't really big enough for a double bed. Generally though Topdeck was good value for money and I'd stay there again.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 May 2011

We planned to just stay for a couple of nights, but our stay was so enjoyable we extended. The rooms were clean, the double had it's own bathroom with hot water. We could even watch dolphins in the river from the room window. I'm addicted to WIFI and when it acted up (probably just my computer) the staff was helpful and it was working in no time. Enjoyed the late breakfast hours as we normally miss it, but went each day here. The staff soon felt like friends. The location was great as was the value. Laundry was located close to the hostel. It had everything we needed and a wonderful staff that made us not want to leave.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Terbiyik Cikmazi No:6 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #380 of 1,241 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range: £8 - £33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The time for Istanbul is now, this is the city where you will come for one week and want to stay for one month. And there is no better place to stay than Topdeck Hostel! We are a small hostel, in the perfect location. With the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia & Topkapi Palace just seconds walk away from our hostel. We are also located close to great restaurants and bars, but far away enough so the noise doesn't reach us. From our rooftop terrace (plus some rooms) you can enjoy the beautiful view of the Marmara Sea & Asian shores! We have 24 hour reception and friendly fluent English speaking staff to answer all your questions and we can also show you around our beautiful city :) We hope you will be our guest. ... more   less 
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