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Cheers Hostel
Ranked #4 of 1,248 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

You won't regret staying at Cheers hostel. We had a great time. Tarik and the other people who work there will help you with everything, they are so friendly! The hostel has a really nice terrace on which you can have breakfast and it has a rooftop bar with a view on the Hagia Sofia. The breakfast is really good: some fruits, bread, apple tea, kiwi tea, ...
Really laid-back atmosphere, I would recommend this hostel to anyone!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

By far my favorite hosteling experiences ever (and I've backpacked extensively through the UK, France, and Italy). The location can't be beat--it's literally footsteps from everything you want to do in Sultanamet (Blue Mosque, Ayasofya, Hamams, kabob shops, etc). Tariq and the rest of the staff are super friendly and helpful. The rooms are immaculately clean. The atmosphere is social and the rooftop bar is a great place to meet travelers, listen to music and have a drink before bed or going out.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

After 5 weeks of backpacking in Turkey we had one last night in Istanbul so decided to splash out on a private room at Cheers.
Yes, the location is great, the staff were nice and very helpful, the view from the bar is terrific, the breakfast is decent ( though it was the only place we were ever served stale bread) and the dorms looked nice.
Our room was large but a bit shabby with peeling paint and a large chunk of plaster missing from the wall that was covered up by a cloth. Nothing awful but for $100 I have to believe you could do much better. In terms of value for money it was very disappointing. Maybe we should have stuck to a dorm...

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

I have had the pleasure of visiting Istanbul a number of times over the last few years and have stayed in a great many hotels and hostels in the Sultanahmet area. Cheers Hostel is without doubt the best, the location is perfect, the staff are friendly and speak excellent English. The rooms are modern and beds are comfortable. The bar upstairs provides fantastic views and the beer is always cold! If you are coming to Istanbul do yourself a favour and stay here!

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

The only thing i don't like is, "it is always full of booking"
i was thinking to stay here for two night, but it was not available, so i end up just stay one night to see how good it is, indeed it is real good.
Staffs are good, they got a good lovely cozy area for guest to hang around, good background music, good breakfast, good room, bed, as well as a good lovely doggy. no doubt it is just excellent.

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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Really excellent hostel located a 5 minute walk from Hagia Sofia; Basilica Cistern and Topkapi Palace, and 10 minutes walk from Galata Bridge; Spice Bazaar; Grand Bazaar and Blue Mosque.

The hostel is very intimate, with plenty of space in the 6 bed female dorm. The beds are reasonably comfortable, and even though there was only one toilet on our floor, there was never a queue surprisingly!

Breakfast is included, and consists of fresh bread, cheese, fruits, yoghurt, eggs and olives with tea and coffee.

The rooftop bar has impressive views across to the Hagia Sofia, and is a cool place to relax after a hard day of sightseeing - great vibe and good way to meet fellow travellers.

The staff are all super friendly, and thanks to Ahmet; Onur; Selim; Tarik and of course Zaman for the excellent stay.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

We stayed at Cheers hostel and Cheers lighthouse but found this one most convenient and safe. Tarik and team were very friendly, we felt at home being there. The girls dorm was clean and spacious, en suite bathroom was a nice touch. Beds were comfy. Will stay here again if we return :)

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Address: Alemdar Mah. Zeynep Sultan Cami Sok. No:21 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 1,248 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range: £11 - £39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Cheers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cheers Hostel Istanbul is located in a perfect location right in the very heart of the Old City of Istanbul, in Sultanahmet. We are only 1 minute walking distance from the most famous sights like Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Underground Cistern and Topkapi Palace, not to mention the Grand Bazaar and many other sightseeing attractions of oriental Istanbul.Our boutique Istanbul hostel offers a comfortable, clean and budget stay in a warm and friendly atmosphere. In our lounge area with TV and free Internet & Wi-fi access, you can enjoy a cup of coffee or Turkish tea, read, play backgammon or have a good chat with the other international travelers visiting exciting Istanbul. ... more   less 
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