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“Clean, good place but noisy”

Old City Esma Hostel
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Old City Esma Hostel
Ranked #362 of 1,249 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Reviewed 25 July 2012

Hello,
We spent only one night at this hostel because we arrived late and it was fully booked.
The rooms and bathrooms are clean and the furnitures of good quality.
Very good location.
Nice decoration.
With air condioner.
You can find something better with the same price (we were 2 in a room made for 6 people, we payed 50 euros for both) but we were tired and just wanted to have a place quickly with a reasonable price.
My only criticizm for this kind of hotels is that the number of toilets/showers is not enough for such a big number of people: a bathroom (1shower+1toilet+1washbowl) for the second floor, shared by 3 rooms at least (with many people in each room) and 2 bathrooms in the first floor.
The staff is very kind and can speak English ;)

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

PROS: Great location for seeing the sights, right on a tram stop, friendly staff. Updated furniture and fixtures. Beautiful new tile in the corridors and bathrooms. Clean rooms and the best pillows I've had in a long time.

CONS: The shared bathrooms are newly renovated and have the potential to be really nice, however, they are always hot and steamy due to poor ventilation, and the floors are always covered in puddles of water. There are only two small hooks to hang your things on. Generally these hooks are on the doors, far away from the shower stall. One of the shared bathrooms on the floor we stayed on had a broken shower door (off the rails and open) and the other doesn't have a bracket to hang the shower head.

Breakfast is only melon, tomato, cucumber, olives, bread and spreads, hardboiled eggs, tea and juice. No cheese, salami, yogurt, gozleme, etc. Not sure if this is standard for other Istanbul hostels, but it seemed a bit lacking compared to every other place I've been around the country. The terrace is nice, but there are only two umbrellas, so you may be eating breakfast in the hot sun.

SUMMARY: At this price and location (30TL per person for the dorm), the drawbacks aren't too serious, but I wouldn't want to stay more than a night or two. Installing more powerful ventilation fans in the bathrooms and adding some hooks, upgrading breakfast and putting more umbrellas on the terrace would make a world of difference.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 May 2012 via mobile

The hostel is soo cosy and the staff is amazing! They also have a rooftop terrace with a fantastic view.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Thank Peho3
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 January 2013
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 September 2012
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 May 2012
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled solo
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Address: Divanyolu Cad No 17, Istanbul, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
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Ranked #362 of 1,249 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Hotel Class:2 star — Old City Esma Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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