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“Awesome Hostel in the heart of Istanbul!”

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Orient Hostel International
Ranked #9 of 1,260 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
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Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had an awesome time at the Orient Hostel!

Great location, walking distance from all the major sites.

Rooms were neat and tidy and the staff are really friendly and helpful.

Night life was great and it has a really fun vibe.

Looking forward to coming back. Highly recommend!

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

The Orient Hostel comes highly recommended by myself and three friends from South Africa who travelled with me. I stayed at Orient from 17 to 26 April 2014. The location is exactly where you want to be - in the heart of Sultanahmet, a stone's throw away from all the sites you have to see whilst visiting Istanbul and a 5 minute walk to the nearest tram station, situated in the most beautiful street with life size Turkish flags curtaining above the cobblestone road. The accommodation is comfortable and neat and is very decently priced. The staff are all exceptionally attentive and create a great energy throughout the day at Orient. The food and drinks are of a good standard and the prices well suited. Burak works at reception and proved himself to be a fantastic host, showing us the streets of Kadikoy and where to get good food and have a good time. Furthermore he was able to provide clear directions and some good tips on where to go to experience an authentic Turkish time. If you deice to have a night at Orient, Bulent will always ensure that your drink is filled and you have a great company.
A place I am definitely returning to in the very near future!!!

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5  Thank Ash_ZA
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

The Orient Hostel!
Recommended by word
of mouth this hostel and its wonderful staff have exceeded expectations with their welcoming and comfortable atmosphere, above average dorms and cleanliness, excellent food and beverages (especially Bulent's delicious Mojitos!) . Whether you're visiting Istanbul as a family, couple or lone traveller the Orient Hostel's friendly and helpful staff will ensure your stay is memorable and fun! Situated in Sultanahmet, the Orient is the perfect base to explore Istanbul's many historical sights, nightlife and shopping!
I wouldn't stay anywhere else!

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4  Thank ErinLenard
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

This is a must for anyone who wants a fun time in Istanbul ! The location is perfect and the beer and food is good money for good food. Burak was the best tour guide ever and gave us the best advice and service, ask this guy for advice/tips/local words and your trip will be even more amazing! Eminonu!

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2  Thank 411Carla
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

Excellent for a first trip to istanbul. A nice terasse on a lively street. A 2 min walk from Aya sofia and all postcard images...and a 5 min walk to the Bosphore.
The staff: generous and resourceful locals. Wanna party; they'll sure fill you belly with beer. Wanna keep chill with shiha and tea...just make it clear ;).
The upstairs terasse is Epic and the breakfast; good to jumpstart your day of urban exploring.
All this for a very descent pricing.
-Thomas

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2  Thank ThomasJacket
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

If I ever come back to istambul, of course i will choose again Orient Hostel. Everything was perfect. Clean rooms, good food, very good localisation (in the center). Reception is very helpfull. And don't forget to look at the roof ;) there is a very nice place to seat.

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2  Thank Ewa M
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Affordable for students. Everything is very clean and staff is extremely helpful and friendly. Stayed in the 30 bed dorm with no complaints. Would stay here again. Ayasofya and all main attractions are literally the next street over.

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2  Thank Alex C
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Address: Akbiyik Cad. No 9 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 1,260 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range: £10 - £41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Orient Hostel is situated on the hillside in Sultanahmet, located a few minutes walk from tourist favourites Topkapi Palace, The Blue Mosque and Haghia Sophia. The Orient offers clean accommodation ranging from dorm rooms to private rooms with either shared or private bathrooms. Our attentive and helpful staff, make you welcome with a friendly atmosphere and fun belly-dancing and water-pipe (hookah) nights in the terrace café-restaurant during the high season ... more   less 
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