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“Great location right in the heart of Istanbul!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Orient Hostel International

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Orient Hostel International
Ranked #11 of 1,175 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Selcuk, Turkey
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great location right in the heart of Istanbul!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

This hostel was right in the heart of old town of Istanbul and walking distance from all the popular attractions. The ayasophia and blue mosque are literally in your back yard. The rooms are clean are there are lots of bathrooms and showers and a sink in each room which is nice. Even though theres always a party going on out on the cafe/hooka bar attached to the hostel, you can't hear any of it in the room. The staff there were absolutely wonderful and helped us SOO much with the next leg of our trip.
So thankful to them, and you should definitely check out this hostel if you are in Istanbul!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Jaclyn G
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

This hostel is nice, clean, friendly, offers a wonderful breakfast on the roof you get a really nice view of the Bosphorus. Rooms were tidy and cozy and I never had to wait to use the bathrooms/showers. A handy location as well. I don't know if they have all female and all male dorms. If that's important, one may want to check before reserving.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank happy60798
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

I actually did not stay in the Orient Hostel, but had the good fortune to meet the hostel manager, Mehmet, in a mezze restaurant off Istiklal Cadessi, where I was eating dinner with my boyfriend. Mehmet invited us to try some of his dishes, helped us communicate with the waiters in Turkish, and ordered us his favorite - a cheese and shrimp dish - as a gift. He was such a generous and kind-hearted person that I can imagine he extends the same spirit to his hostel guests. Thanks so much!

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 Thank tash912015
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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!!!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Ash_ZA
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank ErinLenard
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank 411Carla
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Additional Information about Orient Hostel International

Property: Orient Hostel International
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 #11 of 1,175 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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