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“Excellent location and great view”
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Istanbul Hostel
Ranked #481 of 1,149 Hotels in Istanbul
Dibrugarh, India
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent location and great view”
Reviewed 18 July 2013

My first hostel experience. I was not so sure about the security of my stuff as I had a room right on the ground floor and the rooms were always open, but I guess that's how it works in the hostels. Shared a 10 bed room with 2 other friends and overall was happy with the breakfast view especially as you could sea the river and sites on either sides. They really need to have more bathrooms and need to renovate a bit but for the price I had a comfy bed and a good rest.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Mississauga, Canada
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2013

I stayed in a single room at this hostel and had a great experience. The single room is in another apartment separate from the main building, has access to two washrooms, kitchen and laundry, all of which is shared amongst four other people. The room itself was very clean with ample space. The washrooms are a little awkward but its a hostel.

The location is perfect if you're just in Istanbul to see the sites. Its a short 5 minute walk from the Hagia Sofia, the blue mosque, basillica and maybe a 15 minute walk from the grand bizarre. It's a little far from the night-life of Taksim. I'm not sure how the actual hostel rooms were in the hostel but I think it would be worth it to book your own room, double or two single beds in the separate unit. The hostel itself actually has a nice restaurant which serves better food than most of the places around.

The only downside of the place was that there was no wireless in the separate unit. But the wifi throughout the main building worked well. The staff is super friendly and they really help you plan your stay.

Thanks to everyone for a great stay!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Aabenraa, Denmark
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Beds were fine and location too. The staff is not very helpful, and the breakfast is sad. The roof terrace is great. The bathrooms are not really clean. They are quite old and outdated. This place could need some renovating. I think there are alot of places much better in Istanbul, for the same price that you pay here.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2013

If your going for location; this is it. Right in Sultanahmet with everything you need only a 2 minute walk away. Great roof top terrace which really made it, and great views over the mosques.
We stayed in the 6 bed dorm two nights and the 24 bed dorm. This was our first dorm experience and it was fantasic. I dont know whether we were just lucky but we had undisturbed sleep, comfy beds and everything ran smoothly. They were happy to hold our luggage for an extra day. I highly recommend using the travel guide next door. We tailored our two week holiday in Turkey with all transport, most meals and everything included for a very good price and it meant we didnt have to lift a finger. Nothing bad to say about this place. Great staff vcery helpful.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 June 2013

We stayed a week in the 21 person dorm. Although somewhat reminisent of a dungeon the room was spacious and airy. Ladies if you plan on being friendly towards the staff be aware that they will ask you out, and upon rejection, severely ignore your presence for the rest of your stay. If you do plan on showering, which we hope you do, use the bathroom next to your friends at reception as only these gaurantee water out of the showerhead (as opposed to the hose in the dungeon). The free breakfast features cold egg, dry tomato and shrivelled olives...something that made us others sceptical of the 91% rating found on hostelworld...

  • Stayed May 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2013

I had a great time at this hostel. The folks are very nice, and do everything they can to make you comfortable.
Bathrooms are clean and beds are sturdy and comfy. Extra blankets if you ask.
The view from the rooftop is just gorgeous with the Hagia Sophia and the Bosphorus in plain view. A great place to enjoy the complimentary breakfast!
Close to practically everything, including; Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, Column of Constantine, Walls of Rome, Spice Bazaar (go there!) Mosaic Museum, Bath of Justinian and transportation. For those who care, a Starbucks is just up the street. Great restaurants all around this hostel.
Stayed in many Hostels in Europe and North America. I highly recommend this one.

  • Stayed May 2013
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New Delhi, India
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2013

This is a very clean hostel with an amazing terrace cafe overlooking the Bosphorus. You will find guests from different countries staying at the hostel. The staff is very cooperative and the stay is quite affordable.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Istanbul Hostel
Address: Kutlugun Sok. No:35 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#42 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Istanbul Hostel is the place for you!We have dorm rooms that can sleep four or more guests on comfortable, extra long single mattresses. Our double rooms are neat and clean with extra large king-sized mattresses. The bathrooms are located outside the rooms and are continuously maintained. All our rooms are non-smoking and have central heating.For those who want to keep in touch with the world while in exotic Istanbul, we offer Satellite TV (showing English news and sports events). ... more   less 
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