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“Best hostel choice in Istanbul”
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Istanbul Hostel
Ranked #483 of 1,175 Hotels in Istanbul
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Istanbul Hostel offers very good accommodation at low prices.
It is at 3 minutes walking distance from Sultanahmet square, near AyaSofya, Topkapi, The Blue Mosque and Cisterns Basilica.
Siva Cafe is just round the corner! That's my favorite restaurant in Istanbul : great food, small prices, humus, baklava, turkish tea and coffee on the house! No extra tip added by the waiters on your bill.
It is clean, the beds are comfortable, the rooms could use a mirror and a small wardrobe.
The breakfast is every day the same: a boiled egg, butter, jam, cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives and bread. It keeps you full till afternoon.
The terrace is just lovely. I woke up at 6 a.m, went upstairs and watched the sunrise over Marmara Sea.
The staff is very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

first the location itself is very near to Blue Mosque and Aya Sofia, a walking distance! our room was a bit cramped but it was okay. there are safety box which you can put your valuables but make sure to bring your own padlock. the room that we stayed had no cabinet so we had to put our bags behind the door and under the bed compared to the other hostel that i have stayed in before. the breakfast was great, a terrace with overlooking view to the sea and Aya Sofia. It's a hostel in a very perfect location!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 March 2014 via mobile

I stayed in a single room which may not have been necessary since there's a large number of accommodations offered. Bed was a comfortable queen and the shower was hot, if a bit cramped. Hostel seems to attract a good crowd of people.

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Thank bahuber
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

Istanbul Hostel is a great place to stay if you are looking for an affordable hostel right in the heart of Sultanahmet. You will be walking distance from the blue mosque, Ayasofia, Topkapi and many other historical sites. The restaurant in the hostel is also very good and slightly less expensive than other offerings in the area. I also recommend checking out Pallatium next door and booking a trip through the travel agency connected to Istanbul Hostel. They made the arrangements for our trip to Cappadocia quite easy.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Egan B
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

Great location -- a hundred meters away from the main historical monuments of the city.
The staff is friendly and helpful. You get a free breakfast. The price of stay is very competitive.
I would recommend this hostel to anyone who travels to Istanbul to see the sights.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
2  Thank Andrey C
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

We stayed here in January without making a booking. The staff were very accommodating and gave us our own room. It was really basic but we were comfortable. They werent able to give us a towel however.

Bathrooms are average and quite dirty, I would recommend jandals to shower in. However it managed to serve our purposes. Would probably stay here again. It is in a great location, really close to the Blue Mosque and Sofia Arya, everything in Istanbul is in walking distance.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

The hostel is bustling with friendly people, particularly Paco - the man arranging accommodation at the venue. It is a fantastic location just steps from aya Sofia and blue mosque. Loved my stay here and would come back again.

Also great recommendations from Paco for places to go to.

Continental breakfast was part of the package. Great stay here.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
3  Thank surajsj
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Additional Information about Istanbul Hostel

Address: Kutlugun Sok. No: 35 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #483 of 1,175 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: £16 - £38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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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