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Istanbul Sydney Hostel

Cankurtaran Mah. Akbiyik Cad. No:42 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Read many reviews berating the place - owner behavior described as racist and obnoxious. While on my visit the owner was probably not in or management has changed - everyone I interacted with was incredibly helpful and polite. Rooms are small and basic and we had issues with heating which was erratic. But its a hostel at its heart. Great... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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170 reviews 170 reviews
56 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We stayed here for five nights recently and were very impressed with all aspects of the hotel. We were initially put on the ground floor room and found it quite noisy, so asked to be moved to a higher room and were moved the following day without any issues. The bed was comfortable, the room was clean, the bathroom was... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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81 reviews 81 reviews
23 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

This hotel has a good location and a good breakfast, in an area with beautiful views. But our room - a double ensuite room - has some problems like a very bad smell of sewage, the shower hose was broken and the bed has an old mattress.

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Milan, Italy
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We stayed there for 3 days, before heading to Bodrum, to visit this wonderful city. The hostel is in a really cool location, in the centre of Sultanhamet, with the blue mosque and Saint Sophia withing walking distance. There are a lot of nice places to eat. Of course you'll find them more expensive than the others because you're in... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Staff were helpful and friendly, room was fine. Breakfast was good, the terrace is lovely! Best breakfast location. They are a pick up point for the shuttle bus to the airport which is really handy. Make sure you have Turkish lira other wise using euro means you pay more!

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Chiavari, Italy
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I've spent just 3 days in Istanbul...too much little time to visit this amazing city! but we managed to see almost all the mayor attractions also thanks to the closeness of the hostel to the center of the city...it is just behind the Aya Sophia and Blue Mosquea...you can reach all the best places in just 5 min walking! My... More 

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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I stayed here on my own in an 8 bed dorm, and was then joined by friends and moved to a private room with double and a single bed. The staff were so helpful and inviting, and while they had limited foreign language knowledge between them (not a worry for me, but very difficult for an Italian woman in my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

It was what you need in a hostel. Above average for the area. Friendly staff. Speak english well enough. Close to bkue mosque. A street with a fun vibe. Wifi in rooms was a huge plus. I also enjoyed the great breakfasts that were included.

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Brussels, Belgium
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

In Sultanahmet, just a few minutes from the Blue Mosque and Aya Sophia, two of the world's greatest architectural achievements, it's not difficult to find a place to sleep. We selected Sydney Hostel because we had stayed here before and we're so happy we did! Our triple room was adequately large, en suite, with a window looking out to the... More 

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Montblanc, Spain
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Good location near Blue Mosque, they also sell food and water pipe and are very helpful people. We were a big group (10 people), so we filled one room, the service was good and the people were friendly, the building not so new but the showers, beds and A/C were in good condition.

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Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Akbiyik Cad. No:42 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Number of rooms: 12
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