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Sultan Hostel

Akbiyik Cad no 21, Istanbul 34400, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
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Ranked #51 of 786 Specialty lodging in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hostel is well-maintained and reasonably priced. The reception staff were friendly and didn't try (too hard) to sell us partner trips etc. which was a nice change. Rooms were pretty standard but clean and comfortable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice hostel, cheap and very close to every touristic site in Istanbul. with a really nice bar with good cocktails ! :) The location is perfect and the room are clean. Nice terrasse on the top with a great view on Istanbul. Good advices receive for turkish bath.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect location,perfect staff,cheapest beds....thank you for everything..ı Will never forvet you guys..my favorite is SAMED..we had great experience with you and feel like we were in Uruguay...see you guys..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sultan Hostel is located within 5 minutes of the Blue Mosque and Haiga Sophia. It is also around the corner form the basilica cistern and other sights within Sutanahmet. It's on a busy street with loads of restaurants and some bars. It can be quite noisy at night but not too bad. It is clean and safe. There are lockers... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is great is you want to be near the center of Istanbul and all the sites. Location could not be better. The hostel restaurant is the best and liveliest spot on the street. Backpackers are out at all hours. The halls can be noisy at night but very quiet in the morning. We had a basement room which... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in Sultan Hostel a few weeks ago in the triple room with private bathroom. Room was decent size, comfortable beds and hot water all day and night! Really good price per night, get what you paid for and more. Decent breakfast was included, loved having it outside in the calm every morning before starting our day. The food in... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel is where you go, It is safe, welcoming, friendly, with amazing staff, clean rooms, and a very central location... I love this place and the staff who make it what it is. I don't want to leave. The atmosphere, the good nature of everyone here, I can't wait to come back. I will truly miss the Sultan Hostel.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I liked staying here so much, will be heading back at the end of the month when im back in istanbul. Sultan hostel is located in the backpacker/tourist district, lots of travel agents, restaurants and other hostels. Also only a 5 minute walk to the blue mosque and hagia sofia. Our room was a twin private and was good value... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

don't generally give bad reviews on trip advisor but spent 2 months in asia and given accommodation is obviously cheaper over there we payed a fair bit more here and it was still a lot worse than anywhere else we'd stay over 2 months. we paid for a 6 bed room and they put us in a 10 bed room.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Patronizing and ill informed reception workers, bad WiFi, no kitchen, the restaurant downstairs as the only common area, only 2 showers and toilets between about 20 people, and bugs in said showers. The multiple person dorm rooms had only one key each, which means that if the last person in the room forgets to lock the door, anyone can have... More

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Address: Akbiyik Cad no 21, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet - Old City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Be smart, stay smart! Our mission is to provide comfortable, stylish, convenient and affordable accommodation in Istanbul at a price that can’t be beat. Our location is designed with the backpacker in mind. From our 24-hour reception to security lockers , we have everything you need to enjoy your stay and feel comfortable. SULTAN HOSTEL IS THE ONLY HOSTEL WHERE YOU CAN WATCH RUGBY GAMES LIVE ON BIG SCREEN TV AND ALSO ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE IN ENGLISH Our hostel is also regularly health and safety checked by the local governments. If you have not satisfied with your stay for any reasons, we take your comments and suggestions seriously. We encourage you to speak to your dedicated and highly-trained staff to help us improve our hostels. We will work our hardest to make it a pleasant stay, whether one night or a month! As part of the Youth Hostel Association and the International Youth Hostel Federation. We are right in the heart of a young, international area full of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars, this YHA property buzzes with action. We are the perfect stop on your backpacker trail of Istanbul. Our rooms are with or without Bathroom and Breakfast Included. Our hostel is centrally located in Sultanahmet and is just a few minutes walk from all the major attractions. On our big screen TV.You can watch the latest movies and watch all sports activitivies including, Rugby, Premier League, Tennis, golf. Some of our facilities are; Reasonable prices, Clean comfortable rooms, 24 hour piping hot water, No curfew, Friendly, helpful English speaking staff, Great food, Relaxed Bar, Lockers for your valuables. Free internet access, wireless internet, home tether, free towels, breakfast included, travel agency, sea view terrace in summerThe Sultan Hostel is a short walk to all the main sights including, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, the Underground Cistern, the Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace. ... more   less 
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