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Agora Guesthouse

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Cankurtaran Mah. Ak Biyik Cad. Amiral Tafdil Sok. No:6 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Mumbai
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here with my sister. While my sister was hesitant as they only had space in the mixed dorms, her worries were laid to rest once we checked in. Not only were the beds comfortable but the bathrooms were super clean. They have seperate shower cubicles and multiples sinks. The location of the hostel is superb- bang in the Sultanhamet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is the best! It is around the corner from all of the historical sites of Istanbul that you want to see! It was comfortable, clean and safe. There is a beautiful rooftop terrace view and I met other friendly guests who were also staying there. The concierges were extremely helpful. I had the best time in Istanbul thanks... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After wandering around the Sultanahamet area (read the directions on the info sheet they send you!) we were happy to be greeted by 'Bob' at the front desk, who was an excellent and fun host. We really enjoyed our four nights here-- clean facility, good breakfast, safe, awesome rooftop terrace, friendly and helpful staff, and a very good location for... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Agora Guesthouse is an awesome hostel in the historic section of Istanbul. It's conveniently located to all of the top sights (Aya Sophia, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern), but feels comfortable and cozy. The staff is helpful and incredibly accommodating, always willing to help! I'd highly recommend staying here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You absolutely can’t beat the location of the Agora Guest House in Sultanahmet, Istanbul’s old city. You are a five-minute walk to the major sights, including the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace, as well as to connect to public transport to get around the city. The staff are always helpful and friendly and they have the best breakfast... More 

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Saint James Parish, Jamaica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best hostel experience was at this place and I've been to a lot of hostels. The staff were so helpful, the vibe was amazing, and everyone was so nice. There's a beautiful view on the rooftop where you can hang out with other guests. Even though its a great vibe everyone is respectful of those who want to sleep. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was only in istanbul for a short 22 hours layover. Agora Guesthouse was the perfect accommodation for my short stay. Only few minutes walking distance from Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, (literally the same metro stop), I was able to check out both places with ample of time to get some souvenirs and sweets before I leave. The rooms... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was traveling with my husband and brother, so Agora was perfect for us, my husband and I stayed in a double room on the 2nd floor, and my brother stayed in a 4 bed hostel room in the basement. Agora perfectly suited our needs - it was very convenient to all of the sights. The roof deck is terrific,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed at Agora for five nights in April 2015. The hostel was beautiful, very clean, and in a great location. I stayed in the 10-bed female dorm which is located on the ground floor. The dorm bathrooms are located in the basement - they are cleaned daily and were definitely the best I've ever seen in a hostel. Free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Very nice hostel for backpackers. Good locations in the old city. The breakfast and view on the top of the roof is excellent. Staff are nice and helpful, and stay japanese staff or speak japanese staff. good handmade map for your traveling in Istanbul. if i can visit to turkey, i'm going next time ;)

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