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Best Island Hostel

Kutlugun Sok. No:5 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #460 of 809 Specialty lodging in Istanbul
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in the dorm upstairs with views of the water, Hagia sophia and the Blue mosque. Toilets weren't great but the hostel was well priced and the view was so worth it. Turkish breakfast included. Hostel also organises its own pub crawl.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Cheapest offer for dorm room in Istanbul and you got what you deserved. The dorm room itself is kinda crowded so it's impossible to say its clean. You have doors wont be able to lock and no place to hang your stuff in shower room. No beer from the outside is allowed cause they sell it 60% more.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Worst staff. Unfriendly. Uncomfortable. Poor breakfast. They have all bad thing. Dear owner. Please change your management philosopby.

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Viseu, Portugal
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

HORRIBLE HOSTEL! Terrible and unfriendly Staff. Dirty bathroom. Bad WiFi connection. Poor breakfast. Nice location. Unpleasant atmosphere. No informations about the city (and the staff isn't willing to). Be prepared to wait or to get up early in the morning, because there are few bathrooms. They tried to compel us to buy some touristic packs! Do a favour to yourself... More

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Antakya, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This hostel has a lot of bad reviews for how rude the staff were. They now have new staff and they are awesome! Alex is great, and was super helpful with things to do in and around the city. Was also able to have some great conversations with him about life. The location is literally around the corner from the... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I spent my holiday in Turkey for a couple of weeks and this is the worst hostel i ever stayed. The owner and staff were unfriendly and will not help you at all. You make a big mistake if you choose this hostel. When you need something and ask the staff's help, they will make a bad face at you.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

i was traveling 3,5 month around europe and best island hostel was the worst i ever had,the most terrible thing is unfriendly staff and owner, the owner is typical of NEGATIVE person, not only me but mostly guest in dorm 16 where i was stay said the same things, when we ask something simple,owner has no smile at all always... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The worst hostel ever. The owner will never help you. As he said to me: "this is a bussines not a charity house, so in my hostel you pay for everything and if you don't like it, well, this is Istanbul and there is plenty of hostels". And he was right, you have to pay to use the kitchen, pay... More

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Roma, Italia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Very bad service! The kitchen is locaded inTo the toilets! Disgusting!!!!You need to pay every time you want use the kitchen ( that is really crazy)! Shower and toilets very dirty! Staff not really nice whit customers! Only the position is good, but in part because far from Taxim ( nightlife)!!

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Alajarvi, Finland
3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This hostel is cheap,simple and breakfast is included.Location is perfect, all the main attractions are very close and staff is very friendly!! i can recommend for all people who are looking for cheap and easy place to stay.:)

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Address: Kutlugun Sok. No:5 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
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