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Old City Hostel

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Alemdar Mah. Bestekar Osman Sk No:9 | Divanyolu Cad,Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34600, Turkey
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel is simply amazing and me and my cousin had such a good time here! This hostel was recomended to me by a good friend and I will definitely recommend it to others. The location is just perfect, right in the old center of Istanbul. You walk right into nice restaurants and in 5 till 15 min you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a small but very nice hostel rigth in the old city centre of Istanbul, with a walking distance of max 5min to all of the sights (Topkapi, Ayasofia, Blue mosque, Grand & spice bazar, ...). Rooms are clean, bathroom is quite big and cleand every day, there is air-conditioner in the room and lockers for value baggage. The... More 

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Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The hotel room was very nice and clean. We can also book the airport shuttle service to both airport from the hotel ( very convenient ). The hotel is in the middle of city which is really close to blue mosque and ayasofya and topkapi palace and grandbazaar and everything ! Oh really close to sultanahmet tram station also. but... More 

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Orange County, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I had overnight layovers in Istanbul on my way to and from Italy last Oct/Nov. This was my first time in Turkey, and I will definitely be back. The hostel was a little hard to find - I didn't realize that what they call "streets" are what we in the US would call "alleys". But once I got there, I... More 

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Florence, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This hostel was completely worth it. The location is incredible, the staff is great, and breakfast is provided (and it's not half bad either!). Plus, the restaurant downstairs gave us free drinks, and even let me keep a tea cup! Overall, it was an awesome experience, and if you are a college student or not, you should stay here!

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A friend and I recently stayed at the Old City Hostel while we were in Istanbul. We had a great experience and I like to think that the place we stayed had a great deal of involvement with that. Upon our arrival, we were allowed to eat breakfast and leave our bags, even though we were too early to check... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Second night - coming back from our first journey into Taksim Square. Front door is locked. Rifat (the owner) had given me his phone number after he caught us drinking on the rooftop earlier that night, give him a ring, no answer. Window's open. Why not go for it? Right? Rifat opens the door as one of our group is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This small place is at an amazing location in the old city. In February it is slow season but still met fun people. Rooms very clean and top patio would be great in the warmer months! Free WiFi, free basic breakfast and very cheap to stay. Recommended.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It's a new Restaurant and I am glad to report the food is Good!! Really good!! Particularly enjoyed the Kebab in the Pot! Dint stay in the hostel just dined in the restaurant Liked the area a lot, lots of things to do

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Münster, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

It is a nice hostel, great staff and a very good location ! there are so many shop nearly and restaurant ! You can easily find some local food anyway. It's my second time to stay here! And the chef and Yusuf is very kindly and helpful! By the way, merry christmas 2014!

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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