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Old City Hostel

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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been here several times and have had a good experience every time. The owner and staff have been friendly and we were even allowed to stow our bags for a day during a layover. The place is clean and there's a rooftop seating area that's pretty neat. The location is great if you want to be Blue Mosque... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We easily found Old City as it connects to many main roads in the busy part of Old City Istanbul. The hostel was very clean and comfortable with a great sitting area where breakfast was served each day. Management was always available, with someone watching the front area at all times, so we felt safe. The beds were hard but... More

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Vilnius, Lithuania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in Old City Hostel for 3 nights and found it very good, in a convenient location, with a helpful staff. Although finding it in one of the alleys might be slightly confusing, all in all the hostel is easy to reach by tram. The important tourist attractions, such as Hagia Sofia, the Grand Bazaar or Galata Tower are... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was a bit cold at night but i was wearing shorts... Everything was really good otherwise! Decent breakfast, great location, and nice people :)) The room's very clean and the bed is comfy. And their shower is amazing -- had the best one in a while.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I came to Istanbul for the first time in February 2014 and had a great time staying at Old City Hostel. Not to be confused with the hotel, the Hostel is clean, inexpensive, very close to many tourist sites in Sultanahmet, and run by very friendly management. Rifaat provided me with excellent suggestions about how to plan my days, and... More

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Ithaca, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

No grunge here. This hostel is clean and tidy and located minutes away from the Blue Mosque. Additionally, it is very easy and cheap to get here from the airport - just take the subway and tram. Staff is eager to help you settle in and provide excellent recommendations for your trip!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I have been to Istanbul four times and keep returning to Old City Hostel where you are always guaranteed a warm welcome. The staff are fantastic. Always willing to help and make time to talk to you. The rooms are lovely and clean and each bed feels like its own private little room with electricity available right next to your... More

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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Hey this is Negar from Iran :) finally I'm writing my review, I stayed for 3 night and I had lots of fun,very nice host ( Staff is great! :) ) warm and nice to chit chat,good English speaking and helpful :) the location is really good in old part of city ,5 minutes to everything,nice alley full of restaurants... More

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Dompierre-les-Ormes, Bourgogne, France
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

A lovely hostel, very clean and newly decorated dorms with lovely modern feel. Fantastic location right in the heart of the city, very easy to get to from the tram stop outside the blue mosque. Very friendly and helpful staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I was in Boston and got a call from my friend who said "catch a flight and come to Istanbul today" well i went and was very happy with the hostel that he had chosen. The rooms and beds were very clean. The location was excellent, i was 5 minutes walk away from pretty much everything, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace,... More

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Address: Alemdar Mah. Bestekar Osman Sk No:9 | Divanyolu Cad,Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34600, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #49 of 689 Specialty lodging in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Just in the heart of historical Istanbul, Old City Hostel is the best located hostel in Istanbul! Cleanliness, safety and comfort are top priorities for Old City Hostel. ... more   less 
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