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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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel is near the Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia and Topkaki palace... so very good location. You can go to the grand bazaar and spice market by foot. The staff is great and the hostel is really clean. Wifi works! They have a great turkish breakfast :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel was very well located, really near from the tram station. The room was really clean and they used to clean the bathroom every day. The staffs were great, they gave us tea all the time for free. The breakfast was incluided and delicious, they had eggs, cake, bread and jam!! I recomend 100%!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hostel is located right in the old town, so many sights are in walking distance. The rooms are nice and clean, the bathrooms are fine and the staff is very friendly. And the tea is great. Breakfast is fine as well, maybe some fruits would be great. Totally recommend staying there!

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I stayed ın thıs hostel for 2 nıghts and ı really really lıked ıt. The locatıon ıs ın the mıddle of everywhere and the rooms where nıce clean and quıet. The owner ıs very laıd back and very helpfull. There,s lockers for your thıngs. Shower ıs nıce and warm. VERY FRIENDLY STAFF!!

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

best location friendly staff clean safe nice breakfast I recommend to evry one nice terres view Grand Bazar 5 minutes walk shop unexpansev stay all transportation ner by I love it iwll be back again i made allot of friends in hostel nice bathrom large clean and cute nice block with a lot of restaurant coffee shop

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It was the beginning and end of my stay, great location, 3 min to term station, very helpful staff and boss, they clean the dorm everyday. I made friends during my stay! Great place! For backpacker or someone would like to meet people and saving money is the right choice!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My friend and I spent the first night in Turkey there. It was a small hostel in Sultan Ahmet, Istanbul. Really good location, convenient transportation, and in the crowded street. The room is spacious and clean, partly-equipped. The host there is really nice and friendly. Really high cost performance.

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Hsinchu, Taiwan, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This hostel is nearby centre of hagia sophia and blue musk, which is the must-go place when u visit istanbul. So, if u are choosing a place to stay, which is not expensive , clean room and easy to vist any sites, I totally recommend this great hostel. By the way, the boss is handsome and nice.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have traveled in many countries, but experience with the owner of this hostel is the worst. We booked through Instantworldbooking.com (big mistake!) One bedroom for 8 persons, remaining to pay another 60 euros on arrival but when we got there Mr. Rifat, the owner, was quick to take our luggage in the room and then asked for my passport,then... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It was really good when we were staying there. Perfect location great staff and everything. But things were getting ugly after we booked a tour for Goreme there. The owner didn't mention one night hotel is included in the tour until our last day in Istanbul. As we did not know that, we booked another hotel for two nights and... More 

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Address: Alemdar Mah. Bestekar Osman Sk No:9 | Divanyolu Cad,Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34600, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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