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Topdeck Hostel

Cankurtaran Mah. Terbiyik Cikmazi No:6 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Topdeck Hostel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stayed here in 2012 and loved it. We stayed in the downstairs dorm, but were the only ones there. It was a little difficult to find at first, but we were surprised by how quiet it was seeing its convenient location, which is very, very central and great for exploring! The staff at the time was great and helpful,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

After much deliberation searching for a place to stay I finally decided on Topdeck and it was a very pleasant experience. I had been coordinating with Emmy (who was very helpful aswell) over email and everything was sorted. A bit of a let down was the fact that the airport pick up that I had booked through the hostel did... More 

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Turin, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

This hostel is situated in Sultanahmet in a quiet street, but in a few moments you will meet a really joyful street, full of restaurants and cafè. The hostel is a few steps from all the main tourist attractions: Saint Sofia, Basilic Cistern, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, etc. Topdeck has many kind of rooms: big for a lot of people... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

A young Aussie/Turkish couple, Emmy and Metin run this place. Very much on the ball. Breakfast is served on the roof with a view to die for. Spotlessley clean. Stayed there late May 2011 and was very impressed. Emmy particularly is very efficient/calm. Her and her partner (soon-to-be-husband) I wish all the best. Topdeck Cafe has accommodation too but is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

This is a hostel that has some more upscale rooms too. I stayed in a very comfortable room with a double bed and a view over the Sea of Marmara. The staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfast was served up on the roof terrace overlooking the sea. All in all, a good budget choice and preferable to many... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

Top Deck was the best hostel my wife and I stayed at in 3 months of travel through Europe! Great location just behind the a busy restaurant \ cafe street and 5 mins to Blue Mosque & Hagia Sofia - which you can see from their roof top terrace! Awesome cooked breakfast on the roof top. Emmy (the Australian manager)... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

We arrived at Topdeck Istanbul to welcoming and friendly faces!! The staff we're very fun with a good sense of humor, whilst still being professional. Our room was nice and just perfect for our short stay in Istanbul. The highlight for me was the breakfast which was situated on the rooftop terrace. Very beautiful. The hostel is central and close... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2011

if your heading to Istanbul, Topdeck Hostel is the place to stay. the staff are great (especially Emmy) are always helpful and are more than willing to offer assistance on places to see and eat. And the view from the topdeck terrace bar is incredible!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

Location is key for this hostel. Right where you want to be if you're a short-term stay tourist wanting to see all the attractions. Cabs have a hard to find it, so make sure you have their phone numbers handy. It's about 40 Turkish Lira to get from Airport. About 3 of 4 people working there speak English fluently. Everyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

The Topdeck is located deep in Sultanahmet on a quiet side street but not far from a busy tourist area. The reception area was small and uninviting and the narrow winding stairs to the rooms seemed poorly lit, but then sensors turned lights on as needed. Our well-lit room was clean with a polished wooden floor and hooks for our... More 

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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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