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Orient Hostel International

Akbiyik Cad. No 9 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Friendly staff that are very helpful. We stayed in the dorm and it was affordable. Breakfast is good, I wish they would provide some fruit though. You get a 10% off if you order supper from their restaurant but their portions are very small. I found a better meal across the road with a way more food at the same... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing hostel! Ridiculously convenient location, the staff were helpful, the place was clean and secure and had such a lovely atmosphere. The staff, Burak, Bilo and Birkay, were so so nice and really made my trip to Istanbul so much better, really fun and friendly. I already miss the place! highly recommended!

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Berkeley, California
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everybody in the hostel was really nice, the dorms, the atmosphere, the yummy breakfast with Hard Boiles Eggs, and black,olives, the excelent attention provide I spent a lot of time just chilling in the couzey terrace seeing the Aya Sofia, and the Blue Mosque. I definitely recommend this hostel, the best in Istambul I stayed in this hostel more than... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Love for tourism and hospitality. That's what this hostel is all about! Being the first hostel to open in Instanbul, the guys here provide exceptional service from over 20 years of experience. Reception is 24 hours and so when I arrived at 3am from the airport I was enthusiastically greeted by the Orient Family straight away. They are always so... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Wow! I was so impressed with this place! An incredible value in "old city," just a 2 minute walk to the Blue Mosque/Hagia Sophia and 10 minutes to the Grand Bazaar. Room 202 was clean & comfortable with a really nice full size bath. The hostel has a private wing for private rooms which are quiet, comfortable and secure. This... More

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Yokosuka-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I stayed dormitory of 4 persons. Room was clean and neat. But it was not well-lighted. We can eat breakfast for free from 8 o'clock every day(only egg and bread, cereal). And we can enjoy hot shower 24hours and Internet access and free Wi-fi. However,Wi-fi is not strong. Reception staff was kind. They sometimes tell us joke. So nice and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I was really pleased with this find of a hotel- embodies cheap and cheerful, and perfect for backpackers. The location, in Sultanahmet is barely five mins walk from the Aya Sofya and Blue Mosque, and a few minutes further on is the tram system running through Istanbul. The staff are friendly and helpful. Breakfast is basic but filing- french toast,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I actually stayed there for 2012-13 new years. All I can say the place is amazing. Great staff who are caring and very nice. The location is amazing just two minutes walking distance from the major tourists spots. It was my first time staying in a hostel so I didn't know what to expect but I'm glad I did. I... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The hostel has clean beds,friendly staff and great fun. Lively place in istanbul. Close to tramway.staff are so helpful always smile and ready to help. My time there been a blast and i will back again soon .

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The location is excellent, near all the best places to visit and next to Sultanahmet tram station. The dorms and the toilettes are clean and comfortable. The breakfast is complete and very nice and you have it in an special place with wonderful sigths!!! But the most important is the personal, the recepcionists, Burak and Sadi give you all the... More

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Also Known As:
Orient Hostel International Hotel Istanbul
Orient Hostel International Hotel
Address: Akbiyik Cad. No 9 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #37 of 697 Specialty lodging in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Orient Hostel is situated on the hillside in Sultanahmet, located a few minutes walk from tourist favourites Topkapi Palace, The Blue Mosque and Haghia Sophia. The Orient offers clean accommodation ranging from dorm rooms to private rooms with either shared or private bathrooms. Our attentive and helpful staff, make you welcome with a friendly atmosphere and fun belly-dancing and water-pipe (hookah) nights in the terrace café-restaurant during the high season ... more   less 
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