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Orient Hostel International

Akbiyik Cad. No 9 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012
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Istanbul, Turkey
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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

A rooftop cafe with great views, a cafe out front where you can easily meet new friends, and a very helpful staff, including a travel agent in the hostel! I had a private room for a very good price. Love the location, a lively street, very close to Topkapi and Hagia Sofia.

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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Clean rooms for a nice price. Roof bar with a view to the Marble Sea. The location is excellent, 5 minutes' walk to the Hagia Sophia where you can change money. Left my precious World Map posters in my room, Onur (hostel guy) sent them to me to Hungary. Absolutely recommended.

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Varna, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Orient Hostel is perfect for budget travellers with little time on their hands,close to attractions such as the Grand Bazaar, Spice Market and the Blue Mosque. The wifi is great and they throw in a free breakfast (standard Turkish breakfast, anyone else sick of cucumber and boiled eggs?) The downsides are, very noisy at night, and dust bunnies on the... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

If you are staying ın Istanbul and want a great location, amazing staff that will look after you and an atmosphere great for meeting other travellers then this is the right place to come. Have stayed here over a week and have had a fantastic time, thanks to all the guys who here who have made my trip here. Will... More 

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Bramsche, Niedersachsen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

My friend and I stayed in this hostel for 2 nights while in Istanbul. I had chosen this hostel mainly because of it's location as it's so close to all the major sites and only a few minutes walk to public transport. However, the guys working at the Orient made our stay the best! They were happy to answer any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

This may be a hostel but it has some major benefits not offered by hotels in the area. The location is superb, close to the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and Hagia Sofya, and is on a street with the the best restaurants in Istanbul.The best thing about it is the hostel rooftop. It easily has the best view over the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

These guys have a straightforward hostel that sees a lot of travelers pass through. They operate one 30-bed dorm that's the largest I've seen on my trip around the world over the past 9 months. It's a great 10 Euro budget option for Istanbul, but it gets toasty in there with no AC. They've also got their own in-house travel... More 

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Clearwater, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Orient. The service is great; I became friends with many of the staff there. They are very hospitable and offer excellent help in planning your travel/sightseeing plans. The rooftop patio offers a view of Istanbul and the water that can't be beat. The Orient is located in a colourful, vibrant tourist hub rife... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

For 3 years I stayed with groups of young people at the Orient Hostel. The location is perfect, the people in the hostel are always very frienly and forthcoming, the rooms are clean. The breakfast is filling: Youghurt, cornflakes og müssly, fruits, bread, jam, honey and butter,mfrench toasts, coffee or tee - and can each as much as you like... More 

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

We stayed at this hostel for 2 nights in a 6 bed dorm room. The beds were good but not great. The bathrooms were the best I have seen in 2 weeks of Turkey!! Still, they are not excellent but quite clean! The breakfast was nice and the staff friendly. Location is great but that goes for many hostels in... More 

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Address: Akbiyik Cad. No 9 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
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Number of rooms: 12
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