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Istanbul Hostel

Kutlugun Sok. No:35 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #353 of 912 hotels in Istanbul
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hostel itself is a little run-down but they clean it thoroughly daily. Staff are so friendly and helpful, they really make the stay enjoyable, especially for a solo traveler like me. I stayed in the 21 bed dorm, which always has the doors open so you often see stray cats coming in and out which is both equally entertaining... More

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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent location, great view from the terrace, kind staff. The cheapest room has 21 beds, 2 showers, and no lockers. The rooms door remains open all the time. But for the Price and location, great deal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

That was one of the best hostels I have been in terms of location and helpful staff. Turkey...specially Istanbul is sooo easy to travel around. But u just know that after u arrive there. Staff from Istanbul hostel gave me the right tips and made my trip to Gallipoli Troy Pammukale Selcuk and Capadocia sooo much cheaper. Highly recommended. Breakkie... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We weren't sure if we should stay in the historic district or in the more modern part of Turkey, but the historic was definitely the best choice! We loved being only a minute's walk from the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophie, the Basilica Cistern, and more. The hostel itself had great service and advice from the front desk, and was quite... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Amazing stay here, manage to visit again at the end of my month long trip. Totally 5 nights here! All is perfect. The hostel it self is pretty clean. I was stay at the 2ind floor 13 beds dorm room/ 30TL per night. Shower and toilet on the 2nd floor is clean and hot shower all day. Breakfast is at... More

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Berlin, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Rooms are nice enough, but the bathroom was rather bad. The location is great. There is no real hostel feeling to this place though. I don't think this is a good hostel if you're travelling alone. Value for money is not good enough.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at the IH thanks to its central location and the excellent service; The owners realldo everything they can to make your stay comfy! Further, we particulary liked the breakfast and the view from the restaurant at the top floor...

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I stayed for 4 nights in the massive 21-bed dungeon. The good: -Terrace view of Marmara sea -Literally next to Blue Mosque, Topkapi and Aya Sophia -Wifi OK -Bed/Linen is clean -Staff is knowledgeable and can book taxi/bus to airport for you The bad: -Shower is very basic, just a hose, and not completed sealed so not so much privacy.... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This hostel is in a excellent location. We stayed here one night. The service was very good. The restaurant at top had a pretty good view of the Haya Sophia. But if you want to enjoy a nice dinner at a nice restaurant go to the Seven Hill hotel restaurant - They have the BEST view of the blue mosque... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Istanbul Hostel offers very good accommodation at low prices. It is at 3 minutes walking distance from Sultanahmet square, near AyaSofya, Topkapi, The Blue Mosque and Cisterns Basilica. Siva Cafe is just round the corner! That's my favorite restaurant in Istanbul : great food, small prices, humus, baklava, turkish tea and coffee on the house! No extra tip added by... More

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Address: Kutlugun Sok. No:35 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
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Istanbul Hostel is the place for you!We have dorm rooms that can sleep four or more guests on comfortable, extra long single mattresses. Our double rooms are neat and clean with extra large king-sized mattresses. The bathrooms are located outside the rooms and are continuously maintained. All our rooms are non-smoking and have central heating.For those who want to keep in touch with the world while in exotic Istanbul, we offer Satellite TV (showing English news and sports events). ... more   less 
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