I stayed at Sultan Hostel for about a week back in January. For the location you absolutely cannot beat the price (we paid 9 USD) and it is definitely good value for the money; fairly clean, all the travel amenities you might need, a pretty good included Turkish style breakfast, and friendly enough staff.
We stayed our first night in a private room and the remainder of our stay in a 26 person dorm (but were upgraded to a 6 person dorm at the same rate because it was the low season apparently) and both were fine for the price. I almost preferred the dorm to the private room because there was a bit more space but overall everything was more than pleasant. I can see there being maybe a slight issue with bathroom availability in the busier months (from what I could make out there was only one on my floor) but that is only speculation since it was fine while I was there. The common areas were great as well- nice lounge area on the bottom floor with hookah and drinks, and the roof area looked like it would be amazing during the summer (I was there during the blizzard so didn't get to enjoy this, unfortunately!).
By all accounts it was a great value but my favorite part was the location. It is literally just a few blocks from the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, the Basilica Cistern, Topkapi Palace, and the tram line. Fairly easy walk to the waterfront as well.
- Also Known As:
- Sultan Hotel Istanbul
- Sultan Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Be smart, stay smart! Our mission is to provide comfortable, stylish, convenient and affordable accommodation in Istanbul at a price that can’t be beat. Our location is designed with the backpacker in mind. From our 24-hour reception to security lockers , we have everything you need to enjoy your stay and feel comfortable. SULTAN HOSTEL IS THE ONLY HOSTEL WHERE YOU CAN WATCH RUGBY GAMES LIVE ON BIG SCREEN TV AND ALSO ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE IN ENGLISH Our hostel is also regularly health and safety checked by the local governments. If you have not satisfied with your stay for any reasons, we take your comments and suggestions seriously. We encourage you to speak to your dedicated and highly-trained staff to help us improve our hostels. We will work our hardest to make it a pleasant stay, whether one night or a month! As part of the Youth Hostel Association and the International Youth Hostel Federation. We are right in the heart of a young, international area full of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars, this YHA property buzzes with action. We are the perfect stop on your backpacker trail of Istanbul. Our rooms are with or without Bathroom and Breakfast Included. Our hostel is centrally located in Sultanahmet and is just a few minutes walk from all the major attractions. On our big screen TV.You can watch the latest movies and watch all sports activitivies including, Rugby, Premier League, Tennis, golf. Some of our facilities are; Reasonable prices, Clean comfortable rooms, 24 hour piping hot water, No curfew, Friendly, helpful English speaking staff, Great food, Relaxed Bar, Lockers for your valuables. Free internet access, wireless internet, home tether, free towels, breakfast included, travel agency, sea view terrace in summerThe Sultan Hostel is a short walk to all the main sights including, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, the Underground Cistern, the Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace. ... more less
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