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“Sultan is my Number1” 4 of 5 stars
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Sultan Hostel
Akbiyik Cad No 17, Istanbul 34400, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #37 of 933 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
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“Sultan is my Number1”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I first visited Sultan Hostel over 10 years ago and have since returned many many times, and so thought I'd write a review to say thanks. It is great to see the modernisation of the rooms.

I was back earlier this year and promised to write a review....

Location is great for sultan ahmet and visiting the local sites.... even though now i know my way around istanbul, I still stay in the same place.

Security - I love the fact i can leave my luggage when checking in / out.

cafe - nice cafe to meet people

breakfast - great stuff. it sets me up for a whole day of walking :-)

Quality of sleep - when I first stayed, the place was not as popular with bars and cafes...recently, (during peak season) it was quite busy outside, which provided a nice surrounding.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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Paris, France
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This hostel was like feeling at home!
Cheap, clean, close to sultanahmed and in the best area! Everyone came from the neighbour hostels to dinner here so it means something. In addition in the evening you can really enjoy with the other guests in the comfortable common places.
The best of it Gabriele, the kind wairtress that will help you with everything!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Had a great stay at sultan hostel, it's very clean, in the perfect location and great value for money! Staff are all helpful and friendly and the restaurant/bar area is always lively at night. The location is very close to all the attractions of old town (blue mosque etc) and close to public transport.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Just the right place if you want to meet people and make friends!
Perfect location, really friendly staff, helpful and kind, very nice atmosphere, possibility to have lunch and dinner or just a drink to chat and meet people, transport to the airport offered...
Definitely coming back! Thank you for everything, Gabriela :)
Görüşürüz y hasta la próxima!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sultanhostel, Owner at Sultan Hostel, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
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We as Sultan Hostel team like to hhank you for sharing your good thoughts about our hostel and hoping to see you one other time.
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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I have now stayed here twice and I love the place. The staff are amazing!! Very helpful and friendly. The hostel is in a great location and is walking distance from most of the major sights. The rooms and bathrooms are really clean. They have a great bar and the food is amazing and well priced. I would recommend this to anyone who visit Istanbul. I can't see this being the last time I will stay here. Just brilliant!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The Sultan ıs a great hostel ın a great locatıon of Istanbul - Sultanahmet. It ıs a 5 mınute walk from both the Blue Mosque and Hagıa Sophıa, and also 2 tram stops from Grand Bazaar. The Golden Horn and Bosphorus and Spıce Bazaar are also a few tram stops ın the other dırectıon. The hostel ıtself was great, great vıbe and frıendly staff especıally Erhan, he made the stay. Sultanahmet ıs very busy at nıght wıth people and traffıc so brıng earplugs for sleepıng, the locals stay out very late. Hostel was great value and ıncluded breakfast. Sheesha ıs also avaılable!!!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sultanhostel, Owner at Sultan Hostel, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
Hi,
We as Sultan Hostel team like to hhank you for sharing your good thoughts about our hostel and hoping to see you one other time.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

The localization of the hostel couldn't be better, really close to Blue Mosque and Aya Sofia.
Clean rooms and bathrooms.
At the restaurant, also the food is really good and cheap.
The included breakfast, which has bread, corn flakes, tomatoes, cucumber and more, is also good.
By night, it gets really cheerful, with good music playing.
The best part of it was the staff, not only from the hostel but also from bar and restaurant. They were really kind, always helpful and nice.
We had a really good time there, I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sultanhostel, Owner at Sultan Hostel, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
Hi,
We as Sultan Hostel team like to hhank you for sharing your good thoughts about our hostel and hoping to see you one other time.
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Address: Akbiyik Cad No 17, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 933 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 34
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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