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“Great small hostel in perfect location for ancient centre” 4 of 5 stars
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Metropolis Hostel
Yeni Akbiyik Cad. Terbiyik Sok. No:24 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #78 of 850 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
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“Great small hostel in perfect location for ancient centre”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel is positioned perfectly to access all of the old sites of Istanbul, it is close but tucked away from the hustle and bustle. A street full of delicious restaurants is on your doorstep and the Hagia Sophia is a 2 minute walk away.
The double room was quite spacious and cleaned daily and the bed was very comfortable. We thought we were booking with a private bathroom but turns out it's a 'private shared' bathroom. So people from a few rooms share the same bathroom, this was annoying at first but turned out not to be a problem at all. It is very good for the cheap prices you pay.
Breakfast was simple but nice.

  • Stayed December 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Utrecht, NL
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in Istanbul early in the morning: much too early to check in. The guy at the reception stored our bags and gave us the option to enjoy that morning's breakfast on their rooftop terrace already, for only a few extra lira. Since we were exhausted by traveling all night, this was a very welcome surprise. The rooftop terrace was lovely, the view was great and the breakfast was very good. After breakfast we decided to read a bit on the rooftop terrace, while enjoying the sun and the view. When we wanted to go out for lunch, it turned out we could already go into our room, which was perfect. The double room we had was clean, tidy and had a very good own a/c, which we really liked. The bathroom was shared, but it was also fine, since there were not that many rooms on our floor.

The rest of our stay we got to enjoy Istanbul to the fullest thanks to the comfort that we enjoyed here. Apart from the nice room, the rooftop terrace was a big plus: we had (FREE!) breakfast here every morning and enjoyed a beer here almost every late night, while enjoying the best view.

The staff was very friendly and managed to have a 24 hour reception, everyday cleaning, breakfast buffet and a rooftop bar, while as far as we knew there was only 4 people working here!

Great place, would definitely recommend!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Brighton North, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super nice,family lıke hostel.The locatıon of hostel was really great,close to all museums and other atractıons.Next to famouse Akbiyik Street where you have many restaurant and shısha bars.Roof bar is great and there is free shısha party and then staff will organıse a pubcrawl to the Taksım SQ. (party area). Also breakfast served at roof top was great start for İstanbul days. All in all atmosphere,friendly staff and nice rooms makes a second home ın İstanbul.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Mexico
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Stayed in this lovely little hostel for 6 nights in late october,we had a double ensuite overlooking boshphorus, amazing views,room was really clean ,24 hrs hot water, Free breakfast served on the roof terrace each morning was perfect for starting the day,Best part of the hostel is location, very convenience for explore the city as it's in walking distance to the most populer attracctions and tram that will take you everywhere in the city is just 5 minutes a way from the hostel.Very helpful staff will give you great info upon your arrival with a free map , they do organise cheap transfers, baths and city tours.Hostel is situated in quite street , we had no sleeping problem and our bed was quite comfy,Definetly worthed for the price we paid and would reccomend to my firends..

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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Stayed there few nights and totally enjoyed my stay,Rooms are cozy and clean, best showers. Free breakfast on the roof is absolutely fantastic, the view is killer. Best part of the hostel is location is so easy to get around.Hostel staff was friendly and always smiling,the provide cheap tours, transfers tips..I met
with some wonderful people during my stay.l will return here if I ever come back to istanbul

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I Had stayed here five year ago and came back again this years and I found it even better. staff is the best is use to be. Roof top bar is same,you can always go up and have beer to relax after a long sightseeing day. I had and excellent stay again and I might come back again in a few year

  • Stayed November 2014, 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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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I have had stayed in many hostel and metropolis hostel is the best one so far.lovely little hostel can host only 40 people in excellent location. nicely decorated rooms and dorm. excellent free breakfast. Great terrace with sea view where you can meet other people and have your breakfast in morning. 5 stars.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Yeni Akbiyik Cad. Terbiyik Sok. No:24 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #78 of 850 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
About Our Hostel,The entire hostel was completely renovated inside and out in November 2013. we put in new bathrooms, new beds (with an individual reading light and electrical outlet), new furniture, new floors and new decorations.We also installed new doors which close without making any noise, with electronic card locks for added securityWe offer high quality service at low prices for budget travellers. 'Run by travellers for travellers'. Metropolis Hostel is located in the historical old city of İstanbul. İt's just a few mins from the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Underground Cistern and Historical Turkish Baths... just 10 mins to Grand Bazaar and Spice (Eqyptian) Bazaar... just 30 mins to Taksim... and just 20 mins to Asian side by historical boat. Choose your bed from four bed or six bed mixed dorms, 6 bed female dorms, or double rooms with shared bathroom or ensuite. All double rooms have temperature control (air conditioned) and most rooms have stunning views of the Maramara Sea, the Bosphorous, Prince's İslands and the Asian shore. All rooms have comfy mattreses including dorm beds. Our hostel is very secure wıth 24 hour reception and a safe box in which you may store your valuables.Very clean and great showers with 24 hour running hot water. You can meet people from all around the world in our common areas. We have one covered common room as well as a roof top terrace area, both of which have great views of the Marmara sea, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia...you can eat your free breakfast on this great terrace. We also serve lunch, dinner and BBQ. Each week we host a BBQ party on our rooftop terrace, followed by a pub crawl to Taksim (the centre of nightlife and live music in İstanbul). You can try traditional and very tasty Turkish food at our famous associated BABYLONIA RESTAURANT (which is just 20 metres from our hostel and on the very busy and popular backpacker street). We have several computers and free internet for our guests and also wireless internet connection throughout the hostel. So, you can connect to the internet with your own notebook. We have a big screen television to watch cable tv to keep in touch wıth the world, watch movie channels, sports events.. Our travel agency can arrange all your travel needs wıth international-domestic flights, special city tours, dinner cruise by night, ANZAC tours (Troy & Gallipolli), Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale tours, belly dancing show with dinner (Turkish night) and Turkish bath. Our hostel is located near bus, tram and train transport. Our airport pick up servıce is 25 euros from ATATURK AİRPORT and 45 euros from SABİHA GOKCEN. OUR ENGLİSH, FRENCH AND SPANİSH SPEAKİNG STAFF WİLL TAKE CARE OF YOU TO MAKE YOUR STAY EVEN BETTER. THEY WILL ALSO İNFORM YOU ABOUT İSTANBUL AND TURKEY AND GİVE YOU A FREE MAP WHEN YOU ARRİVE ... more   less 
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