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Old City Esma Hostel

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315Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
105Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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superb location of this hostel along. bang next to the blue mosque and all the happenings of the city. the grand bazar is also only a walk away. the rooms were very decent, clean and the shared bathroom was very hygienic too. free breakfast in the morning is an added +.
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I stayed here in October of 2012 because my flight connecting flight was cancelled. I didn't have a hostel booked and my main priority was to have a hostel near public transportation. The Old City Esma didn't disappoint. It was a short two to three minute walk from the
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I originally chose this hostel because of the great reviews and price. I would not recommend staying here for an extended period of time. There was always a long wait for the bathrooms (of the four bathrooms only one had consistent hot water). REALLY loud music almost every
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Spent 5 great days in Istanbul and this hostel was definitely a part of this amazing experience. Very friendly people (and super nice owners, Anna Karenina says hi!), clean facilities, nice breakfasts. When we arrived we booked double room with shared bathroom but got an upgrade
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Hostel is very colorful and cosy.Very clean,nice bathrooms.Nice terrace with a beautiful view.Loved it from the first minute.The location is honestly great , but still the best here is... the staff : Kerem ,Serhan,Fatih,Yavuz,Havva and Nino.Thank you all ,very much, for your
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"take the 4 to one room. its really worth the price."
"Don't stay on third floor."
"There are two buildings , the one I stayed at was across the street so had to walk for a breakfast, but rooms were amazing, so would do it again!"
"the double private room is not recommended."
"Get the room close to the toilet access, Tea and breakfast is free :)"
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