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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only 3 minutes away from Aya Sophia. You'll walk home to it everyday while you stay here which is amazing. Great hospitality and very friendly especially for the owner, Ali. He is a cool guy😊 would definitely stay here again if I ever come back to Istanbul

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

This hostel is really awesome, the staff is kind and trustworthy( for example: when I arrived.I thought I had to pay 50euros for a week and they said: no no, its just 45.) and its located in the heart of Istanbuls historic district, so if you want to know more about the local culture, and spend your time in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Mavi Guesthouse is a hostel located a few blocks away from Hague Sofia and the Blue Mosque, as well as some other points of interest. The hostel itself is very clean, has great wifi and a nice view of the mosques and the Bosphorus from the balcony. You can contact the staff beforehand to set up private transport from the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Sıtuated only 100 metres from sultan ahmet mosque and ın the centre of the dıstrıct , mavı guest house ıs probably the most popular optıon for solo travelers and backpackers. ıts offers dormıtory accomodatıon , as well as prıvate rooms. Great management (Alı bey) and staff , frıendly and very helpful , ıt also offers a range of tourıst related... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

After finding Mavi Guesthouse on Hostelworld, I did my usual Tripadvisor review search and found majority of reviews were very favourable, these reviews don't paint the whole picture. Mavi Guesthouse is owned and operated by the most incredible bloke I've ever met in my travels, Mehmet or Ali as he likes to be called, is so helpful and is always... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

This guesthouse is really great. For all traveller that wish to visit Istanbul , this is the best place to stay . Trust me its worth . Ali yes is the best ! I miss him so much 😁 . This guesthouse is located near Blue Mosque so its is easy for us . And the most important is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Ali was the best! He was very helpful and accommodating. He scheduled a hot air balloon ride and tours for us in our next stop in Cappadocia and he gave us tips around Istanbul, too. My 4-bed dorm (that I had to myself for one night and with only one other girl the other night) was nice and clean, although... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Ali the owner and his staff are the kindest of people! They will help you with anything. Staying here felt like being apart of one big family. Beds aren't the comfiest but the toilets always worked and showers were always hot. Great traditional breakfast included. Fantastic location! Just steps away from the main attractions and restaurants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Great location in Sultanahmet, walking distance to tram, mosques, aya sophia, grand bazaar etc. Little breakfast plus coffee and tea given-even to late sleepers. Helpful staff. I had a super comfy stay

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Sometimes you stay at a place because of its luxuries and amenities, other times it's for convenience and company. In the case of Mavi I would say it's the latter. If you need an affordable safe nights sleep in Istanbul, close to many sights with an amazing staff, this is the place to stay. The staff here, including the owner... More 

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Staying in Sultanahmet

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Sultanahmet
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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  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Mavi Guesthouse

Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Kutlu Guen Sokak No 3 Sultanahmet, Fatih | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $10 - $15 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Mavi Guesthouse Hotel Istanbul
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