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Agora Guesthouse
Ranked #2 of 1,235 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
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Reviewed December 13, 2013 via mobile

I have stayed in Agora 3 times since April 2013. It feels like my home away from home and the staff know me by now. Every day begins with a great breakfast, clean showers, and a friendly smile from the staff. They have helped me to organize tours, airports rides, order food, send postcards and even received a set of champion league tickets for me.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

A wonderful place to stay in the heart of Istanbul - less than 5 mins walking distance from the major tourist attractions, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia etc. Spic & span rooms & washrooms. A cozy rooftop kitchen & breakfast area, where one can have home like breakfast, very friendly staff & you get a chance to meet & chit chat with other tourists from various parts of the world. You can have your free morning breakfast, & otherwise reheat / microwave your packed food any hour of the day. With a beautiful view of the sea from the terrace, its a wonderful place to stay anytime of the year. Have been there twice and its like a second home for me.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank TravellerYG
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

this is the second time that i chose Agora Hostel,everything excellent , clean and friendly team
this time i chose to sleep in 4 bed dorm garden view i think its a good option.you can see some trees,seagulls,cats and drops of rain outside the window.
everyday the room service team cleaning the room
i'm sure I'll come third time and will also chose Agora hostel
special thank to Vahap, Ali and the Japanese roof team

Room Tip: 4 bed dorm garden view
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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4  Thank punisherbb
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

This guest house is new and immaculate and the staff very kind and responsive. Its location is the best possible with terrace views of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Bosporus shipping. I am older and enjoy reflection and reading and did that when I was here. Tomomi gave me special treats and Vahap who has lived in the US was flexible and funny and efficient. He explained why the rug merchants and café men still accost you in Sultanahmet as you pass.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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2  Thank Eric C
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

That about sums it up! One of the cleanest hostels I've ever had the pleasure to stay in. Plenty of showers & toilets, excellent breakfast and the hostel employees were great. Pretty mellow crowd so I had no problems with noise, etc. Great location for visiting all of the major tourist sites - a little far from the nightlife though. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

I stayed here for 2 weeks and I loved it. It's nice and quiet at night, and I really appreciated how clean they kept it. The staff is awesome, everyone is so kind and friendly and helpful. I have so many good memories here. Loved it!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

From the rooftop on the premise you can expect sunshine pouring through heavy shade of clouds into marmara sea. To throw out everything inside, I saw there white seagulls as a auspicious incarnation of angel!

Well, that may be happen even in neighbours of the same business and thus, you really have a chance to experience for yourself what I has gone through with a bottles of Efes pilsener.

The reception offered me an unexpected upgrade to double room thanks to the Allah and low season.
In spite of tight schedule for breakfast hours, most tourists seemed to be there on time, enjoy as if they were all early birds.

The rooftop bar offers only non-alcohol drinks however, no limitation was applied to the guests regarding official procurement of the alcohol from the neighbour grosseries or more precisely - bakkal.

Chances are that I will be there again, even though it would come after several decades.
Maa shaa allah!

Room Tip: ability to negociate in Turkish with a sense of humor
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Agora Guesthouse

Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Ak Biyik Cad. Amiral Tafdil Sok. No:6 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 1,235 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range: $11 - $41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Agora Guesthouse & Hotel is a boutique hotel created for the savvy, modern traveler. An edgy feel, online and personal interaction, and a spectrum of available room types make the Agora experience unique to the individual. Depending on budget and lifestyle, guests can choose from a wide array of room types and amenities. Private rooms with private baths, wide screen TV with DVD player, air-conditioner, complimentary wireless Internet, mini bars, and direct-dial telephones and hair dryers.You will get to enjoy Agora’s home-made breakfasts which are served on the rooftop terrace overlooking the Bosphorus and the Asiatic part of Istanbul. Agora is youthful, high-style, and high-tech. Our rooms are simple, stylish, and inexpensive. We offer convenient accommodations for the hip and spendthrift traveler. In-the-know 18-40 year old international travelers and domestic travelers looking for modern, upscale accommodations on a budget will appreciate our variety of room types and options. Agora Guesthouse and Hotel is located in the heart of Istanbul, only steps away from the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Underground Cistern, 10 minutes walk to the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market, 10 minutes drive to Taksim square. Agora Guesthouse and hotel is sure to be Turkey's best and when you stay you'll see that Agora has included all the small details to ensure a perfect stay. ... more   less 
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