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Reviewed April 19, 2013

The staff was unbelievably cool ! Great experience !
They gave us great tips of places to go eat and drink, and they let us left our baggages in the hostel and use their wifi even in a day that we weren't staying there !

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank gtolomeo
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

The staff does everything they can possibly do to accomodate your stay, including setting up a beanbag hookah lounge on the roof in the middle of February! The location is incredible (our terrace view overlooked the Blue Mosque at night) and is easily walking distance from all the main sights. The heating isn't the greatest so just make sure to pack an extra sweater to sleep in. Istanbul was one of my favorite places to study abroad and this hostel definitely helped better my experience!

Room Tip: Don't forget warmer clothes to sleep in if you're going during a colder month!
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Miaa847
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

First, there are two basic places where the hotels & hostels are. One is the Sea of Marmara side of the tram (T1) tracks (same side as Blue Mosque/hippodrome), and the other on the golden horn side (same side of the tracks as the grand bazar). From maps, you can not tell the difference. when we arrived in Isanbul we stayed on the marmara side. Don't do it. It is dark and steep, and not much there.

City hostel is in a excellent location. Bright, and right in the center of it all.

It is a dorm hostel, but it is clean. I saw them clean. They do an excellent job. Nice people.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Craig R
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

This is the cleanliest dorm I have stayed in my Turkey trip.The white interior of the dorm gave fresh and clean feelings. Bed was comfy. There were four double deckers in the room with lockers and private bathroom per room.

Price is reasonable. Location is good, about 100m away from Sultanahmet tram station. Walking distance to Blue Mosque, Agya Sophia & Topkapi Palace. 15 mins walking distance to Grand Bazaar, or 20 mins to Spice Bazaar.

Recommend this place if you're planning to stay at Sultanahmet area.

Room Tip: The dorm is fresh, new and clean, equipped with individual sockets and reading light per bed.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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6  Thank Cloud E
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

LOCATION
Excellent! Just one or two minutes from the metro exit.

FACILITIES
Everybody has his electricity outlet and reading lamp. The cleanliness is okay.

PROBLEMS
1. The WiFi signal in the most of the rooms (except the room in the lowest level) is almost disappear. You have to go to the lobby to use the internet.
2. The breakfast is so-so.
3. The quality of the staff is not stable (maybe depend on his mood?). For example, I want to know the WiFi password, and they told me to find the other guests in the hostel then went away!

Room Tip: Rooms in the lowest level maybe better.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Thank WeiJen
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