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Old City Hostel
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

Hey this is Negar from Iran :)
finally I'm writing my review,
I stayed for 3 night and I had lots of fun,very nice host ( Staff is great! :) ) warm and nice to chit chat,good English speaking and helpful :)
the location is really good in old part of city ,5 minutes to everything,nice alley full of restaurants in neighbor,very close to tram stop, rooms are a bit smaller that is shown in pics but still good :),night light and closet near the bed,
you won't regret, I promise.
and one thing! try to go on RAMAZAN( month), the city never sleeps, and it is really safe
I really miss Istanbul and Old city hostel ;)
Thank you

Room Tip: first floors( because of stares), and the bed one the left corner near the window and door, if you are a night traveler type of person and come late
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank Negar g
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

A lovely hostel, very clean and newly decorated dorms with lovely modern feel. Fantastic location right in the heart of the city, very easy to get to from the tram stop outside the blue mosque. Very friendly and helpful staff.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

I was in Boston and got a call from my friend who said "catch a flight and come to Istanbul today" well i went and was very happy with the hostel that he had chosen. The rooms and beds were very clean. The location was excellent, i was 5 minutes walk away from pretty much everything, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Spice Market, Gellata Bridge, etc. The best part was the staff and the atmosphere. we loved spending time at nigh sitting outside, playing back gammon, eating snacks and sipping tea or turkish coffee, talking to other guests as well as the hosts. I wouild go back to this place whenever I am in Istanbul. I have been to 40 countries and this was one of the best hostels i have experienced.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

I booked this Hostel for one night when i went to Istanbul. But after staying there for one night, i immediately booked it for the remaining of the trip (i am always cautious when booking Hostels, they are either a hit or a miss). Firstly the rooms and beds were clean and comfortable, they clean the rooms and change sheets daily. The location was excellent, i was 5 minutes walk away from pretty much everything, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Spice Market, Gellata Bridge, etc (except Takseem Square, you need to take the train there). The best part was the staff and the atmosphere. The hostel staff was extremely helpful in guiding, they warned me about the ripoffs and also told me about the best places to do my shopping (saved at least 50% on some stuff). Plus when i just wanted to relax, i came downstairs and sipped tea and played backgammon with other people and the staff and had a great time. On the last note, even if they don't advertise it, the food they offer is much better and cheaper than some of the fancy restaurants. Can't wait to go back there.
A little secret, ask the Hotel Manager Tarik to make fresh lemonade, it's delicious....

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

This place has twice been our haunt on trips through Turkey, it is a little more on the quiet side as a hostel, which I prefer, but there are restuarants just across the street that keep going till the night is late.
The rooms and bathrooms have always been nice and clean, although they are a little small.
On the return of this trip we came into Istanbul at 6am, so they allowed us to leave our bags at the hostel for the day even the we weren't staying for the night.
This may not be the most economical place to stay but it is in a nice location, just two minutes walk from the Metro station Sultanahmet. Enjoy Istanbul.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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