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Cheers Hostel
Ranked #4 of 1,242 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Fantastic stay! Could not ask for more. Affordable and the staff is extremely helpful. If there was ever a question or concern the staff was always extremely willing to help. Great location. I could literally write a novel on all the positives this place offers.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

I saw only good review about this hostel because its impossible to give a bad one. The staff is very friendly and informative. You can arrive at any time, and they will welcome you with nicest atitude. Walking distance to tourist attraction such as the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia. Breakfast for us was bread with egg, vegetables variety of jams, butter and cheese as much as you want, any kind of hot and cold drinks, plus smile from the staff and other lodgers.
I stayed in a room for 3, with fairly good price, very clean and spacious. The furnitures were new and excellent quality. Big marble bathroom, that probably at the same condition as 4 stars hotel in europe. The only thing that I think it should be improved that they should provide a better access to drinking water. I arrived quite late and there's no drinking water in the new building. And its quite a walk to the reception.

Room Tip: Choose the new building
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

I have been in Istanbul a couple of times and I can honestly say that this is the best hostel in Istanbul.
The location is just excellent, they provide very detailed instructions on how to reach it and it is really easy to find the hostel.
The staff were all very friendly and helpful.
Breakfast was delicious, what else can you want from a hostel!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Lora V
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

This was a great, affordable hostel with very friendly, helpful staff. The location is walking distance to all of the sights in the old city, lots of restaurants and a short fifteen minute stroll to Galata Bridge. The rooms are clean and bright; the women's only dormitory is nice. The best part, though, is the staff who are warm and friendly and ready to help out at every turn. All in all, this was an excellent hostel for the price.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Thank A_KaiserHughes
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

I stayed at Cheers Hostel for two nights, one in a 12 bedroom the other in a private 2 bedroom. Both were spectacular. The hostel has an awesome vibe/ cozy, comfortable, and interesting.The people that work the desk are incredibly friendly and resourceful (they know a lot about the area). The breakfast is delicious and the bar area on the rooftop had a really beautiful view of the Hagia Sofia> especially during the night. No complaints at all. The location could not have been better. The only downside I can think of is that its hard to get an available room. Tip is to book in advance, they didn't have rooms when I wanted to extend my stay here, and had to go to another hostel that was less cheery./

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

The spot is in the middle of the old city but off a side street which makes it nice and quiet.
The staff were very friendly and helpful, especially the night manager Ayhan. The sweetest guy, very obliging and cordial, always welcoming your night returns or early morning departures with a smile and good conversation. Place was good and clean although if you want a good night sleep probably best to not stay in the bottom floor ten person dorm as it can be quite loud with people entering and exiting all night. (although that is the nature of a dorm)

Room Tip: Would go with smaller dorms upstairs, more quiet and less in and out commotion.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Everything about this place is amazing.From the delicious variety of the Turkish breakfast to the spectacular view of Hagia Sofia from the terrace bar.The guys make you feel comfortable from the first moment you check in.The help I received to plan out the rest of my travels was more than appreciated.The guys really go out of their way to make your stay memorable.Will definitely stay here again.Many thanks, guys!

Room Tip: I stayed in the four bed dorm which was super neat and tidy.
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Address: Alemdar Mah. Zeynep Sultan Cami Sok. No:21 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 1,242 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range: $14 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Cheers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cheers Hostel Istanbul is located in a perfect location right in the very heart of the Old City of Istanbul, in Sultanahmet. We are only 1 minute walking distance from the most famous sights like Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Underground Cistern and Topkapi Palace, not to mention the Grand Bazaar and many other sightseeing attractions of oriental Istanbul.Our boutique Istanbul hostel offers a comfortable, clean and budget stay in a warm and friendly atmosphere. In our lounge area with TV and free Internet & Wi-fi access, you can enjoy a cup of coffee or Turkish tea, read, play backgammon or have a good chat with the other international travelers visiting exciting Istanbul. ... more   less 
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