Since I have a hard time sleeping in noisy locations, this was NOT the place for me. The hostel is well-located on Aykbyk Cad, with a lot of restaurants and bars, and not a far walk from Sultanahmet stop. I did get turned around a bit but then I wasn't following a really good map. Staff is helpful. I could have done without the late-night music. My single room on the second floor was barely bigger than the double bed in it. One bathroom and two shower stalls on the floor were relatively clean. It helped that I had a room in my sink. No fan. The window was probably a 1-foot by 1-foot square and on the hot day, didn't do much for air movement. I stayed here one night and relocated to a better for me location on Divan Yolu [old city esma hotel] for my other four nights in Istanbul.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Orient Hostel is situated on the hillside in Sultanahmet, located a few minutes walk from tourist favourites Topkapi Palace, The Blue Mosque and Haghia Sophia. The Orient offers clean accommodation ranging from dorm rooms to private rooms with either shared or private bathrooms. Our attentive and helpful staff, make you welcome with a friendly atmosphere and fun belly-dancing and water-pipe (hookah) nights in the terrace café-restaurant during the high season ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Orient Hostel International Hotel Istanbul