We stayed at the Orient in March 2012 after having it recommended by a friend. Since we are past the youthful backpacking phase, we chose to stay in a private room with it's own bathroom.
Getting to the room was a bit of an adventure because it is at the rear of the establishment, but the room was clean and comfortable and even had a small bar fridge.
The staff were all great and we had breakfasts there, which consisted of the typical Turkish breakfast fare plus a few other choises.
If you are looking for 5 star this surely isn't for you But if you are looking for something that is comfortable, close to transport, and with some of the major landmarks also close by for a budget price, with some great personalities to boot, this is it. I'd stay there again.
- 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