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“A home away from home!”
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Castle Hostel
Ranked #101 of 1,237 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
Reviewed December 3, 2012

This hostel is much more like a home then a hostel. From the moment you walk in the door you are greeted with a lovely hot tea and told to sit down and relax. The man who manages this place is the sweetest Turkish man who will do anything to ensure you enjoy your stay. The rooms are clean and comfortable and have recently been refurbished. There are clean shared bathrooms, which is fine as it is a hostel after all.

The breakfasts here are great!! The kind lady in the kitchen will wait around all morning until you are up and ready to cook you a big traditional Turkish breakfast to start your day. Once again nothing is too much for them and they will keep offering you plenty of food and drink. They also offer bath towels free of charge.

You cannot beat the position of this place! It's only a short walk to both the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bizarre. There are also plenty of restaurants near by and the tram stops just moments away from this place.
But be careful finding it! Unfortunately, the Castle is not signed very well and it's a case of blink and you will miss it! Also there a quite a few stairs to get to the hostel, so be prepared for that.

Overall though this place is not like other hostels. I have been to Istanbul three times and stayed here each time, as it truly does have that homely feel.

Room Tip: Get the family room - it's airconed!
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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  • Stayed: July 2016, traveled with friends
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Stayed: October 2016, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: November 2015, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: July 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: June 2015, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 10, 2016
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  • Stayed: February 2016, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Castle Hostel

Address: Binbirdirek mahallesi. Klod farer Caddesi. Uluca apt. No:11 L:3.Istanbul, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34200, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #101 of 1,237 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range: $15 - $34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8

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