Istanbul Hostel is a great place to stay here in the Sultanahmet area - The prices are low, the breakfast (while sparse) is more than I'd expected, and is cleaned throughout the day. The hostel itself boasts nothing outstanding, but for the price you cannot beat the value.
The two "Terrible" reviewers both tried to book via e-mail, which is not advisable.*Insider Tip: The hostel really only uses HostelWorld.com, and any reservations made via e-mail are subject to changes by the staff.* I simply arrived and they luckily had a room (it's now the off-season, so it was a good bet). If you're a light sleeper bring earplugs! After 12:30 or so things quiet down, yet as with any hostel in a large city expect street noise. Being picky or expecting 5-star service from ANY hostel is only setting oneself up for disappointment.
Again - Don't expect anything out of the ordinary and you'll be pleasantly surprised. The terrace has a great view of the beautiful Four Seasons hotel, Aya Sofia, and the Bosporus! Istanbul Hostel delivers exactly what they promise and for a good price. I only wish I had discovered this place before I'd already paid 60 Euro for two nights in a sub-standard 3-star hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Istanbul Hostel is the place for you!We have dorm rooms that can sleep four or more guests on comfortable, extra long single mattresses. Our double rooms are neat and clean with extra large king-sized mattresses. The bathrooms are located outside the rooms and are continuously maintained. All our rooms are non-smoking and have central heating.For those who want to keep in touch with the world while in exotic Istanbul, we offer Satellite TV (showing English news and sports events). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Istanbul Hotel Istanbul
- Hostel Hotel Istanbul