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Newly renovated and redecorated for 2012, Istanbul Hostel is the place to stay in Istanbul.

Istanbul Hostel is the first and only hostel in Turkey to be voted number one worldwide by Hostelworld.com for Apr, May and August 2006.

Also voted in the top 10 hostels worldwide by Hostelworld for 7 times.Istanbul Hostel is currently recommended by Lonely Planet, Let's Go,

Istanbul Hostel is located in the historical old city of Istanbul.

we are just round the corner from the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia,Topkapi Palace, Underground Cistern and Historical Turkish Baths

and within walking distance of all major attractions in the Old City and close to bus, train, ferry and tram links.

15 mins to Grand Bazaar and Spice (Eqyptian) Bazaar, 30 mins to Taksim and just 20 mins to Asian side by historical boat.

Safety is a priority. We have security cameras at key locations and 24 hour reception.

All bathrooms with 24 hour hot water, large waterfall shower heads, foam dispensers, hand driers and hair driers.

Istanbul Hostel Istanbul has charming dorm rooms, equipped for a comfortable nights, bedding, orthopedic mattresses, overhead ceiling fans, central heating, free security lockers (bring your own padlock).

Comfortable double (ensuite/ non ensuite) and twin rooms (non ensuite) have their own LCD TVS and security boxes.

Our Panoramic Terrace Restaurant/Bar offers breathtaking views overlooking the Hagia Sophia,full of sea wiev,asian coast,bosphourus bridge and marmara sea islands.

We serve a delicious Turkish breakfast on the terrace.

You can try traditional and very tasty Turkish foods at our famous associated Kebap Times Restaurant (which is terrace from our hostel)

We also have special price menu for hostel guests.

We have several computers and free internet for our guests and also wireless internet connection throughout the hostel. So, you can connect to the internet with your own notebook or smartphone.

We have a big screen television to watch cable tv to keep in touch with the world, watch movie channels and sports events.

Our travel agency can arrange all your travel needs with international-domestic flights, special city tours, dinner cruise by night, ANZAC tours (Troy & Gallipolli),

Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale tours, belly dancing show with dinner (Turkish night) and Turkish bath.

Our hostel is located near bus, tram and train transport.We also have pick and drop off service with shuttle bus for Ataturk and Sabiha gokcen airport.

Our staff are honestly friendly and willing to help. We have a free travel advisory and know just what you need to have the best holiday ever!

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Istanbul.

We will help you with the latest information about the hippest clubs, restaurants and bars.

FREE BREAKFAST (everyday: cheese, olives, eggs, tomato, cucumber, butter, jams, Turkish bread, Turkish tea and coffee.)

FREE WI-FI connection!

FREE Luggage storage room!

FREE Security lockers!

FREE Car and bike parking!

FREE Clean sheets, duvet, duvet cover and pillow!

FREE Card games, Backgammon, chess!

FREE 24 hour heating and hot water!

FREE City map and travel info!

FREE Book exchange

FREE Wake up service 24 Hr

Check in : 11.30 am (if your room is already available, you can check in at any time)

Please note that we only accept guests between the ages of 14 and 50 years old.

Payment by cash on arrival day

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Highlights

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • 24 Hour Check-In
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Linen Included

Important Information

Please note that we only accept guests between the ages of 14 and 50 years old.

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Awesome 89%

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I liked Istanbul Hostel.
The guys from the reception were very helpful and they gave me all necessary advices I needed for the life in Istanbul.
The prices of the restaurant were also O.K.
I liked the several kinds of pide (sucukli pide specially).
The indeed have a travel agency which organizes different tours. I was on Kappadokia Tour (green and red) and I was satisfied with organization of the whole trip. I can recommand them if you wish to visit other parts of Turkey during your stay.
So, if you go to Istanbul, choose this hostel, you will not regret that decision :)

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This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Hi i arrived in Istanbul not really knowing what to expect and booked with Istanbul Hostel for the Central location to all the major sites, not to mention staying in the old part of the city and of course for the hard to beat price.
Straight away i was made welcome. the hosts were warm and welcoming and spoke English well. A bit apprehensive as i had chosen the 21 bed dorm. Saying that the room was large there was space and not all the beds were in use.
For a location and the price its hard to beat. I fully understand now why people who stay there never venture far to other parts of Istanbul as its right in the historical part of the city with all the main attractions there. Saved so much time and mucking around.
The best part of my stay and a nice surprise was the honest warm way in which the hosts welcomed me into a totally new experience. My first proper overseas trip, Australia doesn't count as i'm a kiwi. They were super helpful from finding the right shops for what i wanted to giving me tips on where not to go to avoid paying high prices and generally just being all round friendly. just like a New Zealander. The breakfasts were fine, Paco is a legend and thank you to all the staff in my short time there iv'e come to the conclusion I DONT WANT TO GO BACK HOME!!!!

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This is a Trusted Review. Why?

very loud at night due to the rooftop terrace

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This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Very helpful and friendly service, phenomenal location with an amazing rooftop terrace. Very clean rooms, although bathrooms were cramped. Would definitely stay there again and would recommend it to anyone.

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Hotel Amenities

  • 24 hour reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk

general

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Laundry Facilities

communications

  • Card Phones
  • Fax Service
  • Postal Service

parking

  • Bicycle Parking
  • Free Parking

inroom facilities

  • Safe Deposit Box

sport& leisure

  • Cable TV

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