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Istanbul, the city which divides Asia and Europe, is the only city in the world which is situated on two continents. This city of (officially) 13 million inhabitants - the largest city in Turkey - celebrates a unique culture which fuses eastern and western influences and a history stretching back as far as 5500 BC.

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Guest Reviews

Seatanbul Guesthouse

Seatanbul Guesthouse

The room was clean and had good facilities as described. However, it was a basement room with a tiny window, blocked by vending machines on the pavement outside. Breakfast was in a separate property 2 doors down the street (with great sea views from the balcony tables, though). ... more

Overall
3
Siesta Hotel

Siesta Hotel

This is a comfortable, quiet place to stay. Very close (walking distance) to all the major attractions, yet still manages to be away from the chaos. The people who run the hotel are very kind, relaxed, and nice to interact with. This was my third stay at the Siesta Hotel, and it would be be my first choice for another stay in Istanbul. ... more

Overall
5
Taksimistanbul Apart

Taksimistanbul Apart

We stayed in Taksimistanbul Apart from 13th to 17th February and we had good time there. There was notnihg to what we should complain. The room was clean, the receptionist/owner was kind person, he recommended us some monuments. ... more

Overall
5

Istanbul Discussions

  • Istanbul to Prague
    Hi, looking for info about flying from Istanbul to Prague. I see Malev does this route but it seems the only airline. Do you know others? Maybe better to fly to Budapest then train to Prague. Was planning Istanbul-Budapest-Prague-Barcelona. Ta ...

  • Varna to Istanbul
    hello forum. anyone been from Varna to istanbul? are there ferrys and if so does anyone know the cost and length of time to get from Varna to Istanbul? or is a train better to take? In Bucharest now so we have to decide our path soon. thanks! Jeff ...

  • Istanbul Accommodation
    I just completed a few days stay in Istanbul and reviewed a few hostels. Best experience was the Antique Hostel and Istanbul Hostel. The Sultan Hostel is quite good too. I was not at all impressed ...

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Bahaus Hostel
95 %

Bahaus Hostel

Akbiyik Cadessi Bayramfirin Sokak No 7, Sultanahmet (Map) - Hostel
We have been 5 days in the Bahaus hostel and we highly recommend it! The staff is so friendly, the bar on the roof is perfect and has a fantastic view.
Cheers Hostel
93 %

Cheers Hostel

Alemdar Mahallesi, Zeynep Sultan Camii Sokak No 21 (Map) - Hostel
Toilettes out of order at the dormitory floor. Slow internet connection. Nice welcome and services. Great location.
Big Apple Hostel & Hotel
92 %

Big Apple Hostel & Hotel

Akbiyik Caddesi Bayramfirin Sok no:12 Sultanahmet (Map) - Hostel
Beware of askıng for advıce at receptıon as they seem to have an agenda to sell packages whıch wıll wın them a commısıon otherwıse they just wont help
Saruhan Hotel
91 %

Saruhan Hotel

Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Cinci Meydani Sok.No:30 Sultanahmet (Map) - Hotel
It was a little bit difficult to find at first but once you learn how to move in zig zag streets of Sultanahmet, everything is as easy as find the big mosques.
World House Istanbul
91 %

World House Istanbul

galip dede cad no:85 Beyoglu (Map) - Hostel
The hostel had a relaxing and hip atmosphere and it is a five minute walk from all the Turkish nightlife. The service was great and they made us feel right at home.
European Istanbul
90 %

European Istanbul

YENI CARSI CADDESI 37 Beyoglu (Map) - Apartment
Istanbul Hostel
90 %

Istanbul Hostel

35 Kutlu Gun Sokak Sultanahmet (Map) - Hostel
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.
Second Home Hostel
90 %

Second Home Hostel

Hocapasa Mahallesi Ebussuud Caddesi No : 19 Sirkec (Map) - Hostel
Great place to stay-very friendly staff and the location is very good. Short walk to Ayasofia and Blue Mosque. Also close to Taksim. I highly recommend staying here.
Med Cezir Hotel
89 %

Med Cezir Hotel

Tevkifhane sokak No 6 Sultanahmet (Map) - Hotel
Perfect location, nice and helpful staff, value for money hotel. We really enjoyed our staying in Med Cezir Hotel.
Metropolis Hostel
89 %

Metropolis Hostel

Akbiyik cad. Terbiyik sok. No:24 Sultanahmet (Map) - Hostel
Marmara Guesthouse
89 %

Marmara Guesthouse

15 / 2 Sultanahmet Akbiyik Caddesi Terbiyik Sokak (Map) - Hostel
We stayed Sept and returned after touring the country. Friendly and helpful operators, great breakfast, clean, tidy, quiet A convenient location.
Agora Hostel and Guesthouse
89 %

Agora Hostel and Guesthouse

Akbiyik cad (street) Amiral Tafdil sk. no.6 Sultanahmet / Istanbul (Map) - Hostel
Great value for money! I had a wonderful time here.
Cheers Midtown
89 %

Cheers Midtown

Firuzaga Mah. Bogazkesen Cad. NO:68 Taksim (Map) - Hostel
Arch-Ist Hostel
88 %

Arch-Ist Hostel

Siraselviler Caddesi, no:40 Beyoglu (Map) - Hostel
Hostel is nice and pretty, but could be cleaner. When we visited, the dirty laundry of that day, was in the hallway all day and nobody cared.
Rapunzel
88 %

Rapunzel

Bereketzade Camii sk. No:3, Galata, Beyoglu (Map) - Hostel
The warm atmosphere, personal touch and extremely helpfull owners and staff of this hostel makes it a hostel you want to come back to!
#bunk beyoglu
88 %

#bunk beyoglu

Kamer Hatun Mahallesi Balik Sokak, No.7 - Beyoglu, (Map) - Hostel
A charming and spotlessly clean hostel in a very good location. All Taksim's bars, restaurants and shops are right on your doorstep. The staff are very polite, friendly and helpful.
Portus House Istanbul
88 %

Portus House Istanbul

Mumhane Cad, 31 Kemankes Mah. Karakoy (Map) - Hostel
Our stay at Portus was perfect. The staff was very nice and friendly to us, always giving hints about what to do and where to go to enjoy ourselves.
Bada Bing Hostel Istanbul
88 %

Bada Bing Hostel Istanbul

Kemeralti Caddesi, Arapoglan, Serce Sokagi no 6 Karakoy, Beyoglu (Map) - Hostel
I had a great stay here met lots of travellers and the staff were extreme;y polite and helpful = thank you bada bing i would love to stay here again.
Chambers of the Boheme
87 %

Chambers of the Boheme

İstiklal Avenue, Kucukparmakkapi sokak No 13 Beyoglu (Map) - Hostel
Chambers is a well-situated hostel that's good for one thing: Laying your head at night. It's not the best place for meeting fellow travelers as there is no real common area.
Sultans Inn
87 %

Sultans Inn

Kucuk Ayasoyya Main Street, Mustafa Pasa Street, No:50, Sultanahmet (Map) - Hostel
Blue Tuana Hotel
87 %

Blue Tuana Hotel

Akbıyık Değirmeni Sokak No:3 Sultanahmet /İstanbul / (Map) - Hotel
Stray Cat Hostel
87 %

Stray Cat Hostel

Mebusan Yokusu 35, Findikli Taksim, Beyoglu (Map) - Hostel
Everything was very good, but breakfast very reduced. Service very helpful and friendly.
Istanbul Harmony Hostel
87 %

Istanbul Harmony Hostel

Hoca Pasa Mah.Hudavendigar Cad .no26 (Map) - Hostel
I had a good time at Istanbul Harmony Hostel At first sight the hostel did not match my expectations though.
Hotel Tashkonak
86 %

Hotel Tashkonak

Kucukayasofya cad.Tomurcuk Sk.5 Sultanahmet 34400 (Map) - Hotel
Taksim Lounge
86 %

Taksim Lounge

Katip celebi mh. mucadele cikmazi No:5 (Map) - Hostel
All the staff at this hostel are so lovely always helpling in everyway. The hostel is in a great location close to everything and really close to heaps of great bars aswell.