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Hostel | Akbiyik Caddesi, no 17, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey 34400

87.9% Overall Rating

454 out of 531 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/01/2014)

Martina Louzenska thinks…

"Good location - just a few steps from Aya Sofia, Grand Bazar and Sirkeci train station. Clean rooms, toilets and bathrooms. Friendly and helpful staff. It is possible to pay with credit card. Free…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Fax
  • Wake-up calls
  • Bar(s)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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87.9%

Overall Rating

454 out of 531 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Sultan Hostel'

Atmosphere
85.6%
Location
94.4%
Facilities
83.2%
Cleanliness
88.0%
Staff
88.8%
Value
87.2%
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97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Martina Louzenska

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping

15 January 2014 Martina would recommend this property

Liked: Good location - just a few steps from Aya Sofia, Grand Bazar and Sirkeci train station. Clean rooms, toilets and bathrooms. Friendly and helpful staff. It is possible to pay with credit card. Free internet and breakfast included. Warm rooms even in January :-)

Disliked: Too light bulbs in the rooms - not much light for reading a book :-/

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Dušan Petrovi?

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

03 January 2014 Dušan would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect location, friendly staff, clean room.... everything was really great.

Disliked: Nothing

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break

08 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff made a point of remembering everyone's name and were very helpful. The beds were very comfortable too.

Disliked: Lots of street noise so can be hard to sleep. Big problem is poor security. Other than a limited number of secure lockers, each dorm room only has one key. Everyday after I returned, the room was empty and unlocked, even when I was the only person there. Anyone could walk in off the street and go into the luggage room too.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Zdenek Horcicka

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 December 2013 Zdenek would recommend this property

Liked: location withinn walking distance from major monuments, good breakfast

Disliked: no kitchen facilities

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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Samuel Whitrod

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

28 November 2013 Samuel would recommend this property

Liked: cheap, clean, felt secure, prime location, restaurant and bar downstairs(10%off for guests), free breakfast, wifi, free computer access.

Disliked: Minor complaints- my levels Wi-Fi wasn't working so had to use connection to downstairs that was weaker.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were amazing, very friendly and helpful. The safety deposit boxes are really good, I always felt that my belongings were safe. Overall was an excellent stay

Disliked: On my floor there were only two toilets and two showers so often there was a que in the morning

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

magdalena moravova

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

15 November 2013 magdalena would recommend this property

Liked: central location good price friendliness of the staff atmosphere

Disliked: magdalena left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

CHIALING CHIU

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

29 September 2013 CHIALING would recommend this property

Liked: staffs are very nice and place is very clean, there are lockers front of reception

Disliked: no

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Gary Hodges

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

17 September 2013 Gary would recommend this property

Liked: Staff very helpful and location is excellent. Staff helped with bags up the stairs.

Disliked: No laundry facility

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome bar attached, relaxed friendly atmosphere and great staff working the hostel.

Disliked: beds were all packed in tightly, not much space to move and limited charging points.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

14 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The room was clean and bright. The staff were friendly. Everything worked well. It is very close to the sightseeing. If you are ibto partying then this is a good spot.

Disliked: It was too noisy that night with a party nearby into early hours of the morning.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Adolfo Rodriguez

With friends / other travellers

Work / volunteering

27 August 2013 Adolfo would recommend this property

Liked: todo como esperaba, bastante bien en relacion precio y servicios

Disliked: un poco sucios los baños.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Family Holiday

18 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: helpful staff; good location; room had AC

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

mir anamul haq

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

08 August 2013 mir would recommend this property

Liked: The place is great with excellent people there at your service. Breakfast is also good, and you can try the waterpipe for free!

Disliked: nothing

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

omar boujdi

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

19 July 2013 omar would recommend this property

Liked: defınıtley the best hostel,great hospitality ı am very content to have chosen this hostel and can only recommend iı AND BEER IN THE CAFE IS AMAZING:)))

Disliked: NOTHING

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

19 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: really good

Disliked: nothing

31.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

19 July 2013

Liked: Location

Disliked: The hostel quality was garbage, and the food was horrible. My brother and i both got food poisoning from it. Although it had great location I would select an other hostel. We booked a 6 person room and gave us a 8 person room and the air conditioner was broken. We told them numerous times and said they would look at it and never did. You are not allowed to fluSh the used toilet paper down the toilet, you must put it in a uncovered bin by the toilet. Can u imagine how gross it is waking up to go brush ur teeth and see and smell a bucket shit????? But the nice thing is the airport shuttle .... Even that they over charged me actually by 2 € as a hostel fee, it was cheaper to book the shuttle at any tourist booth on the streets near the hostel

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

24 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: near the tram and cultural places

Disliked: everything was creativo

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

23 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is really good and the staff is nice. I was impressed with how little sound actually gets upstairs once you close the windows, so it's quite enough for sleeping without any problems. The view from the last floor is also really good. Finally, if you don't want to it in the restaurant downstairs, there's dozens of options on the same street and hundreds in the area, so you'll be able to find something in 10 minutes top.

Disliked: The wifi is really terrible in the last floor, and quite slow downstairs. But there's a lot to do, so you won't stay too long online unless you really need to!

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Anna Jones

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

18 June 2013 Anna would recommend this property

Liked: Very central. 5 minute walk to Blue mosque and square. Good for travellers. Easy access to public transport. Quite a lot of tour groups stop by the area. Bar plays good music.

Disliked: At night people who had been out partying had left the toilets in a mess. We were just finishing packing up our bags to leave, informed by staff we were meant to have left 5 minutes ago. Felt he could have been more polite. Although this is just being picky.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

17 June 2013

Liked: That you could sit in the bar without having to buy a drink and having a free breakfast. The cleaners were friendly.

Disliked: It was too noisy for me. People were allowed to sit on the roof terrace until late, there was no encouragement to respect the sleep of other residents, it was on a noisy street and if I had known that I would not have booked it. I was able to move for my last night to a quieter room, but that was after getting very little sleep all week. I would say it was more suitable for people looking to stay up late and sleep in rather than people looking to relax and make the most of the time sightseeing. The breakfast was ok, but the restaurant food was very poor. You also got 10% off, which was good, but you had to ask the staff for your discount everytime. I had to tell the same waiter twice in 30 minutes that I got a discount. Shouldn't rip off your guests.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Amanda Dillon

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 June 2013 Amanda would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmosphere

Disliked: Mattress a bit lumpy but sleepable!

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Catherine O'Riordan

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

06 June 2013 Catherine would recommend this property

Liked: It's in such a great location 5 minutes walk from the blue mosque and hagia sofia. The staff are really friendly and helpful, and it's such good value for money with free breakfast included as well.

Disliked: The showers weren't the cleanest or best organised as they could be

100.0%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

04 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Beautiful hostel with a comfortable lounge/eating area, walking distance from the Old City, located on a lively street full of restaurants and shops. The staff is friendly and helpful.

Disliked: No problem!

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

MAGESWARY ARUMUGAM

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 May 2013 MAGESWARY would recommend this property

Liked: Great for solo travellers, easy to meet people. excellent privacy, lovely showers. Short walk for Sofia and other main attractions. Staff very helpful.

Disliked: Non