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Hostel | Akbiyik cad. Bayramfirin sok12, Sultanahmet / Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey 34410

93.1% Overall Rating

288 out of 319 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (23/08/2015)

"I had a nice stay in this hostel. My room (12p dorm) was huge, beds were comfortable. Under my bed there was some space to leave my belongings (I could lock them). Hostel was clean. Breakfast was very good (buffet).…"

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

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 37.24

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Hostelbookers Sale Please note that all sales bookings are final and non-refundable. The property may charge your card in advance for the full amount of your stay. Payment protection is also not available in connection with these bookings. In the event that you cancel your booking the accommodation provider shall be entitled to retain the total outstanding costs of your booking. All rooms that are included in the sale are identified in their room type as [“!!! Sale !!! Non Refundable”].

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By air - we have a 24 hour pick-up service. We can collect you from the Ataturk airport (Main Airport on the European side) for 35 € this cost is not only per person but for up to five people in total.
Please meet at the Meeting Point pick up next to the information desk number 1. We will need to know your airline, flight number, arrival date and time. Please also specify if you are arriving at At : PLEASE DO NOT TRUST THE TAXI DRIVERS THEY LIE ABOUT THE FAIR PRICES AND THEY WILL SWITCH NOTES eg 50s to 5s or DRIVE OFF WITH INCORRECT PAYMENT

We can also pick you up from the Sabiha Gokcen Airport (on the Asian side) for 75 €. This cost is also valid up to 5 persons.

Alternatively, from Ataturk airport, take the airport bus shuttle (the Havas bus) or tramway-metro to Aksaray. From there take another tram to Sultanahmet. (The tram runs from 06.00 in the morning to 23.30 in the night). Follow the directions below once you get off the tram.

From Sabiha Gocken airport, you can also take the shuttle bus to Taksim. The bus leaves at 0500 and 0600 and also every half hour between 18.00-23.00. From 23.00-1.00 there may be an additional service every half an hour. From Taksim, you can take a taxi to our hostel or take the metro to Kabatas and then tram to go to Sultanhamet. Follow the directions below, once you get off the tram. Visit the Havas website for more details.

By bus- take the tram to Aksaray. From there you need to cross the main road via the pedestrian subway (which is underneath the road). After you exit the subway, you will see another tram line opposite you, called Yusuf Pasa. Take the tram to Sultanahmet. Make sure you are going in the right direction! Get off at the Sultanahmet stop. Get off the tram and walk downhill. You will see a Tourist Information office. They are open in the daytime and they can help direct you to the guesthouse. If not, walk through the park towards the Blue Mosque. Pass in front of the Blue Mosque on your right. Walk down the road - you will see the Blue Hotel (MAVI EV) on the corner. Turn right as the road curves. Take the first road on the left. You will see numerous carpet shops. Walk down and then take the first road on the left and then the first right- you will see the big apple hostel sign. In case you have any problems, please phone us and we will come and get you.

By train-If you let us know when you are arriving we may be able to pick you up from the train station for FREE!!! (Except on Sundays). Please phone us when you arrive at Sirkeci train station to see if this is possible. Alternatively, take the tram opposite the station to Sultanahmet and then follow the directions given above.

By boat- when you arrive at Karakoy, walk to Galata Bridge and take the tram to Sultanahmet. (Free pick up from the Karaköy Harbor as well. Please just let us know before you arrive there)

If you are older than 40, please be informed that you can not book for a dormitory room