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Hostel | Akbiyik cad. Terbiyik sok, No:24, Sultanahmet Istanbul, Turkey 34110

96.6% Overall Rating

1849 out of 1958 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (23/07/2014)

"Great rooftop terrace to relax after a day of sightseeing and the hostel itself was practically spotless. About five minutes from the Blue Mosque meant that sightseeing was only a short distance way but on a sidestreet…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • 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

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Please Note: We welcome travelers of all ages. We ask, however, that travelers over 40 years old book into private rooms, and not shared dorm rooms.

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96.6%

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1849 out of 1958 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Metropolis Hostel'

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

23 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great rooftop terrace to relax after a day of sightseeing and the hostel itself was practically spotless. About five minutes from the Blue Mosque meant that sightseeing was only a short distance way but on a sidestreet so very little noise compared to the main drag. Helpful and friendly staff.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

20 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: My review is for the mixed gender dorm room, specifically the one in the lower level. My stay overall was very positive, the hostel is conveniently located near most of the attractions in the Old City, and a nearby tram stop let's you get to Galata and Taksim Sq within some twenty minutes-- also convenient. The rooms are your standard fare, but they are quite clean and have AC and outlets by the pillow. They have some of the cleanest bathrooms of any hostel I've been to, although there are relatively few per capita and they can get wet and a bit dirty during peak hours (understandably so). The staff is quite helpful and fairly friendly, but aren't very present. The breakfast in the morning is great for a hostel breakfast, definitely a nice addition. The terrace where you have breakfast gives great views as well and is quite relaxing. The doors are locked with a card key, and you have a private locker with normal key as well, so it feels quite safe.

Disliked: The main issue I'd advice people about is that the hotel is on the small side. The bathrooms are quite small, and the staircase is a narrow spiral staircase that would probably present a challenge for a big bag. Watch your head if you're above average height, especially for the lower level. Also, the hostel is kind of built on a hill, so to reach the lower level you have to go downstairs from the entrance, but once inside the room you look out over a street, some 15 feet above ground. The bathrooms for the lower level are in the inner part of the building though, so some humidity does build up there. I had a corner bed and it seemed like there was some mold in that corner; I slept with my head away from it but by the third night I did have some allergies creeping in. If you have strong allergies, ask if they can put you in a room on not on the lower level.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

14 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff upon arrival, and the beautiful view on the roof top terrace and free breakfast. The 6 bed dorm was spacious.

Disliked: On our last day, the water was shut off. I could not shower, use the toilet, or use the faucet. Not to say it is the hostel's fault, as apparently this happens a lot in Turkey.

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Chloe Hawker

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

05 July 2014 Chloe would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is INCREDIBLE. The rooftop terrace alone is enough reason to stay here. The rooms are clean and spacious, with aircon. It's in a perfect location, so close to the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia, and so close to the water. There are a lot of tours on offer and the staff are incredibly helpful

Disliked: There's only one shower per floor but we never really had to wait that long for one, that's the only downside for the whole hostel so it's pretty good!

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Mark Bhabha

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

16 June 2014 Mark would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was wonderful with a great staff. The location is so close to the sights with a rooftop view of the city. I would definitely stay here again.

Disliked: Mark left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel was nice. Not much atmosphere, but tidy and friendly enough. Very close to major Sultanamet tourist destinations, 5 minute walk to the Blue Mosque and easy transport to other parts of Istanbul.

Disliked: If you have no internet on your person the map and directions to the hostel are a little ambiguous.

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

06 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: No complaints whatsoever - we stayed in the private double room with ocean view, and it was wonderful. The room was cleaned daily and facilities were excellent, all in working order. Bed very comfortable! We will most definitely be staying here again, thought it was very good value for money. Staff were very helpful and friendly, and the free breakfast was fresh and delicious.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Stephanie Triefus

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife

31 May 2014 Stephanie would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very friendly and knowledgable which was fantastic! Also clean and welcoming.

Disliked: Stephanie left no negative feedback.

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Benjamin Diacos

Alone

Partying / nightlife

31 May 2014 Benjamin would recommend this property

Liked: Everything....

Disliked: nothing

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

31 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and lovely place and staff very friendly.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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José Antonio Dias Correia

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

31 May 2014 José Antonio would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, friendly staff, warm, free breakfast is a nice touch.

Disliked: nothing..

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Elissa Wolf

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

31 May 2014 Elissa would recommend this property

Liked: Everything! The location is very convenient, a very quick walk to the biggest attractions like aya sofya and the Blue Mosque. The staff was very helpful, carried our bags up, helped us schedule an airport shuttle, etc. The hostel has a wonderful rooftop restaurant and bar, which also has free breakfast in the mornings. Rooms have air-conditioning, and they're very clean and welcoming! Felt very secure: rooms have key card locks and safes inside.

Disliked: Nothing!

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Vijay Garimella

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

21 May 2014 Vijay would recommend this property

Liked: Location, roof bar, spacious rooms, clean bathrooms, comfortable.

Disliked: nothing

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great roof bar.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Denise Roland

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

19 May 2014 Denise would recommend this property

Liked: l totally loved the Hostel, its people and the location. Everyone was so friendly and we had everything we wanted and needed..

Disliked: Nothing

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

18 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The location is perfect and the place is clean and quiet.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Jason Lee

Alone

Partying / nightlife

18 May 2014 Jason would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice atmosphere, very helpful staff, clean room Meet good people. Just everything was perfect :)

Disliked: nothing

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Paul Harding

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

18 May 2014 Paul would recommend this property

Liked: I really love this hostel! Great location, great staff. There is everything you need.

Disliked: N/A

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Jeroen Van der Ploeg

With friends / other travellers

City break
Family Holiday
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

17 May 2014 Jeroen would recommend this property

Liked: Wonderful staff and super clean bathrooms.

Disliked: Jeroen left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

17 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel stuff was very friendly. The rooms /toilets and showers were clean and we met great people there.

Disliked: NOTHİNG

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

16 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, good location and the room was clean.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Jonas Eichenberger

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

15 May 2014 Jonas would recommend this property

Liked: friendliness of staff cleanliness

Disliked: Nothing

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

11 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great sea view from dorm room.

Disliked: Directions not very clear. Quite hard to find. Party going on in the dorm room and therefore quite noisy at night.

The property's response is...

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Sergio García Anaya

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

05 May 2014 Sergio would recommend this property

Liked: The service and the staff was very friendly and helpful!

Disliked: Just a few showers and toilettes, so you need to wait, but it´s ok for the price!

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John Davis

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

05 May 2014 John would recommend this property

Liked: Exceptional location, just a few blocks from everything we wanted to do in Sultanmat. Great Mediterranean breakfast, buffet style. Beautiful rooftop patio with great view of the sea. The guys at the front desk spoke good English and were very helpful. WiFi worked well, even in our room. Room was a tad small but very clean and functional.

Disliked: Only 2 minor things - the bed was a little hard and the walls were a little thin so I could hear people coming and going. This probably wasn't helped by my jetlag, and neither bothered my companion.