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Agora Guesthouse

Hostel | Akbiyik Caddesi ( street ), Amiral Tafdil Sokak No.6, Sultanahmet Istanbul, Turkey 34122

93.4% Overall Rating

381 out of 388 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (24/10/2015)

Chris barnes thinks…

"Fantastic hostel. Staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome and comfortable. Bathrooms are really clean with high pressure showers. Rooms are great, nice and comfortable bunks. Wifi is…"

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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
  • Café

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 10:30

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Istanbul?

Contact us directly

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Agora Guesthouse is the flagship property of its category.


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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included

10 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included

10 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included

10 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included

8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Double (Private bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included

Deluxe Double (Private bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included

About Agora Guesthouse

Agora Guesthouse & Hostel offers best of both worlds. A combination of quality and budget accommodation. Looking for a laid back place as your base in Istanbul? Number 4 on TripAdvisor on specialty lodging in Istanbul and number 1 in Sultanahmet Old City. How does home baked pastries sound for breakfast? Just steps away from Blue mosque and our staff gets higher ratings than location! Means we smile a lot and love our jobs.We are proud of going the extra mile for our guests. All dorm and private rooms have AC. We promise you comfort and a second home :) You found your new base visiting the exciting city of Istanbul. We will take care of the accommodation. We will be your second home. We will beat your expectations. So that you can focus on the fun part of discovering Istanbul.

There is a reason we are the 4th best hostel/guesthouse on Trip Advisor out of 1000 + properties in Istanbul.

Want to know why? Here is why:

We take care of our building :)
Cleaning is not a joke to us :)
Our front desk staff treats you better than a five star hotel :)
Our breakfast is designed to please you :)
We allow drinks and food on our rooftop common area :)
We do not try to sell you expensive tours :)
Our recommendations of businesses are not related to extra income to front desk :)
When you have an issue, we find a solution :)
We do not worship money :)
We do not try to save money by making you freeze or melt down :)
You will not find bedbugs on our beds :)
You will not find ignorant receptions that are too lazy to even get up when you approach them :)
We will go out of our way to solve an issue that is not even related to our staff or our property :)

We are not the cheapest! But we make a promise to you...We are one of the best in the whole country :)
Groups more then 6 people should contact hostelbookers.com group booking department.

Please note that you must cancel at least 2 days in advance to receive a refund. If you cancel with less than 48 hours of notice, you will be charged full amount of your reservation.

Please note that we have an age limit of 18 to 40 years old for the hostel section!

Accommodation Information

Depending on budget and lifestyle, guests can choose from a wide array of room types and amenities, from private rooms with private baths, wide screen TV with DVD player, air-conditioner, complimentary wireless Internet and direct-dial telephones and hair dryers to shared rooms with shared baths down the hall.

All shared rooms at Agora Guesthouse and Hostel have air-conditioners, storage lockers and complimentary wireless Internet. Please note that the padlocks are not included! Please bring your own padlock. You may also buy one from the front desk at a convenient price. And you will get to enjoy Agora’s home-made breakfasts which are served on the rooftop terrace overlooking the Bospherous and the Asiatic part of Istanbul. Agora is youthful, high-style, and high-tech. Our rooms are simple, stylish, and inexpensive. We offer convenient accommodations for the hip and spendthrift traveller.

Please note that we have an age limit of 18 to 40 years old for the hostel section!

Location Information

The Agora Guesthouse is situated on Amiral Tafdil Sokak. It is within close walking distance of architectural wonders of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires. In this area, you will find the Hagia Sofia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, the treasures of the Archeological, the Mosaic, and the Islamic Arts museums. It is filled with many shops, including the Arasta Bazaar, cafes and restaurants