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Reviews of Agora Guesthouse

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

92.2% Overall Rating

374 out of 381 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (22/06/2014)

Meaghan O'Keefe thinks…

"I only stayed here one night with two friends before a tour. The staff were helpful at checkin, giving us a lot of tips, directions. We stayed in female only dorm room. Standard bathrooms were unisex…"

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Facilities

  • 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

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92.2%

Overall Rating

374 out of 381 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Agora Guesthouse'

Atmosphere
85.6%
Location
96.8%
Facilities
88.8%
Cleanliness
95.2%
Staff
93.6%
Value
91.2%
Safety
94.4%
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82.9%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

02 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location in the heart of Sultanahmet; excellent breakfast; helpful staff

Disliked: Slow Internet connection and no complimentary tea/coffee service.

The property's response is...

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Meaghan O'Keefe

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 June 2014 Meaghan would recommend this property

Liked: I only stayed here one night with two friends before a tour. The staff were helpful at checkin, giving us a lot of tips, directions. We stayed in female only dorm room. Standard bathrooms were unisex and communal, individual showers though so no problem with privacy. Good location, easy walk to Blue Mosque and other sights. Strong WiFi in all areas. Fantastic included breakfast with a lot of variety!

Disliked: Not a dislike, but some people might be worried by the setup in which rooms aren't locked nor do you get a key so you come and go as you please with staff at the front desk 24/7. A good size lock for the under bed lockers was a must for us to lock passport, valuables etc simply as a precaution for us.

100.0%
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Edward Gough

Alone

Business / conference
City break
Sightseeing & culture

21 June 2014 Edward would recommend this property

Liked: The views are amazing. It's nice and quiet-very relaxing atmosphere.

Disliked: The dorm was noisy in the morning

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

Rachael Kowald

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

13 May 2014 Rachael would recommend this property

Liked: The bathrooms were clean, as were the rooms. Plenty of under bed storage locker space. Staff are really friendly and knowledgeable about the area and tourist locations

Disliked: You need your own lock for the underbed lockers

The property's response is...

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

Stefano Tamiazzo

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

06 May 2014 Stefano would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere and location

Disliked: security

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

26 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The roof is fantastic as is the location.

Disliked: The hostel didn't seem as secure as it could be.

The property's response is...

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

REINALDO GARCIA

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

22 April 2014 REINALDO would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, friendly managers.

Disliked: The light in the dormitory should be individual.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

04 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

09 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: breakfast was very delicious and employess were kind in my tour.

Disliked: nothing.

The property's response is...

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

Hasan Elias

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

14 November 2013 Hasan would recommend this property

Liked: It is near to main tourist attraction area.Peoples are good and friendly.

Disliked: None

The property's response is...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Very clean. Great lounge will terrace.

Disliked: Strangely, it lacked some personality. The other guests did not seem interested in interacting in any way. Slightly impersonal? For some, this might be a good thing.

The property's response is...

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

Hin Lung Tang

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Business / conference
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

23 October 2013 Hin Lung would recommend this property

Liked: Nice sea view on roof

Disliked: Nothing

The property's response is...

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

MIJIN GWAK

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

01 October 2013 MIJIN would recommend this property

Liked: good

Disliked: good

The property's response is...

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

kyung sun seo

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

07 August 2013 kyung sun would recommend this property

Liked: the view at the rooftop was amazing. The breakfast was really nice. We stayed in a double room. It was like a hotel; he room with shower was nice they provided towels as well.

Disliked: kyung sun left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

21 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The facilities were great and good location to the major sites, no need for public transport. They also had shuttle options to get there from the airport. The breakfast on the terrace was fantastic (as was the terrace) and the dorms had massive lockers under the bottom bunks to fit all your stuff. I also saw the staff cleaning the place a few times, it was definitely a clean hostel.

Disliked: Nothing major. The bathrooms/showers were great but the shower cubicles could have a shelf or something as well as the hooks to put your stuff. Also it was more a hotel atmosphere than a hostel if you are there specifically to meet people, otherwise it was absolutely fine.

The property's response is...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast is amazing. Rooftop terrace is great. Big lockers.

Disliked: Dorm Rooms are very clinical. Like a hospital. No room keys so always open. Roof terrace and common area close too early.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

07 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff at the guesthouse are fantastically helpful and made us feel extremely welcome. Agora is in the perfect location in the Old City - a two minute walk from the Blue Mosque and Aya Sofia and a 10 minute walk from Sultanahmet tram stop. The room was very clean and we got fresh sheets and towels every day. The breakfast is great, and the roof terrace has lovely views over the Bosphorous. The guesthouse isn't licensed, so you can't a drink in the evening - however there are plenty of hotels on the same street that do, so it's really not a drawback. Can't recommend this place enough - stayed here as a couple on our first holiday and we had a brilliant time.

Disliked: Nothing!

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Definitely one of the best hostels I've been to. Located right in the heart of Istanbul's main sightseeing area, big roof-terrace with an amazing view. You can also learn to play tavla there. They have a great all-you-can-nosh-buffet for breakfast. Also, staff is friendly and helpful and the cleanliness is above average.

Disliked: Nothing really.

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Customer review

Alone

City break

13 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely rooftop terrace for breakfast. Clean at all times. Staff very informative, helpful and friendly. Beds were comfortable. Great central location. Nice ambience and decor.

Disliked: Curtains didn't cover whole of window in room

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

Kate Stone

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

30 April 2013 Kate would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly & helpful staff. Fantastic location and beautiful rooftop terrace.

Disliked: Kate left no negative feedback.

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

Juan Manuel Rodriguez Porta

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

23 April 2013 Juan Manuel would recommend this property

Liked: Perfectly clean. Best breafast EVER. Super friendly staff. (SUPER) Nice atmosphere. Not oriented to hard partying backpackers.

Disliked: Nothing at all. It was perfect. I would definitely recommend this property to someone.

The property's response is...

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

Ian Hung Lee

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

11 April 2013 Ian Hung would recommend this property

Liked: Love the breakfast!!!!!!! Location is great just walk away from restaurant and the tourist points.

Disliked: Not this one

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Ruchit Kumbhani

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

22 January 2013 Ruchit would recommend this property

Liked: Agora Guesthouse was an amazing experience. I have traveled all around Europe, Africa, and Asia and stayed at various hostels/hotels and this ranks at the top. The staff is so friendly and had excelllent restaurant recommendations. In addition, the bathrooms, bedrooms, and lounge were always clean! WiFi connection was also very strong. I enjoyed my 10 days here very much and hope to return soon!

Disliked: Nothing to dislike.

The property's response is...

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

Douglas Koop

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

31 December 2012 Douglas would recommend this property

Liked: Everythin--great!

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location in a tourist area. Many main attractions are an easy walk. Big lockers provided. Everything was clean and comfortable. Good common room with nice view and good breakfast.mstaff were friendly and happy to help.

Disliked: We found that the recommendations given by staff (especially for food) were not that good. The hostel didn't really have an atmosphere where you could meet new people. Our room was right near reception and on the first night a staff member had his tv on super loud past midnight and on the second night a staff member engaged in a very loud conversation with a guest past midnight. You were not allowed to use the kitchen.