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Reviews of Aga Hamam Hostel

Hostel | Kuloglu Mah. Turnaci Basi St., 48 Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey 34433

86.7% Overall Rating

74 out of 83 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (27/03/2014)

Maja Posavac thinks…

"At this hostel you really feel like home. I loved the kitchen facilities, the terrace, spacios room and comfy bed, great internet connection and above all location. The communication is really not a…"

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Facilities

  • Car Parking
  • Currency Exchange
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen

What's Included

  • Linen

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86.7%

Overall Rating

74 out of 83 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Aga Hamam Hostel'

Atmosphere
84.8%
Location
94.4%
Facilities
82.4%
Cleanliness
84.8%
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82.4%
Value
89.6%
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74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

ROBERT POTTER

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 April 2014

Liked: The place was clean and relatively comfortable, and in quite a good location.

Disliked: Most of the staff don't speak English; not a huge deal, but good hostels have helpful, friendly, English speaking staff. The kitchen does not have a single bowl in it; I didn't end up looking for any other utensils, but I assume it was pretty bare across the board. Most of the toilets and showers don't have locks on doors; again, not a huge deal, but being walked in on when you're sitting on the toilet is never a positive experience. Other hostels in Istanbul encourage socialising among guests with activities such as pub crawls, but this one has no such thing.

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

Maja Posavac

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

27 March 2014 Maja would recommend this property

Liked: At this hostel you really feel like home. I loved the kitchen facilities, the terrace, spacios room and comfy bed, great internet connection and above all location. The communication is really not a big issue, and the staff is very nice.

Disliked: Nothing.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

18 March 2014

Liked: Good location, different from usual accomodation

Disliked: Rooms could be cleaner

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

Rob Vickery

With friends / other travellers

City break
Visiting friends or family

18 March 2014 Rob would recommend this property

Liked: Close to Taksim square and a very reasonable price. The hostel is clean and has lots of rooms. Enter through the hamman and climb the stairs to your room, with bunk beds and wooden floors and even a fridge to keep your bottled water cold! The standout feature of this hostel is the top floor common room with old school furniture and mirrors and clocks, it reminded me more of an English country house! It also has an outdoor terrace for smoking and relaxing in the heat

Disliked: Rob left no negative feedback.

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

YOUNGHO JEON

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 February 2014 YOUNGHO would recommend this property

Liked: Great value for money.

Disliked: YOUNGHO left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is very good

Disliked: No Noise or drinking aloud in hostel.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It has so much character and personality. Location is perfect.

Disliked: Not so many toilets

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

14 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great value for money and a superb location for exploring beyoglu. For what you pay the facilities are very nice.

Disliked: Less of an atmosphere than at other places.

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

HY Stoullig

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

08 June 2013 HY would recommend this property

Liked: Hamam

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference
City break

02 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location. Small entrance so had to ask around for some directions, but everyone knew and was happy to point out. Located centrally near Taksim Square, where there were direct buses from the airport costing only TRY10.00, and also with metro links to everywhere else. An easy 5-10 minute walk from hostel to Taksim, which was busy with shops with everything! Great showers and sitting room, fast and reliable wifi internet connection and a rooftop sitting area which was really cooling. We were greeted warmly by an elderly gentleman and although he did not speak English nor did we speak Turkish; he was so welcoming, making sure we had cushions to sit on benches and staying up with us despite the late hour! Beautiful entrance with a water fountain, marble flooring. Friendly staff.

Disliked: Nothing; would stay there again. Left earlier due to the riots in Taksim, but the public were always friendly towards tourists

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

Jens Vilhelm Rothe

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 June 2013 Jens Vilhelm would recommend this property

Liked: A very nice place, well located, lovely beds, and its very own hammam, for genuine Turkish steam baths.

Disliked: The shower doors are a bit loose.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

20 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Although with not significant English, the staff was incredibly nice and helpful. (The reviews here about their English skills were correct but... you're in Turkey! They spoke enough; learn some basic Turkish). Clean, great location, great value for money, nice terrace, and in fact in an old hamam that is centuries old!! Definitely appreciated.

Disliked: The shower situation is a bit odd... but there is one upstairs that locks fully and only has one cabin to room, not three. Clean nonetheless though!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's great hostel with oriental atmospher. Very clean and 1 min of walkting to the Taksim square.

Disliked: everything was great

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Interesting hostel right above a functioning old Turkish bath which hostel guests can use at a discount. The staff are very friendly. Even though the caretaker at night doesn't speak English, you can easily get by with simple gestures. Wifi is fast too! Great place to stay!

Disliked: Doors to some toilets and showers can't be locked but if it bothers you, thee are some on the upper floor that can

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

Piotr Zareba

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

28 April 2013 Piotr would recommend this property

Liked: The location is perfect, close to Taksim. Hostel has it's character and the common room with a terrace is an amazing place.

Disliked: It happens that there is no representative that doesn't speak much English. If you don't speak Turkish you shouldn't as the guy seems to be doing every effort to guarantee the best service.

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

Jean Bernardin

With my spouse / partner

City break

21 April 2013 Jean would recommend this property

Liked: I only stayed for a night, the place was clean, and they had wifi and a computer available.

Disliked: N/A

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

02 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location (close to Taksim), the facilities (kitchen, roof terrace, good wireless), the price (cheap) and, most of all, the hamam (which you can use at a discounted rate), make this an excellent option.

Disliked: na

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

morgan roth

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

12 January 2013 morgan would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is in a Turkish bathhouse. It is family run and is walking distance from where the bus stops from he airport. The family was super friendly and only the daughter spoke English. The terrace was awesome and the atmosphere was great. You even get a discount on a Turkish bath for staying there! It is right off a side alley from Istiklal street and is not too far of a walk to all the touristy attractions.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

02 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location and value for money.

Disliked: The street door is locked once the receptionist falls asleep, he might even go home and leave everyone locked in and out until 09:00 when the cleaner comes. Just one girl that is rarely there speaks English. The water pressure varies randomly.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

01 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the hamam

Disliked: the staff does not speak english very well

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 October 2012

Liked: Clean hostel. Location is okay. About 15 minute walk from the closet tram station. It is close to night life which is a plus.

Disliked: They don't speak english. The hostel doesn't have signs displayed outside. I was with in 2 street radius of the hostel and searched for ~ 45 minutes before finding it. The location is not particularly convinenet. About 15 minute walk from all of the tram stops. After a day of sightsighing the last thing you want to do is walk antoher 15 minutes, (Uphill!), to your hostel!

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: They usually have english speaking staff there, especially on the weekends, who are very friendly. The common area is nice and big with an outside terrace, and the kitchen is very decent- something that does not seem so common in Istanbul hostels. Good place to meet people. They will wash your clothes for free, all you have to do is hang it up. Towels are provided free if you ask. The price is reasonable and the location, really close to Taksim and Istiklal, is awesome!

Disliked: You may come to the property and encounter no english speaking staff member (although see above, there is usually one there). Some of the bathrooms cater to the more traditional turkish needs and might seem odd to a backpacker- communal shower room etc, although there are alternatives there. The sign is not great so it is not the easiest place to find.

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

Lucy Foster

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

26 September 2012 Lucy would recommend this property

Liked: The building was beautiful with baths out the back. The staff were very friendly however some spoke little or no English but it wasnt really a problem. Comfy beds and a really nice safe atmosphere. Very chilled and good place to meet people. Really good vibe.

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

21 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel was excellent value for money! A great location and clean facilities. It's simple but I'd recommend it - and will stay here on my next trip.

Disliked: Yes there are three showers with frosted glass doors. But actually if you hang your towel 'strategically' or if you use the private shower upstairs, this is no big deal.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

WEI-JEN TSENG

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

24 June 2012 WEI-JEN would recommend this property

Liked: Great location (if you can find it) to shopping, eating. There are several budget markets and restaurants in few minutes. Some toilets and bathrooms are nice.

Disliked: 24 hour reception is right, but sometimes (morning) the main door is closed , then I have to find the staff to unlock it. The cleaness of the linen is just ok.