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It's the worst hostel I ever stayed in. The female dorm I booked was in another building which is the most cramped dorm I ever stayed in. You don't have a space to even unpack. The dorm looked dingy and dirty. It's the same with...More
We booked a private ensuite room weeks in advance for 5 nights. When we arrived, the hostel did not have our reservation on the system, even though we had paid a deposit (we booked through Hostel World), but the manager said there was a room...More
Please be careful when booking a room at Istikal Oldcity hostel!
We had a terrible experience at this accommodation. We booked a couple of days is advanced a private double ensuite room for four nights. The pictures looked really nice, the location was supposed to...More
I have stayed with my boyfriend 3 nights in Istiklal Hoteland I would like to clarify some points (there situation was unclear for us also before coming here).
The best and most important aspect of this place is it's owner - Dogan! He is extremely...More
Dishonest published rooms, they only have dorm for 10 pax that is all. if you booked private room or what so ever rooms as they advertised, it actually doesn't exist on their property. They will persuade you to stay in the 10pax dorm. if you...More
US$ 10 - US$ 65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside
the elegant New Mosque (opened in 1665). Nearby, the famed Galata Bridge offers pedestrian access to urban delights across the river in Istanbul’s more residential and contemporary neighbourhoods, while the must-see sights of Sultanahmet are but a leisurely stroll away.
Response from mike1942EastLondonUK | Reviewed this property |
I stayed in the main building on Istiklal Street. The owner has another building quite nearby where I haven't stayed. I was in the Dorm, near the front window. Although Istiklal Street is a main street and the Trams run past... More
I stayed in the main building on Istiklal Street. The owner has another building quite nearby where I haven't stayed. I was in the Dorm, near the front window. Although Istiklal Street is a main street and the Trams run past I did not find it noisy. There are bars and restaurants nearby and Istanbul wakes up early so there is some noise but not anything to worry me. The atmosphere is very friendly and the staff and owner really great people. I am 72 and I have stayed in other Istanbul hostels but this was the best as long as you don't mind the stairs!