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“Very nice hostel with great restaurant”
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Sultan Hostel
Ranked #14 of 1,241 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
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Reviewed 19 December 2015

The hostel was very nice and safe. I stayed here for 4 days and it was wonderful. The restaurant is great, with good beer and great tea. The location is great, you can go walk anywhere in the west part of Istanbul. Enjoy your stay here.

Room Tip: Good location for sightseeing and evening time, safe and clean
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  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 December 2015

We stayed in a private twin room, which actually had a twin bed and a double bed (a nice surprise). The room was fairly large for hostel accommodations, and the bathroom was a decent size. The shower wasn't partitioned off from the rest of the bathroom (like in a tub with a shower curtain), so the toilet and sink might get wet while you're showering. The location was wonderful - on a street with several other hotels and restaurants. And within a 5 to 10 minute walk of many sites (Ayasofya, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern). Also near the tram. Biggest complaints were wifi and noise. Wifi was horrible in the room, and only intermittent in the bar/cafe area. Also, our room was along the side street (not the one facing the main entrance) and there was a bakery across the alley. Lots of clanging and yelling starting around 4 AM. We asked reception to say something and they said they would, but nothing really changed. Other than those two issues, it was a good stay, and for the price it was worth it.

Room Tip: Try to avoid rooms on the side with the bakery across the street. Noisy in the early AM
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  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled with friends
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sultanhostel, Genel Müdür at Sultan Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2016

We are glad to read your your kind review about the hostel. Thank you so much for sharing your experience in the hostel. Hope to see you again...

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Reviewed 2 December 2015

It is a good hostel in the center of Istanbul.I stayed here 2 nights and i had only a bed.It Is cheap if you take a single bed.The room was clean. And the location is very good very close to the church Hagia Sophia.

  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled with friends
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sultanhostel, Genel Müdür at Sultan Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2016

We are glad to read your your kind review about the hostel. Thank you so much for sharing your experience in the hostel. Hope to see you again...

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Reviewed 3 November 2015

I didn't really know what to expect when I arrived at this hostel. It was my first time in Turkey, as part of a student exchange program. I didn't have very high hopes for this place, I thought it would be something barely decent, just a roof above my head. Fortunately, i was wrong. To me, this is the place where i first came in contact with Turkish culture. With a nice, traditionally decorated lounge, a great street view and quality music, this hostel truly offers an unique experience. The staff was also amazing, the friendly waiters adding some flavour to the setting. The food surpassed all my expectations, being a fine example of Turkish cuisine. The rooms were clean and in good conditions. Another advantage of this hostel is its position, being close to important landmarks, such as the Blue Mosque and The Hippodrome etc. There are also lots of other shops and pubs around. In the evenings, this place gets more animated, as people come to have a drink and watch the matches displayed on TV.
Personally, I was very happy with this place and had a more than enjoyable stay there. I wholeheartedly recommend it.

  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled with friends
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sultanhostel, Genel Müdür at Sultan Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2016

We are glad to read your your kind review about the hostel. Thank you so much for sharing your experience in the hostel. Hope to see you again...

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Reviewed 27 September 2015

My trip for Istanbul was organized by Flight Catcher Pakistan (00923458104700), the trip included 3 nights stay in Istanbul, airfare and then to izmir. Everything including pick and drop, hostel, flights every single thing was beyond amazing, in Istanbul and Izmir both. SO i personally recommend flight catcher and Sultan hostel in Istanbul for short trips. The hostel had very nice breakfast, reception people were very good, the location of the hostel is also very good, it is right next to the Blue Mosque, like five minutes walk.

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled with friends
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sultanhostel, Yönetici at Sultan Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2015

Thank you so much for sharing your kind thoughts about our hostel.

We hope to see you here as our guest one other time.

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Additional Information about Sultan Hostel

Address: Akbiyik Cad No 17, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 1,241 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range: ₹ 689 - ₹ 2,373 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sultan Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Be smart, stay smart! Our mission is to provide comfortable, stylish, convenient and affordable accommodation in Istanbul at a price that can't be beat. Our location is designed with the backpacker in mind. From our 24-hour reception to security lockers , we have everything you need to enjoy your stay and feel comfortable. SULTAN HOSTEL IS THE ONLY HOSTEL WHERE YOU CAN WATCH RUGBY GAMES LIVE ON BIG SCREEN TV AND ALSO ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE IN ENGLISH Our hostel is also regularly health and safety checked by the local governments. If you have not satisfied with your stay for any reasons, we take your comments and suggestions seriously. We encourage you to speak to your dedicated and highly-trained staff to help us improve our hostels. We will work our hardest to make it a pleasant stay, whether one night or a month! As part of the Youth Hostel Association and the International Youth Hostel Federation. We are right in the heart of a young, international area full of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars, this YHA property buzzes with action. We are the perfect stop on your backpacker trail of Istanbul. Our rooms are with or without Bathroom and Breakfast Included. Our hostel is centrally located in Sultanahmet and is just a few minutes walk from all the major attractions. On our big screen TV.You can watch the latest movies and watch all sports activitivies including, Rugby, Premier League, Tennis, golf. Some of our facilities are; Reasonable prices, Clean comfortable rooms, 24 hour piping hot water, No curfew, Friendly, helpful English speaking staff, Great food, Relaxed Bar, Lockers for your valuables. Free internet access, wireless internet, home tether, free towels, breakfast included, travel agency, sea view terrace in summerThe Sultan Hostel is a short walk to all the main sights including, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, the Underground Cistern, the Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace. ... more   less 
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