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Akbiyik Cad No 17, Istanbul 34400 Turkey
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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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Turkish
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Ali A wrote a review Aug 2021
Frankfurt, Germany3 contributions1 helpful vote
I have been to this hostel for 3 days all stuffs were welcoming and kind to passengers the hostel was clean but our room 301 was hot maybe you guys could solve that matter except that everything was great. Special Thanks for Mr. Ismet and mrs Pinar for your services.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
Almagul Tubazhanova wrote a review Jul 2021
6 contributions
I was there with my sister until 12 days. It's good hostel with very kindness personal. The location is very good because you're living near the SultanAhmet square, it's almost 5 minutes from hostel. There is a lot of restaurants, but sometimes it was little bit loud. There is no Tv, but when you traveling actually you don't need it😄and they don't have a Elevator, but it's ok, cuz Esmet will helps you 😉 And last thing, for staff. You need to give the slippers for your guests 😀
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
Corina H wrote a review Mar 2020
Lebanon265 contributions58 helpful votes
It was a very nice stay for me and my sister from March 6 to 9. The hotel is 3 minutes walking to Aya Sofia from where u can take the bus to and from airport. Staff very nice .Mrs Zeinab helped us change the room. She and her husband very welcoming and helpful . The hotel is under renovation now . We had a smoother breakfast : cheese ,tomatoes, cucumber, olives black and green , coffee , honey and butter .wifi connection good.hot water. Clean beds and sheets. Thank u Sultan hostel for the nice stay. Will stay again soon.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Mohammad A wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I have bin there for 4 night, they are very kind, the rooms are clean and warm it's all I want from good hostel, they have great coffee and restaurant inside the hostel building, they serve every food you want. If you want a good hostel in best place of istanbul you should come here
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Tavakol M wrote a review Dec 2019
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Great location So close to historical places, tramway, and sea. Very clean Helpful,kind and friendly staff. Thanks a lot Enes,Ercan,Harun,Ramazan,Veysel You make us feel like home. Strongly recommend; if you want a great stay in istanbul.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled
1 Helpful vote
N0MAD wrote a review Oct 2019
Perth, Australia92 contributions107 helpful votes
I stayed at the Sultan Hostel because HI Hostels can usually be relied upon for a fairly cheap, clean, comfortable and secure place to sleep and to stash my bags while I explore a town. The Sultan doesn't quite achieve that standard. Yes, it's cheap, but neither as clean or comfortable as I'd expect: the ambience in the dorms is mostly noise and cigarette smoke, beds are held together with tape, and many of the power sockets in the dorms are broken. Service and facilities are minimal, as is the English of some of the staff, and security is almost non-existent. The only redeeming features are the breakfast and the fantastic location - barely a block from Sultanahmad, the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, etc. It's acceptable if you can't afford anything better, but it wouldn't hurt to shop around.
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Date of stay: September 2019
2 Helpful votes
Iran Wanderlust wrote a review Jul 2019
Iran211 contributions828 helpful votes
IS TRULY APPROPRIATE FOR A SULTAN. You are treated like sultan. Cool place and great location. Soon. Sultan Hostel was a delightful experience overall. It may be kinda old for us millennials, but that's ok.
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Date of stay: October 2018
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: DON'T EXPECT AN IMMACULATE PLACE. BUT get a room facing sides of the property and as high as...
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MARIA E wrote a review Jun 2019
Lucerne, Switzerland2 contributions3 helpful votes
Even the dumbest room cleaner knows that temptation, if any case happens the customer will say something to management as soon as she realize something stolen, right? In most hostels they dont keep records who cleaned which room. So this smarter than hotel owner or manager lady keeps what she is doing because nobody dealt immediately and conclusively with the ugly situation.. incompetent and weak management may play a role here too..i dont know, all i know dont leave your stuffs in these shared ladies room for a long time. especially in female dorms..
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Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Travelled
2 Helpful votes
Travel Blog wrote a review Jun 2019
Singapore, Singapore183 contributions1434 helpful votes
Near to a lots attractions of Istanbul, hostel between hagia sophia and blue mosque by walk distance. This is bar and hostel concept, night time was amazing, grab a beer and try Shisha 水烟 at bar with international traveller. Friendly staff put down the transparent cover on night time (14'c) and show off playing Shisha, feel warm and full of laugh. Reception staff were great and helpful giving a map and point out main tourist of Istanbul. Enjoy 1st basic Turkey breakfast ; ) More information : *Helped booked bus pick up at hostel with about 10 lira charges. *5 lira for tower.
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Date of stay: July 2018
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled
31 Helpful votes
yamharas wrote a review Apr 2019
Brisbane, Australia56 contributions28 helpful votes
I stayed here as part of a tour, the staff at the desk are friendly but the hostel itself is super average. My bed was sloping, power outlets often didn't work, some of the bathrooms were dirty. If you are on a tight budget then maybe it's for you but if not look elsewhere.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled
1 Helpful vote
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sultan Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Sultan Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Sultanahmet District (0.4 km), Hagia Sophia Mosque (0.3 km), and Basilica Cistern (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sultan Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Sultan Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Sultan Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kosk 1981 Cafe & Restaurant, Querencia Restaurant, and Divella Bistro Restaurant.
Does Sultan Hostel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sultan Hostel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Sultan Hostel have airport transportation?
Yes, Sultan Hostel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sultan Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Turkish.
Are there any historical sites close to Sultan Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hagia Sophia Mosque (0.3 km), Basilica Cistern (0.4 km), and Historic Areas of Istanbul (0.3 km).