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Hostelz.com's Review
Eurasia Hostel doesn’t have a great backpacking atmosphere -- it feels more like a cheap hotel, but is fairly clean and wonderfully located in the Sultanahmet district, where the city’s main attractions are. The staffs are ready to give information, but they will also try to sell you tickets for their partners' services or activities.

The Location

The main feature of Eurasia Hostel is its location, just a few blocks away from the Blue Mosque and Aya Sofia, and within walking distance to most of the main attractions in Istanbul. Still, the area around the hostel is not too crowded or noisy, and it’s filled mainly with hotels and some small markets. Parking is on the street. The best way to get there is by tram, and it’s a ten-minute walk from Sultanahmet station. The only problem of staying right at the heart of the tourist area is that prices are higher if you chose to eat nearby.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Most rooms are private and have their own bathrooms. There are private rooms for up to four people. The dorm is mixed, and it accommodates up to twelve people in six bunk beds. Sheets are included in the price, but not towels. There are no closets or lockers in the dorm, so valuables should be left at the reception’s safe. The shared bathroom has three separate toilets and three separate shower cubicles, with little space to change. Everything is kept fairly clean and tidy. There is no kitchen available for guests. There is Wi-Fi connection but it doesn’t work so well inside the rooms.

Common Spaces

There are no common spaces apart from the terrace, where breakfast is served. There is a computer with internet connection available for guests at reception, and a few seats too, but it’s quite small for a gathering. Breakfast is not an open buffet as it was advertised at the time of review, but a set Turkish breakfast with bread, cheese, spreads, cucumber, tomato, olives, boiled egg, and unlimited tea. Overall, this is not a great place to socialize with other travelers.

Summary

If you don’t care for atmosphere and meeting other travelers, this is probably the most conveniently located hostel in town. There isn’t so much to it apart from its great location, but it’s decent, fairly clean, and offers all the basic amenities you would expect from good value accommodation.

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October 2010
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews
5   Amazing value, great location. Dorm beds/showers (where we stayed) were clean, staff very friendly and accommodating (letting us use the safe during the day for free), and the (included!) breakfast was great. Good Internet speed by European standards. Haghia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, and tram are roughly five minutes on foot. Fantastic food all around, although we had to do a little looking to find the good prices. Take their recommendation and go eat at Doy Doy, you will be happy you did. Also, it's just an anecdote, but we met great people here. On our way out, we had to get an airport shuttle. They were able to arrange it for the same price as others, but we also got front-door pickup, which not all will do. I would recommend them again without any reservations.  , USA ()

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