Sultan Hostel & Guesthouse, Istanbul

Sultanahmet - Old City
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6 Hidden Gemz for Istanbul (by Hostelgeeks)

6 Hidden Gemz for Istanbul (by Hostelgeeks)

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Sultan Hostel & Guesthouse Reviews

Sultan Hostel&Guesthouse is one of the cheapest hostels available in Sultanahmet area. The hostel is run by a team of locals who speak good English and are more than helpful in providing tourist information about the various tourist attractions in the area.

The Location

The hostel is located merely ten minutes' walk away from major attractions in Istanbul such as the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Topkapi Palace. There are numerous bars and restaurants in the hostel's vicinity, so it can get rather noisy at night. The hostel itself also runs a restaurant right outside the hostel, which plays loud music well into the night. Fortunately, the soundproofing in bedrooms is good, so guests are unaffected by the noise.

Guests coming from Taksim or Esenler bus station can take the metro and transfer to a tram. The nearest tram station to the hostel is at the Sultanahmet station.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms are crowded and packed with only a single walkway in the room. Beds are old and in poor condition. No lockers are provided. The ceiling of some of the rooms are leaking and the water will splash onto the beds of certain guests. Rooms are cold during the winter as there is no proper heating system. However, thick blankets are provided to make up for this.

The walkways between rooms are narrow and always congested due to the large number of guests staying in the hostel, making it uncomfortable to walk through.

Bathrooms are dirty and small. There are too many guests and too few cubicles, so guests have to constantly queue up at the bathrooms and toilets. No towels or showering gel are provided.

Common Spaces

The hostel has a small internet room with a row of wall-facing seats. This is the only "lounge" available in the hostel, especially at night. In the morning, the hostel's restaurant serves breakfast to all guests, so guests can choose to hang out there instead. Breakfast were served on a buffet basis with free-flow cheese, bread, and jam.


Sultan Hostel&Guesthouse is a great budget option for travelers who plan to visit the various historical attractions in the area. However, the hostel is a little bit overcrowded and facilities are poor, so guests who prefer more comfort may wish to consider other hostels in the same area.
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Sultan Hostel & Guesthouse, Istanbul
Sultan Hostel & Guesthouse, Istanbul
Sultan Hostel & Guesthouse, Istanbul
Sultan Hostel & Guesthouse, Istanbul
Sultan Hostel & Guesthouse, Istanbul
Sultan Hostel & Guesthouse, Istanbul
Sultan Hostel & Guesthouse, Istanbul
Sultan Hostel & Guesthouse, Istanbul
Sultan Hostel & Guesthouse, Istanbul
C. Willy Staff Reviewer
Published on Mar 17, 2019


Rooms with Private Bathroom and Breakfast Included.Sultan Hostel, Istanbul is centrally located in Sultanahmet and is just a few minutes walk from all the major attractions. We show rugby games too.Our facilities include; 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 ýnternet,home teather,free towels,breakfast included,travel agency,sea view terrace in summer

The 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.

The Fez Bus drops off and picks up from the Sultan Hostel !!

Location and Contact


Sultan Hostel is right in the heart of the old city.Only couple of minutes walk to Sultanahmet mosque,Topkapı Palace,Underground Cistern,Grand Bazaar etc.



Address: Akbiyik Caddesi 17 Sultanahmet, Sultanahmet - Old City, Istanbul (İstanbul), Istanbul Province, Turkey

Distance to city center: 2.76 km

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Website Sultan Hostel & Guesthouse Istanbul
Phone Number: +90 (0) 212-516-9260
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel

Older travelers (+50)

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller



Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage


Safe Deposit Box


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Airport Pickup

City Tours


Pub Crawls

24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill


Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Currency Exchange


Entirely Non-Smoking



Hair Dryers

Hot Showers


Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Outdoor Seating

Pool Table

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms

Swimming Pool



Lockers in Rooms

Wheelchair Accessible


Service Animals

Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (private room): 7

Min. Age without Parent: 14

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Very Large (100+ beds)

Female Dorm Only

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