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Agora Hostel and Guesthouse

Akbiyik cad (street) Amiral Tafdil sk. no.6, Sultanahmet / Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey, Distance from city centre: 2km

Rating: 95% from 18 reviews

  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 98%Staff
  • 93%Security
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 97%Location
  • 95%Value for money
  • 94%Facilities

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  • Everything is good~ I recommend this hostel~
  • 97%
  • 10 Mar 2015 Anonymous South Korea
  • Dorms are in the ground floor and when people going down the stairs are very noisy.
  • 94%
  • 09 Mar 2015 Anonymous Colombia
  • The hostel was in a safe and convenient location. The rooftop view is great and the breakfast is good. I enjoyed the other tenants, but many come from Asia and do not all speak English that well. However, they were all nice and I met some great people while there. The staff was good and I enjoyed my stay.
  • 89%
  • 25 Feb 2015 Anonymous USA
  • Here is really great hostel~ Very cheap and value. Staff are really kind and fun. and there is in Sultan(one of famous area in Istanbul), so you can go to anywhere easily. If you want to have good experience, I think here is best choice:) When I go to Istanbul, Turkey, I will stay in here, again.
  • 97%
  • 23 Jan 2015 Anonymous South Korea
  • Lovely & clean hostel right in the most interesting section of Istanbul. Vahap from the front desk (also known as Dr. Kelso) is hilarious and a terrific guide, plus a nice guy. He graciously helped me get to the hostel when I couldn't change my money at the airport, and I would have been out of luck otherwise. Thanks, guys! Very nice rooftop views as well. Be careful going up and down the stairs since there's no handrail, but that aside, there's no better place to stay in Istanbul. Enjoy!
  • 91%
  • 17 Jan 2015 Ron USA
  • Basically a hotel for hostel prices. The staff here is absolutely amazing. Having stayed in many hostels around the world, Agora is the gold standard. They even packed us lunch at 3 am before we left for the airport.
  • 94%
  • 10 Jan 2015 Anonymous USA
  • It is my 1st time to try hostels. My trip is 9 days. At first I booked 2 night just to try how hostels style is. I found this hostel, thae staff and the owner are very frindly and the place is so pleasent and clean. I decided to stay for 9 days until the end of my trip and I will book again in future. PS: they make amazing brownies in the breakfast :)
  • 100%
  • 09 Jan 2015 Ali Saudi Arabia
  • Great hostel, friendly and helpful staff. I would stay here again.
  • 100%
  • 04 Jan 2015 Nevenka Croatia
  • Orhan (I hope I am spelling his name correctly) was very kind and helpful during my stay in Istanbul. The other staff members were also friendly. The breakfast was amazing; especially the cakes and hot black tea. They'd even packed a breakfast for me one day when I had to leave before breakfast hours. You can't get better than that!
  • 100%
  • 23 Dec 2014 Anonymous USA
  • Fantastic hostel. I've stayed in many hostels all over Europe, and this ranks in top 5.
  • 100%
  • 18 Dec 2014 Yuliya USA
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