Agora Hostel and Guesthouse

Akbiyik cad (street) Amiral Tafdil sk. no.6, Sultanahmet / Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey, Distance from city centre: 2km
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Rating: 94%from 20 reviews

  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 99%Staff
  • 89%Security
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 97%Location
  • 94%Value for money
  • 94%Facilities
Agora Guesthouse & Hostel offers best of both worlds. A combination of quality and budget accommodation. Looking for a laid back place as your base in Istanbul? Number 2 on TripAdvisor on specialty lodging in Istanbul and number 1 in Sultanahmet Old City. How does home baked pastries sound for breakfast? Just steps away from Blue mosque and our staff gets higher ratings than location! Means we smile a lot and love our jobs.We are proud of going the extra mile for our guests. All dorm and private rooms have AC. We promise you comfort and a second home :) You found your new base visiting the exciting city of Istanbul. We will take care of the accommodation. We will be your second home. We will beat your expectations. So that you can focus on the fun part of discovering Istanbul.

There is a reason we are the 2nd best hostel/guesthouse on Trip Advisor out of 900 + properties in Istanbul.

Want to know why? Here is why:

We take care of our building :)
Cleaning is not a joke to us :)
Our front desk staff treats you better than a five star hotel :)
Our breakfast is designed to please you :)
We allow drinks and food on our rooftop common area :)
We do not try to sell you expensive tours :)
Our recommendations of businesses are not related to extra income to front desk :)
When you have an issue, we find a solution :)
We do not worship money :)
We do not try to save money by making you freeze or melt down :)
You will not find bedbugs on our beds :)
You will not find ignorant receptions that are too lazy to even get up when you approach them :)
We will go out of our way to solve an issue that is not even related to our staff or our property :)

We are not the cheapest! But we make a promise to you...We are one of the best in the whole country :)

From Ataturk airport: Take the Metro to Zeytinburnu station and transfer to T1 tram.(the tram runs from 05.00 in the morning till 23.55 in the night).

Please see below for directions from Sultanahmet tram stop to Agora Guesthouse&Hostel

From Sabiha Gocken airport: You can take the 'Havas' shuttle bus to Taksim squqre. There is a bus every hour between 4.00 and 1.00.

From Taksim square you can either take a taxi to our hostel or take the subway shuttle down to Kabatas and then T1 tram to Sultanhamet.

Please see below for directions from Sultanahmet tram stop to Agora Guesthouse&Hostel


From the Otogar (Bus Terminal): take the tram to Aksaray.

Get off at the last stop 'Aksaray'. Just follow the signs to T1 tram. After you walk through the underpass, you will see a tram line right after the mosque, called Yusuf Pasa.Take the T1 tram to Sultanahmet, towards Kabatas direction.

Make sure you are going in the right direction! Get off at the Sultanahmet stop.

Get off the tram and walk downhill. You will see a Tourist Information office in the park on your right and Pudding Shop restaurant on your left.

Tourist office would be able to give you directions during the business hours.

Walk through the park towards the Blue Mosque. Pass the Blue mosque and the benches in front of it, walk down the road - you will see the Blue Hotel (MAVI EV) and Arasta Bazaar on the corner. Turn right at the Mavi Ev.

Take the first left.Walk down the hill by the rug stores and then take the first left, then the first right. You will see the Bahaus Guesthouse at the corner and the Big Apple hostel sign across.

Just turn right again and you will find us right next to Bahaus.

Please feel free to call us if you get lost. We will come to pick you up right away.

From Sirkeci Train Station: Take T1 tram opposite the station, uphill to Sultanahmet and then follow the directions given above.

From Karakoy Pier: Walk up to T1 tram stop and take T1 towards 'Zeytinburnu' station. Just follow the directions above once you get off at Sultanahmet.
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour security
  • Adaptors
  • Age Restriction
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport transfers
  • Bicycle parking
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Café
  • Ceiling fan
  • Child Friendly
  • Common Room
  • Currency exchange
  • DVDs
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Taxes included
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Please bring your own padlock. You may also buy one from the front desk at a convenient price.

Towel rental available.

Safebox at reception.

Check in : 2 pm (if your room is already available, you can check in earlier)

Check out : 10.30 am

Payment by cash or credit card on arrival day

Please inform us about arrival time

We are sorry but no guests under 18 years of age or over 50 for Dorms.

Smoking is prohibited in the building. Smoking in private rooms will result in 250 Eur penalty. Guests can use the open section of the rooftop terrace for smoking.

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From Ataturk airport:

Take the Metro to Zeytinburnu
station and transfer to T1 tram.(the tram runs from 05.00 in themorning till 23.55 in the night).

Please see below for directions from Sultanahmet tram stop to Agora Guesthouse&Hostel

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From Sabiha Gocken airport:

You can take the 'Havas' shuttle bus to Taksim square.
There is a bus every hour between 4.00 and 1.00.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
From Taksim square:

You can either take a taxi to our hostel or
take the subway shuttle down to Kabatas and then T1 tram to Sultanhamet.
Please see below for directions from Sultanahmet tram stop to Agora Guesthouse&Hostel

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
From the Otogar (Bus Terminal):

Take the tram to Aksaray. Get off at the last stop 'Aksaray'.
Just follow the signs to T1 tram.After you walk through the underpass,
you will see a tram line right after the mosque, called Yusuf Pasa.
Take the T1 tram to Sultanahmet towards Kabatas direction.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Make sure you are going in the right direction! Get off at the Sultanahmet tram stop.
Get off the tram and follow the tramline downhill. You will see a Tourist Information
office in the park on your right and Pudding Shop restaurant on your left.
The tourist office would be able to give you directions during the business hours.


Walk diagonally through the park towards the Blue Mosque which is on your right.
Pass the Blue mosque and the rows of benches in front of it, walk down the road
you will see the Blue Hotel (MAVI EV) and Arasta Bazaar on the corner.
Turn right at the Mavi Ev. Then take the first left. Walk down the hill by the rug stores
and take the first left, then the first right. You will see the Bahaus Guesthouse at the corner
and the Big Apple hostel sign. Just turn right again and you will find us right next to Bahaus.

Please feel free to call us if you get lost.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
From Sirkeci Train Station:

Take T1 tram opposite the station, uphill to Sultanahmet and then follow the directions given above.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
From Karakoy Pier:

Walk up to T1 tram stop and take T1 towards 'Zeytinburnu' station.
Just follow the directions above once you get off at Sultanahmet.

Located Near

Agora Guesthouse and Hostel is located in the heart of Istanbul, only steps away from the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Underground Cistern, 10 minutes walk to the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market, 10 minutes tram ride to Taksim area.

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