Best Island Hostel

Cankurtaran Mah.Kutlugun Sok.no 5 Sultanahmet Ista, Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey, Distance from city centre: 1.9km
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Rating: 77%from 7 reviews

  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 65%Staff
  • 77%Security
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 97%Location
  • 80%Value for money
  • 74%Facilities
We offer cheap and comfortable accommodation with experienced and friendly staff who will make you feel at home during your vacation! We offer double rooms and 6-7 and 12-16 bed mix and female dorms plus 15 people tent in our hostel,and for double room and triple room and also we have 1 of them ensuit double room as well , including linen. There is a shared bathroom on each floor, while each room has a private key. We also provide a secure safe for your valuables.

Located in the heart of Istanbul, in Sultanahmet, our hostel is near the Blue Mosque, St Sophia and Topkapi Palace. It is also within walking distance of many popular tourist spots such as the Grand Bazaar, the Underground Cistern, the Turkish baths and much more.


With no curfew, we welcome you to hang out and meet people from all over the world in our warm and friendly hostel. We have free internet and Wi-Fi as well as a big screen TV with cable. Our reception desk are happy to help you with your travel plans, organising international and domestic flights, local tours, dinner cruises, and daily and weekly tours of Troy, Gallipoli, Cappadocia, Ephesus, and Pamukkale. We can also sort out tickets for a belly dance show and dinner!

Come visit us at the Best Island Hotel, where our motto is, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.We offer a 5% discount to groups of more than 20 people!

We offer cheap and comfortable accommodation with experienced and friendly staff who will make you feel at home during your vacation! We offer double rooms and 6-, 8- and 12-bed male and female dorms in our hostel, including linen. There is a shared bathroom on each floor, while each room has a private key. We also provide a secure safe for your valuables.

Located in the heart of Istanbul, in Sultanahmet, our hostel is near the Blue Mosque, St Sophia and Topkapi Palace. It is also within walking distance of many popular tourist spots such as the Grand Bazaar, the Underground Cistern, the Turkish baths and much more.

We host BBQ parties on our terrace overlooking the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and the Marmara Sea. In fact, our terrace is one of the only places in Istanbul where you can eat a local Turkish breakfast while gazing out at these sights! Plus, we offer free Turkish tea and coffee.

With no curfew, we welcome you to hang out and meet people from all over the world in our warm and friendly hostel. We have free internet and Wi-Fi as well as a big screen TV with cable. Our reception desk are happy to help you with your travel plans, organising international and domestic flights, local tours, dinner cruises, and daily and weekly tours of Troy, Gallipoli, Cappadocia, Ephesus, and Pamukkale. We can also sort out tickets for a belly dance show and dinner!

Come visit us at the Best Island Hotel, where our motto is, 'travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.' We offer a 5% discount to groups of more than 20 people!
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle parking
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Card phones
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Currency exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Games Room
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Taxes not 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.

Check-in: 11:00am
Check-out: 10:30am

Payment is by cash or credit card upon arrival.

Cancellation Policy

1.Cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to arrival. Late cancellations or no-shows will be charged for the first night stay. No penalty for cancellations up to 48 hours.
2. Cancellations made after 48 hours destination time will be assessed a 1 night room rate.
3. If the customer do not arrive to the hotel or check out early, the customer will be liable to pay full charges.

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From the airport:
The most common and cheap way is to take the Metro to the 'Aksaray' stop, which is the last stop. Leave the Metro Station and pass the exit to the Tramway Station (Aksaray) is there connecting you. Take the Tramway and get off at Sultanahmet Stop and follow the line down to St. Sophia (Red Mosque), passing several restaurants and the information office on the right. Cross the street at the intersection and traffic lights and enter the courtyard between St. Sophia on your left and the Blue Mosque on your right. Take the first left at the taxi stop and follow all the way down and take a right on the end of the street. We will be waiting for you 200m down the road on the right side of the street.

Alternatively, from the last stop of the Metro (Aksaray) you can take taxi and ask the driver to take you to Sultanahmet Four Seasons Hotel (the only 5-star hotel around). We are 200m down the street on the right-hand side.

You can also take a bus from the airport. When you arrive at the airport, ask at the information desk for the Havas Bus Stop and take Bus to Taksim Square and from there you can take a taxi and ask the driver to take you to Sultanahmet Four Seasons Hotel (the only 5-star hotel around). We are 200m down the street on the right-hand side.

Located Near

Best Island Hostel is very close to historic sites such as Saint Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome and elsewhere. You can reach anywhere you want to go within 5 or 10 minutes by walking. Best Island Hostel is central to all public transportation.

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