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This is a £5/night hostel so set your expectations and you'll love it.
The roof terrace has fantastic views of Hagia Sophia and the Bos.
The facilities are very basic, but staff are superb, their knowledge is great.
Location is unbeatable.
Beds are clean and...More
I booked the single room. The room was literally the smallest room I've ever seen at a hostel - there was no way my bags were even going to fit on the floor, the bed takes up 95% of the floor space. After I complained...More
We had a booking with another hotel in Istanbul in Taksim. After arriving in the middle of the night and driving around the city until 04:00 am we found out that our booking was cancelled and we have no place to sleep. We called the...More
The 24 bed dorm is an actual joke. They beds are largely pushed together, there is absolutely no room for your bags, no plugs and no hot water.
if you are a bit podgy you will struggle to fit down the side of the beds...More
I stayed in the Mavi for 4 nights with my daughter. We both felt immediately at home with the manager (Ali) and his staff. The first night there, it was my daughter's birthday and the staff arranged for her to have a birthday cake. The...More
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.