Old City Esma Hostel
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Old City Esma Hostel Istanbul Reviews
Great location, OK hostel Apr 30, 2012
We chose this on the location alone. It is Sultanahmet, and very close to some major attractions for Istanbul.
It was very easy to find, with a sign out front and on the door.
You walk up some stairs and then you see the desk for the hostel.
We stayed in a 6 person mixed dorm and had most of it to ourselves. The price was about $19 per night.
What I liked:
Location was unbeatable!
Stairs are not too difficult, even with luggage.
Rooftop terrace was relaxing and had a view of Hagia Sophia.
Plenty of shops and restaurants all around the hostel.
Walking distance Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, and many other great places.
Bed was pretty comfortable and had linen and towels.
Plenty of bathrooms and showers, without wait.
Hot water was great.
Free wi-fi that was also fast!
Hostel was quiet at all hours.
What I did not like:
Shower had no door and leaked all over. The floor then became slippery.
While the staff was not rude, they were not very helpful either.
The place seemed as if it were being remodeled, which made it kind of dirty.
Overall, I would stay here again.
The good outweighed the bad in my opinion.
Part of the Istanbul....It's not Constantinople travel blog
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Old City Esma Hostel Overview
The Old City Esma Hostel is located in Fatih, only a few minutes from Basilica Cistern and Hippodrome of Constantinople. The hostel is set in central Istanbul and is within an easy walk from Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Istanbul Archaeology Museums and Obelisk of Theodosius. The hostel is conveniently located for sightseeing in Istanbul with Hagia Irene, Grand Bazaar and Great Palace Mosaic Museum only 10 minutes away.
The Old City Esma Hostel staff are available 24-hours a day and can assist with booking tours and tickets. The hostel features a dry cleaning service, a concierge and a laundry service. For an easy and effortless check-in and departure experience, take advantage of the Old City Esma Hostel's express check-in/check-out feature which minimises the usual hassles letting you get on with your trip.
If you're travelling with a family in tow, the Old City Esma Hostel offers sizeable rooms geared towards the requirements of families and kids. Bathrooms in the hostel showcase a shower and a hair dryer. The rooms at the hostel offer cable / satellite channels and a TV.
Old City Esma Hostel Amenities