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" Istanbul's best-known and most popular hostel, the Orient has been around forever and, showing admirable staying power, it's still going strong..." Lonely Planet

" Cheerful,clean,secure and comfortable" Let's go,Europe

" The hip Sultanahmet hangout" Fodor's Berkeley Guide, Europe

The Orient Hostel is situated on the hillside in Sultanahmet, located a few minutes walk from tourist favourites Topkapi Palace, The Blue Mosque and Haghia Sophia. The Orient offers cheap, clean accommodation ranging from dorm rooms to private rooms with either shared or private bathrooms. Our attentive and helpful staff, make you welcome with a friendly atmosphere and water-pipe (hookah) nights in the terrace café-restaurant during the high season.

Other attractions within 20minutes walk from the Orient include The Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Spice Market, Hippodrome and Cemberlitas as well as numerous museums. Handy and easy to use trams and metro services are also close by.

The Orient Hostel offers its unique in-house travel agency who will be pleased to organize local tours around Istanbul as well as travel and accommodation arrangements around Turkey. The qualified staff will be able to tailor an itinerary that fits your time and budget requirements.

The rooftop café provides exceptional views of Istanbul’s Asia-side (as seen from Europe, 800m away) across the Bosphorus. This is an ideal space for meals and quieter evenings during warmer months.

The Orient Hostel also provides free of charge for all cutomers:

  • 24 hour reception
  • Breakfast
  • High speed internet access
  • Wi-Fi connection (in main building and terrace café)
  • Clean fresh sheets, pillow, blanket
  • Book exchange
  • Safe deposit box
  • Board and card games
  • Dictionary and language phrase books
  • Adapter, charger and converter
  • Luggage room
  • Parking for travellers with bike/motorbike
  • 24 hour hot water
  • No curfew or lockout