In the heart of the old town in Istanbul, Cordial House hostel offers a great combination of reasonably priced rooms and wonderful location, just a few minutes’ walk from the Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, the Underground Cistern and Topkapi Palace.

Cordial House provides 40 colourful rooms, free Wi-Fi, a lively air-conditioned common area where you can meet other travellers, a bar were you can enjoy famous Turkish pilsener 'Efes Pilsen' as well as international spirits and local Turkish drinks, and a cafe that has a tasty variety of Turkish and Western food.

Attractions nearby include the Hagia Sophia Museum, the Turkish and Islamic Art Museum, the Istanbul Archaeology Museums, a cinema and the Cemberlitas Turkish Bath.

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  • Culture
  • Sightseeing

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N'a vraiment de cordial que le nom. Les prix sont chers même pour Istambul.


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Tue 15 Apr 2014

This Hostel is great. The guy who checked us in also gave us a map and gave us loads of tips on things to do, where good bars/clubs are etc - really helpful! The dorm was really big and spacious with really comfortable beds. There is a nice little library bar downstairs serving reasonably priced beer, with a real nice atmosphere for socialising with other travelers. We had breakfast one morning, paying about 3 euros as we booked it in advance. It is not the biggest buffet spread you will ever see, but there is plenty there and you can have as much as you like! There are safes you can hire for just over a euro per day in the reception area if you want to leave any valuables. The reception is manned 24 hours a day so someone is always around to help. It is a very short walk to all the major attractions of the city and it is quick and easy to get to the centre of the city. Overall, absolutely loved my stay here and if I ever go back to Istanbul, I'll be sure to stay here!


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Mon 17 Mar 2014

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I go sleep early!

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Tue 15 Apr 2014

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Tue 15 Apr 2014