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.

What travellers think...

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  • Culture
  • Sightseeing
  • Eco-tourism

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Pros-perfect location- directly off Cemberlitas tram stop, right next to grocery store, several restaurants. Helpful staff- got us a laundry service, maps, and serve tea, coffee, and beer right there. We stayed in a private room for 2- we had 2 beds, and it was very comfortable for the price. Bathroom was food. Cons: wifi only works in immediate check-in area, breakfast is typical Turkish, but not substantial. Elevator was broken.


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Fri 18 Apr 2014

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


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Tue 15 Apr 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