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

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Shopping
  • Culture
  • Food-lovers

Green rating



I have stayed at many different HI Hostels across the world and in my experience this one was my least favourite. Staff almost seemed to be annoyed by the guest rather than helpful or energetic. I also found it strange that every single thing had to be paid for (this has not been my experience at other Hi Hostels). The location was perfect at least.


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Thu 20 Aug 2015

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

Las atracciones clásicas top de Estambul.

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Sat 01 Aug 2015

Budget meal tip

Definitivamente no Sultanahmet. Mejor Kadikoy o Beyoglu.

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Sat 01 Aug 2015