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Istanbul -Cordial House

Divanyolu Cad. Peykhane Sok. 19, Cemberlitas - Fatih, Istanbul, 34122, Turkey

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Overall Rating 77%

From 16 Reviews

Hostel rating (16)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 71%
Cleanliness 76%
Location 96%
Security 78%
Service 70%
Comfort 68%
Green rating 65%

Centrally located in Sultanahmet and just a few minutes walk from the Grand Bazaar, here you can experience the best Istanbul has to offer.

10 or more people?

Welcome to our hostel

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.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Children under the age of 1 are unable to be accommodated under all circumstances.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Pool table / snooker table


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Distance - At or next to the hostel

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car parking nearby
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Currency Exchange
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - At Reception
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +90 (212) 518 0576

Fax. +90 (212) 516 4108

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Blue Mosque (Less than 500 m)
  • Hagia Sophia (Less than 500 m)
  • Topkapi Palace (Less than 500 m)

See the full list of attractions



Upon our arrival to Cordial's door we encountered a locked door. We booked this in May and received a confirmation email on May 12. As we stood in front of Cordial, two men approached from across the street to tell us that the hotel had closed one or two months ago. When I called the "help" number I got a message all in Arabic. I don't understand Arabic. The two men got us in connection with another hotel which found us a second hotel at the same cost as Cordial would have been.


Avatar for Rosemary


Fri 04 Dec 2015

L'hôtel est très bien situé, à 500 m du grand bazar et de la mosquée bleue, les chambres sont propres par contre la cuisine est peu équipée et les douches sont assez anciennes


Avatar for juliette


Wed 07 Oct 2015

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.


Avatar for lelanie


Thu 20 Aug 2015


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (5 to 10km)
  • Beach (1 to 2km)
  • Cinema (At or next to the hostel)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (2 to 3km)
  • Gym (2 to 3km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (500m - 1km)
  • Local market (At or next to the hostel)
  • Mountainous Area (More than 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (500m - 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (500m - 1km)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (At or next to the hostel)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (2 to 3km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (At or next to the hostel)
  • Theatre (3 to 5km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (Less than 500m)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Take the "Orient Express" > 8 minutes walking distance or Tram which arrives every 5 mins.
Bus to Main Bus Station Otogar > Metro to end of line > Tram to Cemberlitash > 60m walk.
Regular ferries from main sea port. Is 1,5 Km.away from Cordial House.
The metro line is just 60 metres away from Cordial House Hostel.
Parking fee: 6 Euro a day.
Metro Havalimani to Aksaray stopping at Zeytinburno > Zeytinburnu-Eminonu Tram > Chemberlitash Station > 40m Walk.

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