Best Hotels, B&Bs, Guesthouses and Hostels in Istanbul

Best Hotels, B&B's and Hostels in Istanbul

We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Istanbul that have been recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times, Frommer’s and more. All Istanbul hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews and we only list places that have a customer rating of at least 4 out of 5.

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Louis Appartements Galata, Istanbul

Şahkulu Mahallesi, İlk Belediye Cd. No:10, 34421 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey (show on map)
4.8
Louis Appartements Galata, Istanbul
Expert reviews

“The tower suite at this meticulously maintained and keenly priced hotel near the Galata Tower is the knockout option among the 12 suites and rooms on offer.”

Customer review rating
4.8 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Helpful staff
  • Galata Tower
  • Boutique style
  • Top location
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Comfortable beds
From
$82 per night
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Louis Appartements Galata offers posh and lush accommodation options for tourists and travelers in Istanbul. Room options such as Junior Suite, Superior Suite and Tower Suite with Terrace are available in this luxury establishment. The hotel rooms are fitted with state-of-the-art amenities and facilities ensuring the comfort and satisfaction of guests.

The hotel is excellently located at a proximity to some of the city most famous attractions. The historic Galata Tower is located at a distance of 120 m away from the hotel while the Istiklal Avenue and tunnel is located at a short 250 m away from the hotel.

The famous Taksim Square is 2 km away from the hotel, and the closest airport to the hotel is the Ataturk Airport which is 18 km away from the hotel.

The hotel rooms are stylishly set to mirror the general elegance of the city and also fitted with the latest in hospitality facilities and amenities. Amenities such as free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV in high definition and a coffee maker are available in the rooms. The hotel also provides other amenities such as stove, a toaster, and a desk for the use of guests.

The hotel rooms are fitted with modern amenities and facilities such as free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, a minibar and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The rooms come with a private bathroom that features thoughtful touches such as bathroom slippers, bathrobes, and free toiletries.

Enjoy the best of Istanbul in the Louis Appartements Hotel.

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Four Seasons Hotel at Sultanahmet, Istanbul

Sultanahmet, Tevkifhane Sk. No:1, 34122 Sultanahmet/Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey (show on map)
4.8
Four Seasons Hotel at Sultanahmet, Istanbul
Expert reviews
Fodors review:

“What a rehabilitation success story: a former prison just steps from Topkapı Palace and Aya Sofya is now one of Istanbul’s premier accommodations, where rooms and suites are luxuriously outfitted and overlook the Sea of Marmara, the Old City, or a manicured interior courtyard.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Istanbul.

Frommers review:

“Built in Ottoman Turkish revival style at the end of World War I, what is today the Istanbul flagship of the upscale Four Seasons chain was originally built as a prison to house political dissidents.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Istanbul.

CNN review:

“Built in 1918, this Four Seasons hotel is so unabashedly opulent you’d never guess it was Istanbul’s first prison. Its 65 rooms are individually decorated with opulent furnishings, handwoven kilim rugs and original Turkish artwork.”

Telegraph review:

“This luxurious hotel is actually fashioned from a late-Ottoman era prison once used to incarcerate writers, artists and other dissidents, though it has been so brilliantly converted you’d never guess. Its location in the heart of the city means it’s a stone’s throw from many of Istanbul’s most famous sights.”

Customer review rating
4.8 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Friendly staff
  • Top location
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Comfortable beds
  • Hagia Sophia
From
$336 per night
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All you need to know

Located on 1 Tevkifhane Sok in the Sultanahmet area of the famous Fatih district, this five-star hotel is the epitome of luxury and style. The hotel is housed in a three-story building which features a neo-classic style that also has a courtyard.

The hotel rooms are furnished with modern decors and fitted with the finest furniture while needed amenities and facilities are duly provided in these rooms.

The hotel is located in the perfect hospitality location where it offers guests a nearness to the city most beautiful and exciting places. This makes the Four Season Hotel at Sultanahmet the ideal departure spot for tourists looking to get the excitement and thrill of the city.

The famous and iconic Topkapi Palace is just 350 m away from the hotel while the Hagia Sophia is just 250 m away from the hotel premises. The popular and widely used Aksaray Tram Station is a little over 2 km away from the hotel while the nearest airport to the hotel is Ataturk Airport is 19 km away.

The hotel offers a stunning and panoramic view of the city’s landmarks.

The hotel rooms are fitted with modern amenities and facilities such as free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, a minibar and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The rooms come with a private bathroom that features thoughtful touches such as bathroom slippers, bathrobes, and free toiletries.

The Four Seasons Hotel offers guests an exotic and exquisite menu option featuring several local and international cuisines.

The hotel spa is the ideal place for body and beauty treatment.

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Hotel Ibrahim Pasha, Istanbul

Binbirdirek Mh., Terzihane Sk. No:7, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey (show on map)
4.7
Hotel Ibrahim Pasha, Istanbul
Expert reviews

“Cultural tomes are piled in reception and throughout the 24 rooms of this exemplary design hotel, which also has a comfortable lounge with open fire, and a terrace bar with knockout views of the nearby Blue Mosque.”

Fodors review:

“What was once the home of an extended Armenian family offers comfortable, stylishly decorated rooms with vintage-looking wood and leather furniture, colorfully patterned Turkish carpets and textiles, and contemporary Middle Eastern touches.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Istanbul.

Frommers review:

“Conjure up images of a flickering open fire, comfy sofas, shelves stacked with copious quantities of books, and an endless supply of fresh tea and homemade cookies. No, it’s not your own living room, it’s the ground floor of this stylish yet dignified Old City hotel.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Istanbul.

Telegraph review:

“With a stylish roof terrace, comfortable rooms, friendly staff and excellent breakfasts, this hotel in the heart of Istanbul is popular with discerning city-breakers. It’s a short walk across the former chariot racing arena to the Blue Mosque.”

Customer review rating
4.7 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Helpful staff
  • Blue Mosque
  • Top location
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Comfortable beds
From
$93 per night
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All you need to know

Situated on 7 Terzihane Sok in the famous Sultanahmet area of Fatih district of the city, this fine establishment provides the best of hospitality amenities and facilities. The Hotel Ibrahim Pasha provides several room options for guests visiting the beautiful city of Istanbul either for business or pleasure. Room options such as Deluxe Twin Room, Standard Double Room, Deluxe Double Room and Standard Twin Room are all available in the hotel.

The hotel is excellently located in a prime location where it offers proximity to some of Istanbul’s most famous attractions, making it the ideal place for tourists to stay when in the city.

The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts is a 2-minute walk away from the hotel while the famous Blue Mosque is 250 m away from the hotel. The Aksaray Train Station is located at a distance of almost 2 km away from the hotel while the nearest airport to the hotel is the Istanbul Ataturk Airport which is 13 km away.

The Hotel Ibrahim offers luxury and comfort at its best.

The hotel rooms are fitted with modern amenities and facilities such as free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, a minibar and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The rooms come with a private bathroom that features thoughtful touches such as bathroom slippers, bathrobes, and free toiletries.

A breakfast buffet is served by the hotel featuring several local and international dishes.

The rooftop terrace offers comfy seating and relaxation options for guests.

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Pera Palace Hotel, Istanbul

Meşrutiyet Caddesi No:52, 34430 Tepebaşı Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey (show on map)
4.6
Pera Palace Hotel, Istanbul
Expert reviews
Frommers review:

“The Pera Palace speaks of the fin de siècle era when well-to-do Europeans “took the air” on the leafy Grand Rue de Pera (now the heaving Istiklal Caddesi). Stepping through the doors feels like stepping straight back in time to an altogether more glamorous era.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Istanbul.

Fodors review:

“Extensive restoration has brought this Istanbul landmark—founded in 1892 to provide upscale accommodations for travelers arriving on the Orient Express—back to its former glory, with beautifully outfitted rooms and plenty of period decorations and antique furniture.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Istanbul.

Telegraph review:

“They don’t come more history-filled or atmospheric than this, the hotel built by Belgian entrepreneur Georges Nagelmackers to accommodate travellers arriving on his Orient Express train from Paris. Guests here have included everyone from Ernest Hemingway and Agatha Christie to Atatürk and Greta Garbo.”

Customer review rating
4.6 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Historic hotel
  • Friendly staff
  • Top location
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Comfortable beds
From
$190 per night
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All you need to know

This fine hotel is located on 52 Mesrutiyet cad, in the Beyoglu district of Istanbul where it offers guests the best in hospitality services and facilities. The hotel rooms are well furnished and adorned with modern décor and feature the finest furniture available in the world. Pera Palace Hotel is rated five-stars for its high quality of hospitality services rendered which is seen in its superb cleanliness, comfort, perfect location, great value for money and finally, the extra friendly staff of the hotel.

The hotel was established in 1892 by the French-Ottoman architect Alexander Vallaury whose visionary mind is seen in the grandiose and sleek design of the hotel. Pera Palace is a museum hotel designed in neoclassical, art nouveau and oriental styles.

The hotel offers its guests a stunning view of the famous Golden Horn which further makes it attractive to travelers, tourists, and visitors in Istanbul.

Pera Palace offers stylish room options such as Connecting Family Suite, Deluxe Pera Side Room Twin, Great Garbo Corner Room, Business Double Room, Presidential Suite, Deluxe Golden Horn Side Room King, Ernest Hemingway Suite and the Senior Suite.

Other rooms such as the Grand Pera Studio Room King, Deluxe Pera Side Room King, and Pierre Loti Suite are available in the five-star hotel.

The on-site hotel restaurant offers a wide variety of local and international cuisines.

The hotel provides other services, facilities, and amenities such as concierge services, luggage storage, 24-hour front desk, airport shuttle, daily maid service and room service.

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Hotel Empress Zoe, Istanbul

Cankurtaran Mh., Akbıyık Cd. No:10, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Malaysia (show on map)
4.6
Hotel Empress Zoe, Istanbul
Expert reviews

“Named after the feisty Byzantine empress, this is one of İstanbul’s most impressive boutique hotels. The enticing garden suites overlook a 15th-century hamam and the gorgeous flower-filled courtyard where breakfast is served in warm weather.”

Telegraph review:

“Period town houses form the basis for this charmingly simple hotel. Lots of natural wood and stone are enlivened by carefully chosen oriental rugs, textiles and prints. The peaceful garden is graced by palms and the domes of a disused Ottoman hammam, and a stretch of Byzantine palace wall incorporated into reception.”

Customer review rating
4.6 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Helpful staff
  • Great breakfast
  • Top location
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Comfortable beds
From
$61 per night
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All you need to know

The Hotel Empress Zoe is a stylish and luxury hospitality center that offers only the best of services and amenities. The hotel offers comfort, satisfaction, and excitement to visitors in the city of Istanbul.

The hotel provides room and accommodation options such as Suite with Garden View, Small Double Room, Duplex Suite, Penthouse Suite and Deluxe Double Room. Other room options such as Single room and Triple Room are also available for guests ensuring that everyone is catered for.

The Hotel Empress Zoe is located in a prime location in Istanbul where it offers a closeness to some of the city highlight and landmark. The Hagia Sophia is located at a distance of only 300 m away from the hotel while the Hagia Irene is just 400 m away from the hotel.

The hotel is located near some essential places in the city such as Column of Constantine, Topkapi Palace, and the Blue Mosque.

The closest airport to the hotel is the Istanbul Ataturk Airport which is 14 away from the hotel. The hotel provides an airport shuttle for guests to and fro the Ataturk Airport.

Amenities such as free Wi-Fi for high-speed internet access, air conditioning, a large flat-screen TV with several satellite channels and a minibar. The rooms come with private bathrooms fitted with needed facilities such as showers and bathtubs as well as thoughtful touches such as bathroom slippers and free toiletries.

The Hotel Empress Zoe offers nothing but excellence in hospitality.

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Karaköy Rooms, Istanbul

Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa Mahallesi, Kemankeş Caddesi & Galata Şarap Iskelesi Sokak No:10, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey (show on map)
4.6
Karaköy Rooms, Istanbul
Expert reviews

“Occupying five floors above one of the city’s best-loved restaurants, this splendid hotel has only 12 rooms – book well in advance. The double and deluxe rooms are spacious, comfortable, well-equipped and offer exceptional value for money.”

Customer review rating
4.6 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Large rooms
  • Helpful staff
  • Great food
  • Top location
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Comfortable beds
From
$92 per night
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All you need to know

Located close to the city most iconic and famous attractions, this beautiful hotel is the ideal place for tourists and travelers in Istanbul for business or pleasure. Karaköy Rooms is set in a historic building which has seen several extensive renovations over the years. As such, the hotel is a perfect blend of traditional style and modern design.

The hotel offers a posh and lush accommodation and room options for guests such as a studio apartment, deluxe double room with sea view, superior double room and a deluxe double room. These rooms are well-furnished with modern décor and fitted with the finest furniture as well as modern facilities.

The hotel is located in an excellent location where it offers guests a great view of the sea and the city skyline. The Galata Tower is just 650 m away from the hotel premises, and the famous Ferry Port is located at a distance of 350m away from the hotel.

The Istanbul Modern Museum is located at a distance of 1 km away from the Karakoy Rooms while the bustling Istiklal Street is just a 10-minute trek away from the hotel.

The hotel rooms are fitted with modern amenities and facilities such as free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, a minibar and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The rooms come with a private bathroom that features thoughtful touches such as bathroom slippers, bathrobes, and free toiletries.

The Karakoy offers guests a la carte restaurant where several local and international cuisines are available in a stylish setting.

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Sumahan on the Water Hotel, Istanbul

Çengelköy Mh., Kuleli Cd No:43, 34684 İstanbul, Turkey (show on map)
4.5
Sumahan on the Water Hotel, Istanbul
Expert reviews

“Sumahan on the Water, a 24-room low-rise hotel in a former Ottoman raki distillery, now with its own marble hammam. A boat fetches guests on the European side and speeds them across the Bosporus. A buffet breakfast is served along the shore.”

Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Istanbul.

Fodors review:

“What was once a derelict distillery on the Asian waterfront of the Bosphorus is now one of Istanbul’s most chic and original places to stay, with comfortable rooms and suites—all with incredible views of the water and decorated in a contemporary style with a few Turkish touches.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Istanbul.

Frommers review:

“This elegant yet cozy little boutique hotel, so close to the continent-dividing Bosphorus strait that you can hear the splash as the cormorants dive for fish, is a great testament to the hard work and vision of architects and owners Nedret and Mark Butler.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Istanbul.

Telegraph review:

“Formerly an Ottoman-era distillery, this place was converted into an award-winning hotel by its discerning Turkish-American owners. As the hotel is situated on the Asian side of the Bosphorus Strait, guests arrive from Europe in the hotel’s own launch. There can be few finer ways to begin a visit to Istanbul.”

Customer review rating
4.5 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Great views
  • Top location
  • Nice place
  • Comfortable beds
  • Boutique style
From
$211 per night
Check availability
All you need to know

Located on 43 Cengelkoy Kuleli Cad in the Uskadur district of Istanbul, this fine establishment is the definition of comfort and luxury. The hotel offers visitors in the city several room options such as Family Suite, Deluxe Room, Loft Suite and Executive Suite fitted with amenities and facilities.

The rooms in the hotel offer a great view of the city as well as the general comfort of the guests. Sumahan on the Water Hotel offers guests a closeness to some of Istanbul’s highlights making it the ideal place for tourists and travelers in the city.

The Cengelkoy is located at just a short 5-minute walk away from the hotel while the Capitol Shopping Mall is located at a distance of 5 km from the hotel. The famous Emaar Square Mall is located at a little over 8 km away from the hotel while the famous and busy Askaya Shopping Mall is 11 km away.

The nearest airport to the hotel is the Istanbul Ataturk Airport which is 21 km away from the hotel.

The hotel is housed in a 19th-century building that was originally used as a distillery.

Amenities such as free Wi-Fi for high-speed internet access, air conditioning, a large flat-screen TV with several satellite channels and a minibar.

The hotel also offers guests a chance to sample and enjoy a wide variety of local and international cuisines served at the hotel’s on-site restaurant.

Enjoy the best of Istanbul from the luxury room of Sumahan on Water Hotel.

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Casa Di Bava, Istanbul

Firuzağa Mahallesi, Bostanbaşı Sokak No:28, 34400 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey (show on map)
4.5
Casa Di Bava, Istanbul
Expert reviews

“The two-bedroom penthouse apartment at this suite hotel is an absolute knockout, and the 11 one-bedroom apartments in the 1880s building are impressive, too. All are stylishly decorated and well appointed.”

Customer review rating
4.5 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Top location
  • Tram station
  • Comfortable beds
  • Walking distance
  • Boutique style
  • Helpful staff
From
$60 per night
Check availability
All you need to know

This stylish hotel offers posh and luxury room options for visitors in the city. Situated on 28 Beyoglu Firuzaga Mahallesi Bostanbasi Sokak in the Beyoglu district of the city, Casa Di Bava is the perfect departure spot for guests staying in the hotel rooms and looking to get all the excitement that Istanbul offers.

The hotel is located in an excellent location where it offers proximity to the most beautiful and fascinating attractions in the city.

The famous Istiklal Avenue is located at a distance of 250 m away from the hotel while the iconic Galata Tower is just 1 km away from the hotel premises. The famous Taksim Square is 700 m away from the hotel while the nearest airport is the Istanbul Ataturk Airport which is at a distance of 15 km away from the hotel.

The Casa Di Bava Hotel offers some stylish and luxury room options such as One-Bedroom Comfort Apartment with Kitchenette, One-Bedroom Apartment with Terrace and Kitchenette and Two-Bedroom Penthouse with kitchenette.

Some of the rooms in the Casa Di Bava come with a balcony which is the perfect place to enjoy the freshness of the city air.

The hotel also offers guests a chance to sample and enjoy a wide variety of local and international cuisines served at the hotel’s on-site restaurant in a stylish setting and exquisite manner.

Drinks and cocktails are also available at the hotel bar which is the perfect place to chill after a long day.

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Vault Karakoy House Hotel, Istanbul

Arap Cami Mahallesi, Bankalar Cd. No:5, 34421 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey (show on map)
4.5
Vault Karakoy House Hotel, Istanbul
Expert reviews

“Away from the overcrowded tourist zones near Taksim Square and Istiklal Caddesi, this hotel is a solid choice (but by no means a bargain) for those seeking a quiet but central location and abundant amenities.”

Frommers review:

“The exclusive House hotel and restaurant chain have pulled off another coup in the acquisition and renovation of this superb stone edifice, built in 1863 as the headquarters of the Credit General Ottoman Bank. As much as possible of the former bank’s grandiose interior has been left intact.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Istanbul.

Telegraph review:

“A family-friendly Istanbul hotel with period charm, an atmospheric restaurant, a hammam and Golden Horn views. The latest in a string of impeccably stylish hotels from the House group, built in a former bank in the now-hip, waterfront Karaköy district.”

Customer review rating
4.5 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Top location
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Comfortable beds
  • Friendly staff
From
$81 per night
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All you need to know

This five-star hotel is located in a prime location where it offers guests comfortable and posh room options. Room options such as Deluxe King Room, Duplex Suite, Classic King Room, Penthouse Suite with Terrace and a Superior King Room. These rooms are well-furnished with modern décor and feature elegant warm color.

Vault Karakoy House Hotel is the perfect place to stay when in Istanbul for business or pleasure. The hotel is located in the up-and-coming district of Karakoy on Bankalar Caddesi where it offers guests a closeness to the city’s financial and economic center.

The hotel is a short walking distance from a number of famous art galleries such as Gallery Mana and Istanbul 74 while guests can enjoy and explore bohemian Beyoglu and Sultanahmet. The popular Istiklal Avenue is 700 m away from the hotel while the famous Taksim Square is 2 km away.

The rooms are fitted with modern amenities and facilities such as free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, an iPod docking station, a minibar and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The rooms come with a private bathroom that features thoughtful touches such as bathroom slippers, bathrobes, and Lokum Istanbul brand amenities.

Guests can enjoy a breakfast buffet featuring several Turkish and international cuisines in the hotel’s on-site restaurant, Kasa Lokanta. The restaurant features high ceilings and large windows making it the perfect place to enjoy a good meal.

The hotel has a garden and a terrace which are the ideal places for relaxation.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Moda Hotel, Istanbul

Caferağa Mahallesi, Albay Faik Sözdener Cd. No:31, 34710 Kadıköy/İstanbul, Turkey (show on map)
4.4
DoubleTree by Hilton Moda Hotel, Istanbul
Expert reviews

“The glass tower DoubleTree by Hilton — Moda offers spacious rooms, a spa and a rooftop swimming pool with views of the Marmara Sea.”

Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Istanbul.

Customer review rating
4.4 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Friendly staff
  • Nice location
  • Swimming pool
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Comfortable beds
From
$93 per night
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All you need to know

This five-star establishment is located in an excellent location where it offers guests a closeness to the city most famous and attractive landmarks. DoubleTree by Hilton Moda Hotel offers posh and luxury room and accommodation options such as King Guest Room with Executive Lounge Access, Family Suite with Living Room and Twin Guest Room. Other room options like Executive Deluxe King Room with sea view and Executive Deluxe Twin Rooms offer VIP facilities for guests staying in those rooms.

Situated in the bustling Kadikoy district, the hotel is the perfect place for tourists and travelers in the city. The DoubleTree Hilton Hotel is located in a neighborhood with several restaurants and bars. The excellent location of the hotel makes it the ideal place for guests looking to get all the excitement and adventure of the city.

The hotel is just 240 m away from the Kadikoy Metro Station; the Bagdat Avenue is 6 km away from the hotel while the famous Nautilus Shopping Centre is only a little over 2 km away from the hotel premises.

The closest airport to the hotel is the Ataturk Airport which is located at a distance of 34 km away.

The hotel rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, modern décor, elegant colors and modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, a minibar and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The rooms come with a private bathroom that features thoughtful touches such as bathroom slippers, bathrobes, and free toiletries. The rooms also provide a great view of the sea.

Some luxury and special rooms in the hotel come with spa bath and espresso machine.

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Hostel Cheers Lighthouse, Istanbul

Kucuk Ayasofya Mahallesi Cayiroglu Sokak No:18 Sultanahmet, Fatih, 34400 Istanbul, Turkey (show on map)
4.4
Hostel Cheers Lighthouse, Istanbul
Expert reviews
Telegraph review:

“This gem of a hostel, situated in the very heart of the old city, blends faux-Ottoman style with plenty of bright, neo-bohemian touches like pastel-hued planters to create a friendly and communal vibe. It’s a good base – but also offers guests a range of activities like pub crawls, darts competitions and walking tours.”

Customer review rating
4.4 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Great views
  • Friendly staff
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Comfortable beds
  • Top location
From
$18 per night
Check availability
All you need to know

Situated at the historic Sultanahmet area Cheers Lighthouse provide a panoramic sea view, 300 meters away from Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. The hostel interior is decorated with minimal style and has a healthy environment for the guests. Ataturk airport is just 15 kilometers, and the iconic Galata Tower is three kilometers away from the hostel.

Basic amenities

With the beautiful sea view, the guests booked their stay here can enjoy their daily breakfast on the terrace with complimentary coffee and tea. The hostel has its restaurant, so it provides discounts on dinner and lunch for the travelers staying here. The tour desk and 24-hour reception help the tourists in traveling and exploring the city.

Room Facility

Private rooms with private bathrooms, mix dormitory with bunk beds, deluxe double room, and suites with sea view, superior triple room with sea view, a standard double room, and deluxe triple rooms are available with the hostel for the guests. The travelers are provided with various kinds of rooms in the hostel to choose from as per their convenience. Whether you are traveling solo or in a group, the place is ideal for all kinds of accommodation.

As the hostel is one of the high-rated places in Istanbul by the guests for the facilities and services, it provides at a comparatively lower price. You can book your stay with Cheers Lighthouse at an affordable range as the hostel in Istanbul offers discounts for the guests on the advance booking.

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F.A.Q

What are the best areas to stay in Istanbul?

Istanbul is one of the largest cities in Turkey that lies within Asia and Europe across the Bosphorus Strait. Some of the major neighborhoods in Istanbul are:

Arnavutköy
Arnavutköy is an upmarket neighborhood situated by the Bosphorus renowned for its fish restaurants and Ottoman waterfront mansions. It also has a wide range of cocktail and gastro bars, beautiful houses, and many other interesting places.

Balat
Balat is previously Armenian and Greek Orthodox neighborhood of the city with full of colorful churches and old houses. The neighborhood is replete with vintage shops, art galleries, ceramic ateliers, micro coffee shops, and historic streets. It has also several landmarks such as the seat of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and the Church of St. George.

Çukurcuma
Çukurcuma is an neighborhood in the city that is famed for some of the best antique dealers in Istanbul. Some best antique dealers include Aslı Günşiray, Modern Tarih, and A La Turca. The neighborhood is also renowned for the Museum of Innocence that is a literary museum established by Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk, inspired by his novel of the same name.

Galata
Galata is a neighborhood that is a part of Beyoğlu district. It is the home to the famous Galata Tower that overlooks the neoclassical buildings and old cobblestoned streets. The neighborhood has a popular café Mavra that is the favorite haunt of locals and visitors.

Karaköy
Karaköy is a neighborhood that is situated right by the waterside and previously was a major port in the city. It is now filled with trendy boutiques, restaurants and cafes that draw many wandering tourists and locals to these places.

Which Istanbul hotel offers great views?

If you're looking for a room with a view, then try the Sumahan on the Water Hotel. It offers amazing views of Istanbul according to recent customer reviews.

How much does it cost to stay in a Istanbul hotel?

For a 3-star hotel you have to pay around $60 per night and for a 4-star hotel you would be looking at $100 per night. If you're after a luxury 5-star Istanbul hotel then you can expect to pay around $170 per night.

Which Istanbul hotel serves great breakfast?

Try Hotel Empress Zoe if you're looking for a delicious breakfast at a hotel in Istanbul. The hotel has excellent customer review ratings for breakfast.
About Istanbul

The metropolitan municipality of Istanbul is historically known as Constantinople and Byzantium. As Turkey’s economic, cultural and historic center, Istanbul is regarded as the most important Turkish city. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia; part of it lies in the continent of Europe and part of it lies in Asia. The commercial and historical center lies on the European side of Istanbul while a third of the population lives in the Asia side. Viewed by many as the bridge between the East and the West, this holds both literally and figuratively.

Istanbul is located strategically as the link between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea which helps it to create a cosmopolitan populace. The city has seen a lot of growth in several sectors such as arts, music, film, and cultural festivals which further boosts its attractiveness to tourists and visitors.

Istanbul is dubbed the European Capital of Culture, and it ranks as the world’s fifth most popular tourist destination. The biggest attraction in Istanbul is its historic center which is partially recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Center.

Istanbul is indeed a global city with several landmarks and places of interest such as the Maiden’s Tower and Hagia Sophia.

Through the recommended hotels listed above, you can easily find the best places to stay in Istanbul, Turkey. If you like our list of hotels, hostels and B&Bs in Istanbul, then you should also check out our selection of recommended hotels in Dubrovnik or the best hotels in Athens.

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