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"Awesome place in a a gorgeous city!"
I read many reviews before booking in Istanbul. Mainly because Hostels tend to be very cheap and therefor I assumed the quality might also be poor in some cases. My friend and I decided on Cordial House because it seemed clean and new - although some people wrote bad review saying it was loud or the staff was unfriendly. The staff was SUPER NICE AND HELPFUL, the front desk was open 24 hours a day, they rent security boxes for 1 lira per day, the door is locked at night and you have to ring a bell....which is no problem at all because there is always someone there to open and check who walks in. The rooms very insanely clean and well set up. There was a cleaning lady every day - also cleaning the bathrooms every day. There was hot water for showers ( which apparently isn't always the case in Istanbul) and sheets and a blanket on the bed. And it certainly wasn't loud. People who claim that Hostels are loud shouldn't stay at Hostels to begin with because if you share a room with 4 to 16 people - it's never going to be 100% quiet :)

So all in all we were more than happy with our stay. And although there might be cheaper places in the city - if you want to be right in the center ( not even 5 minutes walking distance to Sultanahmet) and in a clean and friendly place - Cordial House is it!
amy o
"perfect stay in the most located budget hotel of Istanbul"
We wanted to stay in Sultanahmet district because we just wanted to be close to the major attractions of the city, while seraching online we came accross Cordial House as we were seeking for a good budget hotel in the most central location.

Cordial House offers great value rooms at the unbeatable rates.

The rooms are basic but clean and well designed enough.

The common rooms make a very comfortable area for the guests, hassle free!

For those who want to be right in the center of old town with good room prices Cordial House will meet your needs.
Serthame D
"Great place to stay"
Great location in Old City, Friendly staff, nice environment,
Clean Bathrooms, Great breakfast.
traveller a
"Great Location, could be better"
Friendly staff and great location but had to pay for small safe to lock my wallet and passport in otherwise no lockers or anything--luggage room didn't even have a lock on it. Also, there was only one key per room so for an eight person dorm, the door basically ended up being unlocked the entire day.
"Cheap and situated on a good location"
Me and my friend stayed in this place for 5 night october 2011. We booked this place because it was cheap and situated near all the sights in the old center. It definately was what we expected of it. The rooms were quite large but nothing special. A simple breakfast is served every morning and there is wifi avalilible in the lobby. The staff was helpful.
So definately a good place to stay in Istanbul when your on a budget. When we would go again we would probably stay in the part of Istanbul north of the river because in the old centre around 11 pm all the bars en restaurants close.
Super clean, friendly, and centrally located hostel
Cordial House is a great base for those who seek for a good accommodation with great deals in old part of Istanbul, Sultanahmet. We made our booking online for one night only because we first wanted to try if the hostel was good enough to stay longer. We also asked them to pick us up from Sabiha Gokcen Airport and when we landed the hostel driver was waiting for us with a placard on which our names were written. This was a great help to get into the city. The reception staff who met us was friendly and gave us our room right away. The room was beyond our expectations because the size of the room was very big, the bathroom was spotless clean. We extended our stay after the first night stay because we really did like this hostel. They also provide daily housekeeping service, which kept our room clean during our stay. We will definitely stay at Cordial if we return and recommend Cordial House any one looking for a great hostel offering unbeatable rates.
Heidi , German
For Istanbul's standards, it is probably very good
I stayed here and had no real complaints. The bed was clean, and the bathrooms, although had a distinctly funny smell, was pretty clean. My advice is bring earplugs because the noise in the streets is unbelievable. No AC! The breakfast will fill you up, although is the simple typical turkish breakfast, which is tomatoes, olives, bread, and cheese. The common area was a nice place to chill out in between your Istanbul sightseeing. It is also possible to meet other travelers maybe, if you are traveling alone. Although it is kind of annoying that the people who work at the hostel are always hanging around the common room talking in turkish. I shouldn't complain though, because they are very helpful with any questions you may have. Also note the airport shuttle is a nice feature, although costs 15 Euro (even to the secondary airport Sabiha). Just stay away from the owner's stinky dog!
Very good hostel in the center of Istanbul, cheap and nice. I suggest because the hostel in istanbul are expensive
Pier Paolo, from Italy
I enjoyed my stay at Cordial House. The dorms are typical of any hostel with bunk beds and the like. The rooms are very clean. The bathroom was decent and had several stalls and showers. The common room was very modern and accommodating. There is free wifi in the common area and everyone was down there at night. This hostel was quiet but there were plenty of people around if you wanted to chat. It is in no way a party hostel, which is exactly what I was looking for. And it is not next to any oth
Erin, from USA
the price drop down so fast, when I booked the room, the price about 18 euros per night in the week-end, 16 euros per night in the week day, after one month, the price only 13 euros per night, after 3 months, the price only 5.2 euros per night, I change the other hostel, better price and breakfast included.
Ngai, from France
"keeping it cheap in a great location"
Istanbul is full of hostels, it was the cheap price and location that attracted us to this one

If you are traveling on a very tight budget like we were - this is the place to come. It is also one of the few hostel with a kitchen. 

Don't get too excited by the kitchen, although it i possible to self-cater. you will be sharing the 2 hobs, 1 frying pan and 1 saucepan (wondering why there are no knives or other cooking utensils) with everyone else needing to use them. What does make self-catering easier is the 3 supermarkets on the same road. 

You will struggle to find such a cheap hostel close to the main sites, with Hagia Sofia and Sultan Ahmet basically on your door step. 

We are planning to go back - based on the price, rather than the friendliness of the hostel.
"Pleasant stay in a modern and clean hostel"
The hostel is new and clean. I was surprised by the staff, that is friendly and kind. They were always ready to help. The lounge area is really confortable and nice; i really appreciated the free wifi, that was very good. The dormitory room in which we slept was clean, essential and a bit small (but you can't expect anything more from a hostel). Moreover it was kinda cold during the night casue they switched off the heater! 
The position i sperfect to plan a city tour: it's really close to the tram stop of Cemberlitas.
A little negative remark: the kitchen was bit small (but clean) and the kitchenware weren't enough for 6 people. 
To conclude, anyway, i will recommend this hostel, cause the stay, all told, was pleasant.
"A great place to lay your head, right in the heart of the old town."
I travelled to Istanbul for the first time, to do research for my new travel company, Trackpackers. I chose to stay at the Cordial, because of its great location and ideal size for my groups. I found the place to be clean and tidy, with friendly staff and while there saw for myself the obvious work that they are doing to make the travellers stay more enjoyable, with new internet facilities.

I am really looking forward to visiting again for ANZAC Day this year.
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