Why stay in Istanbul?
Istanbul straddles two continents - Europe and Asia - and because of that connects East and West in a way that no other city can. It has a fantastic number of sights worth visiting, thanks to its historic importance to several successive peoples dating back to several hundred years before Christ. Present day Istanbul welcomes travelers, and it is an easy city to explore.
Istanbul has several methods of public transportation that make getting around the city quick and efficient. This will also help you get to and from your hostel to anything in the city that you want to see. There are loads of hostels in Istanbul, so you should have no trouble finding one that works for you in the part of town you prefer. Keep in mind that "hostels" are not just for young people or the backpacking crowd (even if the place has the word "backpacker" in the name!) - hostels are ideal for budget-conscious travelers who are interested in meeting other travelers. A few Istanbul hostels worth mentioning are highlighted below.
Bahaus Guesthouse is in the center of the historic part of the city on a quiet street. Nobel Hostel is also located in the historic part of Istanbul, within walking distance of most of the city's major sights. The hostel even boasts a rooftop terrace with a view of the Blue Mosque and Marmara Sea.
Antique Hostel is in old Istanbul and has lots of free amenities. Metropolis Hostel is also in Istanbul's historic center and has both dorm rooms and private double rooms.
If none of these hostels sounds like it will be perfect for your needs, never fear. There are other Istanbul hostels where those came from. Just keep reading the listings until you find the one that sounds best to you.
Is there anything else we can help you with for your trip? Remember that you can look for the best deals on international airfare to Istanbul and book your ticket now. You can also learn more about the area in our Istanbul Travel Guide.