I have been in many many hostels and Agora is hard to beat for any backpacker.
First of all, something extremely hard to find : Metal bunk beds.
Now for those of us who backpack, we all know that usual wooden bunk beds make a lot of noise, especially when the drunk guy sleeping on top is coming back late, wasted from the local wine or beer. Also, any movement makes insane amount of noise and are very bad for those of us with light sleep. A fully metallic bunk bed, with integrated lockers, fixes all of this!
Bathrooms are spotless clean, the staff is just great, the breakfast is absolutely delicious, prices are right, good selection of trips and activities... And the very best of all, the fabulous terasse with jaw dropping fews.
It might be a bit noisy in the morning with people going up and down, but that's what you pay for... not paying much!
I had an amazing time in Istanbul and Agora made it even better. It's super easy to get to and in easy reach of many great spots in the city. I would go back without even thinking about it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Agora Guesthouse & Hotel is a boutique hotel created for the savvy, modern traveler. An edgy feel, online and personal interaction, and a spectrum of available room types make the Agora experience unique to the individual. Depending on budget and lifestyle, guests can choose from a wide array of room types and amenities. Private rooms with private baths, wide screen TV with DVD player, air-conditioner, complimentary wireless Internet, mini bars, and direct-dial telephones and hair dryers.You will get to enjoy Agora’s home-made breakfasts which are served on the rooftop terrace overlooking the Bosphorus and the Asiatic part of Istanbul. Agora is youthful, high-style, and high-tech. Our rooms are simple, stylish, and inexpensive. We offer convenient accommodations for the hip and spendthrift traveler. In-the-know 18-40 year old international travelers and domestic travelers looking for modern, upscale accommodations on a budget will appreciate our variety of room types and options. Agora Guesthouse and Hotel is located in the heart of Istanbul, only steps away from the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Underground Cistern, 10 minutes walk to the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market, 10 minutes drive to Taksim square. Agora Guesthouse and hotel is sure to be Turkey's best and when you stay you'll see that Agora has included all the small details to ensure a perfect stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Agora Guesthouse Hotel Istanbul