Mavi Guesthouse

Kutlugun Sok. No:3


Centrally Located - in the heart of Sultanahmet, we are just a few minutes walk from the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, the Underground Cistern, Topkapi Palace and only ten minutes from the Grand Bazaar.

Choice of Accommodation - We have accommodation varying from private rooms to dorm beds to rooftop sleeping, so there will certainly be something to match your traveller's budget.

Our rooftop dorm has 25 bunk beds, so if you have a large group and pre book it would be ideal. The rooftop has shower and toilet facilities. We are the only hostel with a large rooftop dormitory and the view of Hagia Sophia up there is awesome.

Breakfast is included with all accommodation, so you can start your day breakfasting and chatting with fellow travelers whilst sitting outside on our terrace.

Friendly Staff - We can help arrange tours in both Istanbul and all around Turkey, provide helpful tips and information about the city and help with any other of your travel needs. We are here to make your stay enjoyable and hassle free. We will even teach you to play backgammon like a pro!

Internet and Telephone - We have computer, telephone and fax services available for a nominal fee.


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Towels Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing machine



Traveler Reviews

“Amazing Location”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on July 11, 2017

Keep in mind this is a hostel, not a hotel! We stayed here because it is central to the main tourist area of Istanbul. Lots to see and do! Everything is within walking distance! The staff were nice...

“Not worth it”

Rating: 1 Reviewed on October 01, 2016

Bed bugs bit me for the three nights I stayed there, my sheets were covered with the blood of previous guests, never saw anyone emptying any trash bin, same bed cover for all visitors, out-of-date...

“Best place to stay in Istanbul”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on August 10, 2016

Only 3 minutes away from Aya Sophia. You'll walk home to it everyday while you stay here which is amazing. Great hospitality and very friendly especially for the owner, Ali. He is a cool guy😊 would...


Easy Transportation - We are located near to tram stops, bus stations, ferries and airport shuttle stops, making it easy to get to all of the sights of Istanbul and beyond.

Just try to reach Aya Sofia (near Sultanahmet metro station). We are 100m from there.


we charge 30% if cancelled within one week before date of arrival