You’re a backpacker. You’ve been traveling the world with 20kg of beloved belongings on your back, and you want somewhere to stay in Istanbul close to the action. The place to lay your rucksack is Orient Hostel on old Istanbul’s vibrant Akbiyik Street in Sultanahmet.
In addition to having uber-affordable 30, 8, 6, and 4-bed dorm rooms, the hostel also has private deluxe and suite rooms, a street-side bar and restaurant, and a rooftop lounge where you can view the Marmara Sea and Sultanahmet skyline. The vibe at Orient is so good it was rated "best atmosphere" by hostelbookers.com in 2013 and is recommended by all the guidebooks for its energy and location.
After you’ve tried an Efes beer or two, or made enough worldly friends while smoking a nargile (waterpipe), speak to the travel agency onsite who can assist you in planning and booking your next nomadic journey.