I booked a four nite stay based on all the positive reviews on here of staff friendliness and cleanliness of the shared bathrooms. The place is a bit tricky to find if this is your first time in Istanbul but this was my third visit. Its an authentic non touristy bazaar street used by locals so you can see real life and not get ripped off on meals.
My room was on the ground floor next to reception. There was a shared bathroom next door which was big and clean, however the shower was upstairs on the second floor used by everyone on the second floor as well as those on the ground floor. I asked to be moved to the second floor but he said they were all full.
As I was staying for four nites I didn't want to keep going upstairs and lining up for the shower each day especially as I had an early flight to catch the last day. There are lots of hotels nearby offering rooms from 40TL including a private bathroom so I ended up moving. When I went back to tell the owner I tried to be apologetic and say that four days going up and down for the shower would be difficult but he became quite upset and said I had to pay two nights cash. I showed the booking.com reservation that says you only pay 23eu for the first night in the event of a no show and that's what I gave. I tried apologizing again but he was quite offended which seems a cultural trait in Turkey.
Based on the other reviews it probably is still a nice budget hotel but ask to be placed on the upper floors where they have showers as there are none on the ground floor by reception. This is a great location to see the real non touristy Istanbul and I would stay in this neighbourhood again.
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