Cheap hotels in Istanbul can be as cozy as any other accommodation in the city. Pay less for your room, save more for your city fun. Make sure you ask your host questions before your arrive. Most cheap hotels are categorized as hostels. Some hostels save on heating or air-conditioning.
Do select well. Weather in Istanbul can get both cold and very hot. Depending on the month you are traveling to the city of 7 hills, your cheap sleeping options may vary.
Accommodations below have received good reviews from travelers.
Sultanahmet is a the most popular touristic spot in Istanbul with many attractions concentrated in the area. Most visitors who come to discover attractions of Istanbul stay in Sultanahmet. The district starts where the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia are. One side of the area is surrounded by Bosphorus Strait which along with numerous other attractions gives a great view from most of the hotels' rooftops.
Book Cheers Hostel From 30 USD
Cheers hostel is minutes away from Istanbul attractions as well as public transportation. Enjoy the city view from air-conditioned specially designed rooms. Walk to Basilica Cistern or hop on a tram at Gulhane stop to go elsewhere. Eat specially made kebap and home-made breakfast. Be prepared to share bathrooms and walk some stairs. Enjoy free WiFi.
Location: Alemdar neighborhood, Zeynep Sultan Cami Street No:21, Fatih, Istanbul.
Book Castle Hostel From 50 USD
Castle Hostel offers shuttle service to/from airport to their cozy air-conditioned rooms in the heart of Sultanahmet. Walk into the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia located nearby. Take a tram on Sultanahmet stop to go to other tourist attractions. Enjoy morning breakfast and free WiFi. Be prepared to walk stairs and share bathroom.
Location: Binbirdirek neigborhood, Klodfarer Avenue, Uluca Apt. No:11, Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul.
Book The Host Istanbul From 20 USD
The Host Istanbul is among cheap hotels in Istanbul which offer studio-like rooms with fully equipped kitchen. Make your own food from local ingredients and enjoy meals at a designated dining area. Take advantage of a great location and walk to major attractions in Sultanahmet.
Location: Binbirdirek neighborhood, Dizdariye Yokusu Street No:3, Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul.
Book Second Home Hostel From 25 USD
Second Home Hostel is minutes away from Topkapi Palace. All rooms are air-conditioned. Be quick to book their rooms with bathroom. Otherwise be prepared to share facilities. Enjoy free WiFi. This is one of a few cheap hotels in Istanbul which offers a rooftop terrace. Enjoy!
Location: Hocapasa neighborhood, Ebusuud Avenue, No:19 Sirkeci, Fatih, Istanbul.
Book Station Hostel & Hotel 34 From 15 USD
Station Hostel & Hotel 34 is a small cozy accommodation option in Istanbul with air-conditioned rooms and private bathrooms. Walk to major attractions in Sultanahmet area from here and enjoy your time in the hostel's garden afterwards. Be prepared to climb stairs. The rooms are up on top floors. Enjoy free WiFi.
Location: Alemdar neighborhood, Basmuhasip Street No:3/A, Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul.