Moonstar Hostel is the budget traveller's dream hostel offering great atmosphere and service with the lowest possible prices. We are conveniently located in the heart of Old Istanbul, Sultanahmet and the main historic hub. We are only minutes away from the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Underground Cistern, Turkish Baths, the Grand Bazaar and so much more!
Our guests can enjoy magnificent views of the Marmara Sea and historic Istanbul from the terrace while dining on freshly barbequed chicken, meat, or fish. There are great salads for all those vegetarians, too!
By Air - WE HAVE A 24 HOUR PRIVATE or SHUTTLE AIRPORT PICK UP SERVICE.
PRIVATE SERVICE: We can collect you from ATATURK airport (Main Airport on the European side) for €25 or from SABIHA GOCKEN airport (on the Asian side) for €70 at the TIME YOU CHOOSE. THIS COST IS PER RESERVATION AND IS FOR BETWEEN 1 to 4 PERSONS IN YOUR RESERVATION IN TOTAL.
SHUTTLE SERVICE: We can collect you from ATATURK airport for €20 or from SABIHA GOCKEN airport for €60 THIS COST IS PER RESERVATION AND IS FOR BETWEEN 1 to 8 PERSONS IN YOUR RESERVATION IN TOTAL. You may need to wait for other guests who are also using this service.
We will need to know your airline, flight number, arrival date and time. Please also specify if you are arriving at Ataturk airport or Sabiha Gocken airport AND if you wish to use the PRIVATE pick up service or the SHUTTLE pick up. Please email us this information at least 24 hours before you are due to arrive. Alternatively, from Ataturk airport, take the airport bus shuttle (the Havas bus) or tramway-metro to Aksaray. From there take another tram to Sultanahmet. (the tram runs from 06. 00 in the morning to 23. 30 in the night). Follow the directions below once you get off the tram. From Sabiha Gocken airport, you can also take the shuttle bus to Taksim.
The bus leaves at 05:00 and 06:00 and also every half hour between 18. 00-23. 00.
From 23. 00-1. 00 there may be an additional service every half an hour. From Taksim, you can take a taxi to our hostel or take the metro to Kabatas and then tram to go to Sultanhamet. Follow the directions below, once you get off the tram. Visit the Havas website for more details.
By Bus - take the tram to Aksaray. From there you need to cross the main road via the pedestrian subway (which is underneath the road). After you exit the subway, you will see another tram line opposite you, called Yusuf Pasa. Take the tram to Sultanahmet.
Make sure you are going in the right direction! Get off at the Sultanahmet stop. Get off the tram and walk downhill. You will see a Tourist Information office.
They are open in the daytime and they can help direct you to the guesthouse. If not, walk through the park towards the Blue Mosque. Pass in front of the
Blue Mosque on your right. Walk down the road - you will see the Blue Hotel (MAVI EV) on the corner. Turn right at the Mavi Ev.
Take the first road on the left. You will see numerous carpet shops. Walk down and then take the first road on the left (AKBIYIK STREET) and then go straight ahead and on the right you'll see the Moonstar Hostel sign (by foot is only 7 minutes). In case you have any problems, please phone us and we will come and get you.
By Train - take the tram opposite the station to Sultanahmet and then follow the directions given above.
By Boat - when you arrive at Karakoy, walk across Galata Bridge and take the tram to Sultanahmet.