I arrived in Istanbul this morning at about 6am and had a nice cup of tea with Alissa before heading off to find our hostel, only to find that it was closed and empty. We waited around for a while and were graciously looked after by the two hotels next door until the owner returned at about half ten. When he arrived, he told us that it was no longer a hostel, as the previous owner had sold it. But because we pre-booked, we could still stay. It turns out that we now get the whole hostel to ourselves!
The Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet, at 6am.