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Eastwest Guesthouse Reviews

Istiklal Avenue, Eski Cicekci Street, N: 20 Beyogl, Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

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211 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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Great location, great ambience, great taste in music and lovely friends. This place is definetly sweeter than any other hostel i have stayed

  • 5th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The pictures on hostelworld totally depict a different atmosphere. It is a dark, unclean and noisy building with trashy and small and smelly bathrooms. A two-three star hotel is just a few euros more expensive but a lot reliable. We did not stay more than 30 minutes in the hostel but we had to pay a night because we signed the cancellation policy before checking the room. Always check the room before signing anything :( To sum up, I felt cheated :(

  • 1st Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hungary
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Sorry to hear about your dissatisfaction about the room and the hostel. We understand your dissapointment about the room,but the photos on Hostelworld belong to the kitchen and two rooms which are in different types than the room you've booked. Probably that's why you didn't find what you expect about the room. We had to charge the amount for one night not because of only our cancellation policy but the booking policy of Hostelworld. All in all we'll pay attention about your comment.


I liked the place in general, but I found it in a dangerous street, moreover at night if you are alone. On the other hand I didn´t feel really welcome by the staff nor that peope were specially friendly. Was an average place, where you can sleep for couple of nights close to the city center.

Owner Comment (Hide)
First of all, thank you so much for your comment. We're sorry for making you felt insecured because of the condition of the street. We've already requested improving the street lighting from the municipality. We hope to have an oppurtunity to accommodate you again and compensate the things you complained about. See you again!


Comfortable and clean hostel! It is in the middle of Istiklal Avenue, close to everywhere. Even breakfast included to the price! Thank you each one of this amazing friendly stuff, hope to see you again on another trip:) I suggest this hostel to everyone!

  • 6th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Great location, helpful staff, overall great value for money!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Was a pleasure hosting you, hope to see you again, have a great day : )


We stayed in a room at the 5th floor. And the rounded stairs were terrible. But the kitchen was very nice, the guy in the reception was very helpful and the location was ok (10min walk from a tram station). The bedroom was nice, and also the bathroom.


It was nice just more expensive for the same quality and accommodations as nearby hostels.

Owner Comment (Hide)
It was nice meeting you, hope to host you again : )


T staff was very friendly and helpful, wifi was very good. I liked the location of the hostel which is situated on the best place of taksim several meters away from istiklal street with a lot of bars, restaurants and brand shops also the tram station and metro station were pretty close. The breakfast was a real delicious turkish breakfast which was more than enough for one person I booked the hostel for 1 day but decided to stay longer because overall the impression was excellent!

  • 6th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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