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Huseyinaga Mahallesi.Atif Yilmaz Caddesi, Kucukbayram Sokak No:8 Beyoglu, Taksim, Istanbul, Turkey

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69 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 73%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 63%Facilities

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This place is on one of the sketchier streets of Taksim. It's busy and noisy 24/7. The hostel itself is safe; you must buzz to enter. It's also super clean, and there is a nice social atmosphere with lots of Erasmus students who are staying in Turkey for several months. I'd recommend this location if you're wanting to party and go out. I reckon you could make friends easily here, especially if you stay for multiple nights. But if you're not willing to rough it up a bit, it might not be for you.


A really nice hostel in a great location, just in the middle of Taksim. The price is also attractive, atmosphere was perfect! What to say more, it is worth to stay in ExIstanbul House! :)


few min. for the main street,

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First, the receptionist ripped me off the key/lock deposit upon checkout ("I have no cash" - not even a sorry or an attempt to sound apologetic or cover it up). Really outrageous. Second, the room/bed/toilet were incredibly dirty and never cleaned. Third, the room was so too cold I had to sleep with all of my warm clothes on. Finally, the hostel is located 2 meters across a night club so forget about getting ANY sleep on Fri and Sat night. I highly recommend to stay clear of this place.


location is perfect


nice location


Definately not a hostel I would recommend. Dirty as Istanbul wasteyard. Low ceilings make you feel like You staying in apartment basement. Watch your head in stairs. When we arrived there and asked the manager Mesut about our twin room reservation he replied me "What reservation?" "We dont have twin rooms in this hostel" and he called somebody to check our reservation.Luckily i printed the email. Too noisy , the entrance is like abandoned house. Sleep in the street rather paying this.


A relaxed, friendly, colourful place in a lively neighbourhood (intense nightlife) just off Istiklal Cd. Was perfectly comfortable in the tiny but well-fitted out single room I got (only quibble would be about the state of the bathroom ceiling - a problem with ventilation).


Staff is great we cook all together and had dinner. Location is great for party animals because all the international bars are around less than 5 min. They helped me for my other city visits and suggested really good places, gave nice tips. THe street is a bit loudy but it worth 100%.

  • 23rd Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I enjoyed my stay there. Only sometimes smell of smoking in the stairs. otherwise the staff were very friendly and clean and safe by all means.

  • 18th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Iran
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


The prices should be lower for sure, to meet the satisfaction. The overall quality was very low, with its unfriendly staff, late check-ins and unclean rooms


I had a really nice stay in ExIstanbul House . The staff were so helpful . Athmosphere was really good .We had nice talks on the ground floor with some students and had a nice night by walking 1-2 minutes to the nightlife of Istanbul . I will definitely stay in ExIstanbul House again in my next week to Istanbul.

  • 28th Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The hostel has a nice atmosphere but really the staff is not very professional. There is hardly ever anyone at the front desk, the place is always very dirty, and the rules (for laundry, playing music, using common areas) changes daily. We enjoyed Istanbul but would not recommend this hostel to anyone.


No locks in the lockers. The rooms are not being locked. No bed sheets, no toilet paper, no breakfast. No information about the city (maps etc). Internet sometimes doesn't work. But very cheap and perfect location! :)

  • 11th Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Lithuania
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


ExIstanbul House is a very friendly place and an excellent way to socialize with local people but also with foreigners! Is located in the heart of the city and has very easy access to almost all transportation, night life, historical center and is only some meters far away from the most central street of Istanbul! Good choice for someone that is asking not only for accommodation but also for a warm atmosphere ! Personally I enjoy a lot my days there! Take care and have fun in your vacations! :)


I stopped at this hostel 2 nights. The hostel is good for it`s price. Loction is perfect.

  • 3rd Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Check- in Time is a bit late, because at first I want to put my luggage there than go to visit nearby place. Then come back to check-in. But finally I checked-in after 1 pm.

  • 29th May 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


it's too noisy even till 5-6am. front desk staff does not show up his/her place most of time.


Hostel is centrally located,great for exploring the city,but during night its surrounding becomes party district so there is no sleep at all at hostel during night(parties last till 7/8h in the morning).The host that works in hostel is not at all in hostel,so you should not expect any useful info from him.Rooms are very small,cleaneness is not on high level,but beds are comfortable.Bathroom is ok,but there is no separate place for shower,so water is all round bathroom after taking shower. If loc


Good value for money! It has a central location and it is perfect if you just want it to sleep. I would come back.

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