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Galata West Reviews

Bereketzade Mah. Okcu Musa Cad, Savcibey Cikmazi Number:3, Galata/ Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey

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84%

Rating
477 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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89%

I stayed here for the second time and is still great. The location is just awesome, near the Galata Tower and with a direct view to Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. Also the value for money is unbeatable: good beads, nice location, friendly, breakfast included, nice staff. I recommend!!!

  • 10th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Romania
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Best staff you would imagine. Lot of features - free tea, breakfasts, PS3 :D Even you can order nargile (shisha) in decent price. One defect is five floors and lack of elevator, but you can't have everything ;) PS - big terrace on roof is worth it :)


80%

The hostel is in a good location, making it already a good deal for 13 EUR per night. The staff is friendly and will help in any way possible. They are relaxed and small favors asked (such as paying a day later or checking out an hour later) were no problem - excellent service making us feel very welcome! The showers were not always properly working, especially the warm-cold ratio. This would be the only minus point of the hostel, but definitely no reason not to come to this great place.

  • 29th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

This was our second time at Galata West and we would return again and again. Great value hostel, rooftop terrace is the perfect hangout spot with amazing views, good breakfast, only downfall is the showers. They are either boiling hot or freezing cold and the water will turn cold with no warning.


71%

Good bed, shower doesnt work very well that time. Good value for money.


86%

Nice view over the city from the terrace!


77%

Great location and amazing rooftop terrace. Breakfast was good, showers not so.


80%

Really friendly and helpful staff. Location is easy to get around all of Istanbul with ease. A few cold showers is my only complaint. Would recommend!


100%

The place is fantastic! Would definitely stay again if I'm back in Istanbul!


100%

I have been to many hostels and Galata West definitely is in my top-10-list! I especially like to mention the socially active and helpful staff like the californian guy, or the turkish one (Alper) :) Everything (bathrooms included was clean and in good condition. The price was very good and the location very convenient. I will return :)


71%

Great hostel, it lacks a bit of cleanliness but overall good stay.


63%

The double private room we stayed in was really small but that would not be a problem if it was not for this suffocating feeling that the ceiling would come down on us. The window looking at a firewall (?) did not help the situation either. In general we felt kind of limited to almost all the areas of the hostel apart from the rooftop dining area. Smelly WC and shower (3rd floor). Problem with the shower: you would either scald yourself or freeze with the water, no in-the-between situation.

  • 20th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Greece
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


49%

Very dirty bathrooms, very small and hot rooms.

  • 20th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Greece
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

A good breakfast, the location of the hostel is perfect, the staff is so nice. Everything was just wonderful.

  • 2nd Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

People were great! There are the most friendly receptionists I ever met and they really care that you feel good :) the breakfast ist a buffet in the highest point of the hostel with a view on all mosques :) loved it!


91%

helpful staff, tasty breakfast, amazing view from the terrace. Great place to stay over when you're in Istanbul

  • 27th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Lithuania
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

Cons ; room is small / if you don't smoke it would be a torture to use kitchen (smoking is allowed in the kitchen but not in room) /////// Pros ; near to tram and mart (about 5~10 minutes by walk) / staffs are good at English and very willing to help / you can see a nice view at the kitchen(same as terrace) /


97%

the staff is very friendly and helpful, they make sure all your questions and requested are well answered and taken care of, tnx November, and Lukas for everything and hope to see you soon again, the terrace have amazing view of Galata tower and the bridge, amazing breakfast in the morning, great beds and lockers in the dorm, and great clean bathrooms.

  • 21st Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belarus
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

This hostel is really well located, the staff is super nice (specially fritz) and has good security! I recommend it to all of you! Plus it has an incredible view from the rooftop :)


97%

Incredible hostel! Adorable staff, especially November and Fritz - they are amazing, remember your name instantly and are always keen to help with anything. Extremely helpful for getting around Istanbul, they know the city well. The hostel is clean and quiet with an awesome roof terrace and good facilities. I met great people here. Location is absolutely perfect, super central. They could do with lockers in the room but that's really the only thing. All in all highly recommended. Thanks Galata!


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