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

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409 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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Good hostel, staff were helpful. Room was very small. Breakfast was good. Nice roof terrace.


Great location and great staff. They are super nice and helpful. Highly recommend it!!


A great place in a great location. Brilliant view, nice communal place to relax and chat. Dorm was nice, although not much space for luggage. Friendly staff. Only issues were the stairs (5 floors with a suitcase isn't so fun) and some of the toilets had broken seats.


We had a great 5 night stay at Galata West. The location is perfect, right between the old part of Istanbul and not far from Takism. The satff was helpful and we loved using the kitchen on the top floor. Recommended.


Loved this hostel so much!!! The staff was amazing and friendly, it's in the best location, super easy to meet people...I could go on and on! We loved it here.


All in all I would say is's a good budget accommodation. There are a few things that are annoying and I don't think it would be much of a hassle to change them. The toilet seats were very unstable thus hard to sit on (at least for 3-5th floor), the showers need to be sealed because the whole room is always flooded after a shower and they need a description that is easier to follow. It's really hard to find the first time. but besides that, breakfast was good, staff nice. would come again.


Great hostel. Really nice staff. Clean. Location isn't ideal, but it's only about a twenty minute walk to the main tourist square. Or you could take the metro, which is right nearby. Breakfast is good, and there is a kitchen. Really reasonably priced. Definitely recommended.


Rooms do not all have windows so it can be really warm. Rooms are not very good equipied, only a bed, no table, no chair... bathroom could be cleaner. But even though nice place to stay, staff is friendly and will help you if you need something. Location is very good, you can walk evrrywhere but it is not too lood. I can recommend!


the hostel is fine. i would go there again defenitly. because the staff are super friendly. its clean. it has a fantastic terrace with view to the city. great atmosphere. its all very good. and the location is very central . if you want to save some money this is the best place to stay.


Loved the Galata West. Great location, clean, awesome staff!

  • 14th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Best 2 aspects of Galata West hostel are: 1) location in Beyoglu (hip bars, cafes, restaurants), and 2) top floor roof terrace with its beautiful views, WiFi access is perfect for chilling out and meeting other travellers. There is a free basic breakfast from 8.30-9.30am, you have access to a fridge, and staff will give you a free Istanbul map. Staff are friendly, and you can walk down the hill to Sultanahmet (the old city) for sightseeing during the day, and walk back afterwards.


Excellent staff and good location, great view from the roof, close to galata tower and istkali street, also the neighborhood is very quiet.


great hospitality thanks to everyone ;)

  • 26th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I think the staff was attentive and extended a hospitality to me. When I was trying to work out how to lock my room's door, a member of staff who was passing by noticed my struggle and showed me how to lock the door, which was great. Generally, I got effective answers to my questions about how to get to the airport using the tram and train, where the nearest supermarket is, and whatever I needed to know I found people helpful. Nobody tried to treat me in questionable ways. So it was convenient.


The hostel is very well located, close to Galata tower and Istikkal, but also very near to the bridge, Eminönü, Bazaar and Sultanahmet quarters. Although the room had no natural light (the window was looking to a very narrow space), it was comfortable and we really appreciated the nice breakfast at the very top of the house, with a great view to Galata tower and the Golden Horn!!!! The Staff is also very friendly and helpfull! We managed to come back with a turkish carpet with their help! :-)

  • 20th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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