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Galata West Reviews

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

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446 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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No power plugs in the room but nice airconed room nice staff and good breakfast decent hostel all round


greathostel, loved it. private rooms could have been a bit bigger (an extra table/chair, a window) would have been handy and nice, but good valuefor the money! recommended.


Basic hostel...rooms small but clean.


It was right near the Galata Tower which was neat. It was in a bit of a rough area, had a rooftop terrace that was fun to hang out in with a open kitchen to use. Lockers were a little flimsy, I wore shoes in the shower they were dirty. Overall a good place to stay. If I go back I would stay in a different hostel.


This place was ok. It was nice to be in the Galata area but the streets outside the hostel were full of garbage and hard to navigate. The bathrooms were constantly occupied, with only one per floor there clearly weren't enough for all guests, and the floors would flood with water after people showered. You had to walk up and down the winding staircase, five floors, looking for a free bathroom. At one point, there was no running water at all, hot or cold!! Patio is nice though, free breakfast.


Simple but in a very good location. Good staff and good breakfast.


We had a really good time in this hostel. The staff was friendly, we felt like we were in family.

  • 15th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Hostel staff is really helpfull. The terass is nice with the view on the Galata Tower...


Everything is great, especially they have a very nice terrace place which you can enjoy your breakfast or simply just chill there. The staffs are friendly as well except sometimes they give some wrong information, which is not awesome.


Very friendly and helpful staff and in a great location, has great views!

  • 9th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great view from the common room. Decent breakfast. Bit far from the main attractions but i recommend watching the sunset over the river with afish sandwich (5mins walkaway) My experience wasn't great though, the air-conditioning broke in our room, which they didn't fix. 6 people in asmall room 30c+ I thought I would be sick with heat exhaustion. Did not sleep.

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Arriving at night, it seems like the hostel is in a pretty sketchy area, but it is fine once you get to know the streets. We stayed in a 4-bed room and, while the room was not particularly big, the beds were good and there were lockers available. The roof terrace is a very nice place to relax and eat breakfast, and the wi-fi is generally good.


Very good location. Dirty bathroom and difficult to get some time in there-too many people sharing it. Air conditioned room but it dripped in a bucket all night in our room. Also, only one outlet in the room. Nice, helpful staff. Tough 5 floor walk up.


Great location and really friendly and helpful staff. Thank you


Located in a good position to enjoy the night. The 6-person room is small and the window sill (close to the beds) is full of pigeons and their droppings. There are no sheets nor towels but there is an air conditioner. Bathroom is shared with two other rooms, it's small and rather uncomfortable (not even a shelf). The view from the terrace is nice but not as special as it appears from other comments. Helpful staff and very low prices.

  • 12th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


worst. the receptionist didn't even bother to help us. the room was dirty.

  • 7th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


i never been any Hostels before it was first time and i am glad to be stayed there so i will prefer hostel for next traveling thanx guys for everything just if you get more coffee cups for kitchen would be better

  • 6th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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.

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