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Galata West Reviews

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

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86%

Rating
467 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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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.


83%

Buena ubicación, el personal del hotel muy amable. El hostal dispone de una cocina que puedes utilizar cuando quieras. La única pega, la limpieza de las duchas y el baño deja un poco que desear... Pero por ese precio no puedes pedir tampoco mucho más.

  • 4th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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!

  • 3rd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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 :)


97%

Excelente lugar para quedarse unos días Y conocer istambul!! Especialmente por los chicos de recepción!! Te explican todo te ayudan en cuanto necesites.. Las habitaciones están muy bien! La vista de la terraza donde tomas el desayuno es excelente... Ves la torre galata increíble!! Muy recomendable!! Ya les dije especialmente por la gente que esta ahí día a día y hace q tu estadía sea diferente!!!


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!


100%

El hostal se encuentra situado en un lugar muy centrico a 5 minutos en metro del Gran Bazaar y a 10 aprox de la torre Galata. Los trabajadores del hostal hablan muchos idiomas!! Entre ellos un peruano, un alemán y un gringo :) , fué lo máximo hablar mi idioma al otro lado del mundo. También, el dueño del hostal me ayudó a comprar unos ticket de autobus online. Son muy ambles y respetuosos todos. En la cocina( que está en el ultimo piso) tienen vista a la torre galata. Bellísimo


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 :)


77%

El hostel estaba muy padre y la vista era excelente. El precio era un poco alto y el desayuno muy simple. La regadera era muy dificil de usar. El personal muy amable.


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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