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Galata West Reviews

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

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85%

Rating
476 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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86%

A metà strada tra il centro storico e la via dei locali e ristoranti: una posizione perfetta ad un ottimo prezzo! Dovessi tornare a Istanbul il Galata West sarebbe la mia prima scelta!


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 :)


97%

Excelente lugar para hospedarse, muy bien ubicado y con un personal siempre dispuesto a ayudar.


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.


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!


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


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