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Galatahostel2 Reviews

Yuksek Kaldırım Caddesi, Istanbul, Turkey

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29 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 100%Location
  • 100%Staff
  • 100%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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The hostel is 5 minutes walk from Karakoy tram which connects you to all the major attractions and even the airport with one change. The staff were very helpful and obviously proud of there establishment. Although facilities were limited the bar/cafe area was appealing and relaxing. Our room and bathing facilities were adequate for our needs. Wi-fi was available in our room which was unexpected from the information; however roof terrace good for sun-bathing but no bar at this level as suggested

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Great place, great value for money, great staff. Highly recommended!


Location of the hotel was really good. Breakfast was ok but the staff was not really helpful. WIFI didn't work at all.


Our room was nice and clean, even if the hall is now under restructuring! The staff is kind and helpful, also if they don't speak english very much. The position appear to be dangerous but is very quiet and convenient (pay attention with the trolleys because it is on a steep climb!)


Excellent location, clean rooms


Great location! Walking distance to Taksim & most tourist attractions. There is also a tram stop less than 5mins walk away to take you to the Blue Mosque & Grand Bazaar if you don't really want to walk. The staff are really friendly. Some don't speak much English but are quite courteous & try to understand what you might want. The terrace is quaint & has a small view of the sea with comfy seats & tables if you want to eat your breakfast there.


the hotel Galata2 is based in a very good location which allow you to move everywhere in the center easily... helpful staff and relaxed environment

  • 5th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Perfect location right off the Galata Bridge. Friendly staff and basic but bright and cheery rooms. Love the terrace upstairs.


İts a hotel and not a hostel... first we had problem wıith the booking but after there was not a problem. not a place for meeting people but still good!


Galata disctrict is the best for your stay at Istanbul, animated, local people and nice shop, it is also close to the big monuments. Galatahostel 2 is well situated in Galata because it's near the public transports. Clean, nice room, wifi and breakfirst, you will have averything for a nice stay !


We did not stay there in the end. The bathroom was very small, and uncomfortable to take a shower easily as it was located directly behind the door. I liked the location. It seemed clean enough. But the room was just enough space for the bed...and not really for luggage and ease of movement.


There was a clear cigarette smell in our room, which did not fade away (smoking inside). Apart from this, I can recommend this hostel for your stay in Istanbul. Good location & friendly staff.

  • 27th Dec 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Very nice hostel in a lovely neighbourhood. Staff was very friendly, although the night receptionist was quite sleepy and vague when we checked-in, which led us to believe at first that our booking wasn't registered in their system (which it was) due to some serious miscommunication.


It was a verry clean and nice hotel, frendly staf. But we thaugt it was a hostel and it was a normal hotel and that was not what we want.

  • 21st Sep 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The breakfast was amazing! It is in walking distance of many attractions, the staff is friendly and there are many shops and restaurants nearby.


I was charged twice the reserve tank without warning. Me cobraron dos veces el depósito de la reserva sin avisarme.

  • 27th Jul 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We were very happy to stay at Galata hotel. Although the staff does not speak English at all, they were very helpful and he communication was fine. It is a very calm and clean hotel, with a great staff, a nice terrase, good breakfast and a perfect location. I really recommend this place for those who look for a calm stay.

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