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Jumba Hostel Reviews

Firuzaga Mahallesi, Hayriye Caddesi No:22 Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey

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96%

Rating
104 Total Reviews
  • 95%Value For Money
  • 97%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 99%Staff
  • 98%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 94%Facilities

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91%

Jumba was the warmest and most welcoming hostel i've ever been to. Very lovely staff whom cook great breakfasts and also just great to hang with.


91%

This is a great hostel to stay at, but if you are traveling from Sabiha Gocken airport, it's 54 euros for a transport or a lot of time wasted just trying to get there. Only 24 euros for a transport to Ataturk- so much better if you're coming from there!


100%

Best hostel I've ever stayed at. Hands down fact. Breakfast was outrageous too

  • 10th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

The women who own and operate the hostel are very friendly and helpful. It was also very clean. I would stay again.


89%

We had a great time at Jumba! Very good location and nice facilities.


97%

Our stay at Jumba was great! The area around the hostel feels like the Montmartre of Istanbul, and the 30min walk to Hagia Sofia takes you through the Brand Bazaar etc and is very interesting. The sisters who run the place were helpful with suggestions for places to go / eat and the breakfasts here are amazing!


100%

Jumba is the best! This is the first time i ever felt compelled to give the Hostel owners hugs before i left. The sisters are really wonderful and their hostel is like a home away from home. It was great to come back to a clean, comfortable, and modernly facilitated "home" after spending long hectic days out and about in Istanbul. Roof top patio was excellent! Highly recommended.

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


100%

Jumba is the perfect hostel: great atmosphere, very central, clean and with extra services that makes you feel at home. Bed was really confortable and free breakfast is definitely a plus. By staying you understand what it means to care for your customers: the girls really make a big effort to welcome you and make your stay in Istanbul remarkable. Thank you!! Will be back!!


100%

Me and my friend loved staying at Jumba Hostel! The staff is sooo friendly and helpful, everything was beyond our expectations. It was easy and simple to get anywhere...the hostel is conveniently located just off Istiklal Street, 15 mins walk from Taksim Square. When we arrived, we thought the room was a bit tight, but then we got used to it and actually loved it. I would stay again at the Jumba hostel if I go back to Istanbul and will recommend it to anyone travelling there!


100%

Jumba is a great hostel, which is run by 3 hospitable and friendly sisters, in a great area of Istanbul, where you get true value for money. The atmosphere is very friendly and you can truly feel at home.

  • 26th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

The three sisters who run the hostel are so lovely and welcoming. The breakfast was delicious as they surprised us every morning with another variation of eggs. The location of the hostel is excellent with nice little shops and good restaurants in walking distance. Thank you girls for the nice week and the Turkish coffee, we will definitely come back!


100%

This is the second time I've had the pleasure to stay at Jumba. The perfect location, great company and yummy breakfast are all definite pluses. Can't wait to come back :-)


40%

Very small hostel. Shower and toilet not very clean. No customer service. Got bad advise twice by the staff Avoid.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are really sorry to hear these about Jumba which is our home.We have e-mailed you about lost stuff which was cosmatics that you have tought that you left in the bathroom and told that we couldnt find it.We as three sisters try to provide nice and clean rooms,try to treat all our guests in the same way;answering their questions,giving them recommandations,trying to help them to make the best out of their travel which has been appriciated by all our guests so far.sorry that it didnt work for u

94%

Really enjoyed our stay! Only downside was that there was no WIFI in the room.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks a lot for the good feedback, we would be so happy to host you guys again:) As a small information ; now we have wi-fi in the rooms as well!

97%

Nice cosy hostel.


97%

Staying at Jumba hostel was an unbeatable experience. The sisters who run it are very welcoming and very interesting - they know Istanbul very well and can help open it up to you. The location is also great - very close to the ferries and easy to get to old town and the tourist attractions, but in a real unique part of Istanbul, full of great restaurants and young artists with really unique stores.

  • 8th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

I had a great experience at Jumba, staying 6 nights in the dorm and one night in the double room. The staff was very helpful every time I asked for directions or suggestions. They even took us out one night! As a solo traveler, I always had someone to chat with. The bathrooms and rooms are spotless, linens clean, and one of the best parts is the location. I love the Beyoglu neighborhood - tons of cute antique shops, cafes, and less than a 5 min walk to Istiklal St. or the tram.

  • 4th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

jumba hostel was fantastic. great location and the sister's are so lovely and helpful. great breakfasts too! just an all round wonderful experience which increased our love of the awesome city!


97%

Best breakfast in a hostel so far. Nice staff that has a lot of recommendations tipps and even showed us around in the night. Newly build with small but very nice rooms.

  • 28th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Great overall experience

  • 28th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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