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Mystic Simurgh Hostel Reviews

Huseyin Aga Mah. Buyuk Bayram Sok. No:13 Taksim, Beyoglu/Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

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428 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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Great hostel! Great value and perfect location. It's noisy at night, of course, but it didn't bother me. I stayed in a 10 mixed dorm, which was fine but our room was on the fourth floor so it was a little tiring getting up there( good exercise though!). The bathrooms were all extremely dim and the ones on the fourth floor had no mirrors. Showers were nice and large with hot water usually. There was no free breakfast (costs 5 lira) but free Turkish tea all day! Definitely recommend

  • 24th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I love this hostel. I keep coming back. It's the perfect location right in the center of Taksim. If anyone complains about the noise from the nearby clubs, it's a fairy stupid complaint. You are in a hostel to be near the fun. If you need many hours of peace and quite then you should book a hotel not a hostel.


the location close to the main attraction like taksim square...the staff are very nice to me : )


My stuff was stolen here and i am a little bitter but really is a kind of commune refugee hostel anyway so not typical and the staff behaves different to different people , smelly hairy edgar is ok to some and not to others , the woman also, its a Condemned building and refugees hang about the social areas, its a jumbled bag ,a lot of people are on the down slide here , sorry i want to be positive but its a cheap place with social problems which reflect the area its in , but the cats ok .

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