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

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424 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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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.


Das war sehr gut! Es ist sehr nett, nach Ceckout bis Nachtsfug mein Gepaeck hinterzulassen. Katze von Hostel ist cute. Ich wollte nur eine Sache sagen. ein paar Leute benutzen Computer von Hostel lange, mehr als 1Stunde. Bei andere Hostel steht Papier vor Computer, "nicht mehr als 30 Minute". Das finde ich besser. Man kann 30Minute warten, aber man kann nicht 1Stunde warten.


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 .


Very well located hostel. The atmosphere is relaxed, and peace is maintained with the front door being closed from 5am-8am, this is good or bad depending on which side of the door you're on:) Tea is available all day for free, breakfast costs five TL, laundry is way too expensive (hopefully that euro sign will be changed to lira soon). Lockers are in the reception area, the dorm #18 needs to improve compared to the others (moisture issue). TLDR: best location for the price, no after-party.


Probably you gonna book this hotel cause of the best price....but I am sure when you'll open the brand new beautiful black door you'll understand to have made the best choice!!!!The coolest staff in the world, the most amazing environment...the rooms are big and confortable...I felt litterally like a queen :-)..thank you guys I'm gonna miss you


L'ostello si trova in un'ottima posizione ma l'atmosfera era veramente fredda. Riportavano che la colazione era inclusa ed è stato l'unico ostello in tutta la Turchia dove per colazione potevi avere thè o caffè e basta mentre in ogni altro ostello preparavano delle colazioni molto molto abbondanti.Raggiungere i dormitori era veramente scomodo, strette scale a chiocciola e vai con i bagagli fino al quarto piano.Lo staff non era antipatico ma nemmeno coinvolgente.meglio abbassare i prezzi


la calle es muy ruidosa y por la noche es muy complicado quedarse dormido sin tapones de los oidos...


molto rumoroso, camerate non molto pulite, personale volenteroso ma poco coinvolgente. Colazione simpatica


The hostel is well located. There are no keys for the rooms. It was really noise. I could not sleep at all, even with ear plugs.


If you stay in istanbul, you have to go this place. location is quite good (from taksim square - main square just 5min. and near with main road). and definitely kind and cool staff is here. I didn't have 2 TL for bus to airport, but our lovely staff Edge gave me 2 TL.... it was really touching. you will satisfy with this hostel. Thank you so much, guys - Jay

  • 28th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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