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Portus House Istanbul Reviews

Mumhane Cad, 31, Kemankes Mah. Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey

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95%

Rating
201 Total Reviews
  • 100%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 97%Facilities

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91%

This hostel is great. The staff is very nice, helpful and friendly. They make you feel like home. Next to the hostel is a supermarket, which is opened 7days a week til 9pm. the rooms are very private. Me and my boyfreind just shared a corridor that had a seperate shower and restroom, with an other couple. The only negative point is that the shower water is not hot, only lukewarm. But in summer you can live with that. I really recommend that hostel.

Owner Comment (Hide)
My Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. It means a lot to us. I am sorry for the luke warm water the other day. The issue has been fixed, the water is as hot as anybody would like again. All the Best from Istanbul, Your Portus Istanbul Team

94%

Great Hostel! I would advice everybody to stay here when you are in Istambul. The crew are awsome and very helpful! as well as kind! loved our stay here. If we are ever again in Istambul, for sure we are going to stay in Portus House! Amazing!


100%

I stayed with 2 friends for 4 nights stay. The location was great for visiting all the sites. Our room was very clean and spacious and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. As a budget hotel it was ideal for our visit.

  • 18th Apr 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • All Female Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


97%

Simply a great place to stay! Wonderful staff, nice furnishings, perfectly clean... If one could pay by credit card it would be absolutely perfect.


100%

We had a great stay at Portus House! The rooms are clean and nice, the breakfast was delicious and the staff very helpful. Definitely recommendable!!


100%

It was very good accomodation, bathroom extremely modern and staffs very helpful.Location is like a center to reach anywhere.I will come back again exactly.Thank you Portus!

  • 7th Apr 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Lovely, clean, stylishly decorated boutique hostel in up & coming Karaköy neighborhood, away from tourist traps of the old town, yet near a tram stop for easy access to main sights, walking distance to Galata, steps from ferry terminal and Istanbul Modern, next door to the best Simit bakery in town and several cafes. Friendly manager Cidgem makes you feel welcome right away, spends time with you offering suggestions, and even offers tips on proper hamam etiquette. Feels more like a guesthouse


94%

Very nice hostel, everything is new and clean and breakfast was very good. English fluency of the staff varies greatly, but overall its okay. Location is fine, as of the distance to the center, but try to arrive before it gets dark, because you will be able to find the hostel better and the neighborhood will seem less scary :)


100%

Great stay. Location was perfect for our purpose. Clean, decent food, stylish rooms, comfortable, nice staff, great city!!

  • 7th Mar 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Yes, we made the right choice by choosing this place. We were looking for a decent place to stay that is still within our budget yet clean and has a central location yet quit. Bingo! After reading so many good comments, we can only recommend it to everybody. Our room was like described, the mattress was comfortable, the cleaning lady immaculately detailed and friendly, breakfast good & varying and the location just perfect. In fact the whole staff was friendly and competent. Would book again.

  • 7th Mar 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

very nice and clean, a supermarkt just accross the streat...very near to the old town, but also to the new town center - taxim...we went on foot all the time. the staff is very nice and helpfull we had breakfast served every day, and the room cleaned... sometimes there was some noise from the room next to us, but one cant blaim the hostel for that :) tnx a lot, will definently recommended you others


97%

I really enjoyed my stay at Portus House Istanbul. The hostel was clean, the staff was very helpful, organised and super nice. They always had a smile on their faces. When I come back to Istanbul, I would definitely stay there again and again and again!!

  • 3rd Mar 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

The hostel is situated really close to Galata Bridge in a quiet street. This is definitely not a place for party lovers and loud crowds, it's more like visiting your relatives abroad. You can grab a guidebook or a magazine in the hall, then enjoy a cup of apple tea in the kitchen, then buy fresh fruit at the supermarket across the street. Sweet home-like place and the staff was friendly too. Cleaning lady came every day.


94%

We had a wonderful stay at Portus Hostel. The staff was really nice, the rooms and facilities super clean, the breakfast delicious and the overall atmosphere just lovely. We would definitely come back.


91%

A really central and great place. Stayed there for five nights and was really happy about it. Great support from the staff.


97%

Great central location if you want to explore the old and the "new" part of the city. The ferry to the Asian side is also a 2 min walk away. The double bed room was large and clean and the bed comfortable. The staff was helpful. There's a supermarket, the best baklava, the coolest restaurant in town (Maya) and more delicious food less than a 1 min walk away. We didn't use the kitchen except to make tea, but it's well furnished. It's really quiet, actually more a "friendly hotel" than a "hotel".


100%

I really enjoyed my stay at Portus House! Absolutely friendly and welcoming staff, very clean (both rooms, bathroom/shower, kitchen), nice ambience, good breakfast, and a great starting point for getting around in Istanbul. Would come back any time!

  • 26th Jan 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Portus was a terrific hostel. My daughter suggested we stay at a hostel (she is on a long budget conscious trip) and I was sceptical I would be comfortable. It turned out to be the perfect place to start our stay in Istanbul. Great location, very comfortable prvt room on quiet street. Great value. We shared a very clean bathroom with one other prvt room. Cigdem, our hostess, speaks perfect English, gave us great info to all our questions. Suggested the best non touristy restaurant. Will return.

  • 5th Jan 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


97%

We had the double en-suite and it was lovely. Portus pays attention to the details -- a free sample of Turkish candy and nut butter, house slippers, a book to read, really good smelling local shampoo and conditioner. The room was clean and cozy and incredibly affordable (compared to how much the same thing would cost in Canada a tleast). The best part was in the morning, when we got our own private chef for breakfast. 5 thumbs up. The only problem was the bathroom fixtures kept falling off.


86%

Lovely hostel, with a reasonable location for Taksim in the New City. Very friendly staff, but English could be slightly better, and knowledge of the surrounding area could be better. Great breakfast every morning included in price, again from friendly staff. Quiet - you can get sleep. Safe area, also very near to the life at Galata bridge.


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