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Puffin Hostel Istanbul Reviews

Sinanpaşa Mh., Çelebi Oğlu Sk, 34398 Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey

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13 Total Reviews
  • 94%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Staff are very helpful and besiktas is a lovely area to stay in, albeit somewhat complicated to find at night. Some lovely cafes and shops in the area.


Really nice!!! Good location in Besiktas. Its very convenient to take ferry to Princes' Islands and take mini bus to Taksim. The host is really nice~!! Clean bathroom and dorm~ Fully equipped kitchen~ Definitely recommend~


It is one of the best Hostels I have ever stayed in. It's probably the best Hostel in Istanbul. It is located in Besiktas, which I think is the best Location. It is surprisingly quiet, even though plenty of bars, restauraunts and pubs are so close. Several Busses in every direction leaves from here and in addition to that the ferry leaves every ten minutes to the Asian site of Istanbul. Mini Buses to Taksim (5 Minutes) for 2 TL drive the whole night. The atmosphere feels like a big family.


Staffs are very kind and friendly. The dormitory room was big enough. The terrace was so nice, good atmosphere. It was perfect, if we could use wifi in the room.

  • 2nd Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


This is an amazing little hostel! Excellent location in a local neighbourhood of Istanbul with good transport connections to all the nearby sights. The area is really vibrant plus it's close to the water and ferry terminals. The dorms rooms are a generous size and not cramped at all, and everything is clean and fresh. Last of all, the rooftop terrace is a great place to chill and meet other travellers, and the guys running this place are friendly and super helpful! Highly recommended!


Nice place to stay. You won't regret it.

  • 11th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Azerbaijan
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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